Philips has quietly unveiled its new Momentum 392M7C curved monitor, which is aimed at gamers who are after an entry-level large screen display with high refresh rates and variable refresh support. The huge display with a 3000R curvature promises to provide a cinema-like immersion, though its Full-HD resolution and a relatively low pixel density will have an impact on the experience.

Under the hood, the Philips Momentum 392M7C is built from a 38.5-inch VA with a 1920x1080 resolution. The display features a maximum brightness of 250 nits, a 5000:1 contrast ratio, a 3000R curvature, a 1 ms MPRT response time, and a 144 Hz maximum refresh rate with VESA’s Adaptive-Sync variable refresh rate technology on top (e.g. FreeSync). The monitor can display 16.7 million colors and covers 105.48% of the sRGB and 94.11% of the NTSC color gamuts, which is in line with other inexpensive mainstream LCDs.

Besides its size and a high refresh rate, the main peculiarity of the Momentum 392M7C is its Full-HD resolution and a pixel density of 57 PPI, the latter of which is quite low by today’s standards. For gaming and video playback, pixel density is not often crucial – especially when many video sources are 1080p – but for typical productivity applications a 38.5-inch Full-HD screen with a 57 PPI pixel density does not seem like an optimal combination. Meanwhile, the LCD supports Philips’ SmartImage presets for various game genres (FPS, RTS, Racing, custom) to provide optimal experience.

As for connectivity, the Momentum 392M7C has one DisplayPort input, two HDMI inputs, and one D-Sub input to maintain compatibility both with new and legacy PCs. Furthermore, the monitor has a headphone output. As for the stand, only the tilt is adjustable, which is typical for large entry-level monitors.

Philips Momentum 392M7C
  General Specifications
Panel 38.5" VA with non-glare coating
Native Resolution 1920 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate 144 Hz
Dynamic Refresh Rate VESA Adaptive-Sync
Response Time 1 ms MPRT
Brightness 250 cd/m²
Contrast 5000:1
Curvature 3000R
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Color Gamut 105.48% sRGB
94.11 NTSC
Pixel Pitch 0.445×0.445 mm
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort
1 × D-Sub
2 × HDMI
Audio 3.5-mm headphone jack
Stand Tilt: -5°/10°
Power Consumption Standby 0.5 W
Maximum 46.4 W
Additional Information Link
Price ?

The Philips Momentum 392M7C is set to hit the market shortly. Though as we sometimes see with other entry-level monitors, it probably won't be available worldwide.

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Source: Philips (via TFTCentral)

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  • AshlayW - Monday, November 18, 2019 - link

    Anything over 24"~ is too big for 1920x1080 for a PC monitor in my opinion. 38" at 1080p is really, really bad. This would be OK if you sat 5-6 feet from your desk and used a controller, but for M+KB gaming no thanks. 32"+ needs 4K.

    =< 24" = 1080p
    > 24" and =< 30" = 1440p
    > 30" = 4K

    That is my rule when I look for a monitor essentially.
  • yetanotherhuman - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    57 PPI on a desktop monitor is seriously bad.
    My 75" TV actually has slightly better pixel density than this.
    This is basically unusable, and I really don't mean that in a stuck-up manner.
  • Tams80 - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    If you think of it as a small gaming TV/living room monitor, then it makes sense as you won't be sat too close to it.
    As a normal monitor though...
  • Atari2600 - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    If they did this exact monitor in 4K (38" curved 16:9) I'd be ***extremely*** interested.

    Alas they aren't. :-(

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