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9 Reasons For
Very Low Running Costs
The 17S4LSB is in the cheapest 8% of all 264 small monitors that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 17S4LSB will cost only £21 over 5 years to run.
Philips Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors
On average Philips small monitors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all flatpanel monitors built by Philips.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on LCD screens of a comparable type and age to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the iiyama E1780SD[plb_2236816_price].
1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on LCD screens of this age and spec.
Very Low Power Consumption When Off
With a power consumption when off of only 0.2 Watts, the 17S4LSB has one of the lower power consumptions when off amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. PC monitors of this type and age have power consumptions when off of between 0.1W and 5W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.52W.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is typical of many PC screens of a comparable type and age to it.
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Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode
With a power consumption in economy mode of only 8 Watts, the Philips 17S4LSB has one of the lower power consumptions in economy mode amongst small monitors of this age. The lowest power consumption in economy mode of small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 17S4LSB is 7.7W, the highest is 15W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 10W.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Active
Small monitors that came out more than two years ago have power consumptions when active of between 8.7W and 20W, and the average power consumption when active is 14W. With a power consumption when active of only 11.9 Watts, the 17S4LSB has one of the lower power consumptions when active amongst PC displays of this age.
At only 367 millimeters, the 17S4LSB is fairly narrow compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the 17S4LSB. Across all the similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 100mm to 640mm, and the average width is 420mm.
Alternative PC screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the NEC MultiSync E171[plb_2301048_price] (368mm).
6 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 17S4LSB, the 17S4LSB does not have a built-in speaker.
Not 3D Compatible
Most comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the 17S4LSB are not 3D compatible. The 17S4LSB is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
PC screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age, the 17S4LSB does not have a built-in camera.
Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the Asus VK207[plb_1488454_price].
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The 17S4LSB does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Small Display Diagonal
At only 43.2 centimeters, the Philips 17S4LSB has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the 17S4LSB. The average display diagonal of PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the 17S4LSB is 48cm.
Quite Small Viewable Width
The Philips 17S4LSB has one of the smaller viewable widths (only 337.92 millimeters) amongst small monitors of this age. The viewable widths of small monitors that have been around for more than two years range from 190mm to 520mm, and the average viewable width is 380mm.
1 Other reason to consider the Philips 17S4LSB
Released Over Three Years Ago
This LCD screen was released over three years ago.
1280 x 1024
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.264 x 0.264
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Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
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Mean Time Between Failures
-5 - 20
VESA Mount Interface
Plug and Play
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 3 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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