Philips unveils M5000 series high refresh rate monitors

Another 4K 144Hz joins the fray.

Philips adds two M5000 series monitors featuring high refresh rates and low input lag/response times to its gamer-focussed catalogue.

Starting with the 27M1N5200PA, a 27in (68.5cm) using a full-HD IPS panel, it targets eSports players thanks to a 240Hz refresh rate alongside a 0.5ms MPRT and a 1ms GtG pixel response.

FreeSync Premium plus low input lag should further improve the sense of smoothness, while 400 nits of brightness ensure good visibility in daylight.

I/O is also good, having two HDMI, one DisplayPort, a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB hub.

Philips 32M1N5800

Next, we have the 32M1N5800A, and this time Philips aims for futureproofing by using a 4K IPS panel running at 144Hz or 120Hz when paired with consoles. The presence of HDMI 2.1 is welcome, ensuring high speeds can be achieved without resorting to chroma subsampling.

This bad boy also features adaptive sync for a tear-free experience plus 1ms (GtG) and low input lag. Vesa DisplayHDR 400 is also present, alongside a wide colour gamut. That said, there is no mention of local dimming zones, and if this is the case, then the presence of HDR is for sticker purposes only.

Philips 32M1N5800

Philips MultiView allows displaying multiple sources in PbP (Picture by Picture) mode, a must-have in today’s work-from-home environment. Low blue light mode and flicker-free technology help with eye fatigue caused by long hours of use.

For I/O we have a couple of HDMI/DisplayPort, one 3.5mm audio jack, a USB hub and speakers. Finally, the PSU is internal on this model.

Both monitors share the same look, and include height, swivel, tilt, and pivot adjustments.

The Philips 27M1N5200PA is priced at £320 and available now, while the 32M1N5800, scheduled for later this month, costs £760.