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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Refresh rate
    Cons mentioned:
    Speakers
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Gaming, Only Full HD

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The Sony INZONE 27” M3 monitor offers a really good option for gamers as it’s packed with features to provide a smooth visual experience for both PC and PS5. I have both the M3 and the M9 monitors, so I’ll mention some differences in case you are looking between the two models. Packaging and Contents The packaging is very standard for a typical computer monitor; outer cardboard box with styrofoam inner packaging. Contents include the 27” gaming monitor, power cord (2-pieces), tilt stand, base wings, 2 screws, plastic clip, set-up guide, operating instructions, INZONE sticker, and some other paperwork. This monitor came with a display port cord. Be careful when unpacking the monitor box. The 2 screws and clip are very small and would be easy to drop/misplace. Assembly depends on if you plan to use a wall mount or a desktop setup. I chose the desktop setup which uses all of the pieces. The tilt arm bracket simply slides into the back of the monitor and clicks into place. To attach the base wings to the tilt arm you will use the two screws (so you will need a small phillips head screwdriver). The plastic clip just snaps into place. General Specifications Screen Size: 27” Refresh Rate: up to 240Hz for Display Port or HDMI Maximum Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) HDR Format: VESA Certified Display HDR 400 Panel Type: IPS Display Type: LED Edge Lit Backlight Technology Synchronization Technology: Adaptive-Sync (VESA DP), G-SYNC by NVIDIA compatible Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Has Integrated Speakers Ports and Connections Headphone Jack USB Type A: 3 (downstream) USB Type B: 1 (upstream) HDMI 2.1 Inputs: 2 Display Port USB Type C: 1 (upstream) Display Port (Version 1.4): 1 Webcam: None Appearance This monitor is made for both PC and PS5, and it looks like it. The entire INZONE line has a cohesive appearance. The stand and back side are mostly white and there are elements of black that match the aesthetic of the PS5. Wire management is built into the tilt arm so that you can run the wires within the arm minimizing their appearance at your desktop. The backside of the M3 monitor does not have the backlighting feature. The M9 monitor (model above the M3) has backlighting where the color can be changed using the INZONE Hub for personal customization. The M3 monitor has the same exact appearance as the M9, but surprisingly does not have the backlight option. Display / Picture Quality The screen has a good picture. It maxes out at 1920 x 1080, so you are getting Full HD. The M9 offers 4K and is a much better picture in my opinion. The video while gaming had an enjoyable smooth movement. It didn’t have any lag. The M3 has a 240Hz refresh rate which is the sole feature that bests the M9. The M9 tops out at 144Hz using display port. Brightness – The M3 has VESA Certified Display HDR 400, so you get 400 nits of brightness. It’s good, but the M9 has VESA Certified Display HDR 600 gaining 200 nits more than the M3. Overall, the image is clear. LED Backlighting – The M3 uses an Edge Lit LED lighting technology which is standard. In contrast the M9 uses a Full Array Local Dimming which aids in contrast to help control the darker aspects. IPS, NVIDIA G-Sync, and Variable Refresh Rate help to control ghosting and blur, match variable frame rates, and eliminate screen tearing and shuttering. Video streams are smooth and clear. They have a great amount of detail, but it would be better in 4K. Games are smooth and sharp with no visible ghosting or blur. Picture quality is why we are buying the product, and I have to say that the overall picture is good for the M3, but the M9 is noticeably better. The refresh rate is better on the M3. Disappointments Speakers – Don’t purchase this monitor expecting to use it for audio. The speakers are terrible. Limited movement of monitor – The stand has a pretty wide base, so you need to be aware if using it as a desktop display. The monitor does not swivel, which I find surprising. The tilt arm does provide for a limited amount of tilt. Power Cord – I have two issues with the power cord. 1) The total length of the power cord seems short. 2) The transformer box is gigantic. I don’t know why this needed to be so big. Wire Management – The wire management system is limited to how much it can hold, so it’s better to limit the number of wires running through and to use thinner wires if possible. Plastic Clip – The plastic clip seems odd to me. If you use the wire management system it places the wires at the bottom of the stand. To utilize the plastic clip, you bring the wires back up and they dangle off the back. It reminds me of a pony tail. Awkward to plug in new wires – Plugging in wires is a little awkward once the monitor is setup. The HDMI ports are directly behind the stand so it seems a little in the way. This is a minor detail as the plugs are fairly typical. I would have just preferred them to not be so close to the arm. Conclusion Overall, the Sony M3 monitor is really solid. It’s has a crazy refresh rate and a good picture. For me, the 4K resolution is more important than the refresh rate, so I prefer the M9 between the two. There are some things that I have mentioned that could be improved. It really bothers me that Sony did not spring to add the rear lighting feature because the monitor casing is designed for it. The monitor seems to function as described in the product description, so I am giving this a 4 star rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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      Hi sgriesch,
      Thank you for sharing an in-depth review with our gaming monitors. We really glad we were able to give you a good match for your viewing and gaming needs. Your feedback is extremely important to us and is very much appreciated. We've also taken note of your review regarding the speaker, power cord, plastic clip and wire management of these units. We'd also like to make this a better experience for you. With the INZONE Hub software, you can personalize experiences by customizing a wide range of operations, including a variety of sound and picture settings. To take your sound experience to the next level, you may also want to consider using our Sony INZONE gaming headsets. Additional information about the monitor is available on this link:https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/televisions-projectors-oled-tvs-android-/xr-83a90j/articles/00279504

