Connecting A Monitor Via USB C
Checking the phone (MTP device) operation in device manager
- Open Device Manager on your Windows 10, 8.1, or Windows 7 computer while your phone is connected. To open Device Manager, you can press the WindowsR keys on your keyboard, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Windows is the OS logo key.
- See if there is a device in the device manager named MTP (MTP Device, MTP devices) or the name of your phone (can be found in the section “Portable devices).
- If there is, double click on it, go to the Driver tab, click Update Driver. Search for drivers on this computer. Select from a list of available drivers on your computer and see the list. If it has more than one compatible device, try to select the wrong driver that is currently installed, usually you need to select “USB MTP device”.
- If no new devices appear in the manager when disconnecting and connecting the phone via USB, this is another argument in favor of problems with the cable, connector on the phone or computer.
on this topic, if the device appears in the device manager with an exclamation mark, in a separate instruction Incorrect service installation section in this MTP INF file.
The computer does not see the phone via USB. why and how to fix it
If you are faced with the fact that the phone does not connect via USB, that is, the computer does not see it to transfer files, but only charging occurs, while the connection sound is playing, this manual provides details on how to fix this and enable the ability to View content phone memory when connected via USB cable.
The steps described below are suitable for both latest and previous Android phones in case the smartphone is not visible after connecting via USB on a computer with Windows 10, 8.1, Windows 7 and XP or Mac OS.
- Why the computer does not see the phone via USB, only charging. simple reasons
- Additional methods to fix if Android phone is not visible on computer
- Additional Information
Why Android phone is not visible on the computer via USB and only charging takes place. simple reasons and solutions
Before proceeding with additional methods for solving the problem when the phone is not visible through the USB connection, I recommend Pay attention to the following simple points: very often the reason turns out to be one of the following:
- If you took a USB connection cable that’s not an original cheap charging or that comes bundled with another device (for example, for charging wireless headphones or a second device that is NOT intended for receiving and transmitting data), then the reason may be this: not all cables can transmit data, there are corresponding contacts, and outwardly it is not noticeable. The solution is a working cable with GOOD data transfer capability.
- If you are faced with the fact that when you connect a smartphone to a computer, it is not visible, and the phone was recently repaired and something related to the board or connector was repaired, it is highly likely that the repair caused the problem: very often the connectors are soldered so that after that only charging works properly. The solution is just to redo.
- If you have Mac OS, just install Android File Transfer app for data transfer capability, official website: https://www.android.com/filetransfer/
- If you still have Windows XP, install the MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) driver. https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=19153
Additionally, considering that connecting even with a working cable via a USB hub (USB port splitter) to a faulty USB connector on a computer or laptop, and sometimes to the front of a PC may cause the problem in question. Try a direct connection to USB, another connector, the back of the PC, if connected to a USB 3.0 connector (usually blue). check if the problem persists when connecting to USB 2.0.
And the last simple moment: after connecting the phone to the computer, in order for it to start displaying in the explorer with the ability to view a photo worthy of files, you need:
- Unlock phone when connected if it is locked. Accessing data on locked modern Android phones will not work.
- In the notification area, click on USB connection notification (by default, most phones are connected only for charging). If the notification does NOT appear, more precisely, it does not say that this is a USB connection, but only text in charging, then from the “point of view” of the phone, the connection does NOT serve for data transfer (wrong cable, damaged cable, connector on the phone or computer). Below are screenshots with the appearance of the notification on pure Android 9 and 8, on Samsung Galaxy and on Android 6-7.
- Select MTP file transfer mode for USB connection. Older versions of Android may also have an item for connecting as USB Mass Storage, it will also work, and it may work even better.
If the listed methods did not help, let’s move on to more complex fixes.
What to do if the computer does not see the Android phone connected via USB. instructions. How to fix if the computer does not see the phone connected via USB. additional methods
If your phone does not connect via USB to a data-capable computer but only charges, try the following methods to fix the problem.
Android Safe Mode, Developer Mode motherboard drivers and other nuances
Among other things, if the problem in question occurs, please note the following points:
- Enable developer mode on Android, and then enable USB debugging in developer options and, separately, find the default USB configuration item in developer settings and set the “File transfer” mode. May be helpful here: How to enable USB debugging on Android.
- If you used the USB modem mode on your phone, in the settings (usually in the “Connections” or “Network and Internet” section. “Access point and modem”) Turn off the “USB modem” option.
