Review: Philips 346B1C Curved UltraWide LCD Monitor with USB-C

By Sylvester Sy
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Philips 346B

For those who aren’t used to it, working from home requires a big adjustment in mindset and, in most cases, technology. Thanks to Philip’s 346B1C Curved UltraWide LCD Monitor, working at home is easier and faster. Aside from boosting your productivity at work by providing more screen space to view multiple apps at once, it also delivers more immersive gaming.

Ultrawide display monitors meshes with my working style being able to see everything I need in one screen and being able to open multiple apps makes working faster and more enjoyable. I can even watch my favorite youtubers on YouTube or watch my favorite series on Netflix while I work. So if you’re like me, then, you’re in for a treat because this monitor will definitely show you everything in just one screen.


The Philips 346B1C Curved UltraWide LCD Monitor comes in a large brown box with the brand logo on the left side of the box and feature specifications printed on both sides of the box. Inside is a styrofoam package that serves as a cushion to the monitor, product documentations, HDMI cable, DP cable, USB-C/A Y cable, and Power cable.

Build Quality/Design

Philips 346B1C curved ultrawide LCD monitor is designed to be a productivity-oriented monitor, but that doesn’t stop it from having some qualities that would make it work as a gaming monitor. Personally I love using this monitor when working with the use of the USB-C docking station, I can easily connect my laptop to the monitor and also use it to connect to my PS4 console to play my favorite games.

The screen delivers CrystalClear, UltraWide Quad HD 3440 x 1440 pixel images. Utilizing high performance panels with high-density pixel count, 178/178 wide viewing angles, these new displays will make your images and graphics come alive. The UltraWide 21:9 format enables more productivity with more room for side-by-side comparisons and more viewable spreadsheet columns. Whether you are a demanding professional requiring extremely detailed information for CAD-CAM solutions or a financial wizard working on huge spreadsheets, Philips displays deliver CrystalClear images.

Built in USB-C docking station

As our laptops get slimmer and most of them are now equipped with USB-C and thunderbolt ports, the only way to connect any peripherals or a monitor is through a USB-C port. Having a USB-C docking monitor can make life a lot easier rather than having all kinds of cables laying across your desk, you can simply have a single USB-C cable and connect it directly to your laptop.

Thankfully, Philips are offering a new monitor equipped with a USB-C port that lets you connect your laptop without the need of any adaptors leaving your desk clutter-free. Aside from that, due to the nature of USB-C, you can also charge your ultrabook through this monitor. Simply connect your notebook to this monitor with a single USB-C cable to watch high-resolution video and transfer super-speed data, while powering up and re-charging your notebook at the same time.

Philips 346B1C Specs


LCD panel typeVA LCD
Adaptive syncYes
Backlight typeW-LED system
Panel Size34 inch / 86.36 cm
Display Screen CoatingAnti-Glare, 2H, Haze 25%
Effective viewing area797.2 (H) x 333.7 (V) – at a 1500 R curvature*
Aspect ratio21:9
Maximum resolution3440 x 1440 @ 100 Hz*
Pixel Density110 PPI
Response time (typical)4 ms (Gray to Gray)*
Brightness300 cd/m²
Contrast ratio (typical)3,000:1
SmartContrast80,000,000 :1
Pixel pitch0.23175 x 0.23175 mm
Viewing angle178º (H) / 178º (V)

@ C/R > 10

Picture enhancementSmartImage
Display colors16.7 M
Color gamut (typical)NTSC 100%*, sRGB 119%*, Adobe RGB 90%*
Scanning Frequency30 – 160 kHz (H) / 48 – 100 Hz (V)
SmartUniformity93 ~ 105%
Delta E< 2 (sRGB)
LowBlue ModeYes


Signal InputDisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 2.0 x 1, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 x 1 (upstream, power delivery up to 90 W)
USBUSB-C x 1, USB-B x 1 (upstream), USB 3.2 x 4 (downstream with 1 fast charge B.C 1.2)
Audio (In/Out)Headphone out
RJ45Ethernet LAN up to 1G*, Wake On Lan
Sync InputSeparate Sync



  • Wide aspect ratio is great for productivity
  • Built in USB-C with 90W docking station
  • 3440 x 1440 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio has plenty to offer for both work and play.
  • solid built with good ergonomic flexibility


  • It only has 1 HDMI port
  • No portrait mode option


Overall, the Philips 346B1C Curved UltraWide LCD Monitor is one of the most affordable ultra-wide monitors equipped with a USB-C docking station but with a lower price point. The USB-C connectivity with 90 watts of power delivery enhances the monitor’s practicality since you can dock your USB-C laptop without having the need to connect your laptop to any other power supply. Daily tasks such as working at home and watching your favorite netflix movies is a breeze with this ultra-wide monitor. 

Price And Availability

Philips 346B1C Curved UltraWide LCD Monitor with USB-C has an SRP of ₱24,990.00. It is available at the Philips Monitor’s Official Store on Shopee any Philips partner store branches nationwide.

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