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      With the INZONE™ M3 gaming monitor, react fast with super smooth 240Hz refresh rate. DisplayHDR™400 certification and over 99% coverage of the sRGB spectrum fills your games with a wide range of rich, vibrant colors for breathtaking immersive gaming. Support for Nvidia® G-SYNC® and HDMI 2.1 VRR compatibility virtually eliminates screen tearing for smoother gameplay. Built for next-level gaming performance, the INZONE M3 puts you a step ahead of your competitors. Thanks again for choosing Sony! - Kris Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Refresh rate
    Cons mentioned:
    Expensive, Stand
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great High Refresh Rate Monitor for PS5/PC

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The Sony INZONE M3 is a 27 inch 1080p display with an advertised 1ms response time and 240hz refresh rate and is a Nvidia G-Sync supported monitor. For what it is, the Sony INZONE M3 is a great monitor for both PC and PS5,etc. It has an aesthetic that matches very well with the PS5 and looks great in general. It was also fairly easy to put together and comes with various paperwork, stickers, etc. Gameplay on the Sony INZONE M3 feels very smooth and colors are bright and vibrant. I tested this monitor for a few days with both my PC and PS5 and could easily see myself using this monitor full time for either option. There are, however, a few shortcomings with the Sony INZONE M3 that I found to be annoying. Those mainly being with the monitor stand itself and the lack of tilting/turning that can be done. 1080p also does not look very good on a 27 inch display. The pixels are larger and more noticeable, leading to a blurrier image than I would like most of the time. This was most noticeable for me when play Rocket League. For those with smaller desks/set-ups, this may be a tricky monitor to fit into your space. Even though I like the design, It's Tri-Legged stand makes it take up much more space that it should and also eliminates any range of motion for the monitor itself. It doesn't have a whole lot of room to turn/twist the display itself. You will be limited to raising and lowering the screen along the middle leg. The monitors speakers are also not very good, but I'm not counting that against this monitor as it at least has speakers (most people will probably be using a headset or actual computer speakers). Another downside that I believe will affect this monitors popularity the most is the cost. For $529.99, this monitor is very very expensive and is entering into high-end 1440p and lower end 4k monitor territory. At this price, it is tough to recommend even though it is a very nice option and I am excited to see a future INZONE option at 1440p. In conclusion, I believe that the only real advantage this monitor has is the high refresh rate of 240Hz, which will make it a popular option for competitive gaming, but there are many other options out there that also offer 240Hz at a lower price point. Other than that, It looks amazing next to a PS5, so if you prefer gaming on a monitor over a TV than the Sony INZONE M3 could be a good option for you to go with.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi Casey, You've made an excellent choice! We are truly happy to hear you're overall pleased with your new INZONE M3 gaming monitor, and it perfectly suits your needs. It's good to know you're having an enjoyable gaming experience. Explore the new Sony INZONE M3 Full HD gaming monitor. A 240Hz monitor with IPS 1ms GtG and NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible, for a flawless gaming experience. Thank you for choosing Sony!

