The Philips Evnia gaming monitor brand made its debut in Paris this week where TFTCentral attended and reported on the launch of three new models. All three displays are planned to arrive in mid-January 2023 with UK and US pricing to follow. The Evnia brand comprises of 3 tiers: 8000 (best), 7000 (better), and 5000 (good). Philips explains its rationale in choosing the name Evnia as it represents a well-disposed or wise spirit and the brand aims to be supportive of players of any age, gender, or skill level.
Evnia (Greek: Εύνοια) stands for eu (good) + nous (spirit) and literally means “well-disposed” and “wise spirit”.
The word Evnia is used to show interest, wanting to support someone or something. It is often used in connection with luck.
Everyone is a player.
Evnia lives up to its name and promotes the joy of gaming for everyone.
Philips previously did a softlaunch for Evnia with the announcement of its Evnia 34M2C7600MV 34″ curved gaming monitor which is set to arrive in December for €2069 Euro. That 21:9, 3440×1440, 1500R curved display takes a VA panel to its limits using mini-leds with 1,152 dimming zones, capable of HDR1400, and a refresh rate of 165 Hz. The follow up, which looks identical, is the 34M2C8600 which will go for €1849 Euro. This time around the display will use a QD-OLED panel similar to the one found in the Dell Alienware AW3423DW. The 34M2C8600 will have a 175 Hz refresh rate, 10-bit color depth, VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black certification, and 0.1ms G2G response time. Other features include a 1800R curvature and a wide color gamut of ~99% DCI-P3, DP 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 ports, along with 1 x USB type C that supports DP Alt mode and 90W PD, along a USB hub comprising 4x USB ports and headphone jack.
Next up is the 42M2N8900. It uses the same 42″ 4K OLED panel as the LG 42C2 and Asus ROG Swift PG42UQ. Similar to the Asus version the panel has been overclocked to 138 Hz from 120 Hz and includes a DP 1.4 port. However Philips has paired a USB type C port (similar to the 34M2C8600) that supports DP alt mode and 90W PD along with a similar USB hub and headphone jack. The 42M2N8900 will launch at a price of €1959 Euro. Stands for both the 34M2C8600 and 42M2N8900 feature height, tilt, and swivel adjustability.
Lastly is the 27M2C5500W. While not truly what some would consider a budget display at €579 Euro, it is a bit more affordable than the OLED line. This 27″ VA panel features a 1000R curvature, 1440p resolution at 240 Hz. Ports include DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and a USB hub.