Philips Momentum 5000 27inch  

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For a gamer one of the most important factors is a fast refresh rate, it is literally the difference between gaming life and death. Here not only do you get fast refresh but also the things that will matter later on in life to keep your eyes healthy, no flicker and low blue light among other things. So what else does this 27inch flat panel have to offer?

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The Philips Momentum 5200 27inc monitor measures 61x35.5x1.5cm. The stand is a sort of corral ‘C’ shape with the open part at the front it is 32x21cm and this can raise the panel by between 6 and 20cm above your desk. It panel can also rotate 90 degrees to be portrait. There is good tilt both back and forward, there is also as much side to side as you want as it rotates on the stand.

The connections on the back are on the underside of the central area with DC input, two HDMI, Display Port, 3.5mm socket for headphones, four USB3 ports (two of which are always on) and finally the USB upstream.

All the panels’ internal controls from on/off through all the adjustments are on a single nipple on the rear 6cm up and 6cm from the right bottom edge.

One of the many things you change via the nipple is the ‘Smart Image’ there are eight different settings for a range of work and play scenarios the one that I have not seen that often before is the Easy Read mode which is monochrome and very soothing when reading long pages of text.

So now a few facts about this 27inch offering it has full HD 1920x1080, 240Hz, 1ms refresh grey-grey, contrast ratio of 1000:1 and 81.59 PPI pixel pitch of .3108x.3108mm.

Low Blue Light and Flicker Free are on almost all panels today but both worked really well here even when working late in the day.

I was pleasantly surprised at the sound quality and volume level from its built in speakers.

The screen coating was also rather nice so the Anti-Glare worked well even in strange lighting conditions.

On the face of it £400 plus for a 27inch panel that displays only 1920x1080 may seem high but the excellent refresh rate and non-glare coating make this ideal for gamers.

While the amount of gaming that I do is minimal I was able to test this through a whole range of work applications as well viewing several movies and even after a long day felt no eye strain.

The Philips Momentum 5000 27inch is very new and prices were hard to find however it is available from Amazon priced at £380.51.

Full details can be found on the Philips web site.

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