      Regards,
      Erin Sony_US

  • Cons mentioned:
    Speakers

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor for PS5

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    Everything is great! I just didn’t like the speakers

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi Victor, Awesome! We are so glad to hear that you are happy with your purchase! Fractions of a second matter. The incredibly fast refresh rate of the INZONE M3 puts you a step ahead of your competitors and lets you speed through scenes without lag, delay or judder. Thank you for choosing Sony! -Carl Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Refresh rate
    Cons mentioned:
    Hdr, Speakers, Stand
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    A little too late for this product.

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The Sony INZONE M3 27" FHD 240Hz Gaming Monitor is a unique choice by Sony to release a high refresh rate monitor this late into a very saturated monitor market, where other companies are coming out with ever higher refresh rate monitors with better displays. Personally, I feel this monitor would have been better if they would have gone with a 1440p display to justify the price of this monitor as 1080p is slowly going to wayside. Yes, I know the uber competitive Esports people want 1080p displays but with the introduction of the 40 series GPUs, 1080p tends to get bottlenecked now and just seems like a miss on Sony’s part going with 1080p. And for the PlayStation 5 it doesn't make much sense to use it for the PS5, because you will only be getting 1080p at 120Hz and not the full 240Hz. That being said, the monitor does do everything it sets out to do. The interface is super easy to navigate with the D-Stick on the back of it to change all the different display settings. Though if using on PC I recommend downloading the Inzone software which makes it even easier to select your preferred settings. Playing Overwatch and Call of Duty I was able to have a stable 240Hz with the occasional drops in Call of Duty but that is pretty much expected from that game. Playing on the PS5 it's usable and the speakers are fine but nothing amazing but I would recommend using a headset for audio. The HDR on this monitor is not great, so I would recommend not using it, since it's only HDR 400.Another minor gripe with the monitor is the stand in that it only moves up and down and tilts forward and backwards. So you will not be able to tilt the monitor vertical. There is some noticeable wobble on the screen when you press the D-stick on the back of the monitor, but those are minor gripes. Overall, I would recommend this monitor if you only play competitive fast paced games on the PC and want a fast refresh rate. For the PS5 I would look into the Sony's M9 monitor while significantly more expensive you will get a lot more out of it and actually get the best out of the PS5 in 4K.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi Ian L, We appreciate your recommendation. We're also glad that you like the ease of navigating the interface. Explore the new Sony INZONE M3 Full HD gaming monitor. A 240Hz monitor with IPS 1ms GtG and NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible, for a flawless gaming experience. Thank you for choosing Sony!

      Regards,
      Erin Sony_US

  • Cons mentioned:
    Expensive, Speakers
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a good value compared to the competition

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    At a MSRP of $530, this is an expensive gaming monitor compared to the competition. Similar 27'' gaming monitors with the same features of 1080p, 240hz, G-SYNC, and a 1ms response time can be have for less the cost. I suppose what makes this monitor stand out is its HDMI 2.1 functionality. However given that this monitor is only 1080p, you can already do 240 fps at 1080p with HDMI 2.0. Since you can't do 4k with this monitor, the HDMI 2.1 connection feels a bit pointless. That said, HDMI 2.1's VRR is supported and auto low latency mode, which are features better suited for console gaming like the PS5. By the way, an HDMI 2.1 cable is not included though a display port cable is. Although I don't have the necessary equipment to measure response time and color performance with actual numbers, the response time and colors aren't exactly exceptional compared to other monitors. Likewise, I question if the maximum brightness will be sufficient for HDR content. The speakers are also nothing to write home about; if anything they are rather subpar in quality. I don't have much to comment about its aesthetics other than it adopting a style similar to the PS5 with its white and black dual tone. Some may not like the stand it uses as the back does add to some extra bulk. The Sony Inzone M3 feels more like a monitor that should be priced at $300 or lower. Otherwise for its price you expect it to be the top of the line in its performance, but it isn't.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi Shadow Cloud, Thank you so much for choosing Sony. We appreciate your feedback to our Inzone M3 gaming monitor as this will help improve our products. Explore the new Sony INZONE M3 Full HD gaming monitor. A 240Hz monitor with IPS 1ms GtG and NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible, for a flawless gaming experience. Regards, Carl Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Refresh rate
    Cons mentioned:
    Speakers
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Mind Blowing Monitor with a Few Design Quirks

