Philips jumps into fast-paced gaming with 27M1F5500P and 27M1F5800 monitors

Calibrated to a Delta-E below 2 for sRGB.

Philips has unveiled two gaming monitors joining its Momentum 5000 family, featuring wide connectivity, high resolutions, and fast response times.

Starting with the 27M1F5500P, it uses a (16:9) 27in Nano IPS panel featuring W-LED backlight plus an anti-glare coating. There’s’ a QHD (2560×1440) resolution running at an impressive 240Hz refresh rate, with a 1ms response time and FreeSync Premium Pro support. However, note the HDMI port only supports up to 144Hz refresh rate, so you must use DisplayPort for full-speed refresh.

The monitor is advertised as capable of displaying 98 per cent DCI-P3 and 131 per cent sRGB colour gamuts, with a Delta-E below 2 for sRGB, indicating at least some basic calibration.

Contrast is set at 1000:1, typical for IPS panels, alongside an above-average 450cd/m² brightness, all while being flicker-free. The 27M1F5500P is also DisplayHDR 600 certified, suggesting decent 600cd/m² peak brightness.

Moving to the 27M1F5800, again we find a (16:9) 27in Nano IPS panel, but this time at a higher UHD (3840×2160) resolution running at 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. FreeSync Premium Pro is supported here too.

Contrast, brightness and HDR support are still the same at 1000:1, 450cd/m², and HDR600, respectively, although the colour gamut is lower, covering only 100 per cent sRGB.

Finally, both monitors share some similar aspects such as two HDMI 2.0, two DisplayPort 1.4, one USB-B (upstream), four USB 3.2 Gen 1 (downstream, with two having fast charging), and audio-out. There’s the usual height (130mm), pivot (-90/+90°), swivel (-45/+45°), and tilt (-5/+20°) adjustments.

The Philips 27M1F5500P and 27M1F5800 will be available for purchase in June 2022 at £529.99 and £629.99, respectively.