Sony INZONE M3 PC Gaming Monitor with Full HD IPS 1ms GtG, 240 Hz refresh rate Launched
Sony has long been a leader in the consumer electronics industry, but the company has been conspicuously absent from the mainstream monitor market for years.
One of the two newcomers is the Sony INZONE M3 (SDM-F27M30). The 240Hz Full HD experience is the primary focus of this model, which also supports 120Hz plus VRR for consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The monitor’s tripod-shaped stand, made of black and white matte plastics, is a trademark design element.
The top and side bezels are two-tiered, consisting of a thin panel border that is flush with the rest of the screen, and a thinner, harder plastic outer section.
To operate the display settings (On Screen Display), a joystick is located behind the unit, off to the right as seen from the front.
The monitor features a 27-inch, 1920 x 1080 (1080p) IPS display with a 240Hz refresh rate and Adaptive-Sync compatibility.
The 48-240Hz VRR range and LFC are expected along with support for Nvidia’s ‘G-SYNC Compatible’ and AMD’s FreeSync.
In addition, the display has a matte anti-glare surface, a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, wide viewing angles (178 degrees on both sides), and 10-bit color capability, most likely using 8-bit Plus FRC dithering.
The flicker-free WLED backlight has a maximum typical brightness of 400 cd/m2 and covers 99% of the sRGB color gamut.
There’s a calming Low Blue Light (LBL) option for when you want to watch something without straining your eyes. The monitor’s VESA DisplayHDR 400 support for HDR10 content is minimal.
This enables the use of 10-bit color processing in conjunction with moderate brightness without the need for a sufficiently wide gamut or exceptionally high luminance in accordance with HDR standards.
Equally unnecessary is the use of local dimming to improve contrast. The HLG HDR format is also supported by the screen.
The PS5’s “Auto HDR Tone Mapping” feature optimizes HDR settings, and the console’s “Auto Genre Picture Mode” feature may toggle between “Cinema Mode” for movies and “Game 1” for gaming with the press of a button.
Adjustable in height and tilt, the stand is provided (70mm or 2.76 inches).
It snaps into place and can be removed quickly, exposing 100 x 100mm VESA holes for flexible placement.
DC power input (external ‘power brick’), DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.1 ports, USB-C (20W PD assumed, DisplayPort Alt Mode, upstream data), three USB 3.0 ports (including upstream), and a 3.5mm headphone socket are all located at the bottom of the device.
Two 2-watt speakers are built in, and keyboard, video, mouse (KVM) capabilities is there so you may easily switch between two computers’ input and output signals.
On the manufacturer’s website, you may get more information about the product. The price of the monitor will be approximately $530 USD and will be available by the end of 2022.