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I am positively in love with the Sony 27” INZONE M3 Full HD HDR 240Hz Gaming Monitor. This isn’t to say it doesn’t have its quirks or issues, but it is the first time I’ve had several of the features of this monitor. I’ll start with what I love. I predominantly do 3 things with my computer and while it doesn’t have much impact on my programming experience, it has a great impact on my gaming and graphic design experiences. First and foremost, this is a gaming monitor and it is an incredible one at that. 1ms response time and 240hz refresh rate means that I feel confident in my shots in PUBG or Warzone (confident that I am not as good as I think I am). Built in G-Sync so that I have the smoothest experience with no stuttering or screen tearing. All the while it has HDR which more and more games are supporting. It is a gaming beast and I love it! When it comes to graphic design this is my first monitor with sRGB 99% and boy how I’ve been missing out. This color representation and accuracy right out the box is fantastic. I feel more confident in my designs than ever before. I should have known to trust Sony. Overall I absolutely love this thing, it does take up more desk space than a typical monitor stand and it was a little difficult initially plugging in the cables but after it was all set up I have had nothing but praise for this monitor. A thing I discovered recently is that it can act as a KVM switch so that you can use the same keyboard and mouse for two computers making it even easier to switch between work and play. It’s the monitor that keeps on giving! Pros: Exceptional panel 1ms Response Time 240hz Refresh Rate Great color accuracy HDR at 400 nits! At least has speakers Cool design in line with PS5 design Built in KVM Switch! Cons: Takes up a lot of desk space with it’s tripod design Ports can be tricky to access 27” is on the border of needing to be at least 1440p Speakers are barely audible even at max volume

    I would recommend this to a friend
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      Hi Matt, We appreciate your detailed review. We're also pleased to hear that you are enjoying your new INZONE M3 gaming monitor. Explore the new Sony INZONE M3 Full HD gaming monitor. A 240Hz monitor with IPS 1ms GtG and NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible, for a flawless gaming experience. Thank you for choosing Sony!

      Regards,
      Erin Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Color, Design
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A pretty amazing monitor

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    As far as 1080p monitors go, this is without a doubt the best looking monitor I've come across. The IPS screen does a really great job fending off screen glare, and gives the monitor a really sharp look from any angle. The monitor is actually one of the lightest monitors I've come across, but at the same, it's incredibly sturdy because of the tripod stand design. I really like this design of the stand because it opens up my desk and allows me to easily slide my cords under. I'm primarily using this for my PS5 because it's tailored to optimize my system, and it does a great job at that. I have Sony X90J T.V. in my home office, which is also optimized for the PS5, and is 4K, but the PS5 looks much better with my Sony M3 (see pics). The colors are incredibly dynamic and vivid, and the motion is buttery smooth. When I'm engaging in boss fights, the animations are so incredibly smooth, almost disorienting at times if you aren't used to it, and it makes the game feel sharp and tight. A feature I haven't used is the KVM switch, which allows you to use 2 computers with the monitor, while only having a single mouse/keyboard. I imagine it's pretty useful for people who have both a gaming laptop and desktop. The monitor comes with a Display Port to Display Port cord, which is gonna be your best option for display with a PC. The PS5 does not have a Display Port input though, so be cognizant of this, because you'll have to go HDMI 2.1 to HDMI 2.1. Overall, pretty thrilled with this monitor. If your aim is ultra smooth animation and response time, it would be very difficult to go wrong with this. I did a detailed look over my monitor and wasn't able to locate any bad pixels and I didn't notice any light bleed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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      Hi CatCity, We're glad that you're overall pleased with your new INZONE M3 gaming monitor. It's also good to know you're having an enjoyable gaming experience. Explore the new Sony INZONE M3 Full HD gaming monitor. A 240Hz monitor with IPS 1ms GtG and NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible, for a flawless gaming experience. Thank you for choosing Sony! Regards, Erin Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Refresh rate
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for gaming enthusiast

