The next Philips Evnia monitor is a 24.5in Fast IPS touting 280Hz for under €300

Speed, speed and more speed.

Philips Evnia 25M2N5200P

Having debuted the Evnia brand to much fanfare with an array of premium gaming monitors, Philips is now targeting the mainstream through the introduction of the 25M2N5200P.

Arriving next month with a €299 price tag, the 5000 Series addition touts a 24.5in Fast IPS panel with blistering 280Hz refresh rate.

Intended to compete with the likes of the Acer Nitro XV252QZ and Asus TUF Gaming VG259QM, the 25M2N5200P is tasked with increasing Evnia’s market share, as parent company TPV seeks to augment its well-established AOC line with in-house competition.

Aimed squarely at competitive gamers, the panel employs a standard 1080p resolution and 0.5ms MPRT response time; a combination that continues to bode well for twitch-sensitive games, despite a surge in 1440p alternatives.

Evnia’s key selling point, a peak 280Hz refresh rate, is availed through a thinner liquid crystal layer productised as Fast IPS. Making the most of the technology, 25M2N5200P is rare in so far as it allows for motion blur reduction (MBR) to be enabled in tandem with AMD FreeSync adaptive synchronisation, ensuring fast, fluid gameplay and minimal ghosting.

Philips Evnia 25M2N5200P

Full specifications reveal the W-LED backlight is capable of providing 400-nit brightness, while a removable stand offers 130mm height adjustment, -5/20° tilt, plus the ability to swivel 30°. Connectivity includes dual HDMI 2.0, a single DisplayPort 1.4, audio out and a four-port USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A hub.

In contrast to existing Evnia models, the 24.5in 5000 Series entrant trades the brand’s customary white colour scheme for a textured grey described as ‘dark slate.’ If IPS isn’t your preferred flavour, a VA alternative dubbed the 25M2N3200W is also enroute with a 240Hz refresh rate priced at €219.

While a lower entry point is a logical next step for Evnia, our conversations with company representatives suggest plenty more is in the pipeline. Later this quarter, Philips will begin rebranding existing Momentum gaming monitors as Evnia, and don’t be surprised to see TV-grade Ambilight technology in future models, helping pave the way to full-featured Hue integration. You heard it here first.