Tech Innovation

A Truly Universal Cable

By Philips Monitors, 10 Aug 2018.

Display technology isn't just defined by what's on screen, but what goes on behind the scenes, like the connectors. The USB-C, for example, has become an industry-standard connector that can transmit both data and power. Meanwhile, those who love multi- monitor set ups swear by daisy chains.

Before we get into what the USB-C can do for you, let us introduce you to three Philips Monitors that feature a built-in USB-C docking station - our 241B7QUPBEB,  328P6AUBREB and 349P7FUBEB monitors. Each of these Philips USB Docking Displays possess impressive features that cater to different needs. But most importantly, they enable easy port replication for any laptop by utilizing the new, slim and reversible USB 3.1 Type-C connector. Not only do they simplify life by connecting all your peripherals to your monitor as a dock with one cable to the laptop, they also meet all your productivity needs including video, data, wired network and delivering continuous power to charge your laptop.

Monitors like the Philips 349P7FUBEB , with a built-in USB-C docking station is changing how we work and play.

For example, the 241B7QUPBEB comes with a people-friendly SmartErgoBase and a PowerSensor that saves up to 80% in energy costs. Meanwhile, the 328P6AUBREB comes with High Dynamic Range (HDR) for more life-like visuals and 10-bit IPS technology for full colors and wide viewing angles. And last, but not least, our 349P7FUBEB is a curved display design with Ultra Wide-Color, which provides a more vivid and immersive experience.

Want to find out the benefits of having a USB -C enabled monitor? Read on!


Slim, reversible and capable of transferring data and power, the USB-C has become an industry standard that simplifies connections.

Plug and play
Unlike conventional USBs, the USB-C is an oval-shaped connector with no up or down orientation. It is also reversible, therefore, you don't need to keep flipping it around to figure out how to plug it in or which end goes where. All you need to do is line it up, insert and you're ready to go! Though it is a new technology, it can still connect to DisplayPort, VGA, MHL and HDMI devices (or almost anything else) with the help of adapters.

Philips USB Docking Displays, like the 328P6AUBREB, simplifies connections and eliminates desk clutter.

Simplify connections
Are you tired of plugging your peripherals in and out? Not only does it waste time, all those wires from your external storage, mouse, printer etc. can create quite a mess on your desktop. With USB-C docking enabled monitors like the 241B7QUPBEB,  328P6AUBREB and 349P7FUBEB , your monitor becomes a dock. This frees your desk from wire clutter and keeps your work space more organised.

Connect and power up
The USB-C cable not only simplifies connections to all your peripherals, this reversible cable also supports power delivery. This means, it will transmit data from your battery-operated mobile devices and notebook, as well as charge them at the same time! send or receive power. And this power can be transferred at the same time the device is transmitting data across the connection. This kind of power delivery could even let you charge a laptop.

Extend and duplicate
With a Philips display monitor that has USB-C docking, the possibilities are endless. For example, when you connect your notebook to it, you can duplicate what's on the small screen and project it onto the big screen. Alternatively, you can also extend your screen, meaning both your notebook and display monitor will project different parts of the same image.

Fast and easy
Did you know that the USB 3.1 Type C cable gives you faster data transfer? This means you can transfer data from a hard disk drive to your PC faster than ever. Using a single USB-C cable, you can also connect to your notebook to watch high resolution videos and transfer super speed data, while powering up and re-charging your notebook, all at the same time.

Create a daisy chain with the Philips 241B7QUPBEB monitor and be as productive as you want to be, or treat yourself to the ultimate gaming immersion.

When one monitor isn't enough
Computer geeks, gaming enthusiasts and productive professionals have something in common - they love multiple monitor set ups. Having two or more monitors gives them a lot more screen real estate for open programmes. They can even move their mouse back and forth, or drag programmes between monitors. This allows them to see more, do more and in gaming - enjoy more. The Philips 241B7QUPBEB monitor is an ideal candidate for multi-monitor set ups, also known as a daisy chain, as it's a Full HD display with a narrow border for minimal distractions and maximum viewing size.

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