Philips today presents its new M5000 range, which includes two models intended for both PC and console gamers.
Today, Philips is launching a new series of gaming monitors tailored with the console ecosystem in mind, even if they don’t really have console-specific features. This M5000 range currently includes two devices in 16:9: the 27M1N5200PAa 27-inch in FHD, and the 32M1N5800Awhich this time measures 32 inches and has a UHD resolution.
The 32-inch model is entitled to definition 4K UHD, i.e. 3840 x 2160as well as a refresh rate of 144 Hz on PC, or 120 Hz on console. It also has Adaptive-Sync technology. The brand also claims a 1ms response time and a 1000:1 contrast ratio.
A relatively solid technical sheet, which will undoubtedly allow you to enjoy your favorite titles in optimal conditions. But the machine is also distinguished by its comparatively unusual colorimetric coverage for a screen intended for players, and which is generally found rather on the side of photographers.
Indeed, this model claims 124% SRGB coverage, 113% NTSC and 87.5% of the Adobe RGB gamut and is DisplayHDR 400 VESA certified. On paper, this is good news; this should ensure vibrant colors that can promote immersion. Watch out, though! For those who are not familiar with this problem, these scores mean that you will have to take your precautions when buying this screen.
Indeed, to exploit a colorimetric coverage greater than 100%, it is imperative to fulfill several conditions: watching content defined in a wider colorimetric space, having recent equipment, and knowing how to correctly configure the color on your system. Otherwise, this score above 100% will result in an oversaturation phenomenon.
This model also reaches 500 nits of brightness. On the connector side, it has two HDMI 2.1 ports, a couple of DisplayPorts 1.4, four USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports and a USB-B port. Finally, we must also note its consumption, which is anything but negligible, since the machine is apparently capable of devouring up to 64 W. Finally, this model will be adjustable in height as well as in terms of the rotation of the main axis and of the inclination.
This 32M1N5800A model will be available during the month of March from €899.
A lightning fast little brother
But ultimately, the 27-inch model is certainly the more interesting of the two. Indeed, even if it is smaller, it has nothing to envy to the big brother of the range. It starts with the display technology; exit the IPS, make way for a Fast IPS panel capable of outputting 240 frames per second with an MPRT response time announced at 0.5 seconds by the brand. This model is also FreeSYnc Premium compatible.
This necessarily means that it will be necessary to make some concessions in terms of color, with 95% coverage of NTSC, 110.2% of sRGB and 87.1% of Adobe RGB gamut. You also have to sacrifice 100 nits of brightness (400 against 500 for the 32”) Less impressive figures, but which also make it a slightly more versatile screen.
The connection is quite similar to that of the 32” model, although a little behind. It also has a pair of HDMI, but this time you have to settle for the 2.0 standard instead of 2.1. Same thing on the DisplayPort side which operates solo this time. However, we find the same USB-B ports and 4x USB 3.2. This 27” model will recline exactly like the 32”. Finally, the energy bill should be significantly lower since this model is displayed at 20.4 W, less than a third of the large model.
The 27M1N5200PA model is already available from €419.