Philips Uses USB-C to Power and Drive Monitor

MMD’s 258B6QUEB is its first Philips monitor with a USB-C connector, which can be used for one-cable docking.

Specifically aimed at users with notebooks, the 25″ display takes video, data and power (from a notebook) through the USB connection at speeds of up to 10Gbps. DisplayPort, HDMI, dual-link DVI-D, VGA and USB 3.0 (x3) interfaces are also featured.

As with other Philips monitors, the 258B6QUEB uses the SmartErgoBase design. This enables it to tilt (-5° to 20°), swivel (130°), pivot (90°) and adds height adjustment (130mm).

An IPS panel provides 2560 x 1440 resolution, a 60Hz refresh rate and 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Brightness is 350 cd/m² and viewing angles are 178°. Two 2W speakers are also built in.

MMD will begin to sell the monitor this month, for £280 ($410) ex VAT.

Analyst Comment

Just to be clear, this monitor takes power from the notebook, so is useful in applications where a notebook is mounted on a cart (for example, in medical applications). Other USB-C Monitors will be available in the market with the monitor supplying power for the PC in the future. (BR)