- If the phone is no longer visible after reinstalling or updating Windows, install the original drivers for the motherboard, chipset from the manufacturer’s website or from the laptop manufacturer’s website if you have a laptop.
- Try restarting your Android phone in Safe Mode. If after that it became visible when connected to a computer, then most likely the reason is in some third-party applications, most often related to protection, control and similar.
- Try using the built-in troubleshooting in Windows: go to Control Panel. Troubleshoot. Hardware and Sound. Device Setup (in recent versions of Windows 10, the item is missing).
- If possible, try connecting your phone to a second computer. If it is also NOT visible there, again, the matter is most likely in the cable or connector. over, the connector on the phone may stop functioning for transferring files simply due to the ingress of dirt or water, followed by oxidation of the contacts.
- They can also help (or they can create problems with other USB drives, so take it only if you are ready for this) methods regarding cleaning the drivers from the instructions The computer does not see the USB flash drive.
If none of the options helps to solve the problem, and the computer still does not see your Android smartphone, describe the situation in the comments: what was done, after which the problem appeared, how does your device behave when connected via USB, has the cable been checked with another phone, a Problem device on another computer. I’ll try to help.
If you come to the conclusion that physical problems (socket, something else) are the prerequisite for problems when connecting the phone, or you simply do not want to understand the reasons for a long time, then you can transfer files from and to the phone in other ways:
- If you have Windows 10. use the built-in phone app (photo transfer only), if your Samsung phone. Samsung Flow app.
- Synchronization via Cloud storage Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Yandex Disk.
- Using programs like AirDroid (convenient and easy for novice users).
- Create an FTP server on your phone or connect it as a network drive in Windows.
This concludes, and if you have any questions or additions after reading, I will be glad if you share.
Is the monitor itself turned on?
It’s trite, but maybe the monitor is not turned on in fact? Check the power (plug in socket), power button on the front panel. Some models are equipped with a power on / off button (toggle) at the back, so check that too. A lit or flashing light on the front panel will indicate that the display is on.
Is the monitor working?
Power off the computer and dual monitors. Disconnect the first one and connect the second one instead. If you use the same cables to connect both screens, then try again through it.
If the computer does not see the second monitor connected via HDMI, try connecting via a patch cord to a different connector (DVI, VGA). Still no? Connect the display to a second PC or laptop. If not working, it is likely that the monitor itself is NOT working properly.
What to check?
Let’s go from the easiest thing that can be done through inattention. And let’s get to the identification of possible breakdowns, in particular.
Are you using an adapter?
There are quality adapters and cheap Chinese. If on the use of the former there are still disputes about possible losses and the quality of image transmission, then the latter may simply refuse to work. If the conversion from digital signal to analog cable must be equipped with a converter.
Also, the card must support digital-to-analog conversion.
Does the external card support dual monitors?
Older or cheaper graphics cards may NOT support parallel operation of two or more concurrent monitors. For many cards, triple display support becomes a problem.
There are also cases that displays can work if connected only via digital HDMI, or only via analog VGA ports. Simultaneous connection to different outputs was NOT successful.
How to connect to PC?
It is important that the connection of two monitors is to one card. If one is connected to an external card, and the second to an integrated card, this method will not work without Special settings and support for the corresponding mode of the motherboard.
Additionally, make sure the connector is securely fastened to the monitor port and PC port. If you are connecting a VGA or DVI cable, make sure that the connector is firmly seated in the connector and that the latches are tightened so that they cannot be loosened.
If you connect a modern display via USB-C, you need the cable to support media signal transmission. This can be found in the characteristics of this patch cord. The computer must also support USB-C signal transmission technology. Using ordinary USB-3.0 to USB-C adapters, the screen will NOT display a picture.
Check the ports on the card with a work monitor and patch cord. Check the connector pins to make sure they are NOT bent. Visually inspect the connectors on both the card and the computer. Make sure the cable is completely intact.
Laptop or computer cannot see second monitor via HDMI
Connecting a second monitor to a computer is not a luxury, but a practical task. The second monitor can be any display that has an HDMI, VGA, DVI, Display Port, Thunderbolt, or USB-C port for connection. But sometimes a computer running Windows 10 after connecting does not see the second monitor. There are many reasons for this, so we will focus on each separately.
What to do first?
