The Philips 27M1N5200PA is a 27 inch Full HD Monitor from Philips, launched in the year 2022. It features a True 8-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte (3H) finish. It can display a max resolution of 1920 x 1080 @ 240 Hz with a pixel density of 81 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important spec to look for in a Display is its Color Reproduction Accuracy (defined by its color gamut specification).
The Philips 27M1N5200PA features 110% sRGB color gamut coverage. The color accuracy on this monitor should be Lifelike! Thus, this display will also be useful for professional photographers who are into photo editing and color grading business.
Understanding Color Gamut
Color gamut specification of a Monitor is a measure of the range of colors that the monitor can show.
A panel with poor color reproduction will produce undersaturated/washed out colors that will not be pretty to look at.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 to name a few. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
For example, the color gamut of this Monitor is specified using sRGB.
But don't worry, here is a chart that you can use to choose a Monitor with good color accuracy.
Next in the list of important specifications that will impact your experience is Static Contrast.
Understanding the static contrast specification
A display with high enough static contrast ratio will produce deep blacks while a display with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that might look dusty as shown below.
As you can imagine, this will affect your experience considerably.
Think of static contrast as another dimension to details — just like resolution. To put it into perspective, a Display with low contrast ratio will produce less shades of colors, so 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 comes with a static contrast ratio of 1000 : 1 — good enough for a display in this range.
As for brightness, it can go as bright as 400 nits. The panel of this Monitor is powered by W-LED backlight technology.
If you are going to use this display primarily for gaming, you should get a Monitor with lowest input lag and response times.
The input lag on the Philips 27M1N5200PA is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. So its a go-to Display if you are interested in gaming.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the amount of time at which your device inputs changes the content of the screen. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
Although for better experience, look for a Display that features an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The Monitor extends upto 16.5 inches (adjustable +5.12 inches) vertically and 24.17 inches horizontally.
It is just 1.69 inches thick.
Overall it weighs 4.92 Kgs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 3.52 Kgs. So plan your desk space accordingly.
Now, coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 100 x 100 mm is provided for wall-mounting. It also comes with tilt, swivel and pivot support.
For display connectivity, there are two HDMI 2.0 ports and one DisplayPort 1.4 port on this monitor.
To connect USB devices, you have — 1x USB (Type-B; upstream) and 4x USB 3.2 (Type-A; downstream).
The monitor also packaged with 2 x 5W built-in speakers.
In terms of power usage, on average, this monitor consumes 32.8W. On standby, it uses 0.5 W.
Both 110V and 220V outlets are supported on this unit.