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Philips Has Good PC Screen Reviews
Philips small monitors have good reviews on average and across all PC screens Philips is one of the superior brands.
Very Low Power Consumption When Off
The power consumptions when off of flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 17S4 range from 0.1W to 5W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.51W. With a power consumption when off of only 0.2 Watts, the Philips 17S4 has a quite low power consumption when off compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is typical of many LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the PC screens of this age and spec the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 170 degrees, the Philips 17S4 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.
1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many small monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
The widths of PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 17S4 range from 120mm to 640mm. At only 367 millimeters, the Philips 17S4 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the 17S4.
PC displays with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the DELL P170S (372.1mm and cheaper).
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Recent Price Increase of £16.30
In the last 2 days the 17S4 has increased in price by £16.30.
Only 1000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Philips 17S4 is 1000:1. That's 100% less contrast ratio than a 20000000:1 PC display, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio. The best contrast ratio of all PC monitors that came out more than two years ago is 100000000:1 and the worst is Mega Contrast.
If you would prefer a PC monitor with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to consider the ET185a (10000:1 and cheaper), the EF185a (£79.99) (10000:1 and cheaper), or the ET190a (10000:1 and cheaper) all from Edge10.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Philips 17S4 does not have a built-in speaker, although this is within the context that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age also do not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to look at including the iiyama E1780SD (£102.70) or the Edge10 ET190a.
Not 3D Compatible
The Philips 17S4 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other small monitors that came out around the same time as the 17S4 are also not 3D compatible.
If you want a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Neovo C-17 (£103.20).
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the 17S4 do not have a built-in camera. The Philips 17S4 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Asus VK207 (£124.99) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other small monitors that were released more than two years ago, the Philips 17S4 does not have an integrated card reader.
Other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to look at include the Samsung LS20C300.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The screen sizes of small monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 8.9cm to 52cm, and the average display diagonal is 47cm. With a display diagonal of only 43.2 centimeters, the Philips 17S4 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.
Quite Small Viewable Width
With a viewable width of only 337.92 millimeters, the Philips 17S4 has a quite small viewable width compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for more than two years. The average viewable width of comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 17S4 is 390mm, and the viewable widths range from 190mm to 480mm.
Very Short Mean Time Between Failures
At only 50 hours, the Philips 17S4 has a fairly short mean time between failures compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age. The mean time between failures of small monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 34,000h.
Quite High Power Consumption When Active
The Philips 17S4 has one of the higher power consumptions when active (17.1 Watts) amongst small monitors of this age. The power consumptions when active of flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 17S4 range from 8.7W to 20W.
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Running Costs Are Average
The 17S4 has an average running cost of £29 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 266 small monitors that have been available for more than two years.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this small monitor was released.
LCD Display Type
The Philips 17S4 has an LCD display type which is better than most PC monitors of this age and spec. Most small monitors that have been around for around the same time as it have an LED display type.
There are a number of other flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to consider including the Wortmann AG Terra 1910W (£79.00) which is cheaper; or the NEC MultiSync LCD175 (£122.53), or the Asus VE198 (£71.99) which has a better Rating.
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