Philips just dropped its all-new Evnia gaming monitors with awesome Ambiglow lighting

The first gaming monitor line from Philips, Evnia, comes complete with Ambiglow lighting and more

Philips Evnia gaming monitors
(Image credit: Philips)

Say hello to Evnia. That's Philips talk for gaming monitors, as the company has just revealed its all-new lineup, which includes some cool upgrades compared to the competition that are gunning for a spot in the best gaming monitors, that's for sure.

I'm going to focus on the best-of-best in the range, the catchily-named 34M2C7600MV (I'll let you digest those letters and numbers for a moment. Now breathe).

In true Philips style, this monitor features Ambiglow - a monitor adaptation of Ambilight, as used in Philips' TVs. Think of it like a gentler RGB lighting (although that's available as you please too); a way for the game to expand beyond its monitor's frame through projecting to surrounding surfaces. 

Check out the gallery of official Evnia images below: 

That's a great start, but Philips isn't holding back on top-tier spec either. The 7600MV is a Mini LED screen, much like Samsung's QLED TVs, say, but here with a huge 1152 dimming zones behind that 32-inch panel. That'll mean more precise backlighting to avoid light bleed and distractions. And seeing as the 7600MV has 1400 nits maximum brightness and refresh rate delivered at 165Hz, all this marries together to be a gamer's delight.

Note, however, that this Evnia monitor isn't 4K, instead it's WQHD (3440 x 1440 pixels) across its 20:9 wide aspect ratio. It's subtly curved, too, and as a VA-type panel it has ultra-wide viewing angles up to 178-degrees.

Any sticking points? Well, this top-end kit doesn't come cheap. The Evnia range - which is comprised of 5000, 6000 and 7000 series - starts at €579, but the 34M2C7600MV that I'm raving about above is a cool €2,069. However, no Evnia monitors will be available until January 2023, so you've got a couple of months to save up... 

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike has been writing about consumer technology for 15 years and is T3's Tech Editor. As a phones expert he's seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a full decade, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.