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Philips 196V4L PC Monitor

18.5" 1366 X 768 10000000:1 LCD Aug 2012
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Enjoy vivid LED pictures with this attractive, glossy design display. Equipped with stereo speakers and SmartControl lite, it's a great choice!- Vivid pictures every time- Modern design- Greener... More
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17 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This LCD screen received a rating of 80% from expert review site bondfaro.com.br.

Good User Reviews

Based on 118 user reviews the average user rating of this flatpanel monitor is 80%.

Robust

Five people reckoned that it was well made. C.n mentioned in their review of the Philips 196V4L “Luckily this one came with built in audio (which is a bit poor”. Jason I said on Amazon in November last year “Good solid monitor at a great price” in his review of this PC monitor. Lisa Cooke rated the product 4 stars and she wrote on Amazon “Hi has this got built in dvd?”.

One Philips 196V4L reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Philips 196V4L was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Is a great monitor, nothing came broken and so far I have not had any problems with it” in their review of the Philips 196V4L.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Philips 196V4L reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Allan Lavetty mentioned this year “Good value for money” in his Philips 196V4L review. Careful Shopper mentioned on Amazon “Great product at a super price”. F G Smith said on Amazon this month “Good price” in their review.

One Philips 196V4L reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was cheap. Rickl scored it 5 stars and wrote in their Philips 196V4L review “Using this as an inexpensive CCTV monitor in AV rack”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed the Philips 196V4L thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer said “Good picture quality” in their review of the Philips 196V4L. Andy said on Amazon “Good quality monitor with both VGA” and gave it a score of 4 stars. C.n said “Only problem is the audio quality which is OK” and rated this PC monitor 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

Some Philips 196V4L owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Paul Wilson mentioned in his review on Amazon “Excellent picture quality, sound a little tinny”. Swanny scored the Philips 196V4L very highly and said “Excellent picture quality at a modest price” in their Philips 196V4L review.

One Philips 196V4L owner who reviewed the Philips 196V4L thought it had good colour saturation. Bluenote scored this PC monitor very highly and said in November this year “The colours are clear and sharp” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Easy to Use

One customer wrote that the Philips 196V4L was easy to setup. Annabella1 said on Amazon “So pleased to be using this new screen for my computer - it was easy to set up and is a much better picture than my old one”. One Philips 196V4L owner thought it was easy to use. In November this year Grandmaster mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Arrived promptly just what was needed good picture, easy to use”.

Good Size

One Philips 196V4L owner who reviewed it thought it was a good size. Keith Waterson he wrote in November last year “You need to make it clear that the dimensions are for the packaging not the product”.

Nice Design

One Philips 196V4L owner who purchased it thought it was neat. Dave said this month “Very nice and neat, very clear sharp picture, sound quality disappointing - a bit tinny” in his review of this PC monitor.

Good Sound Quality

One Philips 196V4L reviewer who purchased the product considered that it had good sound quality.

Price Has Recently Dropped by £2.93

The price of the 196V4L has dropped by £2.93 in the last 49 days.

Philips Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays

Philips is one of the superior flatpanel monitor manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Philips also has good ratings for its small monitors.

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LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to it.

We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this PC screen and we think a cheaper PC screen such as the AOC E950[plb_1947791_price], and the Acer V196HQL[plb_3049274_price] or you might consider a higher scoring PC screen such as the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price] are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the 196V4L which do not have a built-in speaker, the Philips 196V4L has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider including a cheaper PC display such as the AOC E960[plb_1520024_price] or you might consider a higher scoring PC display such as the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price].

We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Fujitsu L19T-4[plb_2711465_price].

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Very Shallow

The average depth of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 196V4L is 96mm, and the depths range from 2.7mm to 460mm. With a depth of only 48 millimeters, the Philips 196V4L is one of the shallower PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the 196V4L amongst small monitors of this age.

