Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV is one of the brave new miniLED monitors. On paper, this thing is very powerful, with a peak brightness of 1,400 nits. We haven’t seen a miniLED monitor that didn’t have serious problems, though. Can Philips figure out how to get the miniLED backlight to work perfectly. For the money, you’d hope so. This thing is worth the list price of $1,800. When it comes to money, at least the basic shape is right. One of our favorites is still a 34-inch ultrawide screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a gentle but immersive 1500R curve.
Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV: Description
And the resolution of 3,440 by 1,440 pixels is also a great balance between clear images and good frame rates. You could argue that the 110 DPI pixel density is not as good as, say, a 27-inch or 32-inch 4K monitor. But when it comes to frame rates, these higher resolutions are hard on your GPU. Anyway, the miniLED backlight is the thing that makes the Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV stand out. Not only does it have 1,152 local dimming zones for what should be pretty accurate lighting control, but it also has a built-in. It’s also good for that HDR peak performance of 1,400 nits.
In fact, the number 720 nits that Philips gives for this screen’s SDR brightness is even more shocking. We have never seen a screen’s SDR mode be that bright. All of this is interesting because it is based on a VA panel instead of IPS screen technology. VA tech has much better contrast in and of itself than IPS. But the contrast should be taken care of by the miniLED backlight, and IPS tends to be a bit faster.
Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV: Pros and Cons
- The miniLED backlight is very bright.
- Excellent inherent panel contrast
- Good connections, such as USB-C
- The algorithm for local dimming is a mess.
- Calibration of colors needs work.
- Pixel response is middling
|Resolution||3,440 x 1,440|
|Brightness||1,400 nits peak HDR, 720 nits SDR|
|Viewing angle||178° H&V|
|Official link||Visit Website|
Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV: Design
The Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV has a sleek design that would be at home in a design studio or a game room. The monitor’s body is white with silver accents, which makes it stand out more than a black one. The display has no borders on three sides, but like any other monitor, it still has borders on the inside. The Ambiglow lighting that goes around the back of this monitor is one of its best features. They can be used as bias lights or static accent lights, but they can also move in time with the colors that are most important on the screen.
Doing that creates a sense of immersion and gives you more things to look at. Since this model has an ultrawide display, it is likely to be bigger than most computer screens we usually see. It needs almost 32 inches of width and a foot of depth from your desk, so it can be hard to put it in the right place if you don’t have much room. It weighs 22.81 pounds, which is a lot, so make sure to carry it with both hands.
The test sample’s build quality is excellent and on par with the other high-end monitors we’ve looked at. The plastics and metals used are thick and strong, and none of the parts had any flaws that could be seen. The stand that comes with it is solid and stable, so the screen won’t sag or move around on its own.
Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV: Features
The monitor has a unique and “clean-looking” design, with a “penguin foot” stand base that looks like marble (white with blue-grey speckles). The side pieces of the neck are coated metal, which gives it a heavy, high-end feel. The bottom bezel is made of silver-colored plastic. Under the bottom bezel are 14 RGB LEDs that are part of the fairly powerful “Ambiglow” system and can be changed through the OSD (On Screen Display). The thickness of the bottom bezel is about 25mm (0.98 inches). The top and side bezels are thinner and have a two-stage design, with a thin panel border flush with the rest of the screen and a thin hard white plastic outer part. The top and side bezels together measure about 9mm (0.35 inches).
The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick at the back of the screen, on the right side when looking from the front. The power LED is a thin vertical strip on the far right, to the left of the Philips logo. When the monitor is on, it glows white, and when it goes into a low power state, it blinks white every so often. The OSD lets you set the brightness to one of four levels, or you can turn off the LED when the screen is on if you’d rather. It also talks about “SmartControl,” which can be used to make some basic changes and update the firmware. A future package called “Evnia P-Center” will let you make similar changes and more, even for the Ambiglow lighting system.
Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV: Display
The Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV has a VA panel that is 34 inches wide, has a refresh rate of 165Hz, and a response time of 2.5ms. The backlight has an average output of 720 cd/m2 and a peak output of 1400 cd/m2. This makes the monitor HDR 1440 certified. It can do this because its special 1152-zone mini LED backlight can make the lighting and contrast much better.
Because of the size of the screen, 3440 x 1440 monitors are great for both gaming and work. With a wider field of view (FOV), you can do more things at once, and games look more interesting. Most GPUs don’t have to work as hard to handle it as they do with 4K, so you can get by with a high-end midrange card.
The Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV has a 100% sRGB and 96% DCI-P3 color space, which means that games and movies will have beautiful colors. It has a default accuracy of 1.98 deltaE, but you can use the sRGB mode to bring it down to 1.41 for editing and making content. The calibration reports are very different from these scores. But that makes sense, since scores will always be different for different devices and software.
After it was calibrated, the average dE went down to an excellent 0.57, which made the monitor a prosumer option. On the other hand, you will need a colorimeter to get and keep the same results. This isn’t necessary for gamers, but we recommend getting it if you’ll be making a living from the monitor. At 100% brightness, the Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV’s mini-LED backlight reached 801 cd/m2, but when HDR was turned on, it reached 1,501 cd/m2. Its contrast was 3677:1 at 30% brightness, but it grew by a factor of 10 when the mini-LEDs did their thing. Only OLEDs will be better than this monitor in terms of black luminance and HDR effects.
The Philips Evnia 34M2C7600MV has a 3440 x 1440 (21:9) resolution and a moderate curve that adds a bit to the feeling of depth. We found this curve to feel completely natural and easy to get used to. After a few days of use, we mostly forgot it was there. It has a higher maximum brightness and a dedicated G-SYNC module. It also has much less “VRR flickering” and a number of other benefits, and it costs a lot less (about $700 less in the US). Even though this monitor might be good for some people, it’s not easy to recommend it to most people.