Sony's new PS5 gaming monitor looks incredible

Fancy 27 inches of 4K HDR and all the PC and PS5 gaming support you could ever wish for? Sony's here to help

Sony Inzone M9 PS5 gaming monitor
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If you're looking for the best gaming monitor for your PC or PS5, there's a new name in town: Inzone. It's Sony's new gaming hardware brand, and its first gaming monitor is seriously good.

The Inzone M9 is a 26-inch 4K gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate, full local dimming with DisplayHDR 600 certification, and 95% coverage of DCI-P3 colours. That should mean impressive HDR performance with deep blacks, bright whites and excellent colour reproduction.

PC and PS5 gaming is the priority here, so there's a fast 1ms grey to grey response time and support for variable refresh rate in both Nvidia G-Sync and HDMI 2.1 formats. It supports the PS5's Auto Tone Mapping and will automatically switch to Game Mode or Cinema Mode depending on what you're doing on your PS5. It's launching this summer and it'll set you back £999.

As if that wasn't enough, there's an even faster model coming this winter.

Could this be the best gaming monitor of 2022?

The Inzone M3, which will launch later this year, is even faster than the M9. Like its sibling it's also a 27-inch gaming monitor, but it's going for sheer performance over pixels: it can run at up to 240Hz in Full HD. Once again there's a 1ms GtG response time, VRR support for both HDMI 2.1 and G-Sync and DisplayHDR certification, although this time the certification is DisplayHDR 400 and colour support is 99% sRGB with 1.07 billion colours.

The new Inzone gaming monitors are designed to be part of a whole gaming hardware ecosystem, and they're launching alongside high-end spatial audio gaming headphones. The brand promises a focus on "extraordinary performance", so it'll be interesting to compare them with Sony's own gaming products such as the Pulse 3D wireless headset and the best gaming headsets from third parties.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written more than a dozen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote seven more books and a Radio 2 documentary series; her memoir, Carrie Kills A Man, was shortlisted for the British Book Awards. When she’s not scribbling, Carrie is the singer in Glaswegian rock band Unquiet Mind (unquietmindmusic).