Remember that awe-inspiring 4K monitor from Philips – the one with Ambiglow and that earned the world’s first HDR 1000 monitor certification? It’s up for grabs as we speak in multiple markets, and pricing is somewhat lower than predicted – a rare, momentous occasion (see that?). The Momentum 436M6VBPAB monitor packs an 8 bit + FRC 43″ MVA panel affair that supports 4K resolution, features true Display HDR with 1000 maximum nits brightness, and also features AMD’s FreeSync specification up to 80 Hz (overclocked) from its 60 Hz base frequency (minimum refresh rate is unknown, as is unclear whether it supports LFC). Additionally, the monitor features Quantum Dot technology to increase its color range (97.6% of the DCI-P3 color gamut as well as 100% of the sRGB color range)
What’s more impressive though, is that Philips’ Momentum monitor doesn’t seem to be using local dimming to achieve its 1000 nits flash maximum brightness (required for HDR 1000 certification, with a baseline full-screen 600 nits for continuous content). Instead, Philips is apparently employing a 32-zone edge-lit solution. This is without a doubt one of the reasons this panel manages to undercut NVIDIA’s 144 Hz, 4K panels, which use a 384-zone local dimming panel (besides the added G-Sync module royalties, of course). The Philips Momentum is available mostly through Amazon, and carries a €799 MSRP, which translates to around $1000 in the US.
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