Philips 27-inch Quantum Dot Monitor Unveiled, Claiming 99 Percent Adobe RGB Accuracy

Philips is getting ready to release what it claims is the world's first quantum dot desktop monitor, the 276E6ADS. It's a 27-inch display with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, which is nothing to write home about, though what's interesting about the monitor is that it supposedly delivers 99 percent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space.

There's an excellent primer on Wired about quantum dot technology, which was a point of focus at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year. Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals engineered to emit light. They have narrow light emission properties that enable a wider color gamut for improved color fidelity and better backlight performance.

Philips 276E6ADS

Multiple companies are playing in the quantum dot space, including QD Vision, which calls its quantum dot technology Color IQ. This is the technology that Philips has incorporated into its newest monitor.

"Quantum dot technology is changing the way monitor users think about color, and the new 27” E Line monitor is the first on the market to showcase this new technology," said Stefan Sommer, Director Marketing & Business Management EMEA at MMD. "QD Vision is helping us create a monitor with 99% Adobe RGB color at a very aggressive price point, making it accessible to everyone who uses a monitor."

The 276E6ADS is already available in China and will expand to include Europe next month. It's not yet known when the monitor will launch in the U.S.