The Philips BDM4037UW is a curved, 40-inch 4K60 monitor.
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Pro Good for mixed-use
The Philips BDM4037UW makes an excellent mixed use monitor because its picture quality, on-screen real estate, connectivity, and gaming capabilities make it stand out even among the most versatile monitors on the market.
Pro Good for some color-critical work
The Philips BDM4037UW is a useful tool for media artists that work in the sRGB color space, as the monitor can flawlessly display the full range of those colors.
Pro Suitable for casual gaming
While the Philips BDM4037UW can’t quite compete with fastest gaming panels on the market, it’d still make you a good companion for occasional, non-competitive gaming, as it’s responsiveness and motion handling capabilities are on par with what the other general purpose monitors offer.
The monitor grants reasonably responsive gaming experience as it’s input lag is only 11.35 milliseconds. While some gaming panels are up to four times faster, it’s unlikely that you will feel disconnected even while playing fast-paced games.
The motion appears relatively clear with only some small traces of motion blur as each pixel of the Philips BDM4037UW can change its color in almost no time due to the monitor’s full pixel response time of 4 ms.
Pro Has a USB hub
The monitor’s USB 3.0 hub consists of four downstream port, and a single upstream port. You can use those to charge or interconnect numerous USB devices. Using it, you can, for example, attach a mouse, keyboard, and a printer to your computer using only one computer’s USB port.
Additionally, the USB hub supports fast charging.
Pro Good for multitasking
The Philips BDM4037UW is an excellent tool for productivity because it allows you to run multiple windows simultaneously in various arrangements. In fact, the panel has enough real-estate to for you to work with up to three Google Docs simultaneously.
Furthermore, the Philips MultiView feature enables the BDM4037UW to work with multiple media inputs from different devices in either Picture-by-Picture or Picture-in-Picture modes. For example, you can watch a live football feed from your set-top box, while working on your PC.
Pro Good overall picture quality
The monitor’s native contrast ratio, peak brightness, gamma response, and color accuracy allows it to reproduce the picture quality that is on par with the best 4K competitors offer.
Not only the Philips BDM4037UW displays dark scenes and dark elements with a good atmosphere to them, but it also manages to nail the color reproduction and intermediate tone field. Dark scenes look rich as the monitor’s native contrast ratio of 4457:1 allows it to reproduce intense and deep blacks. Colors pop and look vivid as the monitor’s panel can get up to 312 nits bright. Mid-tones look realistic thanks to the monitor’s gamma of 2.2.
Furthermore, the monitor’s average color inaccuracy dE of 0.84 tells that the color inaccuracies of the Philips BDM4037UW are such minor that the human eye can't see those.
Pro Works well with current-generation consoles
This monitor is an excellent companion for any current-generation gaming console, including the Xbox One X and the PS4 Pro because of its full 4K60 support. With this monitor, you’ll be able to unleash the full potential of those consoles.
Additionally, as the monitor has noticeably lower input lag than the overwhelming majority of TVs.
The monitor doesn't put extra stress on your eyes because it doesn't flicker. Monitor flickering is among the leading causes of severe eye fatigue over the long working hours in front of an LCD panel.
Pro Has speakers
The monitor’s pair of 10 W speakers sounds reasonably good.
The monitor’s 3000R curve makes your experience more immersive as you can feel how the Philips BDM4037UW is literally surrounding you.
Additionally, the curve noticeably improves the way of how the monitor’s corners look because it grants better viewing angles.
Con Not suitable for macOS
This monitor will not work well with macOS because it uses a non-conventional BGR subpixel layout instead of the regular RGB that is used by the majority of panels these days. Unfortunately, the macOS doesn’t have the right tools to work with the BGR monitors.
Con Bad for dark rooms
The Philips BDM4037UW doesn’t look good in dark places because of some minor backlight bleeding that occurs towards the bottom left corner of the panel.
Con Requires calibration
To unleash the monitor’s full potential, you need to get it calibrated. The whole procedure will require 5-10 minutes as all the calibration parameters are available on the Internet.
Con Stand’s a bit wobbly
The monitor is prone to wobbling because it’s stand is not rigid enough.