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Short

The heights of small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 196V4L range from 5mm to 560mm. At only 279 millimeters, the Philips 196V4L is fairly short compared to most of the other small monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

The lowest maximum power consumption of small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 196V4L is 7W and the highest is 77W. At only 14.13 Watts, the Philips 196V4L has a fairly low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to the 196V4L.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Philips 196V4L owner wrote that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Mansour Alfayez wrote “It hasn’t USB outlet, so I cannot plug an external port like Playstation”. One Philips 196V4L owner who reviewed it thought it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. N. Webster mentioned “Assumed they all had HDMI sockets, so the fault was probably mine;” and gave it a rating of 2 stars.

Unacceptable Noise Level

A few Philips 196V4L reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was not noisy. John he said on Amazon “Sound not very loud, good enough for my needs” in his review.

Inferior Webcam

One Philips 196V4L owner said in their reviews that it was not good for making skype calls. Amazon Customer said in their review of this PC monitor “It isn't any good for skype etc as the sound is very low”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 196V4L, the Philips 196V4L does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most LCD screens of a similar type and age to the 196V4L are not 3D compatible. The Philips 196V4L is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most LCD screens of a similar type and age to the 196V4L do not have an integrated card reader. The Philips 196V4L is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

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 LCD screen, which is the most common display resolution. The best display resolution of all small monitors that came out around the same time as the 196V4L is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

With a viewable height of only 230.4 millimeters, the Philips 196V4L has one of the smaller viewable heights amongst small monitors of this age. Across all the PC displays of this age and spec the viewable heights range from 110mm to 440mm, and the average viewable height is 260mm.

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Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 196V4L is 40° and the widest is 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 65 degrees, the Philips 196V4L has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 196V4L.

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Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

At only 90 degrees, the Philips 196V4L has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for more than two years. Across all the small monitors that were released more than two years ago the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

When compared to other small monitors that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Philips 196V4L's display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest. PC screens that were released around the same time as the 196V4L have display brightness of between 180 cd/m² and 450 cd/m².

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle

The narrowest viewing angle of small monitors that have been available for more than two years is 90° and the widest is 180°. The Philips 196V4L has a quite narrow viewing angle (only 90 degrees) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 196V4L

Running Costs Are Average

The 196V4L is typical compared to the other 264 PC monitors of a comparable age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 196V4L is £26.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This LCD screen was released over four years ago.

Average Width

At 443 millimeters, the Philips 196V4L has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to look at the 196W[pl_1498661_price] (440mm), or the 196HQL[pl_1496629_price] (444.4mm) both from Acer or the HP Compaq LA1905wg[plb_1479492_price] (445mm).

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Expert Reviews

(1)
8 August 2013

O Monitor Philips 196V4LSB2 é uma opção para quem busca um produto simples para usar no trabalho. Tem apenas entrada VGA e sua resolução é ideal para textos, vídeos do Youtube e fotos. Não...

Timo acabamento, ideal para trabalhos de escritrio
Brilho poderia ser melhor

User Reviews

(67)
Reviewed 24 August 2016 by Mr david butler
(Verified Purchase)

Worked great...

Reviewed 5 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Exactly what was needed. Easy transaction...

Reviewed 5 May 2016 by Goth
(Verified Purchase)

SO SO happy with my new tele...

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by GARY ROBOTHAM
(Verified Purchase)
Reviewed 17 March 2016 by Ibrahim
(Verified Purchase)

What the hell I didn't even come my house I did my address...

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Electricity cost when switched on £22.64
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £25.68
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.13 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 196v4l, 196v4la, 196v4lab, 196v4lab2, 196v4lsb2, 196v4lsb200, 196v4lsb293, 196v4lab201, 196v4lsb262, 196v4lab200, 196v4lsb269, 196v4lsb278, philips 1366x768, philips 196v4lab2, philips 196v4lsb2, philips 196v4lsb210, philips 196v4lab200, philips 8712581655532, asrockasusantecarcticb 196v4lab2
Barcodes 00712581655624, 04053162727830, 05053959408156, 05054484197737, 05054533197732, 05054629142134, 06951613902295, 08712581655518, 08712581655525, 08712581655532, 08712581655549, 08712581655556, 08712581655594, 08712581655600, 08712581655617, 08712581655624, 08712581655631

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