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Briefly: Philips' UltraClear display, PTel Mobile's No-Contract plans

updated 10:47 pm EDT, Sun August 10, 2014

Philips' 28-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor now available

Philips has announced the availability of its new 28-inch 4K Ultra HD display, offering 1080p Full HD video quality. The model (288P6LJEB) is ideal for use while gaming due to its high resolution of 3840 x 1260 pixels, with a color depth of 1.07 billion colors. Its Multi-View functionality enables users to work with multiple devices like a PC and laptop simultaneously. The UltraClear display is equipped with HMDI, DisplayPort, Dual-Link DVI and VGA SmartConnect ports, as well as USB 3.0 connectivity. Priced at $600, the display is now available for purchase online.

PTel Mobile launches five new No-Contract plans starting at $20 per month

PTel Mobile has launched five new unlimited no-contract plans, using T-Mobile's 4G LTE network. Customers can now select from a variety of plans that all include unlimited talk and text, with the more expensive plans including unlimited data at increasing speeds. Pricing starts at $20 per month, with new customers eligible to receive their second month of service free by bringing their own compatible GSM phone over to PTel.

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  1. FireWire

    Mac Elite

    Joined: 10-03-99

    what's the catch with these inexpensive 4K displays? I scored a good deal for a 30" 2560x1440 Dell monitor (500 instead of 800$) about 6 months ago and now 4K displays are even cheaper, even if they are newer...

  1. msuper69

    Professional Poster

    Joined: 01-16-00

    This is not 4K. 4K resolution is 4096 x 2160.
    Oh, I just realized the numbers are most likely transposed.

  1. prl99

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: 03-24-09

    Might also want to check that UltraClear link. It goes to a shopping site and shows an UltraClear laminating pouch. It also goes through a couple of websites so each gets its ad click. "4K has become the common consumer friendly name for ultra high definition television (UHDTV) but technically it is not 4K. Consumer 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 (at a 16:9, or 1.78:1 aspect ratio) differs from the industry standard of 4096 x 2160 (at a 1.9:1 aspect ratio)." Just like the way they messed around with LTE. I found the Philips website,, and the ports are typical PC friendly. Way too many input ports that won't be used by most people with a mixture of USB2 and USB3.

  1. macuser2014

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 08-11-14

    FireWire, this cheep 4K monitors use TN LCD. Expensive 4K usually use IPS LCD. That is probably biggest reason for price difference.

  1. Charles Martin

    MacNN Editor

    Joined: 08-04-01

    Agreed. TN panels look fine head-on, and so are suitable for many purposes, but IPS is a higher quality with a wider viewing angle, which can be important depending on use. The "consumer" 4K rez looks to be becoming a monitor "standard," so the fact that its not quite 4096 isn't really an issue IMO.

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