Amazing value for money display with high refresh rate, ideal PPI and above average colour gamut at a great price.
Philips has been releasing some excellent value for money displays lately and its 328M6 looks like it continues that trend,providinga32-inch, 1440p, 1800R curved VA-type panel, with 144Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, 3000:1 contrast ratio and 120% sRGB coverage for $599.
Image quality at 144Hz is solid, response times of 7ms are low for a VA panel and input lag is minimal. Out of the box, colours are well calibrated and unlike many other gaming monitors, are suitable for basic photo editing, making the 328M6 a great display for those using their computers for more than just gaming.
The 328M6 has a neat party trick Philips called Ambiglow, which is a strip of LEDs on the bottom the case that light up in unison with what’s being displayed on screen. It’s supposed to create a more immersive experience, but that’s highly debatable.
Built-in speakers are generally trash, but the 328M6’s are pretty good considering there’s no subwoofer. The stand could do with an upgrade, as the only adjustment available is forward and back tilt, plus it feels a little flimsy for a screen this big. Anyone wanting to hook up a TV tuner, a gaming console or a second PC to their display will appreciate the 2x DP and 2x HDMI ports.
Of all the monitors in this review, the Philips 328M6 is the gaming best bang for buck. For only $599 you get a display with all the latest features and no show stoppers.
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