Philips confirms that its new Ambiglow Momentum monitors can "take console gaming to the next level"
Philips has finalised the details of two new monitors, the Momentum 278M1R and Momentum 556M1RY. Announced last year, the monitors have apparently been designed with console gaming in mind. As their names suggest, the 278M1R is a 27-inch panel, while the 556M1RY is a 55-inch monitor.
The former operates natively in 4K and has a 60 Hz refresh rate. Philips promises that the IPS panel has 4 ms grey to grey response times and a typical contrast ratio of 1,000:1. The panel also peaks at 350 cd/m² and covers 91% of the NTSC colour space. The 278M1R is rated for 105% sRGB and 89% AdobeRGB coverage too.
Philips has included a 130 mm adjustable height stand for getting the ideal viewing angle and Ambiglow technology for added immersion when gaming. Additionally, the monitor can be tilted -5/20° and swivelled +-33° for optimal eye comfort. There are two HDMI 2.0 ports and a single DisplayPort, along with several USB ports and a 3.5 mm jack.
The 556M1RY is arguably the more interesting of the two monitors. While the VA LCD panel has the same 4 ms response times as its small sibling, it supports a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, up to 1,200 cd/m² peak luminosity in HDR mode and offers 104% NTSC coverage. It also covers 95% of DCI-P3 and 125% of sRGB. Ambiglow technology is also on board, as are a set of speakers. These deliver an output power of up to 40 W, which is split across two 10 W mid-high speakers, one 20 W woofer and two tweeters.
Philips has equipped the 556M1RY with a single DisplayPort 1.4 port and three HDMI 2.0 ports. While the company speaks of the monitor supporting up to 120 Hz, it can only achieve this refresh rate in 4K when using DisplayPort. If you use HDMI, then you must make do with 60 Hz at 4K. HDMI supports 120 Hz at 1440p, though. There are also four USB 3.2 Type-A ports and one USB Type-B.
The Philips Momentum 278M1R and Momentum 558M1RY will retail for £399 and £1,199 respectively. The latter is already available to order, while the 278M1R will arrive by the end of this month.