What to do if the second monitor connected via HDMI or another port does not work? Most likely, you made the physical connection of the PC and display correctly, the devices are in working order, but Windows 10 was unable to initially detect the display. Follow a couple of simple tips:
- Restart your computer after connecting (especially if the connected devices are turned on, which is not recommended).
- Click WinI and go to “System”. “Display”.
- In the “Multiple displays” section, click the “detect” button.
- If in the same item two displays are displayed or started to be displayed, and the first mode is set to “Show only 1”, select the “Duplicate” or “Expand” mode so that the picture also appears on the second screen.
- You can check the driver on the display. Right-click on Start and open “Device Manager”. In the “Monitors” section. remove the device for the second, and then update the configuration.
- Check if the connected second screen is visible using the map software. If you have a card from NVIDIA. NVIDIA software control panel, for Intel. Intel Graphics Control Center, for AMD. AMD Catalyst. In the section about monitors, you can check the presence of a second one and configure it there.
- If the connected display does not see the soft card to which it is connected, the connection may have been made incorrectly or there is a malfunction in one of the elements. Although unlikely, you can still check the drivers for the card.
- To do this, update to the latest version using proprietary utilities (for example, NVidia GeForce Experience). Or Use Device Manager to remove old and install drivers from Microsoft database.
Next, we will analyze the most popular cases that have NOT been described in this section.
I also advise you to view it when working with Multiple Monitors in Windows 10:
A couple more tips if suddenly the second monitor does not see the laptop. When connecting from the extended display, close the laptop. The other monitor will now become the primary monitor. We open the laptop. everything should now work.
Another option is to put the laptop into sleep mode. The picture appeared on the second monitor? Try to wake up the laptop from sleep mode.
Why do you need multiple monitors at once?
Even if your laptop has a high-resolution display, your workspace will be limited. Compared to it, a dual-monitor configuration will have several clear advantages.
a) Added another high resolution monitor to your laptop, you get more screen real estate for applications. In this case, you can Place several open windows side-by-side in order to work more productively in multitasking mode.
b) It is more comfortable to watch movies in HD format on a large monitor from streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, etc.
There are many other situations, depending on the particular user, where multi-monitor configurations would be useful. Obviously, given the budget and space to host it, this configuration is really worth considering.
Configuration # 2: two external monitors
In this case, we will use two external monitors.
▲ A dual monitor configuration would look something like this.
The main advantage of this configuration over a laptop display is the uniformity of the display. Two identical monitors, standing side by side, will produce a much more pleasing picture for the eye.
This time, for our workstation, we will take two MSI Optix MAG271CQR monitors at once. We connect one to a laptop with an HDMI cable, as in the description of configuration No. 1.
An adapter is required to connect a second monitor. One of the USB-C ports of MSI GS75 Stealth laptop can act as an output. it is marked with the Thunderbolt 3 icon.
▲ Thunderbolt ™ icons
We take a Type-C adapter. HDMI and insert it into the Type-C connector. Then connect the monitor to the laptop with an HDMI cable. Done! Now we can start setting up the workspace in accordance with our requirements and wishes.
Configuration # 1: We supplement the laptop display with one external monitor
In this case, we will use the laptop display as the primary display and the external monitor as the secondary display.
▲ A configuration with an extended desktop will look something like this.
Connect the monitor to the laptop using the required interface. Since we currently only have one external monitor, this can be done with an HDMI cable. If everything goes without errors, the monitor will display the same as the laptop display. By default Windows duplicates the image, but we need to switch to Extend mode.
Open the projection menu, pressed the Windows key at the same time as the Latin P key:
Select the third option here, Extend. As a result, the laptop display and monitor will display an overall image. How you can Personalize your screen space will be discussed below.
Expanding your workspace: connecting a monitor
Check laptop interfaces
The laptop’s support for multi-monitor configurations is reflected in the availability of several (usually two) outputs. For example, the GS75 Stealth gaming model has a USB-C port with support for Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort and USB 3.1 Gen2 modes (you can learn about the new USB standards in the article: NEW USB STANDARD: Explaining WHAT IS USB 3.2).
Besides USB Type-C, the laptop has an HDMI output. The presence of two outputs tells us that you can easily connect a pair of monitors to it.
You can find out exactly which interfaces are available in your laptop on its technical specifications page. For a Type-C connector, you will need to use a Type-C adapter or cable. HDMI or Type-C. DisplayPort.
