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User Reviews Are Good
Users have rated this PC screen on average 83%. Users think this flatpanel monitor is one of the very best small monitors that have been on the market for the last year.
Several Philips 193V5LSB2 owners reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Karlito mentioned on Amazon in November “Great monitor, cheap & economical!”. Luke mentioned in his review of the Philips 193V5LSB2 “Great cheap monitor!” and scored it 5 stars. U.m mentioned in their review of the Philips 193V5LSB2 “Build quality is very cheap and creaky, picture looks a little misty”.
Two Philips 193V5LSB2 owners mentioned that the product was good value for money. Karlito rated it as excellent and wrote this month “This monitor is very economical and saves you money, especially if you have it turned on all day long like me” in their review of the Philips 193V5LSB2. Mrs F. Kivlin wrote on Amazon “Great price” in her review of the Philips 193V5LSB2.
According to Amazon sales data, the 193V5LSB2 is one the top selling LCD screen currently available for purchase.
Running Costs Are Very Low
The 193V5LSB2 has an average running cost of only £18 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 7% of all 30 recently released comparable spec PC displays.
Good Picture Quality
One Philips 193V5LSB2 owner who reviewed the Philips 193V5LSB2 concluded that it had good colour saturation. Karlito wrote a few weeks ago “Perfect size for my desk, bright contrast and natural colours” in their review. One Philips 193V5LSB2 reviewer reckoned that this PC monitor had clear images. Luke wrote in his review “It fits it's purpose and does have good image clarity”.
Good Product Quality
One Philips 193V5LSB2 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.
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One customer reckoned that the Philips 193V5LSB2 was well made.
Easy to Use
One person who reviewed the Philips 193V5LSB2 reckoned that it was easy to setup. Pt-Buyer rated it as very good and mentioned “Easy to set up” in their review of this PC monitor.
Only Released Eight Months Ago
This PC screen is one of the latest LCD screens to be released.
£2.40 Price Drop
In the last 26 days the price of the 193V5LSB2 has dropped by £2.40.
Philips Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors
Based on 814 expert and user reviews, Philips has good reviews for its LCD screens. Philips also has good reviews specifically within its small monitors range compared to other brands.
Small monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 193V5LSB2 have heights of between 75mm and 410mm, and the average height is 300mm. At only 273 millimeters, the Philips 193V5LSB2 is fairly short compared to most of the other latest similar spec LCD screens.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The 193V5LSB2 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other recently released flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker to this PC monitor and we think the AOC E975SWDA[plb_3357342_price] is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The 193V5LSB2 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for the last year are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 193V5LSB2 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the 193V5LSB2 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other similar spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as the 193V5LSB2, the Philips 193V5LSB2 does not have an integrated card reader.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on recently released small monitors.
Quite Small Viewable Height
With a viewable height of only 230.4 millimeters, the 193V5LSB2 has one of the smaller viewable heights amongst small monitors of this age. The smallest viewable height of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last 12 months is 190mm, the biggest is 410mm, and the average viewable height is 260mm.
Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the 193V5LSB2 range from 50° to 180°. At only 65 degrees, the Philips 193V5LSB2 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec flatpanel monitors.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of recently released small monitors is 47cm, and the screen sizes range from 39cm to 50cm. At only 47 centimeters, the Philips 193V5LSB2 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the 193V5LSB2.
Very Dim Display Brightness
Small monitors that are a comparable age to the 193V5LSB2 have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the 193V5LSB2 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other recently released PC screens.
Very Short Mean Time Between Failures
The average mean time between failures of PC monitors that came out in the last year is 60,000h. The 193V5LSB2 has one of the shorter mean time between failures (only 30,000 hours) amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.
Fairly High Power Consumption When Off
The 193V5LSB2 has a quite high power consumption when off (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other new small monitors. The average power consumption when off of small monitors that were released around the same time as the 193V5LSB2 is 0.36W, and the power consumptions when off range from 0.1W to 0.5W.
2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 193V5LSB2
LCD Display Type
The 193V5LSB2 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most recently released flatpanel monitors.
PC screens with a better display type that might also be worth looking at include the AOC E975SWDA[plb_3357342_price] (LED), the V7 L185V-2E[plb_3537115_price] (LED), or the Benq DL2020[plb_3876209_price] (LED).
With a width of 437 millimeters, the 193V5LSB2 has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other small monitors that have been around for the last year.
1366 x 768
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1366 х 768
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.30 x 0.30
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
LCD, TFT, LCD/TFT
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8
Mean Time Between Failures
-3 - 10
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
Can't really complain, paid £57 for it. Bargin really. Only VGA but never the less, it fits it's purpose and does have good image clarity. Definite buy if you're looking for something this size.... Read more…
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