MMD shows Philips Evnia gaming monitors with QD OLED, Woled and Mini LED panels

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MMD presented its new gaming sub-brand Philips Evnia at an event this week. The line-up includes three high-end gaming monitors with QD OLED, Woled and Mini LED screens. Later, the brand also introduces wireless mice, keyboards and headsets.

With the Philips Evnia brand, MMD aims to market gaming products for ‘a more diverse audience’. In practice, this seems to be mainly reflected in the design; the most expensive models in the 7000 and 8000 series come in a white-and-silver-grey color. The cheaper 5000 and 3000 models get a black or dark gray finish. Judging by the product name of the monitors (with ‘M2′ each time), the series seems to be a sequel to Philips’ earlier Momentum series.

In addition to monitors, MMD also comes with various types of Philips Evnia input devices. For example, mice, keyboards, headsets and mouse pads were displayed at the event. All products have RGB lighting and, apart from the mouse pads, can be connected to PCs both via bluetooth and wired. It is especially striking that these products will only be released in June next year. MMD is not yet announcing prices for these peripherals.

8000 Series: QD OLED and Woled Monitors

During the event, MMD showed, among other things, two gaming monitors in the Evnia 8000 series, both of which are equipped with an OLED panel. The 42M2N8900 has a flat, matte finished wool panel with 4k resolution and 138Hz refresh rate. HDMI 2.1 ports with 48Gbit/s bandwidth are present for console gamers and MMD also includes a remote control. The 34M2C8600 in turn has a curved QD OLED panel of 34 “with a resolution of 3440×1440 pixels. Remarkably enough, this screen still has HDMI 2.0 ports and has a VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black quality mark.

Philips Evnia 42M2N8900

Both screens also have Ambiglow, a feature that is comparable to Ambilight on Philips televisions, in which lights behind the screen color along with the image. The three screens also have a kvm switch and multifunctional USB-C connection with USB-PD up to 90W for a laptop, in addition to a height-adjustable stand. The 42″ OLED monitor has a suggested retail price of 1959 euros and the 34″ ultrawide costs 1849 euros upon release. ASUS previously showed a similar 42″ OLED monitor, while the 34M2C8600 has the same panel as the Alienware AW3423DW and Samsung Odyssey G8QNB.

Philips Evnia 34M2C8600

7000 series: 34″ ultrawide with mini LED backlight

The Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV is the only monitor in the Evnia 7000 series that MMD showed at the event. The 34″ ultrawide monitor with a resolution of 3440×1440 pixels has a VA panel with a mini LED backlight, which is one of the few monitors of this size. That screen has 1152 zones for full-array local dimming, achieves a peak brightness of 1400cd/m² and has a DisplayHDR 1400 certification.This screen also gets the Ambilight-like Ambiglow function, USB-C with PD and kvm function.

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 didn’t seem immune to the typically slow transitions between black and dark gray that are more common on VA screens. It is possible that the manufacturer can do something about that with an even better overdrive tuning for the final retail model. The manufacturer has also added an sRGB mode with adjustable brightness, something that was often missing on previous Philips screens. The other Philips Evnia screens also seem to have that. This screen will appear in December for 2069 euros.

5000 series: qhd monitor with 240Hz refresh rate

MMD also showed a screen at the event in the lower-positioned Evnia 5000 series, the 27M2C5500W. As mentioned, this 27″ monitor with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels is not white like the more luxurious models, but has a dark gray housing. The specifications are somewhat similar to those of the earlier Agon PD27 from sister brand AOC, with a 240Hz refresh rate, 1000R- curvature and VA panel with claimed gtg response time of 1ms Independent measurements should show how far MMD can live up to those claims, but in the short hands-on the panel speed didn’t seem that impressive.The 27M2C5500W also has a DisplayHDR400- quality mark, USB hub with four ports and height adjustment Ambiglow, USB-C or a kwm switch are not on it.This screen will appear in January and will cost 579 euros.

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