The Philips Momentum 345M1CR is an attractive proposition considering how good the brand is when it comes to its very competitive product ranges. The brand’s offerings are usually underdogs in the market, but some variants beat a lot of more popular competitors when it comes to performance. We’re hoping that the 345M1CR will do the same, especially since it’s facing tough competition like the affordable AOC CU34G2X in both capabilities and pricing.
What’s strange about the Philips Momentum 345M1CR is its meant for next-gen consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X. There is no indication that the two rivals will support ultrawide resolutions, but it is a possibility. Another concern is the video input standards used by consoles since 3440 x 1440 at 144Hz will require either DisplayPort 1.4 or HDMI 2.1.
Philips Momentum 345M1CR Specifications
- Screen Size: 34 Inches
- Resolution: 3440 x 1440 UW-QHD
- Aspect Ratio: 21:9
- Panel Technology: Vertical Alignment (VA)
- Refresh Rate: 144Hz
- Response Time: 1ms MPRT
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 400 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: Yes (2 x 3 Watts)
- Stand: Height -Yes
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – Yes
- Stand: Pivot– No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes (75 x 75)
- Connectivity: DisplayPort x 2, HDMI 2.0 x 1, USB 3.2 x 1, 3.5mm Audio Jack
Philips Momentum 345M1CR Overview
What’s most promising about the Philips Momentum 345M1CR is its 34-inch VA panel with a 3440 x 1440 resolution and a 144Hz maximum refresh rate. This model also has a 1ms MPRT response time like the latest monitors, indicating that it will use a form of backlight strobing to help with blur reduction. However, the backlight is limited to 300 cd/m2, so there is no form of HDR certification for this variant.
Another characteristic that raises the potential of the Philips Momentum 345M1CR is it’s a pre-calibrated variant with a low delta E of less than 2.0. Philips did mention that the screen has a wide gamut coverage that reaches up to 119% sRGB, so a tightened accuracy score would be nice. It’s also implied that the 345M1CR will have an sRGB preset for designers who want a stricter image output.
The Philips Momentum 345M1CR even includes productivity features such as PiP and PbP, but it’s a gaming variant nonetheless. The spec list includes FreeSync with a 48Hz to 144Hz range, but its also compatible with G-Sync as per the announcement. This is interesting for both AMD and Nvidia GPU users, but its yet to be seen if the upcoming gaming consoles will support the latter.
There is no confirmation regarding pricing and release dates for the Us and UK markets, plus its not yet listed on the respective websites. However, some regional sites already have the Philips Momentum 345M1CR product page, so it’s only a short wait until it pops up on our shores.
About the Author:
Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since his junior high years. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.