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Philips releases new huge QD-OLED gaming monitor with 144 Hz refresh rate, 1,000 nits brightness and 90 W USB-C Power Delivery

The Evnia 49M2C8900L is significantly cheaper than the Evnia 49M2C8900. (Image source: Philips)
The Evnia 49M2C8900L is significantly cheaper than the Evnia 49M2C8900. (Image source: Philips)
Philips has now released the Evnia 49M2C8900L, a new QD-OLED gaming monitor that serves as a cheaper alternative to the Evnia 49M2C8900. The Philips Evnia 49M2C8900L combines a quad 7.5 W speaker set-up with USB-C Power Delivery and a 144 Hz panel that delivers up to 1,000 nits peak brightness.

Philips has announced the Evnia 49M2C8900L, a new 49-inch gaming monitor with an 1800R curvature that it bases around a Gen 2 Samsung Display QD-OLED panel. On the face of it, those specifications resemble the similarly-named Evnia 49M2C8900 (curr. $1,499.99 on Amazon). However, Philips has chosen a 144 Hz panel for the Evnia 49M2C8900L, rather than the 240 Hz equivalent inside the Evnia 49M2C8900.

As a result, the Evnia 49M2C8900L undercuts the Evnia 49M2C8900 in Europe and the UK; Philips has not confirmed US pricing yet. Thus, the Evnia 49M2C8900L should be considered more of an alternative to the MPG 491CQP QD-OLED (curr. $999.99 on Amazon), which MSI released earlier this year with the same underlying panel technology. Accordingly, the Evnia 49M2C8900L outputs at 5,120 x 1,440 (5K2K) in a 32:9 aspect ratio with 0.3 ms GtG response times, plus 99% DCI-P3 and 125.2% AdobeRGB colour space coverages.

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Moreover, the Evnia 49M2C8900L supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-SYNC technologies to mitigate image tearing. On top of that, the monitor promises 1,000 nits (3% APL) peak brightness, which drops to 450 nits (10% APL) or 250 nits in SDR mode. Separately, Philips includes the following I/O:

  • 1x 3.5 mm jack
  • 4x 7.5 W speakers (30 W/2.2 channel)
  • 1x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 2x HDMI 2.1
  • 4x USB Type-A (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C (90 W Power Delivery/DisplayPort Alt Mode)

Nonetheless, the Evnia 49M2C8900L is considerably cheaper than the MPG 491CQP QD-OLED. At the time of writing, Philips has priced its monitor for £869.99 in the UK and €1,089 in the Eurozone. Consequently, Evnia 49M2C8900L retails for £429.99 less than the MPG 491CQP QD-OLED in the UK and €610 in the Eurozone. Likewise, the Evnia 49M2C8900L costs less than the Evnia 49M2C8900 too, although the latter has dropped well below its £1,649.99 and €2,069 list prices since its launch last August. Please see Philips' website for more details about the Evnia 49M2C8900L.

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Alex Alderson, 2024-05-16 (Update: 2024-05-16)