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    As soon as I opened the box I connected the monitor to my PS5 via HDMI and fired up Modern Warfare II at 4K resolution. Picture quality works best for me on FPS setting. It produces gorgeous images with bright colors. With up to 240hz refresh rate, I didn't notice any latency. Everything moves quickly and the screen size is big enough for any game types. I also played Gran Turismo 7 on the PS5 and I was impressed on how this monitor handles the sudden changes from a bright and colorful environment to the dark tunnels. I've played for hours and it handled everything that's been thrown at it with ease. The settings are easily customizable through a cleverly placed small joystick at the right corner on the back. Click it and push it to the left and you toggle through the settings to adjust the picture, gaming assist and other options. I was surprised to discover that it had a speaker that you also adjust with the joystick. The sound quality is minimal and I would use it as a last resort, but still a good option to have. I also used the monitor as a second screen with my laptop. It excels as a regular computer monitor with vibrant colors. My laptop could only push the resolution to 1920x1080 which is this monitor handled easily. In this case, I adjusted the picture setting to standard which reduces eye strain. I streamed several HD and 4K programming from several streaming services and the image was detailed with sharp contrast that left me pleasantly surprised and impressed. Sony produced an impressive monitor at a great price that most gamers would love with solid specifications and many customizable options. It still makes a good monitor for the non gamers but it would be a waste of resources.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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      Hi Joe1015, We're delighted to hear that you are enjoying your new INZONE M3 gaming monitor. Explore the new Sony INZONE M3 Full HD gaming monitor. A 240Hz monitor with IPS 1ms GtG and NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible, for a flawless gaming experience. Thank you for choosing Sony! Regards, Erin Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Refresh rate
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    FLUID GAMING EXPERIENCE!!!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The Sony Inzone M3 Gaming monitor is the newest entry in a long line of innovative gaming displays. The 27-inch IPS panel features a 1080p/FHD resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and HDR support. The M3 Gaming Monitor is the perfect tool for all levels of gamers. Not only does it have an ultra-wide HD display with a high refresh rate, but its built-in NVIDIA G-SYNC and VRR technology helps ensure smooth, lag-free gameplay. Additionally, the monitor uses HDR 400 support to boost the already stunning visuals and produces accurate color reproduction. The adaptive sync feature further helps to eliminate any tearing and stuttering issues and provides a fluid gaming experience. Whether you’re gaming on a PC or a PS5, this monitor has a great selection of features and plethora of inputs, making it perfect for any kind of gaming setup, but the M3 has exclusive features just for the PS5. The M3 will automatically recognize the PS5 and adjusts the HDR Tone Mapping for optimal gaming experience. The M3 not only looks the part but also plays the part of the PS5. Features: • The M3 is designed to match the PlayStation 5 • Power button and Joystick controls for monitor settings • 1080p or Full HD Display • 240Hz refresh rate / Max 120 on PS5 • 1ms Gtg Response Time • Nvidia G-Sync and VRR • HDR400 • 2 HDMI 2.1 ports, 1 DisplayPort,1USB-C port, 1 USB-B port, 3 USB-A ports, and Audio Jack • KVM Switch • Ability to change monitor settings using the PC application instead of the joystick on the back of the monitor. I have used the M3 thoroughly with my PC and PS5, and my gaming experience was nothing but amazing. The colors were bright, rich, and vibrant, the super smooth refresh rate and the 1ms response time gives you that absolute clarity allowing you to respond quickly and accurately. Although this is an excellent gaming monitor, I did have one minor complaint. Even though the M3 has exclusive features for the PS5, the M3 does not support 1440p resolution while the PS5 natively supports it. This was something that stood out to me but did not make difference in my gaming experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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      Hi Hmirza, We are truly happy to hear you're overall pleased with your new INZONE M3 gaming monitor. It's also good to know you're having an enjoyable gaming experience. Explore the new Sony INZONE M3 Full HD gaming monitor. A 240Hz monitor with IPS 1ms GtG and NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible, for a flawless gaming experience. Thank you for choosing Sony!

      Regards,
      Erin Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Refresh rate
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive on many levels

