The Philips Momentum 8000 is a Super Color-Accurate 4K OLED Monitor

Philips Momentum 8000

Philips has announced the Momentum 8000 27E1N8900, a 27-inch 4K OLED monitor that promises extremely color-accurate performance.

Philips says that the Momentum 8000 delivers incredible color accuracy and a high contrast ratio (theoretically 1,000,000:1) with a 99.7% minimum DCI-P3 color space coverage and 0.1 ms G2G (Grey to Grey) response time. It doesn’t stop there, however: the company claims the screen can achieve up to 99.6% Adobe RGB, 119% NTSC, and 150% sRGB relative coverage which provides extremely wide color accuracy across a range of possible use cases. It even includes a 10-bit color depth mode and the company promises the display features a Delta E of less than one.

The DisplayHDR True Black 400 certified monitor also comes loaded with ports and boasts two HDMI 2.0 (unfortunately not HDMI 2.1), one DisplayPort 1.4, one USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C with power delivery up to 90W, one USB type-B, and four USB 3.2 Type-A (downstream with two fast charge B.C 1.2). The display also features a headphone jack and can support MultiView with PbP and KVM switches.

With this flexible power management, Philips says it is possible to charge a compatible device while plugged into the monitor directly. The company also claims it is possible to watch high-resolution video and transfer data at a high speed while powering up and recharging compatible devices at the same time.

The screen measures an actual 26.9-inches and offers a 250 nits peak brightness in standard dynamic range (SDR) with 178/178 viewing angles.

Philips clearly is aiming this display at creative professionals and as such, while the display is likely to be incredibly accurate, it probably won’t be great for gaming.

Philips says that while SDR peak brightness caps at 250 nits, the screen can get as bright as 540 nits peak brightness for HDR content. That brightness along with per-pixel level dimming thanks to the OLED panel means users can expect next to no blooming or halos that are common on other LCD displays and can even occur on Mini LED monitors despite their large number of local dimming zones.

The Philips 27E1N8900 will be available in Asian markets as well as the United States “soon” for $1,060. At the time of publication, Philips did not indicate it had any plans to launch the display in the United Kingdom or Europe.