Sony knows that there is a large market of users who are willing to spend a lot of money to get a monitor with great features to play. For this reason, the Japanese have just launched their new range of INZONE monitors. In this article we will talk about these new products and their closest competition.
What do INZONE monitors offer?
INZONE is the new brand you just submitted Sony to market high-end gaming monitors. The Japanese have introduced two models under this new brand:
Sony INZONE M9
It is the most advanced model. It is a monitor 27 inches with 4K resolution and a refresh rate of 144Hz. The technology used for the panel is IPS, with Full Array LED lighting and 96 dimming zones (its main attraction and differentiation). When it comes to color accuracy, Sony claims the panel covers the 95% of the spectrum DCI-P3.
The monitor has a response time of only a millisecond. In addition, Sony claims that the screen has a maximum brightness of 600 nitsbecause it has a certificate HDR600. It will be sold at a price of €1,099.
Sony INZONE M3
The other monitor presented by the Japanese firm is the M3. It is a device with a panel IPS LED with Full HD resolution. In this case, it is capable of blinking at 240Hz. As for color, the monitor covers 99% of the sRGB space.
The M3 is the same size as its big brother, while keeping its response time in 1ms. Of course, its maximum brightness falls to 400 nits, as well as its price. it will cost a few 529 dollars, although its price is not yet confirmed.
What alternatives exist to these monitors?
There are dozens of monitors that could easily compete with the new INZONE M3. Nevertheless, Sony has set the bar very high with the M9, Well, it offers very good specifications if we take into account the price that they have announced. These are some of the monitors that we already have on the market and that will compete face to face with the new INZONE M9:
ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q
This huge screen 43 inches It slightly exceeds the price of the new Inzone M9. Their panel it is VA type, compared to the LED IPS of the Sony team, its maximum refresh rate is 120Hz, and the response time goes to 4 milliseconds. Regarding brightness, this monitor also has a DisplayHDR600 certificate.
This screen with LG Nano IPS technology matches the new Sony screens in several points. Same response rate, same refresh rate and same resolution. It also has a certificate DisplayHDR 600 and an accuracy of 98% of the DCI-P3 spectrum. Its only big drawback is that it does not have HDMI 2.1, so we will only be able to take advantage of its capabilities through the DisplayPort connection.
This other monitor has the same problem as the LG. It doesn’t have HDMI 2.1, so you’re not going to be able to get the most out of it with the PS5 or Xbox Series X. It’s still an interesting monitor, though. It has a diagonal of 28 inches4K resolution and IPS panel with a response time of 2 milliseconds and 144 Hz.
Acer Predator X38
Although HDR is not the strong point of this monitor (it only supports HDR400), this is a product that is also worth mentioning. 37 inchespanel IPS and response time of one millisecond. It flashes at 144 Hz, but can be overclocked to 175 Hz.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9
We end with one of the craziest monitors Samsung currently has. The Odyssey Neo G9 is an impressive curved panel with VA technology and a refresh rate of 240 Hz. Its response time is identical to that of the new Sony, that is, one millisecond. Its aspect ratio is 32:9 and its resolution is 5,120 by 1,440 pixels.
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