Sony Inzone M9 and M3: VRR monitors for gamers with HDMI 2.1 and 144 or 240 Hz

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As speculated last week, Sony has introduced new headsets and monitors for gamers under the Inzone gaming brand, which can also be used with the PlayStation 5. As expected, two monitors with different resolutions and three headsets with 360 spatial sound make the beginning.

Inzone M9 with UHD, 144 Hz, HDMI 2.1 and VRR

The Inzone M9 is a UHD monitor with a resolution of 3,840 × 2,160 pixels, IPS panel and 144 Hz with a 27-inch display diagonal. The monitor has a DisplayHDR 600 certification, so it can briefly illuminate with a brightness of at least 600 cd/m². The typical brightness is 400 cd/m². The monitor supports HDR10 and HLG. Sony also speaks of full array local dimming without giving details on the number of zones.

HDMI 2.1, DP 1.4 and USB-C with KVM

Sony specifies the response time as 1 ms grey-to-grey. The panel is said to cover more than 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. The monitor has two HDMI 2.1 inputs, supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and is Nvidia G-Sync compatible. In addition, the monitor supports the automatic low-latency mode ALLM. In addition to the two HDMI ports, the monitor has a DisplayPort 1.4 and a USB-C port with DP Alt mode. Peripherals can be connected via three USB-A ports. A KVM function automatically switches the USB ports to the active device. In order to be able to adjust the settings of the monitor without the 5-way joystick, Sony provides the Windows software Inzone Hub.

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Sony Inzone M9 (Image: Sony)

LED strip, speaker and three-legged stand

An LED bar is placed on the back, which can light up in 13 colors. Two 2-watt speakers provide audio output without headphones. A 3.5 mm headphone output is also provided. The three-legged stand allows for height adjustment of 70 mm and tilting of the display by 20 degrees backwards. Alternatively, a VESA mount (100 × 100) can be used.

PS5 switches automatically

With the Inzone M9, HDR Tone Mapping ensures that the PlayStation 5 automatically detects the monitor during initial setup and adjusts the HDR settings accordingly. In addition, the monitor automatically switches to cinema mode when the user is playing movies on the PlayStation 5 and to game mode when a game is started.

Pre-order for 1,099 euros

The Inzone M9 is available for pre-order now from Sony. The recommended retail price is 1,099 euros and it should be available shortly.

Inzone M3 with Full HD, 240 Hz and HDMI 2.1

The Inzone M3, on the other hand, relies on a Full HD resolution with 1,920 × 1,080 pixels and offers a higher variable refresh rate of up to 240 Hz. With a diagonal of 27 inches, it also uses an IPS panel, HDMI 2.1 for VRR and G-Sync Compatibility. Sony also specifies the response time as 1 ms GtG.

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Sony Inzone M3 (Image: Sony)

With a DisplayHDR 400 certification, it's a bit darker than the larger model , but shines with at least 400 cd/m² – Sony also mentions 400 cd/m² as a typical brightness. Instead of local dimming, the Inzone M3 uses Edge-Lit LED lighting. The sRGB color space should be covered by 99 percent. The connections and functions of the Inzone M3 are otherwise identical to the Inzone M9.

Sony will announce the price and availability of the Inzone M3 at a later date.