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Sony, Sony, Sony! They’ve outdone themselves again. The Sony INZONE M3 27" FHD 240Hz Gaming Monitor is a beast in many different areas. Most of that is good, but one part is meh in my opinion. For starters, the Sony INZONE M3 is super fast while presenting bright and quality images at the same time. I have witnessed this in both gaming and watching videos. The detail is so clear and never seems to blur or tear. This is due to the 240Hz refresh rate and the 1ms GtG response rate, which is available on the DisplayPort and HDMI inputs. It’s even taken a step further with the NVIDIA G-Sync compatibility and the HDMI 2.1 Variable Refresh Rate. Sony’s INZONE M3 is also VESA certified with Display HDR 400 and has over 99% coverage of the sRGB spectrum. This allows for a large range of colors to be vibrant while providing detailed shading with the best amount of brightness. It’s really hard to even describe the beauty that is presented while gaming. I’ve had so many others claim greatness and this just puts them to shame. Most of my gaming is through the PC and the Sony INZONE M3 comes with a software solution that will help you get things in order for the best experience. You have different picture modes and adjustments that can be set to your liking. There is also the ability to set up profiles for the picture and audio based on the game you are playing. Maybe you want something different for ambient sounds and details for an MMORPG versus an FPS battle. Well, you’re in luck because this can make it an easy change for you. On another quick gaming note, the INZONE M3 has the ability to optimize and adjust modes and settings for the PS5. That’s something that I look forward to checking out soon. With regards to the Sony INZONE M3’s appearance, it’s a very unique design that some will like and others will not. I probably sit in the middle on this one and that’s because of the stand. I can totally see the design and coloring playing nicely with a PS5, but it’s a little too much on a desk for me. I do like that they made the effort to provide you a place to hide your cables through the center pillar. That’s a great feature. They could have made a stronger clip though. It tends to come off easily if made too taunt. This isn’t a huge deal breaker for me though. Currently, I have 3 monitors on a triple arm mount and I am already trying to decide which one is getting the boot for the M3. It should slide in easily and compliment everything else very well. Lastly, the Sony INZONE M3 has an Auto KVM Switch. I haven’t set it up yet, but it’s on my list. I need to get things squared away in my office to truly test it right. This is something that I have always wanted to do because I have a desktop and my work laptop on the same setup. This would allow me to eliminate a keyboard and free up more space. Ultimately, I am truly pleased with the Sony INZONE M3. The 27” size is really nice and the features are amazing. I really look forward to more gaming on it and possibly adding more of Sony’s INZONE lineup to pair with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi Evolved1, Thanks for sharing your awesome experience with your Sony INZONE M3 gaming monitor. We are glad that you are impressed and truly pleased with the unit. With a refresh rate of up to 240Hz of the INZONE M3, you'll gain that vital split-second advantage that helps you track rivals precisely and shoot first. Action is super smooth in Full HD so you see what’s happening the moment it happens. With DisplayHDR 400, INZONE M3 reproduces scenes in vivid shades with rich accurate contrast and high peak brightness of 400 nits for more immersive and atmospheric gaming. Thank you for your purchase. Enjoy! Vincent Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Refresh rate
    Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent monitor for PS5 gaming

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a beautiful looking Sony monitor that shines in gaming. It has a 240 Hz refresh rate with Nvidia gsync and VRR that prevents ghosting and lagging during gameplay. If you have a PS5 this is especially a great monitor because it has some features that are unique for the PS5. Namely, Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode. I was playing the new Call of Duty game on it hooked up via the HDMI 2.1 port and it looked amazing. Gameplay was fast and fluid with no problems. Highly recommend for gaming. It’s also a great monitor for watching videos and movies. I watched many Youtube videos on it and they looked fine. It's a very good, but not great monitor for everyday PC related use. I hooked up my PC to it and web surfing was fine. The 400 nits of brightness was plenty bright for this use. However, when I was using it for basic word processing tasks, I found the appearance of the text not as sharp as I would like. By no means was it bad, but it wasn’t as sharp as I would like. In summary, it’s a great looking monitor that is a fine overall monitor, but really shines for gaming. I would recommend this if you are looking to buy a modern monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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      Hi Techenthusiast1, You've made an excellent choice! We are truly happy to hear you're overall pleased with your new INZONE M3 gaming monitor. Explore the new Sony INZONE M3 Full HD gaming monitor. A 240Hz monitor with IPS 1ms GtG and NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible, for a flawless gaming experience. Thank you for choosing Sony!

      Regards,
      Erin Sony_US

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good and Well Made for a Full HD Monitor

