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.
The tester praises the 42M2N8900 multiple times throughout the review, here is a small selection:
+ 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.
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.
Techfromthenet, a magazine dedicated to the world of B2B technology, reviewed the Philips 222B1TC that is ideal for active collaboration in a variety of content because of its touch screen. The reviewer was pleasantly surprised by intense bright colors that the monitor presents. It is also described as smooth and pleasant to use, while the touch system makes it user-friendly; finally, the very low power consumption convinced the reviewer.
Final rate: 89/100
dailygame.at, an Austrian website dedicated to videogames for all platforms and with news and reviews on related hardware, recently published a review of the Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W. The reviewer was especially impressed by the rich and crisp colours, the user-friendliness and the clean design without unnecessary gimmicks. The monitor reached a score of 8 out of 10.
+ Crisp and rich colours
+ Ultra-fast refresh rate of 240 Hz
+ AMD FreeSync Premium Pro
+ DisplayHDR 400
+ Breathtakingly crystal-clear images
+ Fast VA panel
(+) Generous connectivity
(+) User-friendly settings and customisation
(+) Suitable for e-athletes
(+) Clean design
– 1000R subjectively too strong a curvature
(-) MultiView at least for gaming unnecessary
(-) Stand too big, V-shape a bit annoying on small desks
Verdict: “All in all, the Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W monitor is a surprisingly good screen. Even though I could not quite get used to the 1000R curvature after 3 weeks of testing, the 27-inch monitor convinces with its performance. The 8-bit panel could convince me all along the line and Philips has done a very good job here. Setup and settings are simple and clear, and thanks to the clean design, you won’t be distracted by unnecessary bells and whistles. The MultiView function is quite nice for working, but irrelevant for gaming itself.
The price of the screen currently fluctuates between 400 and 500 €. When I checked now, the price was mostly around 450 €. Whether you want to spend that money on the screen is up to you. I personally find the price a bit steep and would think twice about it. But if you decide to buy it, you definitely won’t be disappointed.”