Photos and Features
The packaging for the Philips Portable Monitor 16B1P3300 looks plain with its brown box look but Philips did print on the brown box with white for contrast. The front and back of the box have the same thing printed on them so it doesn’t matter which side you look at and the biggest thing on the box is a large drawing of the display itself which includes its flip-out stand. Next to that, they highlight a few of its key features with a list with badges for the USB-C connection, HDR, and this being an IPS display. Above that, you have the normal Philips box which they use on all of their products, even Christmas lights which I recently bought. This has the Philips logo in the top section then below that they tell you what this is and what series it is. Then at the bottom of the box, it has the aspect ratio and the resolution. Inside of the box up on top they have the included carrying case which comes in its own bag. Below that the display itself comes in a foam-padded bag and that sits in a cardboard tray to keep it safe. It also has a small lift-up window that gives you access to all of the documentation and accessories which are hidden in the bottom of the box.
For documentation, the Philips Portable Monitor 16B1P3300 has three different documents. You get a quick start guide which is specific to the 16B1P3300. There is a half-sheet sizes paper with warranty information for US and Canadian users. Then lastly there is another book that has more legal information as well. The quick start guide is the only thing really important for our use.
For power, the Philips Portable Monitor 16B1P3300 comes with an AC to DC power adapter and a power cable that plugs into that. The second cable is region dependent which for us is a US-style plug and C13 is on the other end just like a PC power cable. The cable plugs into the inverter which is 110 mm or just over 4 inches long which given the thin size of the monitor itself and with this being portable was surprisingly big. It outputs 19 volts and 2 amps for a total of 38 watts which makes the size even more surprising given that you would think it wouldn’t need to be that big for such a low power output. It’s not the biggest power adapter I’ve seen by a long shot, but given the portability of the display itself, I’m surprised more thought wasn’t given for this. The plug itself is a thinner DC plug, not the standard 12V-looking plug, the smaller size was needed given how thin the monitor is. There is a second option but I will talk about that later on.
The Philips Portable Monitor 16B1P3300 comes with two display cables to go with the power cable. One is a Type-C to Type-C cable which also comes with a Targus branding tag on it. The second cable is an HDMI cable with a full-sized HDMI on one end and a micro-HDMI plug on the other end. If you haven’t seen a Micro-HDMI cable before it is very similar to Micro-USB only with the shape of an HDMI plug with two angled corners on one side. Like a micro-USB cable, these connections also look extremely easy to break as well so keep that in mind.
Because the 16B1P3300 is a portable monitor, Philips did include a carrying case with it for transporting it to keep it safe. This is a change from the last portable monitor that I had in the office which included a flap that protected the screen but nothing else. The case for the 16B1P3300 has a mix of dark and light grey colors in the fabric finish. It has a Philips tab but beyond that, this just looks like a trendy-looking notebook cover or laptop bag. The finish on the inside is similar to felt and black then it is held closed with a Velcro flap at the opening.
The Philips Portable Monitor 16B1P3300 on the display side is a 15.6-inch display with a 3H hardness anti-glare finish over the 1080p monitor. It has the Philips branding on the bottom bezel which is by far the largest bezel where the side and top bezels are much more manageable. The bottom bezel isn’t too big of a deal though because it is integrated into the stand meaning this lifts the display up slightly up off of the desk or table you have it sitting on. The 16B1P3300 has an IPS display and W-LED backlighting. The integrated stand folds up as well and the display itself is thin at 6 mm in total thickness.
The back of the 16B1P3300 has a near-black textured finish on the plastic housing and the full Philips logo is printed on the back as well. The integrated stand has two hinges, one near the end on each end. The stand can sit the display up at nearly 90 degrees or be folded down to flat. The last picture below shows how far you can lean it back before the resistance gives and it flops down flat and it is around 15-20 degrees.
The base or stand on the 16B1P3300 is where they have all of the electronics and really this is very similar to a laptop, only with half of the base being removed. The base has extra weight in it to keep the display stable and the bottom view does a great job of showing how one side of the base is angled. The base does have five rubber feet and I was also surprised to see that two of the four mounts for a VESA mount are also here if you end up needing to hang the display. The base is also where Philips hid the information sticker which has the serial number, model information, required manufacturer information, and of course all of the required certification logos. The base is also where all of the connections and buttons are on the display. On the back edge, they have the power plug as well as three buttons for the built-in menu with up and down buttons and a menu/enter button. Then the angled left edge has the power button which has a small pinhole status LED and next to that is a headphones jack. The 16B1P3300 doesn’t have integrated speakers but does process audio and outputs to the headphones jack. Then towards the back, you have a USB Type-C connection and the micro HDMI plug. Either of these can be used as display connections and in the case of the Type-C connection it can also be used to charge a device or used for power to the 16B1P3300 itself. For wattages, this can output up to 15 watts which isn’t enough to power most laptops but could charge a phone or tablet but the connection can support up to 65 watts for input power not that it would be needed. I’m a little surprised they didn’t drop the power adapter altogether and just have two Type-C connections giving the option to power the display and pass-through power to charge Type-C capable laptops as well.
In total the full display comes in at 1036 grams which is 2.28 lb not including the power adapter as well. The heavy-duty construction does mean it is going to add some weight to your laptop bag and in my case where I have a 13-inch ultrabook it nearly doubles the weight so keep that in mind.