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The InZone M3 by Sony is a fun and good 27in gaming monitor. It is only 1090p (Full HD) but it does have a fast 240Hz refresh rate. The resolution is fine for my current needs but a higher resolution would be better for longevity and versatility. I like that it is an IPS monitor, which is what I prefer. The 27 inch screen size is easy on the eyes and gives plenty of room for gaming. However, the pixel density is an adjustment when doing general computing like typing documents and reading text due to my eyes being accustomed to smaller screens. For gaming, there are 4 types of crosshair in 2 colors (red and green). There is a timer that can be set for 10 minute increments and a frame rate counter. The physical build of this monitor is solid and well made as I would expect from a Sony product. It sits on the desk without a wobble even when I hit the desk. It is easy to tilt and raise or lower on the stand, which allows me to easily adjust it spending on what I am using the monitor for. I do wish that there was a larger range in height because even the lowest height is still a little too high for my personal ergonomic comfort. The design of the stand is interesting and looks very much inspired by the aesthetics of the PS5. The total footprint of the stand takes up at least 8 inches, which is something to consider if your desk is narrow. It didn’t bother me other than that the middle piece of the stand also sticks out at the top beyond the bottom of the stand and so it does decrease how far back you can put the screen if it is close to a wall or window. This can be used on VESA mounts if a different set up is desired. The monitor was easy to unbox and put together. The stand only required two screws to put together and the monitor just attached by pressing it against the stand. There is a power light on the right hand that is barely visible and took me days to notice it. I really appreciated this design decision as I don’t need more unnecessary lights on my desk or room. The only buttons on the monitor are a power button and a joystick to control the settings. I really like that there are speakers built into the monitor. I don’t always want to use headphones when playing games and this eliminates the need of having to use separate speakers. I appreciate the inclusion of the headphone jack as well. I like that there is INZONE Hub software that can be downloaded to adjust settings on the monitor. This makes it easier and more convenient than the joystick to change settings, even though the joystick was already pretty easy to use l. I do wish that the software was mentioned more prominently in the included paperwork, so I could have downloaded it sooner. The software has a simple interface and is very user friendly. The variety of inputs is really useful to have (two HDMI, Displayport and a USB-C). I found that some of the wires and cables were hard to pug in due to the location of the stand and how deep the location of the inputs were. I don’t think I will be disconnecting and reconnecting very often, so it’s not too much of an inconvenience. The only truly frustrating aspect of this monitor was the lack of cables included with the monitor. The only video cable included is a Displayport cable. My gaming laptop and many current laptops only have USB-C, so in order to use the monitor, I had to acquire additional cables and adapters. I think a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 should have at minimum been included because most people only have USB-C 2.0 which will not work with this monitor. Overall, this is a well made and good gaming monitor if a 1080p is sufficient for your gaming and computing needs. It might not be the ultimate or most tech advanced gaming monitor but for the tech specifications it does have, it is a good option.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi AllieCA88, We're glad that you are enjoying your INZONE M3 gaming monitor and have an enjoyable gaming experience. Explore the new Sony INZONE M3 Full HD gaming monitor. A 240Hz monitor with IPS 1ms GtG and NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible, for a flawless gaming experience. Thank you for choosing Sony! Regards, Erin Sony_US

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 1080P gaming monitor, but a bit pricey.

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This Sony monitor is optimized for PS5, but weill work great for just about anything needing a monitor. We have a PS5, gaming PC and XBox One in the house and this monitor is aces with them all. The styling of the monitor is designed to look like the PS5 cabinet. You don't really notice this so much from the front, but the tripod leg and the back of the monitor has the white finish like the PS5. The bezel is also very thin, giving the monitor a clean, sharp look overall. It can also be raised or lowered to your preference. Performance wise this is a top level 1080p monitor. The 1ms response time and 240Hz refresh rate offer performance that's hard to beat. Try going from a 10ms response and 60Hz monitor to this and it's like going from dial up internet to broadband. It's just a remarkable difference and makes gaming that much more enjoyable. The colors are vibrant and really pop, particularly on games that have a lot of brighter colors. I've not noticed any issues with ghosting or screen tearing while gaming. So this has all sounded very positive, so why not 5 stars? The tripod stand, while looking cool, really uses up more footprint space than any other monitor I've ever used. The built-in speakers aren't up to what you would expect from Sony. And lastly, this monitor is a bit pricey in the 1080p market for 27" size compared to similar performing competitor 27" 1080p monitors. Performance wise this is a top level 1080p monitor

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi MIXMASTERICE,
      Thank you for sharing an in-depth review with your new INZONE gaming monitor. We really appreciate you like the monitor design, features, and overall performance of the unit. We've also taken note of your feedback with regard the stand and built-in speakers. Using the INZONE Hub app allows you to personalize experiences by customizing a wide range of operations, including a variety of sound and picture settings. For more information about our INZONE gaming monitor, please refer to this link: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/televisions-projectors-monitors/sdm-f27m30/articles/00279504

