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8 Reasons For
Very Low Running Costs
Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 220B4 will cost only £28 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the most economic to run LCD screens of this age and type.
Philips PC Monitors Have Good Reviews
On average Philips medium monitors have good ratings as do all PC screens produced by Philips.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Unlike most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the 220B4 which do not have a built-in speaker, the Philips 220B4 has a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider including the Acer XB240H[plb_2719156_price], or the Asus VX248[plb_2440924_price] which has better reviews.
It is worth considering alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Philips 236V4L[plb_1447373_price].
Across all the similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the 220B4 the widths range from 52mm to 6,500mm, and the average width is 580mm. At only 504 millimeters, the Philips 220B4 is quite narrow compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 220B4.
We compared all the other 504mm wide flatpanel monitors to this flatpanel monitor and we think cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the Philips 220S4L[plb_1399349_price] is also worth considering.
PC monitors with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the iiyama B2280WSD-B1[plb_1378652_price] (512.5mm and cheaper), or the Philips 221B3LPC[plb_1390791_price] (507mm and cheaper).
Quite Low Power Consumption When Active
Across all the LCD screens of this age and type the power consumptions when active range from 9W to 63W, and the average power consumption when active is 22W. The Philips 220B4 has one of the lower power consumptions when active (only 15.8 Watts) amongst PC screens of this age.
Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode
With a power consumption in economy mode of only 11.7 Watts, the Philips 220B4 has a quite low power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 220B4. The average power consumption in economy mode of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the 220B4 is 20W.
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Quite Low Average Power Consumption
The average power consumptions of medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 220B4 range from 0.5W to 63W. With an average power consumption of only 16.8 Watts, the Philips 220B4 has a fairly low average power consumption compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec.
Quite Low Maximum Power Consumption
The maximum power consumptions of comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the 220B4 range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W. When compared to other PC screens of a similar type and age to the 220B4, the maximum power consumption of the Philips 220B4 of only 16.8 Watts is one of the lowest.
9 Reasons Against
Price Increase of £21.29
The 220B4 has increased in price by £21.29 in the last 56 days.
Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The Philips 220B4 is a two USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
Not 3D Compatible
The Philips 220B4 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 220B4 are also not 3D compatible.
PC displays which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Acer XB240H[plb_2719156_price], or the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a built-in camera. The Philips 220B4 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC screens of a similar age and spec to the 220B4 do not have an integrated card reader. The Philips 220B4 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the Philips 220B4 is 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst display resolution of all LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the 220B4 is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.
Quite Small Viewable Width
PC displays that are a similar age to the 220B4 have viewable widths of between 1mm and 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm. With a viewable width of only 473.76 millimeters, the Philips 220B4 has one of the smaller viewable widths amongst medium monitors of this age.
Only 473.76 X 296.1mm Effective Viewing Area
The Philips 220B4 has a maximum effective viewing area of 473.76 x 296.1mm. That's 4% less effective viewing area than the most frequently found effective viewing area of 509.18 x 286.41mm. The worst effective viewing area of all PC monitors that came out more than two years ago is 476.6 x 268.1mm and the best is 597.6 x 336.15mm.
Only 473.76 X 296.1mm Display Viewable Area
The biggest display viewable area of the Philips 220B4 is 473.76 x 296.1mm. That's 10% more display viewable area than a 476.6 x 268.1mm PC display, which is the most common display viewable area.
This flatpanel monitor's display viewable area (473.76 x 296.1mm) is in fact the best display viewable area across all LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the 220B4.
A 476.6 x 268.1mm display viewable area is the worst display viewable area across similar types of flatpanel monitor.
2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 220B4
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when Philips released the 220B4.
LCD Display Type
The Philips 220B4 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.
Alternative PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available which you might also want to consider include a cheaper flatpanel monitor such as the iiyama B2280WSD-B1[plb_1378652_price] or you might consider a better rated flatpanel monitor such as the Acer B236HL[plb_1601087_price], or the Lenovo Tiny-in-One 23[plb_2671558_price].
If you are looking for a PC screen with a better display type then you might want to look at the LG 24MP56[plb_2195715_price] (LED and cheaper) or the VS239[pl_1386925_price] (LED and higher rated), or the PB238[pl_2368528_price] (LED and higher rated) both from Asus.
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