B173HW01 V.0 (Y147T, AUO109D) - specs sheet
|Name||B173HW01 V.0 (Y147T, AUO109D)|
|Pixel density||127.34 ppi|
|PWM frequency||0 Hz|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Becomes “Retina” from||27 inches (69 cm)|
|dE Color Checker||4.3|
Office work / Web Design profile
Below you can see the results from the accuracy color checker with 24 commonly used colors like light and dark human skin, blue sky, green grass, orange etc. The results are without and with the Office work / Web Design profile.
We’ve created the profile at 140 cd/m2, optimal white point (D65, 6500K) and sRGB gamma mode.
Gaming and Movie Nights profile
We’ve also measured how well the display is able to reproduce really dark parts of an image. It’s essential when watching movies or playing games. The left side of the image represents the display with stock settings while the right one with our custom profile for gaming and multimedia. On the horizontal axis, you will find the grayscale and on the vertical axis the luminance of the display. The display offers good visibility in dark areas of an image but it’s further improved by installing our profile.
We illustrate the first five levels of the gray (1%-5% white), right after black level, using the five boxes on the image below. Keep in mind that whether you can distinguish them or not strongly depends on the settings of your current display, the calibration, the viewing angle and the surrounding light conditions.
Pulse Width modulation (PWM) is an easy way to control monitor brightness. When you lower the brightness, the light intensity of the backlight is not lowered, but instead turned off and on by the electronics with a frequency indistinguishable by the human eye. In these light impulses the light/no-light time ratio varies, while brightness remains unchanged, which is harmful to your eyes. You can read more about that in our dedicated article on PWM.
Since the panel doesn’t PWM, the Health-Guard profile will come in handy for the blue light emissions only.
With our Health-Guard profile installed, you can benefit from reduced blue light emissions. You can see the levels of emitted blue light on the spectral power distribution (SDP).
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Since our profiles are tailored for each individual display model, this article and its respective profile package is meant for B173HW01 V.0 (Y147T, AUO109D).
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Office work / Web design
If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.
Gaming or Movie nights
We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.
This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.
Purchasing, installing and using the profiles
Purchasing the three profiles as a package gets you a major discount, and your investment will go to investing in our lab, so that we can expand and improve our reviews even further. We do this with only one goal in mind - we want our reviews to be as objective and as useful as possible for you, our audience.
The profiles require no installation. However, in order to use them, you should’ve downloaded our LM Profiles application. Just open it and drag & drop the profiles over the app. That’s it. Now you can quickly switch between the profiles and take advantage of all their features.
Since all of our profiles are created for certain display panels, please check whether your screen matches the model number described in our profile package. You can do that with software like HWiNFO (download) or AIDA64 (download).