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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  • Elfear - Monday, November 18, 2019 - link

    38.5" and 1080p. My eyes!!
  • Operandi - Monday, November 18, 2019 - link

    Nice, how many inches per pixel is that?
  • ingwe - Monday, November 18, 2019 - link

    This made me laugh more than it should have. 1080p on that size really makes no sense though. And if you are seated far away enough to not care, why would you spend extra for a curved monitor?
  • Zhentar - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    "extra for a curved monitor"? You say that like you can buy a 1920x1080 38" monitor that's not curved! Or at all...

    I am honestly super interested in this for being a monitor that's more than 32" and not 4K. Not for me, mind you, I'm not an animal. But my husband is. And he's been wanting something bigger than his 32" TV (with 4:2:2 color, :barf: ). The Sims 4 patch this week allegedly added proper 4K support, so I might not *need* 1080p but it could still be a good risk mitigation.
  • DigitalFreak - Monday, November 18, 2019 - link

    57. It's in the chart.
  • chrnochime - Monday, November 18, 2019 - link

    That's 57 pixels/inch. He's asking inches/pixel, so 1/57th of an inch per pixel.
  • yetanotherhuman - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    My thoughts exactly. Those are some huge ass pixels.
  • JanW1 - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    If only this was 1440p I'd actually buy it. The pixel density of 27" 1080p is actually fine for me. Why oh why is there no 1440p panel with a ~80ppi pixel density?
  • crimsonson - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    The size is not a poor choice. Large 1080p TVs existed since the early 2000s. The curve portion is the dumb part. 1080 resolution at 38.5" is fine if you assume a certain viewing distance. But then you negate that viewing distance by adding a curve panel which only benefits the viewer at close proximity to the monitor, thus compromising the resolution to viewing distance ratio. If it was flat and cheap, it would have been fine. But 1080, large screen and curve panel is a combination that does not make any sense.
  • techguymaxc - Monday, November 18, 2019 - link

    1080p and 250 nits - what happened, did a bunch of 10 year-old backstock fall under a roller and come out curved so they decided to sell it as a "gaming monitor"?

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