      In case you need assistance, feel free to contact us by sending an email to socialsupport@am.sony.com with the following:
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      With the INZONE™ M3 gaming monitor, react fast with super smooth 240Hz refresh rate. DisplayHDR™400 certification and over 99% coverage of the sRGB spectrum fills your games with a wide range of rich, vibrant colors for breathtaking immersive gaming. Support for Nvidia® G-SYNC® and HDMI 2.1 VRR compatibility virtually eliminates screen tearing for smoother gameplay. Built for next-level gaming performance, the INZONE M3 puts you a step ahead of your competitors. Thanks again for purchasing Sony! - Kris Sony_US

  • Cons mentioned:
    Price, Speakers

    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Avoid

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Its a Sony product!!! Well built and with a good screen, however, it is even with the sale price the product is over priced for what you get. I am not impressed at all and the monitor will be getting returned. The ergonomic feature with the screen moving up and down is misleading and not very good. Not enough moving to be ergonomic. BUT it does come with a cool stand. The monitor has bad speakers and sound blown and distorted right out of the box. Only 2 HDMI inputs and the cable management is lackluster. At best the monitor should be $299 with a sales price between $199 and $230. There are better monitors out there for the price. The monitor is a good fit if you own a PS5. Avoid at all cost. Maybe the second gen will be better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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      Hi Parent, Thank you for sharing your experience with the Sony Inzone Gaming monitor. We're sad to hear that you are not happy with it. We value your feedback about the product and your inputs can help us improve in the future. We hope that you'd still consider our products in your future purchases. Thanks and regards, -Craig Sony_US

  • Cons mentioned:
    Speakers

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Ps5 monitors

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Needed a monitor for ps5 on the gaming desk . Fits perfect on the desk great quality. speakers on monitor seem low quality but I use pulse headset. So definitely worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi LarryH, Awesome! We are so glad to hear that you are enjoying your new Inzone M3! With the INZONE™ M3 gaming monitor, react fast with super smooth 240Hz refresh rate. DisplayHDR™400 certification and over 99% coverage of the sRGB spectrum fills your games with a wide range of rich, vibrant colors for breathtaking immersive gaming. Support for Nvidia® G-SYNC® and HDMI 2.1 VRR compatibility virtually eliminates screen tearing for smoother gameplay. Built for next-level gaming performance, the INZONE M3 puts you a step ahead of your competitors. Thanks again for purchasing Sony! -Carl Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Would recommend!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Awesome buy! Great for gaming!! Definitely a 5 star monitor!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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      Hi LoriH,

      Thank you for the 5-star rating! We're glad to hear that you like the monitor for your gaming experience. We appreciate the recommendation and thank you for choosing Sony!

      -David Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Get more, pay less

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Good monitor for the best price! I thought it was broken. But it was perfectly fine

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Got this for my ps5 specifically

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Ive had it for about a month now and its great. Only thing i don't like is no optical port and no ARC hdmi port. Other than that it's great no issue solid moniter.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Excellent choice Remington! We are so glad to hear that you are happy with your new Inzone M3 Gaming Monitor! Fractions of a second matter. The incredibly fast refresh rate of the INZONE M3 puts you a step ahead of your competitors and lets you speed through scenes without lag, delay or judder. Thank you for choosing Sony! -Carl Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It is good

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It is a good monitor it is really good wuaily would buy agin

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi FireDemon2040, We are glad that you like your new Sony INZONE M3 gaming monitor. With a refresh rate of up to 240Hz of the INZONE M3, you'll gain that vital split-second advantage that helps you track rivals precisely and shoot first. Action is super smooth in Full HD so you see what’s happening the moment it happens. With DisplayHDR 400, INZONE M3 reproduces scenes in vivid shades with rich accurate contrast and high peak brightness of 400 nits for more immersive and atmospheric gaming. Thank you for your purchase. Enjoy! Vincent Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Loved it

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Loved it picture is clear and smooth paired with the Playstation 5

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
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      Hi Juan, we're glad you love the picture quality of our product. With the INZONE™ M3 gaming monitor, react fast with super smooth 240Hz refresh rate. DisplayHDR™400 certification and over 99% coverage of the sRGB spectrum fills your games with a wide range of rich, vibrant colors for breathtaking immersive gaming. Support for Nvidia® G-SYNC® and HDMI 2.1 VRR compatibility virtually eliminates screen tearing for smoother gameplay. Built for next-level gaming performance, the INZONE M3 puts you a step ahead of your competitors. Thanks for choosing Sony! ~Earl Sony_US