▲ Monitor interfaces MSI Optix MAG271CQR
Ready for everything you need to connect monitors to a laptop
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Connect multiple gaming monitors to your laptop
Laptop. The obvious choice when you need a laptop for work, study and play. In the past, this portability was a compromise in terms of hardware components, to the point that laptops were simply not used for “heavy” applications. However, as a result of innovation in recent years, today’s laptops offer nearly the same performance as desktop computers and are perfectly capable of acting as a gaming or work platform without compromising portability.
The main advantage of multi-monitor configurations is the increased screen space. this is useful for games, and for watching movies, and for work. With this in mind, let’s look at exactly how to connect multiple monitors to a laptop at once.
Setting up a multi-monitor configuration in Windows
In the display settings of Windows, you can specify the main display and flexibly set various parameters (scale of text and icons, resolution, image orientation).
To see these settings, from the Start menu, select Settings System Display. Alternatively, you can simply right-click on any blank space on the Desktop and select Display Settings. Scrolled down this window, you will see additional options for image positioning and scaling of interface elements.
In addition, MSI has developed dedicated Gaming OSD 2.0 software. which offers even more possibilities related to multitasking mode of work. With it, you can personalize your extended screen space as flexibly as possible. The article MAIN FEATURES OF THE MSI GAMING OSD 2.0 APPLICATION provides additional information on the features of this application.
If you still have questions about how to connect a pair of monitors to your laptop or set up screen space, check out the following, recorded by our experts. You can also watch it on our official YouTube channel.
Another way to support external monitors without stripe allocation is DisplayLink. This technology compresses on the host side, sends it over USB 3.1 as general purpose data, and converts it back to the other end using a special chip like the DL-6950. It’s like accessing the screen of a work computer from home via a remote desktop system, only it all happens on your same desktop.
DisplayLink is well suited for cramming high resolution into a low-speed USB connection, or supporting multiple external monitors without using Thunderbolt. However, when alternatives are available, it is best to avoid DisplayLink. Here are its disadvantages:
. 0 lanes for. Thunderbolt 3
Such hubs support external monitors up to 4K60, possibly 5K, and data via USB 3.1. Should work on any computer with Thunderbolt 3 support. This is the most expensive option, and costs around 250. 300.
OWC OWCTB3DK12PSG 249. includes 1x mini DisplayPort, 1x Thunderbolt display
Plugable TBT3-UDV 249. includes 1x DisplayPort, 1x Thunderbolt display
Cable Matters 107014 239. includes 1x HDMI, 1x Thunderbolt display
Kensington SD5200T 239. includes 1x DisplayPort, 1x Thunderbolt display
ELGato 10DAA4101 250. includes 1x DisplayPort, 1x Thunderbolt display
Belkin F4U095tt 296. includes 1x DisplayPort, 1x Thunderbolt display
CalDigit TS3 310. includes 1x DisplayPort, 1x Thunderbolt display
So what are our options?
With all of the above in mind, we can categorize USB-C hubs into four categories based on how they work with. Here are examples from each category.
4 stripes for
Such hubs support external monitors up to 4K60, or possibly 5K, but data is transferred only via USB 2.0. It’s not fast, but good enough for keyboard, mouse and simple printers. Should work on any computer with DisplayPort Alternate Mode support, and typically cost around 30.
Bandwidth Tradeoffs: It’s All About Bands
24-pin USB-C connector is the key to understanding.
The USB-C connectors have four differential different pairs, or “lanes”, for high speed data transfer. There is also a fifth pair, D and D-, transferring data in the old USB 2.0 style.
Let’s see what happens when DisplayPort is added to this heap:
USB 3.1 Gen 2 uses only two of the four lanes, as shown in the top two rows of the table. The other two are wasted (USB 3.2 will use them). THESE two strips can be converted to support the native DisplayPort signal using what is called DisplayPort Alternate Mode. this is shown in the middle. In this case, the USB-C connector acts as a different DisplayPort connector with additional wires for USB data. USB 3.1 does NOT lose performance. To a computer and an external monitor, it looks exactly like a normal DisplayPort connection.
Dual DisplayPort lanes provide ample bandwidth for one external monitor up to 4K 30Hz resolution. It’s fine for movies, but working with Windows or MacOS desktops at 30Hz is cruel. To maintain a refresh rate of 60 Hz, you need to reduce the resolution to 2K.
