On the way to victory: review gaming monitor Philips 272G5DYEB

Two years ago gaming monitor Philips 272G5DYEB adorned with the best exhibition of electronics CES in Las Vegas. Display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a response time of 1 MS real boon to professional gamers and gaming enthusiasts. In addition, the monitor supports NVIDIA G-SYNC, which sinhroniziruete the refresh rate of video card and monitor, thereby making the gaming experience as smooth and comfortable.

Advanced technology begins to manifest itself when you first turn on the monitor: the mouse cursor moves on the desktop is smooth and very realistic. To get the maximum benefit from NVIDIA G-SYNC, you should seriously approach the choice of graphics card. If you ignore manufacturer's recommendations, frequency of updates, images will not exceed 120 Hz. But let's not get ahead of ourselves and consider everything in order.

Packaging and design

The Box opens a bit unusual: not the end, and from the front side. The package includes a disk with software, power supply, switching USB 3.0 cable and data transmission cable DisplayPort. All components are fixed in the box by panels of thick foam.

Assembling the monitor intuitive – no need to resort to the instructions. In a massive round base is fixed with a support leg, to which by means of spring loaded latch is attached to the monitor panel. If you want you can hang the display to the wall bracket VESA 100. Philips 272G5DYEB all the components look high quality and durable. To rotate the monitor in a horizontal or vertical plane, do not have to exert much effort. The user can freely adjust the height of the display relative to the surface of the table.

The Philips 272G5DYEB is equipped with USB-hub, which can connect up to 4 devices. One of the connectors is the power used for charging mobile devices. Display without problems translates in a portrait orientation, but a cascade of multiple monitors is not very convenient – top and bottom panels are too wide. However, the 27-inch diagonal is enough to wage a virtual battle with comfort.

The Monitor is in black color. Animates the design of silver strip at the bottom, which is located under the touch button control.

Menu and capabilities

Gamers can connect additional scope without having to access the main menu. To do this, click the arrow button "left".

The next button changes the crosshairs: the player can choose the most suitable of the six possible options. The ULMB button launches the option that reduces ghosting from moving objects. Using the last button to call the main menu. Next to it is the sensor and power indicator light.

The Menu left a positive impression: it is intuitive and available in several dozen languages. Here you can adjust the color, temperature, brightness, contrast and transparency.


The Crystalline effect, typical of most matte screens, in the case of the Philips 272G5DYEB is almost imperceptible.

No additional calibration will not do: colour deviations for many of the templates exceed the threshold of 2 units. The picture is bright and deep, somewhat oversaturated color in the game of reality are perceived quite normal.

Maximum white brightness – 250 CD/m2, this is enough to fight without connecting additional light sources. Illumination at the edges is not observed. Color gamut 100% sRGB describes. Contrast at 50% brightness is equal to 700:1. The viewing angles are quite wide: 170° horizontal and 160° vertical.


The Philips 272G5DYEB will definitely delight gamers with impressive dimensions and support of technology NVIDIA G-SYNC. The higher the refresh rate the pictures, along with fast response time and the ULMB option will make the gameplay without breaks and locked up the screen into a real pleasure.