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Philips 203V5 PC Monitor

19.5" LED 465mm Jul 2013
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Enjoy vivid LED pictures on this Philips display. Equipped with SmartControl lite, it 's a great choice! More
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Owner Reviews Are Good

203V5 owners on average rated this flatpanel monitor 82 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Some Philips 203V5 owners who bought the Philips 203V5 considered that it was good value for money. Mike Robert said last year “Good picture, plenty of adjustments can be made to suit your preferences, Also good back up services from philips; (Well worthy for The Price”. Mr Paul Groves gave the Philips 203V5 a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon this year “Great value”.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed this PC monitor thought it performed as expected. In December last year Tony Hardisty wrote “The monitor is fine - does what it says on the box” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. One Philips 203V5 owner reckoned that the Philips 203V5 was easy to use. Tony Hardisty mentioned on Amazon “I still had the cable from the previous monitor, so in practical terms not a real issue for me.”.

Good Size

One Philips 203V5 reviewer who bought it considered that it was a good height. Branwen wrote on Amazon this year “Means I have to prop the front up in order to see it easily at head height on a desk” in their review of the Philips 203V5.

One customer considered that this PC monitor was a good size.

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Good Support

One Philips 203V5 owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good technical guidance. In December Ld said on Amazon “Firstly there were difficulties in accessing the full guide from the CD provided as these were out of date”.

Philips Has Good PC Display Reviews

Based on 814 user and expert reviews, Philips has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. Philips also has good reviews specifically for its small monitors compared to other manufacturers.

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LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as it.

We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display and we think the Hanns.G HE195[plb_1728407_price] which is cheaper; or the Acer V196HQL[plb_3049274_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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1600 X 900 Graphics Resolution

The Philips 203V5 has a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 203V5 the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (best).

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Fairly Large Viewable Size Diagonal

The smallest viewable size diagonal of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 220mm and the largest is 500mm. At 495 millimeters, the Philips 203V5 has a quite large viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the 203V5.

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Quite Big Viewable Width

With a viewable width of 433.9 millimeters, the Philips 203V5 has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst small monitors of this age. Small monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 203V5 have viewable widths of between 190mm and 520mm, and the average viewable width is 380mm.

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Very Shallow

The depths of comparable spec PC screens that have been available for more than two years range from 2.7mm to 460mm. At only 48 millimeters, the Philips 203V5 is quite shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the 203V5.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of similar spec PC monitors that have been around for more than two years is 8.9cm and the biggest is 440cm. With a display diagonal of 49.5 centimeters, the Philips 203V5 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst small monitors of this age.

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Light

Comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the 203V5 have weights of between 2.9g and 19kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg. The Philips 203V5 is fairly light (only 2 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the 203V5.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Philips 203V5 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the 203V5 also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the Hanns.G HE195[plb_1728407_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Philips 203V5 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the 203V5 do not have a built-in camera. The Philips 203V5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Philips 203V5 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the 203V5 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The average vertical viewing angle of small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 203V5 is 140°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 50 degrees, the Philips 203V5 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

At only 90 degrees, the Philips 203V5 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 203V5. The average horizontal viewing angle of PC displays of this age and type is 150°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The Philips 203V5 has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst PC monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of PC screens of this type and age is 180 cd/m², the brightest is 450 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m².

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Very Short Mean Time Between Failures

The Philips 203V5 has one of the shorter mean time between failures (only 30 hours) amongst PC monitors of this age. PC screens of this age and spec have mean time between failures of between 30h and 70,000h.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 203V5

Running Costs Are OK

The 203V5 is typical compared to the other 264 PC displays of this age and spec that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 203V5 is £27.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this LCD screen was released.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £23.27
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £26.31
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Philips 203V5uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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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 203v5lsb26, 203v5lhsb2, 203v5lsb210, 203v5lsb236, 203v5lsb2662, 203v5lsb2693, 203v5lhsb257, 203v5lsb2675, 203v5lsb2694, 203v5lsb23694, philips 203v5, philips 203v5l, code 203v5lsb26, philips p167658, philips 100x100, philips p167658p, philips 1600x900, philips 98xyza00, philips 98xyzs00, philips 203v5lsb26, philips 203v5lsb2600, philips 203v5lsb2610, philips phl203v5lsb26, asrockasusantecarcticb 100x100, asrockasusantecarcticb 203v5lsb26
Barcodes 00712581688387, 05054484451778, 05054533451773, 05054629818237, 06951613903490, 08712581688332, 08712581688387, 08712581688394, 08712581688455, 08712581688462, 08712581725068, 08712581725075, 08712581731199

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