The Philips 27M1F5500P is a 27 inch Quad HD Monitor from Philips, launched in the year 2022. It features a 10-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte (3H) finish. The maximum resolution it can display is 2560 x 1440 with a refresh rate of 240 Hz and a pixel density of 109 ppi.
Now, the very next specification of a Display that defines picture quality is Color Gamut.
The Philips 27M1F5500P comes with a DCI P3 coverage of 98%, which is equivalent to 133.64% sRGB. The color accuracy on this monitor should be Lifelike! Apart from giving you a truly world-class experience, it is also ideal for professional photographers who are into photo editing or color grading business.
What Color Gamut means ?
Color gamut specification of a display indicates the range of colors that the display can display.
In other words, this specification tells the ability of a monitor to produce accurate colors. A panel with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), thus producing a "washed out" picture.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 etc. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
For example, the color gamut of this Monitor is specified using DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that you can use to choose a Monitor with good color accuracy.
Now, next in the list is Static Contrast.
Why its important?
There are 2 types of contrast specifications for a Display. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio as dynamic doesn't matter much.
This specification defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a Display with SC ratio < 1000:1 will produce black images something like this:
Apart from that, such Displays are also prone backlight bleeds that will rob your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a Display with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, thus lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD Display with high contrast ratio over a 4K Display with low contrast ratio.
This Display features a static contrast ratio of 1000 : 1 — good enough for a display in this range.
DisplayHDR 600 is also supported on this Monitor.
As for brightness, the peak luminance it can produce is 450 nits. The backlight of this Monitor is powered by W-LED technology.
If you are planning to use this display primarily for gaming, you should get a Monitor with lowest input lag and response times.
The input lag on this Monitor is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. You will love this Monitor if you are a gamer.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the amount of time at which key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of your Monitor. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
But ideally, look for a Monitor that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, speaking of ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this Monitor with an interface size of 100 x 100 mm. It also features tilt, swivel and pivot support.
The Monitor extends upto 16.61 inches (adjustable +5.12 inches) vertically and 23.98 inches horizontally. It is just 1.81 inches thick.
It weighs around 4.56 kilograms and an additional 1.43 kgs if you include its stand.
For display connectivity, Philips has provided two HDMI 2.0 ports and two DisplayPort 1.4 ports on this Monitor.
For connecting USB devices, the it includes 1x USB (Type-B; upstream) and 4x USB 3.2 (Type-A; downstream).
As for power usage, it consumes 59.84W on average and 0.5W on standby.
Both 110V and 220V lines are supported on this unit.