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

Facebook Comments

Related Articles

Video Game Franchises That Need To Be Revived

Video Game Franchises That Need To Be Revived

What’s the common denominator between many of the top-selling video games today — Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, NFL Madden, Super Smash Bros, etc? Welp, they’re true game franchises, as new installments in the series are repeatedly released. You see the same trend...

505 Games Announces Puzzle Quest 3

505 Games Announces Puzzle Quest 3

505 Games announced Puzzle Quest 3 (PQ3), an all-new installment to the groundbreaking and highly successful puzzle-RPG franchise.  This will be the first official release under 505 Games, following the recent acquisition of Infinity Plus Two, the Australian game...

Stay Up to Date With The Latest News & Updates

Access Premium Content

Premium and exclusive content coming soon.

Follow Us

Get in touch and stay up-to-date!

[SYSTEM NOTICE] RF Theme Refresh Ongoing!Learn More
%d bloggers like this: