The Philips QHD Momentum 32 inch curved HDR400 certified monitor sets new standards for resolution, colour and affordability. While its aimed at the gaming market it will find it place on business desktops everywhere.
At $649 it is one of the more affordable 1800R curved, 21:9
format, 2560 x 1440 monitors offering AMD Freesync 2, from 48-144Hz native
refresh rate and 4ms grey-to-grey.
It uses an MVA (multi-domain vertical alignment), W-LED (White
plus RGB LEDs) and is brighter than most at 400 nits (hence it is VESA HDR400 certified) with a 3000:1
contrast ratio. Colour-wise it is 121% sRGB and 90.9% DCI-P3 (movies).
The gamer appeal is via its Ambiglow LED technology ‘intensifies
entertainment with a halo of light, enlarging the screen and adding a new
dimension to viewing experience’. It analyses the incoming image content and
adapts the colour and brightness to match the image. It is user adjustable – I prefer
The monitor is excellent for dual screen use with thin side
and top bezels. A 1800R curve allows you to sit closer to the screens.
It is not an eSports monitor although it offers a lot to the
casual gamer with a decent Radeon GPU. At the price buy two! The QHD resolution
means finer, blacker text and that is important for office users.