With large PS5 game Like God of warAnd now Spider-Man remastered And Miles Morales Coming to PC, it was inevitable to introduce Sony A. Gaming monitor. The Sony Inzone is M9 27-inch gaming monitor 120Hz refresh rate, IPS color, HDR 600, VRR, and G-Sync compatibility with HDMI 2.1 to run it, with everything you want from a 4K screen. But what really gives this gaming monitor its edge is its HDR capability (including the PlayStation-specific one) and the competitive 899 price tag.

Sony Inzone M9 Gaming Monitor Review

Sony Inzone M9 – Design

The Sony Inzone M9 has a black and white color scheme that makes it look exactly like a gaming monitor PS5. Meanwhile, the front of the display’s base looks similar to Sony’s console, without tilting it back.

Thankfully, the Sony Inzone M9’s style isn’t as striking as the PS5’s pop collar. In fact, the design here actually helps to hide the legs of the monitor and the entire stand behind the screen. There is also a cable passthrough in the center of the supporting arm to keep things more neat.

This makes for a very clean gaming desk setup and thanks to the rear-position legs of the monitor, you can rotate your Gaming keyboard Or whip your Gaming mouse Too far without pushing anything. That said, the way the support arm is tilted means the monitor moves slightly forward and backward when you adjust its height.

The professional side of the display is also nice and clean. There are no outrageous RGB lighting or large tribal logos and the bottom lip is just a case size of more than 10mm. The bezels are also very small, measuring 7mm at the top and then 9mm at the sides.

Sony Inzone M9 – Features

For quick review, the Sony Inzone M9 is a 27-inch monitor with a 3,440 x 1,440 resolution IPS panel with 120Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and support for VRR and G-Sync compatibility.

Its most stand-out feature is its full-array backlighting system, a display technology that is primarily viewed. 4K TV. While not the first monitor to feature local dimming, it packs 96 lighting zones to run localized contrast that blows most gaming monitors out of the water. Other competitions 4K gaming monitors Like $ 799 LG UltraGear 27GN950-B Only 16 local dimming zones are featured.

More often than not, gaming monitors like the LG UltraGear 27GP950 and Samsung Odyssey G70A only have edge-lit backlighting, so they have a significant brightness on the edge of the display. Meanwhile, the Sony Inzone M9 can display brighter pixels to the right of the gloomy darkness without any halo-ing issues (or backlight bleeding in dark parts of the screen).

Of course, this isn’t the most backlighting zone we’ve seen on a gaming monitor. 99 1,999 Acer Predator x27 and Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ Both feature 384 zones as the first two G-Sync Ultimate gaming monitors in 2018. More recently, Mini-LED technology has brought even more complex backlighting control to the display, but at a greater cost. For some examples, 2,895 Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX 1,152 lighting zones and $ 2,299 features Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 There are 2,048 lighting zones.

The Sony Inzone M9’s 96 lighting zones may seem relatively small, but it still delivers a fantastic picture and at $ 899 it comes at a fantastic price.

For connectivity, it has two HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort, and USB-C (with DP support), so you can connect all your devices with two consoles, a gaming PC and even a gaming laptop. Even better, it automatically changes the input when a video signal is detected. The monitor also includes two KVM switches so you can share any USB peripherals plugged into the monitor with two computer devices.

When connected to the PS5, the Sony Inzone M9 also offers auto HDR tonemapping. Basically, this means your console speaks to the screen and recognizes its full potential to set HDR settings automatically. This saves you the hassle of keeping an eye on the HDR brightness and dark settings for each game. Unfortunately, auto HDR tonemapping only works when this monitor is connected to a Sony console and not Gaming PC Playing PlayStation games.

Sony Inzone M9 – OSD and software

Sony’s on-screen display menu system is clear, fast and easy to navigate. On the back of the monitor, you’ll find a joystick to open and go through all the menus.

Here’s all the characteristic stuff for a gaming monitor, including adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, color temperature and black equalizer. There are some pre-baked presets that you can tweak and the Inzone M9 will actually auto-switch to picture mode as well.

It also has some more gamer-oriented features, including on-screen clock, crosshair and frame rate turning. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work last and doesn’t work as intended because it shows the monitor at what hertz the monitor is running, rather than a direct counter to how many frames your game is running. I had Ghost of Sushima When running in fidelity mode and the game is clearly running at 30fps, the counter on the screen reads 60Hz.

If you see a glitch in the settings on the monitor, you can adjust everything from Sony’s Inzone PC application. It all offers the same adjustments and using PC software for monitors made me find it a little weird, after well-tuning things without getting behind the monitor, I wanted to get more displays with one app.

Sony Inzone M9 – Performance

Sony Inzone M9 offers amazing picture quality. Thanks to the 96 local dimming zones I mentioned earlier, this monitor has almost OLED level contrast. The highlights shown on the screen are dimly lit and the darkness is shown in almost black. Even more impressive is that the two ends can be very close to each other without you ever seeing a single piece of pale gray pixel. This is especially evident when looking at the starry sky RefundEvery time I die.

On top of the excellent contrast, the colors really pop from the Inzone M9’s IPS panel, allowing you to enjoy all the rich colors in a vibrant game. Horizon: Forbidden West. According to my colormeter tests, this monitor is maximum for sRGB and 98% DCI-P3 colors, so the color accuracy here is excellent.

For motion, the Inzone M9 does a great job of making the gameplay a fluid look. Thanks to support for VRR, FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility, you won’t see cracks on this display when playing on a console or any gaming PC. Outside of gameplay, I tested the monitor against the Blur Busters UFO test, and even on the 120Hz top line it effectively showed no ghosts.