If you need 4K 60Hz, 5K, or multiple external monitors, you’ll need to use DisplayPort Alternate Mode with all four lanes for DisplayPort data transmission, as shown in the bottom rows of the table. To a computer and an external monitor, this still looks like a normal DisplayPort connection. However, there are no lanes left for USB 3.1 data. All that remains is the old D / D- pair, providing slow USB 2.0 data. This means that no USB-C hub using this technology for 4K 60Hz transmission can have USB 3.1 ports.
It is also possible to support external monitors with DisplayPort rather than using dedicated lanes for DisplayPort Alternate Mode, and there are two different approaches for this. If your computer’s USB-C port has Thunderbolt 3 support, then DisplayPort data can be transferred within Thunderbolt data. Then the data becomes another type of data layouts, compacted along with everything else. Thunderbolt 3 has enough bandwidth to support multiple 4K60 connections this way, leaving room for USB 3.1 data.
That’s cool, but Thunderbolt 3 hubs are expensive, and your computer should have Thunderbolt 3 support, which many do. It also looks different for a computer. unlike DisplayPort Alternate Mode, there are no native DisplayPort signals and no direct connection to the computer GPU. I don’t know if there is a processing delay because of this. or it is all magically handled in the chipset without losing speed. I guess the loss of comments.
2 stripes for
These hubs support external monitors up to 4K30 and USB 3.1 data. Many of them are advertised as “4K” without specifying refresh rates. Should work on any computer with DisplayPort Alternate Mode support, and typically cost around 30-150.
HooToo HT-UC001 34. 1x HDMI, 3x USB3, power, card reader
OmniMaster B07KRMRJZD 55. 1x HDMI, 1x mini DisplayPort, power, ethernet, 2x USB3, card reader, mic
Anker AK-A83310A1 40. 1x HDMI, 3x USB3, ethernet
Vava VA-UC006 45. 1x HDMI, 3x USB3 Ports, power, ethernet, card reader
StarTech DK30C2DAGPD 114. 2x DisplayPort (switchable 2 or 4 lanes), power, ethernet, 2x USB2 / 3
0 lanes for. DisplayLink
Such hubs support external monitors up to 4K60, possibly 5K, and data via USB 3.1. They are usually only compatible with Windows computers, not Mac or Linux, and they also have performance disadvantages. They cost around 150-200.
Plugable UD-3900 89. includes 1x HDMI, 1x DVI
Plugable UD-ULTC4K 193. includes 2x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI
Plugable UD-6950H 149. includes 2x DisplayPort, 2x HDMI
SIIG JUDK0811S1 199. includes 2x DisplayPort, 2x HDMI
Understanding 4K 60Hz transmission via USB-C hub
USB-C offers exciting new possibilities, including connecting external monitors via the USB port. Inexpensive USB-C to DisplayPort and HDMI converters are common. Also, there are often USB-C hubs with support for external monitors, but trying to understand their capabilities and limitations can be very confusing. Some of them are Mac compatible, some are available. Some people need drivers. Support for resolutions and refresh rates varies greatly. Some are advertised as “not meant for games. ” Mention is made of alternative modes, dual modes, and more. range from 20 to 300, and the functions in both are very similar. What is going on?
This is the instruction for transferring high definition over USB-C, which I would like to have in due time. If you would like to connect your HD monitor to your USB-C computer, read on.
First of all, you need to concentrate on connecting to the DisplayPort connector and forget about HDMI. You will NOT find a USB-C hub that outperforms DisplayPort with HDMI, but you can find hubs that offer higher resolution and refresh rates through DisplayPort. I suspect that most HDMI-enabled hubs internally simply operate via DisplayPort and a DisplayPort to HDMI converter. This is because DisplayPort to USB-C with the same frequency and resolution can be transmitted more efficiently than HDMI.
DualMode DisplayPort connectors are capable of acting as HDMI connectors with a simple passive adapter (it converts 3.3V to 5V). Conventional DisplayPort connectors cannot do this and require an active HDMI adapter. I don’t know the second differences between these two DisplayPort types.
The fact that the monitor is NOT focused on games and multimedia entertainment, you notice by its characteristics.
Image refresh rate is 60 Hz.
The maximum brightness of 350 nits is very good, but it is not enough for the implementation of newfangled HDR modes. Accordingly, there is no HDR support here. As there are no NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync frame synchronization technologies.
After all, do not forget that this is an office monitor.
