The Philips 196V4L has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels PC display, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the 196V4L the display resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative LCD screens that have a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels currently available including the Acer 192HQL (£59.99), or the AOC E950 (£59.99) which is cheaper.
LCD screens with a more display resolution that might also be worth looking at include the P1913 (£69.00) (1440 x 900), or the P1911 (1440 x 900) both from DELL which also has a higher rating.