Sony is about to enter the competitive gaming monitor market. Today it announced two monitors described as perfect for the PS5, one of which will hit stores this summer.
The Sony Inzone M9 monitor is the one that stands out the most between the two announced. It has 4K, a refresh rate of 144Hz, HDR 600 (better than most monitors), and Full Array Local Dimming.
Full Array Local Dimming is a technology that consists of activating / deactivating areas of LEDs on the monitor. What this does is achieve better black and white tones.
The second monitor, called Inzone M3, still has no announced price. It will arrive in the winter and should have a lower price, due to the lower resolution and HDR, and lack of features such as Local Dimming.
That said, the monitors share the same design, highly inspired by the lines of the PS5. Both displays are also described as perfect for the PS5 thanks to Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode.
When monitors are connected to PS5, the console recognizes the hardware and automatically chooses the best HDR settings. The same goes for the Auto Genre Picture Mode, which detects the type of content being shown (whether it’s a movie or a game) and adjusts the settings (if it’s a game, you’ll have less latency).
In the settings of each monitor you will find different assistances, such as a black equalizer, a crosshair mode, a timer to know the game time, and an FPS counter.
Both the Sony Inzone M9 and M3 have two built-in 2W speakers, two HDMI 2.1 outputs, a DP 1.4 output, a USB-C port (upstream, with alternate DP mode), a USB-B port (upstream), and three USB-A ports (downstream).
There is also support for arms with the VESA system.
|Comparative||sony inzone m9||sony inzone m3|
|Resolution and Refresh Rate||4K / 144Hz||Full HD / 240Hz|
|Latency||1ms GtG||1ms GtG|
|HDR||HDR 600||HDR 400|
|VRR||HDMI / G-sync||HDMI / G-sync|
|Color||DCI-P3 95%,1.07 billion colors||1.07 billion colors|
|Perfect for PS5||Yea||Yea|
|Auto KVM Switch||Yea||Yea|