9.5/10 points for Philips Evnia 42M2N8900 @ total gaming addicts

total gaming addicts, a gaming-focussed UK website, recently published a review of the Philips Evnia 42M2N8900 and gave it a rating of 9.5/10 points. Please check out the product page here.

The tester praises the 42M2N8900 multiple times throughout the review, here is a small selection:

  • “I’ve tested a lot of monitors, and this is easily my favourite multi-purpose display.”
  • “[…] The inky OLED blacks, superb colour, expansive screen real estate and blisteringly fast response rates make the Evnia 42M2N8900 the best mixed-use monitor I’ve ever used.”
  • “Whether I’m playing games on my console or gaming PC, doing work on my laptop, or sitting back to watch a few episodes of the latest binge-worthy shows, the Evnia 42M2N8900 delivers on all fronts.”
  • “When it comes to gaming, the 42” Evnia OLED is faultless.”
  • “The Evnia 42M2N8900 is a superb monitor, with outstanding performance across the board.”

+ Unbelievably responsive, with very low input lag

+ Beautiful bezel-free panel

+ Great for both console and PC

+ Wide gamut colour

+ Integrated 4-port USB hub

+ AMD Freesync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility

+ Unlocked sRGB brightness

(+) Effective light-matte anti-glare coating makes it easy to view in bright light

(+) No visible ghosting

(+) Very attractive and complementary styling of the ergonomic stand

(+) Included remote control

(+) USB-C input

(+) KVM switch for multiple inputs

(+) True 10-bit display with 98% DCI-P3 coverage

(+) An average DeltaE of 1.15

(+) Dynamic Dark Boost feature

(+) Very competent pair of 10W speakers

– Relatively low peak brightness

– The remote response is a little sluggish

– Ambiglow is too dim in follow video mode

(-) Quite chunky design at the rear

(-) Issues with image scaling using PbP – “all content would be displayed in letterbox format, regardless of the actual desktop resolution I’d set. PBP, on the other hand, worked perfectly,”

(-) Pixel Refresh reminder after 4 hours of use can be annoying

Verdict: “Philips’ Evnia brand may be the new kid on the block, but it is already firing on all cylinders. The Evnia 42M2N8900 is a superb display, and easily my favourite larger-screen monitor so far.

Whether you are taking advantage of the superb response rate while gaming, marvelling at the inky blacks and superior contrast while watching movies and TV shows, or filling the expansive screen real estate when you are getting on with some work, the 42M2N8900 excels. It’s compatible with the latest consoles, works great with the newest high-end GPUs, and it’s also ideal for laptops thanks to the impressive range of inputs that support DP over USB-C. Please check out the product page here.

Peak brightness could do with being a bit higher (though it’s fairly typical in terms of OLED panels), the Ambilight possibly needs a firmware update, and the remote is a little sluggish – aside from this, I struggled to find any negatives to this epic display. It’s priced at the higher end of the scale, but you get a lot for your money, and if you can afford it, you’ll be exceptionally happy with Evnia’s big-screen OLED masterpiece.”

Please find the full review here.