Philips has quietly unveiled its new Momentum 392M7C curved monitor, which is aimed at gamers who are after an entry-level large screen display with high refresh rates and variable refresh support. The huge display with a 3000R curvature promises to provide a cinema-like immersion, though its Full-HD resolution and a relatively low pixel density will have an impact on the experience.
Under the hood, the Philips Momentum 392M7C is built from a 38.5-inch VA with a 1920×1080 resolution. The display features a maximum brightness of 250 nits, a 5000:1 contrast ratio, a 3000R curvature, a 1 ms MPRT response time, and a 144 Hz maximum refresh rate with VESA’s Adaptive-Sync variable refresh rate technology on top (e.g. FreeSync). The monitor can display 16.7 million colors and covers 105.48% of the sRGB and 94.11% of the NTSC color gamuts, which is in line with other inexpensive mainstream LCDs.
Besides its size and a high refresh rate, the main peculiarity of the Momentum 392M7C is its Full-HD resolution and a pixel density of 57 PPI, the latter of which is quite low by today’s standards. For gaming and video playback, pixel density is not often crucial – especially when many video sources are 1080p – but for typical productivity applications a 38.5-inch Full-HD screen with a 57 PPI pixel density does not seem like an optimal combination. Meanwhile, the LCD supports Philips’ SmartImage presets for various game genres (FPS, RTS, Racing, custom) to provide optimal experience.
As for connectivity, the Momentum 392M7C has one DisplayPort input, two HDMI inputs, and one D-Sub input to maintain compatibility both with new and legacy PCs. Furthermore, the monitor has a headphone output. As for the stand, only the tilt is adjustable, which is typical for large entry-level monitors.
|Philips Momentum 392M7C|
|Panel||38.5″ VA with non-glare coating|
|Native Resolution||1920 × 1080|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||144 Hz|
|Dynamic Refresh Rate||VESA Adaptive-Sync|
|Response Time||1 ms MPRT|
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Color Gamut||105.48% sRGB
|Pixel Pitch||0.445×0.445 mm|
|Inputs||1 × DisplayPort
1 × D-Sub
2 × HDMI
|Audio||3.5-mm headphone jack|
|Power Consumption||Standby||0.5 W|
The Philips Momentum 392M7C is set to hit the market shortly. Though as we sometimes see with other entry-level monitors, it probably won’t be available worldwide.
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