Sony has only produced reference monitors for the professional sector for a long time, but now it also offers two gaming monitors aimed at consumers for the first time again, namely the two 28-inch Sony Inzone M9 and M3. The Sony Inzone M9 in particular is also interesting for video editing due to its technical specifications, as the UltraHD 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) monitor uses Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) to selectively control the backlight of its 10bit IPS panel in different zones and thus achieve high image dynamics.
Sony Inzone M9
It also covers more than 95% of the professional DCI-P3 color space and enables HDR display according to the DisplayHDR600 standard with a peak brightness of 600 nits (its typical brightness is 400 nits) in HDR10 and HLG formats. A striking feature of both monitors is the special black and white design inspired by the Playstation 5, along with the tripod-like stand. The rear ambient lighting can be adjusted as desired via LED strips on the back. For better ergonomics, the monitor&s height and tilt can be adjusted (it can&t be swiveled, though).
Thanks to its DisplayPort 1.4 port, the Sony Inzone M9 supports variable refresh rates of up to 144 Hz using Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Nvidia&s G-Sync. Its other interfaces include two HDMI 2.1 ports, a USB-C port with DP Alt mode, and a USB hub with three USB Type A ports. Via KVM functionality, the Sony Inzone M9 can be used together with a USB keyboard and mouse on two different computers without changing the cabling. Monitor settings can be adjusted using an integrated 5-way joystick or more conveniently with Sony&s Inzone Hub software.
The Sony Inzone M9 (U27M90) will cost 1,099 euros and can be pre-ordered from Sony now, it should be available soon.
Sony Inzone M9
Sony Inzone M3.
The Sony Inzone M3, also 27", on the other hand, has only FullHD resolution, a uniform edge-lit LED backlight, 99% coverage of the sRGB color space, and DisplayHDR-400 certification, meaning its maximum brightness is only 400 nits. The only thing better is its refresh rate, which is much higher than the Inzone M9&s at 240 Hz. Apart from that, the interface selection and functionality of the Inzone M3 is identical to the Inzone M9.
Sony has not announced the price or availability of the Inzone M3, but it should be significantly cheaper than the M9 due to its inferior specs.