Philips 27M1N5200PA 240Hz Gaming Monitor Review
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
A Closer Look
There’s no doubt about it, this is one truly gorgeous-looking monitor. It features a muted panel that’s designed to diffuse bright reflections, so it’ll be easier to focus on the action on screen. Plus, it has slim bezels on all four sides, but especially so on the sides and top, making the picture the main focus; of course, that’s also good for multi-monitor setups too.
The branding is minimal, just a humble Philips logo in the middle, but it’s nicely done overall. Plus, the stand looks awesome, providing a stable platform thanks to its weighted design, while also looking like a mixture of Klingon Bat’leth and something Batman would throw.
The stand has some great ergonomic features too, firstly, the monitor is light and well balanced, so I can adjust the angle and the height with just one finger! Plus, if you give it a spin, you can pop it in portrait mode, making it a very practical monitor overall.
It’s good a good degree of height adjustment, left to right angle and tilt too, so you’ll always find that perfect angle.
The back panel looks super tidy too. For a 240Hz monitor a few years back, this would have been much thicker and had ventilation all over it. This is slim, clean and very tidy though. However, the monitor uses an external power brick, which obviously has helped a lot in that regard.
The stand is removable, and it has a VESA 100 mount beneath it. Here you can see there are two HDMI, a single DisplayPort, and a competent USB hub too should you need it.