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14 Reasons For
A number of Philips 193V5LSB2 owners reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Karlito gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Philips 193V5LSB2 in August “Great monitor, cheap & economical!”. Luke said a few weeks ago “Great cheap monitor!”. U.m wrote on Amazon this month “Build quality is very cheap and creaky, picture looks a little misty” although only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.
Some people who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Karlito mentioned on Amazon in August this year “This monitor is very economical and saves you money, especially if you have it turned on all day long like me” in their Philips 193V5LSB2 review. Mrs F. Kivlin mentioned in her review on Amazon this year “Great price”.
Very Low Running Costs
The 193V5LSB2 has an average running cost of only £18 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 6% of all 38 recently released small monitors.
According to sales data from Amazon, the 193V5LSB2 is a popular choice amongst people who purchased PC screens in the last 3 months.
Good Picture Quality
One person who reviewed this PC monitors thought it had clear images. Luke wrote in August “It fits it's purpose and does have good image clarity” in his review of this PC monitors. One Philips 193V5LSB2 owner who reviewed it thought it had good colour saturation. Karlito mentioned on Amazon in August “Perfect size for my desk, bright contrast and natural colours”.
Good Product Quality
One Philips 193V5LSB2 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. U.m mentioned in their Philips 193V5LSB2 review on Amazon “Build quality is very cheap and creaky, picture looks a little misty” however gave the Philips 193V5LSB2 a score of 3 stars.
One Philips 193V5LSB2 reviewer who bought this PC monitors considered that it was well made. This year U.m wrote on Amazon “Build quality is very cheap and creaky, picture looks a little misty”.
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Easy to Use
One person wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was easy to setup. Pt-Buyer rated the product 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up”.
Only Released Five Months Ago
This flatpanel monitor has only been on the market for five months.
User Reviews Are Good
Owners have rated this LCD screen on average 83%.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that came out in the last 12 months.
We checked 782 expert and owner reviews for Philips flatpanel monitors and found that on average Philips has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Philips has good ratings specifically within its small monitors range.
10000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the 193V5LSB2 is 10000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of a 5000000:1 flatpanel monitor, which is the most common contrast ratio.
A 10000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is in fact the best contrast ratio amongst all similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the 193V5LSB2.
The worst contrast ratio across similar types of PC screen is 5000000:1.
The Philips 193V5LSB2 is fairly short (only 273 millimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that came out in the last year. Latest small monitors have heights of between 75mm and 450mm, and the average height is 300mm.
Very Low Power Consumption When Active
The 193V5LSB2 has a quite low power consumption when active (only 8.76 Watts) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for the last year. The power consumptions when active of comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the 193V5LSB2 range from 8.7W to 16W, and the average power consumption when active is 13W.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most small monitors that came out around the same time as the 193V5LSB2 do not have a built-in speaker. The Philips 193V5LSB2 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the Acer V206WQL (£97.56), the HKC 1976A (£64.99), or the AOC E975SWDA (£64.32) is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The 193V5LSB2 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other latest small monitors also do not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC displays that have been available for the last year are not 3D compatible. The 193V5LSB2 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other new small monitors, the 193V5LSB2 does not have a built-in camera.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last year.
PC displays with a more display resolution that might also be worth looking at include the DELL E2016 (£64.00) (1440 x 900), or the Acer V206WQL (£97.56) (1440 x 900).
Very Small Viewable Height
Small monitors that were released in the last year have viewable heights of between 200mm and 420mm, and the average viewable height is 260mm. With a viewable height of only 230.4 millimeters, the 193V5LSB2 has one of the smaller viewable heights amongst small monitors of this age.
Very Dim Display Brightness
With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the 193V5LSB2 has one of the dimmer display brightness amongst small monitors of this age. The display brightness of PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the 193V5LSB2 range from 200 cd/m² to 350 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 230 cd/m².
Only 700:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 700:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on PC monitors that came out in the last 12 months.
1 Other reason to consider the Philips 193V5LSB2
With a width of 437 millimeters, the 193V5LSB2 has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been around for the last year.
PC displays with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the DELL E2016 (£64.00) (454.21mm), the Acer V206WQL (£97.56) (454mm), or the HP V196 (£59.54) (441.4mm).
1366 x 768
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1366 х 768
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.3 x 0.3
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
LCD, LCD/TFT, 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)
Mac Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
-3 - 10
Cable Lock Slot
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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