17 Nov, 2022
The M3 is part of Sony’s new gaming line offering an immersive experience to help lead gamers to victory
Sony Europe B.V. today announced the European availability window for its INZONE™ M3 gaming monitor, with select countries taking pre-orders now. This new gaming gear brand embraces Sony’s expertise as a pioneer of audio-visual technology, delivering features that will immerse gamers into the action with total focus. Designed for extraordinary performance, INZONE allows you to dive into an immersive zone, leading to a victorious ending.
Super-smooth vibrant action
The new INZONE M3 gaming monitor with HDR offers Full HD resolution and a high refresh rate of 240Hz with 1ms GtG (Gray to Gray) and variable refresh rate technologies, allowing gamers to accurately capture movements of rivals in shooter games. With over 99% coverage of the sRGB spectrum, the INZONE M3 monitor fills your game with a wide range of rich, vibrant colours. More shades and hues make scenes extremely realistic for dramatic, immersive gaming.
Designed to fit for unique playing styles
The unique, low depth tripod stand provides total gaming comfort while optimising desk space for peripherals. With a small monitor footprint, players can easily position an angled keyboard and large gaming mouse pad around or under the display. Other features include adjustable height and tilt and cable management for a clean desktop.
Utilities for gameplay
Featuring Auto KVM Switch (Auto USB Hub Switch), users can control up to two PCs from a single keyboard, mouse and headset connected to the monitor. With FPS Game Picture Mode, brightness and contrast are optimised to view opponents clearly. Additionally, the Black Equalizer feature allows for uncovering details even in shadows.
Perfect for PlayStation®5
The INZONE M3 monitor provides Auto HDR Tone Mapping, which works with PlayStation®5 consoles to automatically recognise the monitor during initial setup and optimise HDR settings. Additionally, the monitor will automatically switch to Cinema Mode when watching movies on PlayStation®5 and Game Mode when playing games.
INZONE Hub PC software: personalise your gameplay
Sony’s INZONE Hub PC software was created to control INZONE monitors and headsets, allowing users to personalise experiences by customising a wide range of operations, including a variety of sound and picture settings.
240Hz refresh rateReact faster than your opponents. With a refresh rate of up to 240Hz, 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. 2
IPS 1ms GtGPerform at a whole new level on an IPS display with ultra fast 1ms GtG response speed. Less ghosting and blur allows you to see what’s happening with absolute clarity so you can make lightning fast decisions and react immediately.
NVIDIA® G-SYNC® CompatibleBy adjusting the display refresh rate dynamically to match the variable frame rates of gaming devices, the INZONE M3 monitor with NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible and HDMI 2.1 Variable Refresh Rate virtually eliminates screen tearing, stuttering and delay for smoother, more fluid gameplay.3
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)With a Variable Refresh Rate in HDMI 2.1, our gaming monitor avoids stuttering delays and screen tearing. It dynamically adjusts the display refresh rate to match the variable frame rates of the gaming device for smoother gameplay.45
DisplayHDR™ 400 CertifiedSee a broader range of colours, darker shadows and brighter highlights. 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.
Wide range of coloursWith over 99% coverage of the sRGB spectrum, the INZONE M3 monitor fills your game with a wide range of rich, vibrant colours. More shades and hues make scenes extremely realistic for dramatic, immersive gaming
FPS Game Picture ModeOptimise brightness and contrast so you can see rivals clearly.
Black EqualizerUncover detail in shadow and spot rivals hiding in the dark.
Auto HDR Tone MappingYour PS5™ consoles automatically recognise INZONE gaming monitors during initial setup and optimise HDR settings. Even in high contrast scenes, you’ll see crucial details and colours in the brightest and darkest parts of the screen.678
Auto Genre Picture ModeINZONE gaming monitors optimise the performance of games and movies on PS5™ consoles, automatically switching to Cinema Mode when watching movies for expressive scenes and Game 1 Mode when playing games.69
Integrated with your gearEasily position an angled keyboard and large gaming mouse pad around or under the display. With a small monitor footprint, you’ll have more desktop space.
Adjustable height and tiltChange the height and tilt of the display to get the best view of your gaming worlds and the competition.
Cable managementHide the power and signal cables within the centre pillar to keep your desktop clean and neat. Place your gaming gear freely without the distraction of cables and stay focused on your gaming.
Auto KVM SwitchEnjoy instant gaming without having to change cables after finishing your work. With the Auto KVM Switch (Auto USB Hub Switch), you can control up to two PCs from a single keyboard, mouse and headset connected to the monitor.
PC software controlQuickly and easily adjust monitor settings with just a few clicks of the mouse using the PC Software. As well as tweaking settings, you can also assign specific picture mode and sound profiles of the headset to individual PC applications and games.10
Resolution and price aside, this is a jam-packed gaming monitor with a lot of slick features, G-synch, and a high refresh rate. Sony is definitely putting some elbow grease in these new hardware releases, and there are also features included to specifically support the PlayStation 5.
So if you have a 1080P TV without much in the way of features then this could be an option for you if you don't mind the cost, which converts to USD at $831 from £699.00.
Between the build and specs of monitors like this with PC, and the new Xperia Gaming Edition phone, Sony is making good first steps to expanding gaming beyond the boundaries of gaming consoles. We still haven't seen what they plan to do with that mobile game developer they brought out, but on the PC we have already seen them bring over top games, and I suspect that they will eventually push for more investment in the PC side in terms of original releases, and accelerating software support with maybe one-day simultaneous releases for some titles.
The one thing about this I find odd about this is Sony doesn't seem to be considering adding PSVR2 capability to these monitors when they launch. Yes, you can use your PS5 with it, but if Sony wanted to make PSVR2 compatible with PC and not just PS5 this would have been the way to push it, including support for it in their monitors. Unfortunately, this pretty much proves PSVR2 won't be PC compatible, but I guess that isn't much of a surprise either,