Philips 242G5 Gaming Monitor Review

Written by Chad

May 13, 2014


We put the Philips 242G5 on a test drive to see if this is a must-have for gamers.

Most monitors nowadays are now offering features catered towards gamers, but Philips is releasing a monitor that is much focused primarily for gamers. The 242G5 gaming monitor promises to have the fastest refresh rate at 144Hz and other features that helps improve the gaming experience of gamers. We had a couple of tests of some games with the 242G5 to see if gives you a great experience in your gameplay.

First off, let’s take a look at the specs of the monitor:

LCD panel type: TFT-LCD (TN)

Backlight type: W-LED system

Panel Size: 24 inch/61 cm

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Maximum resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 144 Hz (Dual-link DVI/DP)

Optimum resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 120 Hz (Dual-link DVI/DP)

Standard resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz (VGA, HDMI, Dual-link DVI, DP)

SmartResponse: 1 ms (Grey to Grey)*

Brightness: 350  cd/m²

Contrast ratio (typical): 1000:1

SmartContrast: 80,000,000:1

Pixel pitch: 0.277 x 0.277 mm

Viewing angle

  • 170º (H)/160º (V)
  • @ C/R > 10

Picture enhancement: SmartImage game

Display colours: 16.7 M

Effective viewing area: 531.36 (H) x 298.89 (V) mm

Scanning Frequency: 30 – 160 kHz (H) / 50 – 146 Hz (V)

MHL: 1080p@30Hz

sRGB: Yes

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