Philips has announced the new 43-inch Philips Momentum 436M6 monitor. What makes this 4K monitor stand out is that it is the first PC monitor in the world to receive a DisplayHDR 1000 certification.
The DisplayHDR 1000 is a display certification given by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). It is the highest certification standard that is bestowed on screens that can display HDR content at up to 1000 nits of brightness. This will put the Philips Momentum monitor in the same ballpark to some high-end TVs. However, according to Phillips, the monitor will not always run on its peak 1000 nits brightness, instead, it will sit around 720 nits for normal use.
Other specs include 4000:1 contrast ratio, local dimming, 8-bit colours, quantum dot tech, and it uses an MVA panel to provide better contrast and deeper black level. Philips lists the refresh rate for the monitor at around 23-80Hz, or 60Hz while running in 4K resolution. The monitor has Philip’s Adaptive Sync Technology which means that it will work with AMD’s FreeSync technology.
Connectivity-wise, the Philips Momentum 436M6 monitor comes with two USB 3.0 ports, a single port for USB-C 3.1, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, and Mini DisplayPort 1.2. The monitor is also equipped with Philips’ Ambiglow tech that can feature light effects around the edges of the monitor based on the colour displayed on the screen. A couple of 7W speakers are present on the monitor as well.
Being a high-end monitor, the Philips Momentum 436M6 will not come cheap. It is priced at $999.99 which is equivalent to RM 4000. Expect the monitor to arrive sometime in June.