Considering the large 31.5-inch diagonal of the monitor, the high 3840×2160 pixels. (4K) in this case is very appropriate and often useful.
PhilIPs 329P9H is built on the basis of IPS-matrix, which implies wide viewing angles. With this, the model is really order.
The monitor also performed very well on gradient fills, displaying smooth tonal transitions without steps.
There are also claims to static contrast.
In terms of transmission accuracy, the PhilIPs 329P9H performed just fine.
The factory setting is very high quality. Look at the near-perfect appearance of the resulting gamma curves.
Obtaining the PhilIPs 329P9H gamma curves, which in many ways characterize color accuracy, look almost perfect: they are grouped and close to the ideal curve
Everything is OK in 329P9H and with color temperature stability.
The color gamut of PhilIPs 329P9H is extended (sRGB 108%, Adobe RGB 87%), but not much. For this class of device, this is not so important, although we can note that monitors of the Content Creators category, as a rule, have more advanced values.
In general, the results obtained indicate that PhilIPs 329P9H is also suitable for quite serious color, photo processing, etc. Given that such a direction for him is, in general, and not the main one.
When it comes to gaming, if you are NOT some advanced hardcore gamer, the capabilities of PhilIPs 329P9H will be enough for that too.
Some additional features
We expect the manufacturer to implement a number of proprietary technologies in the PhilIPs 329P9H under review.
A special sensor is installed in the “chin” under the screen with the PhilIPs logo. The monitor can keep track of whether you are in front of the screen. If you have one, then after a while the screen brightness will be automatically reduced. The technology is called PowerSensor and is designed to save energy.
Adjusting the sensitivity of the PowerSensor
By activating the LightSensor function, the monitor will adjust the image based on the lighting in the room.
Frankly, I didn’t like the work of LightSensor very much. PhilIPs 329P9H would be better off just adjusting the brightness rather than adjusting the image.
Now it is quite trendy to have a special mode with the neutralization of “harmful” blue radiation. There is such a mode here (LowBlue).
A flicker-free backlight is used to illuminate the matrix, but today you won’t be surprised by that. This feature is typical for most modern LCD monitors.
The PhilIPs 329P9H screen can simultaneously display an image from two sources at once, for example, a laptop and a set-top box. Supports MultiView PIP (Picture in Picture) and PbP (Picture by Picture) modes.
PhilIPs 329P9H is equipped with a large 31.5-inch screen with a resolution of 3840 × 2160 pixels. (4K resolution) and IPS-based.
The display panel is flat (curved) and the finish is matte.
Outwardly, the 329P9H is not much different from its many PhilIPs counterparts. The company has been using this design and construction in its models for many years.
But this is NOT a disadvantage. The stands here are very functional. The panel can be rotated to the sides, the lifting height can be changed. A portrait (landscape) mode is also available. Feels reliable and solid.
If desired, the panel can be returned to portrait orientation
Above the screen, it is easy to spot a hidden webcam. The lower ledge with the PhilIPs logo in the built-in sensors (more on that later) can also be pushed in.
It was no coincidence that the retractable elements around the perimeter of the screen were made. Thanks to this feature and thin bezels, PhilIPs 329P9H monitors are very convenient to combine in multi-screen configurations, placing multiple devices back to back and horizontally and vertically.
PhilIPs logo tab can be removed
By the way, PhilIPs 329P9H allows serial connection of several panels. This is, when the first monitor is connected to the source, from it through the DisplayPort output, it is connected to the second, from the second to the third, etc.
The monitor contains Not only inputs, but also DisplayPort output
The connector panel is simply littered with various connectors. And next to the socket for connecting the power cord, a mechanical switch is installed, which once again emphasizes the professional properties of the model.
By the way, the power supply unit in PhilIPs 329P9H is built-in. An extra PSU box in this case will not take up space on the table or hang somewhere on the floor.
Monitor equipment and USB-C connection
The combination of a large diagonal and 4K resolution is certainly cool, but what really surprises the PhilIPs Brilliance 329P9H is its rich equipment.
We have already mentioned the built-in webcam.
It is very difficult here. You can hide it. In this case, an electronic shutdown also occurs. This is in case you are afraid of spying on you through an unauthorized connection to the camera.
Also, the webcam can be used to access the system (Windows Hello). There are two built-in infrared LEDs to detect your face even in the dark.
Identifying a person to log in (Windows Hello)
Windows Hello face detection works pretty reliably and quickly.
