After joining the OLED monitor club earlier this year with generous 34in and 42in display sizes, Philips just upped the ante with its latest Evnia 49M2C8900 monitor.
The newest edition to the Evnia family is bigger, better and faster in every way, featuring a vast SuperWide 49in QD-OLED panel touting 32:9 aspect ratio and 5210×1440 resolution at up to 240Hz. With the added benefit of AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and blistering-fast 0.03ms grey-to-grey response times, this beauty has its sights set on competitive gamers who refuse to compromise on visual fidelity.
A potent all-rounder, Philips promotes this piece of tech as a premium gaming monitor that also doubles as an excellent display for work purposes. Check out the colour specs and it’s quite evident, too, as the true 10-bit QD-OLED panel is certified for DisplayHDR True Black 400, offering up to 450 nits peak brightness. This also enables the monitor to output 153.1 per cent of the sRGB colour space and 99 per cent of the wider DCI-P3 colour gamut. There is also a LowBlue mode to prevent blue light eyestrain during extended gaming sessions and late night work.
That’s not all, if you’re not keen to strap a VR headset to you face, this monitor truly is the next best thing for a fully-immersive experience. The 1800R curve wraps around the user, and it also features a built-in, quad-speaker DTS sound system and Ambiglow lighting, extending the on-screen action to the rear, for periphery pleasure.
Rounding off, connectivity is provided by a single DisplayPort 1.4 connection, two HDMI 2.1 ports, a single USB Type-C for alternative display with up to 90W power delivery, and a tried-and-tested 3.5mm audio jack. Besides this, additional highlights include a USB Type-C hub with four additional USB ports and integrated KVM switch, plus compact ergo base with height-adjustability and a cool little headset arm, or alternatively, VESA-compatible mount holes ensuring compatibility with a wide variety of monitor arms.
Philips says the Evnia 49M2C8900 will be available for purchase around mid-September at an MSRP of £1,649.99. That’s a whole lot of cash, but then this is a whole lot of monitor.