This article is sponsored by Philips.
In comparison to regular monitors, curved monitors provide you with extra horizontal screen real estate. This allows you to open multiple windows side-by-side for greater productivity, or lose yourself in gaming by seeing more of the virtual world all at once.
Philips has combined ultrawide monitors with functionality to provide you with impressive monitors with serious gaming credentials. The monitors in this line come with many features to enhance visual performance and your gaming experience. Here are some of our favourites.
1000R Curvature to Immerse Yourself
These Philips ultrawide monitors have a 1000R curvature, which is the current maximum on the market. You really feel like you’re in the center of action, as the monitor curves around your field of vision to give you a wider view.
The monitors have a refresh rate of up to 165Hz. This, combined with high pixel resolution, delivers a buttery smooth gameplay experience to the user. The monitors also come with AMD FreeSync™ Premium which prevents stuttering and provides low framerate compensation.
The monitors have a low input lag of only 1ms motion picture response time, which reduces motion blur and smearing for crisp visuals. These features combined make for a more responsive feel during fast-paced gameplay. Perfect for those who game competitively.
Multiple Input Ports
The monitors come with multiple HDMI ports and DisplayPorts which is super handy. With multiple input ports, you don’t have to worry about unplugging and replugging the display cable everytime you want to switch consoles/PCs. Stay connected to different consoles all the time. Super convenient!
The monitors come with SmartImage HDR for vivid and striking visuals. You can choose between different modes depending on the content you’re viewing. HDR Game mode is optimised for gaming with deeper blacks and brighter highlights which make it easier for you to spot campers hiding in the shadows. HDR Movie mode has better contrast for more realism and details. HDR Photo mode is perfect for creatives who require enhanced colour representation.
These ultrawide monitors are available in different sizes and specs to suit your needs. If you’re having trouble deciding which one is right for you, here’s a comparison!
|345M2CRZ 34”||325M2CRZ 31.5”|
|Price||S$799, available on Shopee and Lazada||S$629, available on Shopee and Lazada|
|Size||34 inch / 86.36 cm||31.5 inch / 80 cm|
|Resolution||3440 x 1440 @ 100 Hz (HDMI)|
3440 x 1440 @ 165 Hz (DP)
|2560 x 1440 @ 144 Hz (HDMI)|
2560 x 1440 @ 165 Hz (DP)
|Ports||HDMI 2.0 x 2, DisplayPort x 2, Audio Out x 1||HDMI 2.0 x 2, DisplayPort x 1, Audio Out x 1|
|Built In Speaker||No||Yes|
Our pick is the 345M2CRZ for its wider aspect ratio and extra screen real estate. This 34” Ultrawide QHD monitor performed amazingly when we gamed on it. Its wide field of view and curvature gave us a truly immersive gaming experience. Also, its multiple ports were convenient for our multi-use PC and console set-up.
If you have less desk space, you may want to consider the smaller 325M2CRZ. This 31.5” monitor has all the bells and whistles of its counterpart, just in a smaller package. You can also enjoy its built-in stereo speakers during use.
All in all, these ultrawide monitors from Philips are sure to elevate your gaming set-up. Their practical features combined with their immersive design make these monitors a great choice for every gamer out there.