MMD will release the Philips 498P9Z in August for a suggested retail price of 1149 euros. This curved monitor with a screen diagonal of 49″ has a resolution of 5120×1440 pixels and has a VA panel with a refresh rate of 165Hz.
MMD presents the Philips 498P9Z like its predecessors as a 32:9 monitor that can serve as a replacement for two 27″ screens with a 16:9 ratio. The curvature of the screen is 1800R, which corresponds to the curvature of a circle with a radius of 1.8 meters.
There is also an integrated kvm switch, so that users can quickly switch between the control of two PCs via the monitor. The image from both PCs can also be displayed simultaneously, for which each gets half of the screen.
The monitor is also aimed at gamers. For example, the Philips 498P9Z has a VA panel with a refresh rate of 165Hz. There is also support for Adaptive Sync between 48 and 165Hz and the gray-to-gray response time is 4ms.
In addition, there is an HDR certification from VESA; the monitor has been awarded the DisplayHDR 400 label. This is the lowest DisplayHDR label VESA can assign to monitors. It means that the HDR experience won’t be too convincing.
Typically, the number in the DisplayHDR label is also the maximum peak brightness value. However, the brightness of the monitor is 550cd/m² according to MMD. The screen can display 91 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and the contrast ratio is 3000:1.
MMD says that the Philips 498P9Z Monitor will be available from August for a suggested retail price of 1149 euros.