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Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W review: a 2K monitor with a high refresh rate

In this review we will talk about the Philip Evnia 27M2C5500W, a high refresh rate 2K monitor with a good quality / price ratio

The world of PC monitors has evolved rapidly in recent years, offering a wide range of options for gamers and professionals looking for a high quality viewing experience. One of the more recent developments in this field are high refresh rate 2K monitors, which offer higher resolution than classica Full HD and an update rate higher than 60Hz. In this review we will talk about the Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W, a monitor 2k of the Dutch multinational with a refresh rate of ben 240 Hz.

Unboxing and Editing | Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W review

The box is certainly well cared for and the monitor inside is extremely protected. Decidedly appreciated the idea of ​​making all the packaging most recyclable possible. No bright colors, no led or di images hard gaming, only the essential. Inside the package we find the monitor, the stand, the power supply and all the necessary manuals. A cable is also included HDMI. The out-of-the-box monitor looks very good, decidedly light, with a marked curvature. Also appreciated the idea of ​​disconnecting from classic white in Evnia style in favor of a dark gray that looks really good.

Il montage It’s really very fast, it does not require any specific skills or tools. There base it is installed with a simple screwdriver and fits into the monitor. For reasons of space, this time too, however, I opted for wall mounting via the very convenient VESA mount which allows for save essential space on the desk and orient the monitor in the best possible way.

Technical features

Let’s do one right away roundup of what they seem to be technical features most important for a monitor of this range.

  • Panel type: VA LCD
  • Tipologia backlight: W-LED system
  • Size: 27inch / 68.5cm
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Response time (typical): 1 ms (Grey to Grey)
  • MPRT: 0.5 ms
  • Brightness: 400
  • Contrast: 3000:1
  • Colori display: 16.7 M (8 bit)
  • Refresh rate delle uscite HDMI: 30 – 230 kHz (H)/48 – 144 Hz (V), DP: 30 – 255 kHz (H)/48 – 240 Hz (V).
  • AMD FreeSync: Premium Pro
  • HDR: DisplayHDR 400 certified
  • Gamma colori: NTSC 98.5%, sRGB 119%

As regards the connectivity, here are all the ports available:

  • 3.5mm Audio Out
  • HDMI 2.0 x 2
  • DisplayPort 1.4 x 2
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 / 5 Gbps
  • USB-B upstream x 1
  • USB-A downstream x 4

User Experience | Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W review

As soon as it was turned on, the tests began immediately. First of all that concerns the user experience dell’OSD. Reachable only through the joystick located on the rear right side of the monitor. The available settings I am really very many; many presets completely different combined with many possible more specific configurations. However, we have found a certain slowness in the OSD response which made the initial setup work a bit cumbersome.

After adjusting the monitor thanks to a precise calibration that we will analyze in detail in the next paragraph, we had some fun with some games. The curvature of 1000R on screen from 27 inches offers an experience immersive e engaging. The panel has an adequate color gamut, and the blacks are deep and rich. When HDR is turned on during games like Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy o Returnal, the image is very detailed and rich in nuances. The details about darker edges are sharp and the dynamic range allows i games Of shine al massimo. No blurring of details is noticeable.

Inexplicable, from our point of view, some choices made by Philip it concerns this monitor. First of all that of creating a dedicated software (SmartControl, downloadable from the official site) absolutely insufficient for panel management. Every configuration, adjustment and setting must necessarily be done via OSD. There is therefore no possibility to personalize it visualization in base al displayed content. Second inexplicable choice is to not allow the user to customize the RGB profile individually in a manual way. The latter choice is perhaps slightly absorbed by the great choice among many preset profiles. However, they seem to us to be choices that clash quite a bit with the quality of the panel and with the position in the market.

Calibration | Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W review

Unlike many of the monitors we’ve also recently tested, this one seemed slightly more difficult to us configure e calibration to the best. Attention, not that the panel out-of-the-box is unusable, far from it, but to truly appreciate the color range of the monitor it is necessary more than a few adjustments. Surely the insufficient software and the impossibility to adjust the three RGB channels has influenced the difficulty.

The 27M2C5500w monitor is able to cover the most sRGB colors and other ranges, although it is not exceptional compared to other products on the market. However, for one panel VA QHD curved, is more than enough for office work and gaming. At first, we noticed a lack of vibrancy in the colors in some scenarios, but later figured out that the problem lay in numerous options Of configuration, which required an accurate calibration for each default mode. Once configured correctly, the monitor is perfect for a variety of tasks, such as FPS games, racing, daily surfing and more. However, it’s a pity that getting a comfortable picture requires navigating the monitor configuration settings every time.

Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W review: a 2K monitor with a high refresh rate

This is the result after calibration done with X-Rite i1 Display Pro. Below we would like to show you some tests carried out respectively on white, gray e dark gray of the sectorised monitor luminance.

As a last test, after calibration, we show you the DeltaE test (white)

Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W review: a 2K monitor with a high refresh rate

Another thing we want to mention is that the out-of-the-box panel comes with a configuration of the tempo Of answer absolutely unsuitable in case of gaming use. From the OSD panel, the setting must be set to “Game Mode” in the “SaveSmart” item “The fastest”.

Some benchmarks

As per tradition, we want to give you some parameter Of reference that our colorimeter has recommended to obtain the maximum performance of the monitor. Here are some settings to take inspiration from standard mode:

  • Brightness: 9
  • Contrast: 50
  • Gamma: 2.2
  • Sharpness: 50
  • sRGB: on
  • Temperature: 6500K

Conclusions and prices | Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W review

Evnia 27M2C5500W it is certainly a powerful monitor. Suitable for all gamers who want to go beyond the canonical 144 Hz and break through the wall of 200. The quality of the panel is absolutely beyond dispute. Some choices certainly made us turn up our noses and we are convinced that Philip will correct the shot with the new monitors coming out.

Philips Evnia 27M2C5500W review: a 2K monitor with a high refresh rate

Surely it is a monitor from recommend to those looking for a high-end product even if with some compromise. The price is certainly not low, around €500, perhaps slightly above the average for products of equal quality. Overall a good monitor although definitely improvable. What do you think about it? Let us know with a comment below and continue reading to stay updated on the latest news and more.


Plus points

  • Resolution and refresh rate
  • Color range
  • Deep blacks
  • Design

Points against

  • Not enough dedicated software
  • Inability to change RGB
  • Prezzo
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