The Philips 27M1F5800 is a 27 inch 4K Display from Philips. It was launched in 2022. It comes with a 10-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte (3H) finish. It can achieve a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 144 Hz with a pixel density of 163 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next most important specification of a Display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy (defined by its color gamut specification).
Speaking of which, this monitor features a DCI P3 color space coverage of 98%. This is equivalent to 133.64% sRGB. The color accuracy on this monitor should be Lifelike! Thus, it is also ideal for professional photographers who are into photo editing and color grading business.
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut spec of a Monitor is the measurement of the range of colors that the monitor can display.
A panel with poor color reproduction will produce washed out colors that will not be pretty to look at.
Different manufacturers use different measurement standards to specify color gamut. Such as — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 etc.
For example, the color gamut of this Monitor is specified using DCI P3.
But don't worry, below is a chart that you can use to choose a Monitor with good color accuracy.
Now, after color gamut, the static contrast of a monitor also impacts its picture quality.
What is Static Contrast ratio ?
The static contrast ratio of a Display corresponds to its Black levels. A Display with low static contrast ratio (<1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Apart from this, such displays are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds such as this:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
This will impact your experience considerably, especially in a dark room.
Think of static contrast as another dimension to details — just like resolution. To put it into perspective, a Display with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, so lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD Display with high contrast ratio over a 4K Display with low contrast ratio.
This Display is rated with a static contrast ratio of 1000 : 1 — good enough for a display in this range.
HDR is also supported on this Monitor in form of DisplayHDR 600.
Coming to brightness, it is capable of producing a peak luminance of 450 nits. The backlight of this Monitor is powered by W-LED technology.
Now if you want a display primarily for gaming, make sure to get a Monitor that features the lowest input lag and response times.
The input lag on this Monitor is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. As a gamer, you will love this Monitor.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the amount of time at which your 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 Display that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, coming to ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the Monitor, you can make use of 100 x 100 mm VESA mount (to be purchased separately). It also features tilt, swivel and pivot support.
The horizontal and vertical measurements of the this Display are 23.98 inches and 16.61 inches ( adjustable upto 5.12 inches ) respectively. In terms of thickness, it is just 1.81 inches thick. It weighs 4.67 kilograms, another 1.43 kgs including its stand. So plan your desk space accordingly.
For display connectivity, there are two HDMI 2.1 ports and two DisplayPort 1.4 ports on this monitor.
USB ports include 1x USB (Type-B; upstream) and 4x USB 3.2 (Type-A; downstream).
Speaking of power consumption, this monitor uses 88.8 Watts on average and 0.5 Watts on standby.
Both 110V and 220V lines are supported on this unit.