You spent good money to build a powerful gaming PC that can render the most beautiful graphics. Now, you need a monitor that can do your four-figure GPU justice. The Philips Momentum offers gamers exactly that kind of panel.
A 4K monitor, the display takes brightness to the next level, promising up to 1000 nits of brightness for scenes that require it and 720 nits minimum in long durations, ensuring every single scene that you play is as bright as it needs to be. It is, in fact, the first monitor to get the DisplayHDR 1000 certification, which means it complies with VESA’s strict standards for both brightness and contrast levels, ensuring it can show a game’s graphics the way they were meant to be enjoyed.
The Philips Momentum is a 43-inch LED monitor with a 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160), so it should be able to recreate graphics with as much detail and sharpness as possible. We know what you’re thinking: 43 inches for a gaming monitor? Yeah, it sounds like too much screen real estate, especially if you intend to use it on a desk with a mouse and keyboard. Truth be told, we haven’t played on anything above 30 inches, so we’re not sure how the experience will be. Dimensions are 38.4 x 26 x 10.4 inches (width x height x depth), so this is a substantial addition to any gaming setup.
Quantum Dot-enhanced backlighting allows it to cover 97.6 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut (well above industry average) and 100 percent of the sRGB color range, with a 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio ensuring you can make out everything even in the darkest scenes. An 80Hz refresh rate and a 4ms response time ensure it can live up the fast-paced requirements of modern games, while a 178-degree viewing angle allows you to sit in a whole load of unusual positions while playing.
The Philips Momentum comes with three source inputs: one HDMI, one DisplayPort, and one Mini DisplayPort, so you can hook up your gaming PC, your console, and anything else on your gaming station, with picture-in-picture mode, so you can keep watching that movie while playing a quick game with your squad. Built-in seven-watt speakers allow you to enjoy quality audio straight from the monitor, with no need to add any extra speakers to your desk. There are also two USB ports on the monitor, in case you need extra slots for charging your gadgets.
Like many other display panels from Philips, it’s equipped with the outfit’s Ambiglow technology, which uses multi-color LEDs in the back to project light that matches whatever is being shown onscreen, making for a more immersive experience, whether you’re playing a post-apocalyptic action game, watching a superhero movie, or typing a spreadsheet. Yeah, maybe not the latter. Ambiglow, by the way, is pretty similar to Lightpack’s content-driven lighting system, albeit one that’s built into the monitor itself, rather than an add-on accessory.
The Philips Momentum is available now.