Microsoft Partners with Phillips, Asus, Acer for ‘Designed for Xbox’ Gaming Monitors

You don’t need a “Designed for Xbox” badge to find the best gaming monitor for your new console, but if you don’t know your way around tech and just want to get the most out of your new $500 console, it might help. If so, you’re in luck, because Microsoft is adding three HDMI 2.1 gaming monitors to its “Designed for Xbox” program, which puts Xbox branding on the packaging for certain devices that are supposed to take full advantage of the system’s capabilities. Again, there are monitors and TVs already out there that have these same features, but not these badges. But if you’re, say, a confused parent or a non-tech-savvy gamer (or both), these new monitors are built with the Xbox Series X’s 4K @ 120Hz and HDR features in mind. First up is the Phillips Momentum, which is 55 inches (about as large as my current TV), supports 4K at 120Hz gameplay, is Freesync Premium Pro compatible and has DisplayHDR 1000 certification. It also comes with a soundbar, and will launch this summer for $1,599. For some perspective, that’s worth more than three Xbox Series X consoles put together. Next is the slightly more affordable (and also… Read full this story

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