Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 review

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Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 OLED Monitor Review

A 21:9 OLED monitor that shines (with an Ambilight)

OLED monitors are becoming more and more available and popular these days. The last one we looked at was the 42” (16:9) KTC G42P5. Today, we will review the Philips Evnia 34M2C8600, the 34” WQHD display from a well-known and popular company. What not all know – it’s a brand of TPV Technology Limited, exactly under TP Vision rules. Besides many other brands, there’s also AOC International (from which we had a chance to look at an ultrawide CU34G2X model).CU34G2X model.


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But getting back to the Philips Evnia 34M2C8600, it is designed primarily for gamers (but it should work for video and web usage as 34” is quite commonly seen in the market and is rather popular). 

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The design is quite elegant, with a white-metal backside. With a 34-inch diagonal in 21:9 format, the Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 can be considered a rather big, but not huge, monitor. It’s based on the Samsung-source QD-OLED panel.
But what this monitor has to offer?

• 3440x1440 resolution
• Anti-reflection, 2H screen coating
• 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
• 10Bit color support
• Color gamut (typical): NTSC 121.3%*, sRGB 148.8%*, Adobe RGB 97.8%*
• Color gamut (min): DCI-P3: 99.3%
• 175 Hz refresh rate using the DP/USB-C (FreeSync Premium and G-Sync Compatible),
• 0.03 ms response time (GTG)
• 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DP 1.4, 1x USB-C (DP Alt mode, Video, Data and Power Delivery),
USB 3.2 Gen 1 / 5 Gbps, USB-B upstream x 1, USB-A downstream x 4 (with 1 for fast charge B.C 1.2)
• USB Type-C PD version 3.0 - USB-C up to 90 W (5 V/3 A, 7 V/3 A, 9 V/3 A, 10 V/3 A, 12 V/3 A, 15 V/3 A, 20 V/4.5 A)
• KVM support
• 2 x 5 W built-in speakers, DTS

The Evnia 34M2C8600 is a high-end monitor. This is evidenced by the unusual stand, the strikingly shaped casing, and the advanced Ambiglow backlighting. Without a doubt, there is a lot to admire. It is a pity, however, that the tested model is not available in a darker color version. The manufacturer probably wanted to differentiate the Evnia series from the Momentum series monitors, which are characterized by black and graphite colors. 
The Evnia 34M2C8600 features a curvature of 1800R or 1,800mm—the circle radius formed by a hypothetical ring of monitors placed edge to edge. The lower that number, the tighter the curve. Aggressively curved 1000R displays are said best to mimic the field of view of the human eye but tend to be thick and heavy, especially at sizes under 40 inches. 

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The OLED promises great contrasts and colors; for gamers, it has 175 Hz and fast response times on board and has a resolution of 3,440 x 1,440 pixels. As for brightness – it’s SDR: 250 (APL 100%) nit, HDR: 450 (APL 10%) nit, and HDR E/P: 1000 (APL 3%).  It can be seen for 799.99 USD, which sounds reasonable.

Screen Size & Aspect Ratio

34 “, 21:9

Panel Curvature

1800R

Max Resolution & Refresh, response time


HDMI: 3440 x 1440 @ 100 Hz, DP/USB-C: 3440 x 1440 @ 175 Hz

FreeSync/G-Sync

AMD FreeSync Premium, G-Sync, Up to 175 Hz

Native Colour Depth / 

Gamut/ Viewing angles

1.07Billon Colors (10bit)/ NTSC 121.3%*, sRGB 148.8%*, Adobe RGB 97.8%*, DCI-P3: 99.3%

H:178º, V:178º (CR≥10)

Contrast

1,000,000:1 (Typ.)

Brightness


SDR: 250 (APL 100%) nit, HDR: 450 (APL 10%) nit, HDR E/P: 1000 (APL 3%)

Video Inputs

HDMI 2.1 × 0, DP 1.4 × 1

Audio

2*5W

USB

USB 3.0 (upstream) × 1, USB 3.0 (downstream) × 4

Panel Dimensions

With base: 813 x 553 x 295 mm

Without base: 813 x 367 x 135 mm

Weight w/base and w/o base

8.7 kg | 6.8 kg

Warranty

Three years

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