There are also two built-in microphones on the sides of the cameras.
The shooting quality of this 2 megapixel camera is rather mediocre. This is a typical situation for similar cameras, monitors and laptops. It will be enough for communication.
The monitor can act as a very advanced docking station. Provided Not only a USB hub with four ports, but even a built-in LAN adapter. Yes, this is not a joke. PhilIPs 329P9H has an Ethernet port.
One of the hub’s USB ports supports accelerated charging and will also be available when the monitor is in sleep mode
By the way, in the conditions of Windows 10 OS, no additional manipulations had to be performed. Network adapter driver installed automatically.
For all THESE ports and adapters to work, the monitor must be connected to a computer via a USB-C connection. Includes USB-C-USB-C and USB-C-USB-A wires (in case your computer has a USB-C port).
In addition, using the same USB-C connection, you can display the image on the screen and simultaneously charge the laptop (USB Power Delivery technology is supported with a maximum power of up to 65 W).
The idea is that by connecting a laptop (such as Apple MacBook and other compatible high-end Windows laptops) to the monitor with just one wire, you get both the display of the image on the screen, and access to the LAN network, and work with external keyboards, mice, drives, and at the same time also charges your mobile PC.
All this, of course, is ideal. If your laptop or desktop NK does not know how to output images via USB-C, and there are an overwhelming majority of such devices, then you can still use the “regular” options with a connection via HDMI (two inputs are available) and DisplayPort.
Additionally, we note that when transferring via USB-C in the 3840 × 2160/60 Hz mode, the speed of the hub’s USB ports will correspond to USB 2.0.
If the USB ports of the monitor will operate in USB 3.1 mode, then the maximum image refresh rate when using a USB-C connection will be 30 Hz for a resolution of 3840 × 2160 pixels.
Built-in audio speakers are located at the bottom of the panel
The monitor also received a headphone output and built-in speakers.
PhilIPs Brilliance 329P9H monitor test. Like a swiss knife
The Brilliance 329P9H presented by PhilIPs belongs to the P Line series. In this case, it means NOT the focus on advanced work with color, but the properties that are important for office and business use.
The device is addressed to professionals working with CAD programs, and specialists in 3D graphics, and financiers dealing with large tables, data sets.
The monitor is simply amazing in its equipment. Frankly, for the first time we have to deal with such a “stuffed” model.
PhilIPs 329P9H has easily proved its title of professional office monitor. This is noticeable in its design, equipment, and characteristics.
It provides ample panel placement options, easy multi-monitor connectivity, retractable camera with Windows Hello support.
Also, don’t forget about the USB-C connectivity, a very advanced docking station that includes a LAN port, various modes aimed at comfort during prolonged work in front of the monitor and energy saving.
329P9H is a kind of Swiss knife that has almost everything.
The monitor is quite well suited for serious work related to photo processing, editing and other tasks that require accurate color reproduction.
PhilIPs 329P9H is a cool cool model, but for ordinary users in many cases it will not be the best option.
There are rather modest possibilities for games here, the rich functionality and equipment of the 329P9H will be overkill for most, and the cost will seem too high.
It is curious that in comparison with many other 31.5-inch 4K monitors based on IPS-matrix, the PhilIPs 329P9H does not stand out as much and stands out in price as you would expect taking its rich equipment.
|PhilIPs Brilliance 329P9H|
|Screen diagonal||31.5 “|
|Max refresh rate||60 Hz|
|Type of matrix used||IPS|
|Matrix resolution||3840 × 2160 px.|
|Maximum declared brightness||350 cd / m2|
|Screen aspect ratio||16: 9|
|entrances||DisplayPort, 2xHDMI, USB-C|
|Speakers / Headphone Out||Yes Yes|
|USB hub||4 × USB 3.1|
|Possibility of portrait orientation||Yes|
|AMD FreeSync / G-SYNC support||comments / no|
|reaction time||5 ms|
|Extended color space||yes, sRGB 108%, Adobe RGB 87%|
|Extra features||built-in webcam, microphones, DisplayPort-out, Ethernet adapter included in the docking station|
|The supplier||MMD Representative|
high definition 4K
built-in USB-3.1-hub for four ports and LAN-adapter
the ability to output images via USB-C-connection
retractable built-in webcam with Windows Hello
excellent stand functionality
convenient organization of multi-monitor configurations