Esports crowd, gather around: Sony Electronics has just launched InZone, a new line of PC and PS5 compatible hardware and accessories that includes an awesome gaming monitor. The InZone M9 ($889) has a vibrant 27” 4K display with an excellent 144Hz refresh rate and VRR support and G-Sync compatibility.
No, it’s not without flaws (it doesn’t swivel, believe it or not), but Sony did a fantastic job for their first gaming monitor ever. While pricy, the M9 is a great choice for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S gamers looking for a stunning, immersive display.
Sony InZone M9 Features
- Size: 27 inch/68.5 cm
- Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160
- Refresh rate: 144 Hz
- Audio: 1 headphone jack, 2 x 2w speakers
- Connections: 1 Display port, 3 USB-A, 1 USB-B, 1 USB-C
- Full Array Local Dimming
- G-Sync Compatible
A Display Built For Action
The InZone M9 is beautiful inside and out: it’s sleek and attractive and comes packed with awesome features. Its stand has an interesting tripod design that takes very little desk space, leaving plenty of room for all your other peripherals. The monitor also has a ton of ports, including a standard DisplayPort, a DisplayPort-capable USB-C connection, one USB-B port, three USB-A ports, and two HDMI 2.1 ports. This means that you can easily hook up your PC, PS5 and Xbox all at the same time.
Best of all, the M9 has brilliant picture quality, delivering rich, beautiful colors, an astounding level of detail, and smooth frame rates. With Full Array Local Dimming, the light goes right where it’s needed, allowing you to see more depth in shadow and highlights. And with a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz, you get that competitive edge.
With ultra-fast 1ms GtG response speed, you’ll be gaming at a whole new level. Less blur and ghosting allow you to see the full picture in absolute clarity so you can make ultra-fast decisions and react instantly.
You can also control the M9 via InZone Hub, a software program that allows you to tweak the settings and assign specific picture modes to individual games and apps.
Unfortunately, you can’t rotate the M9 side to side nor swivel it vertically into a portrait orientation. The price tag is another big con; after all, there are now plenty of 4K monitors for half the price. No, most are not as good as Sony’s M9 (and you can forget about the 144hZ refresh rate in that price range), but if you’re on a budget, it’s probably wise to settle for a cheaper 4K screen.
If you want to truly immerse yourself in your games and movies, you’ll be able to do that for $899 very soon. The InZone M9 is expected to become available this summer.
Learn more at Electronics.sony.com.