MMD introduced the new gaming sub-brand Philips Evnia at this week’s event. The range includes three high-end gaming monitors with QD OLED, Woled and Mini LED screens. Later, the brand also introduced wireless mice, keyboards, and headphones.
With the Philips Evnia brand, MMD aims to market gaming products to a “more diverse audience.” In practice, this appears to be mainly reflected in the design; The most expensive models in the 7000 and 8000 series come in white, silver and gray. The cheaper 5000 and 3000 get black or dark gray. Judging from the name of the monitor product (with “M2” each time), the series appears to be a sequel to Philips’ previous Momentum series.
In addition to monitors, MMD also comes with various types of Philips Evnia input devices. For example, mice, keyboards, headphones, and mouse pads were displayed at the event. All products have RGB lighting, and apart from mouse pads, they can be connected to computers via bluetooth and wire. It is especially remarkable that these products will be released only in June of next year. MMD has not yet announced pricing for these peripherals.
8000 Series: QD OLED and Woled
During the event, MMD showed off, among other things, two Evnia 8000 series gaming monitors, both equipped with an OLED panel. The 42M2N8900 has a flat matte fleece panel with 4k resolution and a refresh rate of 138Hz. There are HDMI 2.1 ports with a bandwidth of 48 Gb/s for gamers in the console, and the MMD also includes a remote control. The 34M2C8600, in turn, has a 34-inch curved QD-OLED panel with a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. Remarkably, this monitor still has HDMI 2.0 ports and has the VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black quality mark.
Philips Evenia 42M2N8900
Both screens also have Ambiglow, a feature comparable to Ambilight on Philips TVs, as it lights up behind the screen’s color along with the image. The three monitors also have a kvm switch, a USB-C multi-function connection with USB-PD up to 90W for a laptop, as well as a height-adjustable stand. The 42-inch OLED screen has a suggested retail price of 1959 euros while the 34-inch ultrawide will cost 1849 euros when released. left earlier ASUS I already saw a similar 42-inch OLED screen, while the 34M2C8600 has the same panel Alienware AW3423DW And the Samsung Odyssey G8QNB.
Philips Evenia 34M2C8600
7000 series: 34 inch ultra-wide with mini LED backlight
The Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV is the only monitor in the Evnia 7000 series that MMD demonstrated at the event. The 34-inch Ultra HD display with a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels features a small LED-backlit VA panel, one of the few screens of this size. This screen gets 1152 zones Domestic complete set dimmingachieves a peak brightness of 1400 cd/m² and is DisplayHDR 1400 certified. This monitor also gets Ambilight-like Ambiglow functionality, USB-C with PD and kvm functionality.
The 1500R curved screen also offers a 165Hz refresh rate and a claimed GTG response time of 2.5ms, although in our brief hands-on at the event, the screen wasn’t immune to the usual slow transitions between black and dark gray more common on VA screens. The manufacturer there could be better sarcasmTuning can do something for the ultimate store model. The manufacturer also added an sRGB mode with adjustable brightness, something that was often missing from previous Philips monitors. Other Philips Evnia monitors seem to have that, too. This screen will appear in December for 2069 euros.
5000 Series: QHD 240Hz Screen
MMD also showed off a screen at the event on the low-top Evnia 5000 Series, the 27M2C5500W. As mentioned earlier, this 27-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels isn’t as white as the more luxurious models, but it does have a dark gray casing. Specs are somewhat similar to those of previous models. Agon PD27 From sister brand AOC, which features a 240Hz refresh rate, 1000R curvature and a VA panel with a required gtg response time of 1ms. Independent measurements should show how far the MMD can live up to those claims, but in a short hands-on, the board’s speed didn’t look impressive. The 27M2C5500W also features DisplayHDR400 certification, a 4-port USB hub, and height adjustment. Ambiglow, USB-C or kwm key not on it. This screen will appear in January and costs 579 euros.
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