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9 Reasons For
Very Low Running Costs
The average running cost of the 220V4L is only £30 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is in the cheapest 8% of all 998 PC displays of this age and spec.
Philips Has Good PC Screen Reviews
On average Philips medium monitors have good reviews as do all PC displays produced by Philips.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Philips 220V4L has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 220V4L do not have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the Asus VX229[plb_1599191_price], the V7 L23600WHS[plb_2386169_price], and the Benq GL2460[plb_1475250_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
The lightest LCD screen of a similar spec and age to the 220V4L is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg. At only 3.3 kilograms, the Philips 220V4L is quite light compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 220V4L.
With a width of only 512 millimeters, the Philips 220V4L is one of the narrower medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The widths of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 220V4L range from 52mm to 6,500mm, and the average width is 580mm.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Active
The Philips 220V4L has a quite low power consumption when active (only 16.7 Watts) compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the 220V4L. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 220V4L have power consumptions when active of between 9W and 63W, and the average power consumption when active is 22W.
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LCD screens of this type and age have depths of between 12mm and 560mm, and the average depth is 110mm. At only 48 millimeters, the Philips 220V4L is fairly shallow compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 220V4L.
Quite Low Average Power Consumption
The Philips 220V4L has a fairly low average power consumption (only 16.52 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the 220V4L the average power consumptions range from 0.5W to 63W.
Quite Low Maximum Power Consumption
The average maximum power consumption of similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 220V4L is 52W. The maximum power consumption of the Philips 220V4L of only 16.52 Watts is one of the lowest amongst flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.
10 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the 220V4L are not 3D compatible. The Philips 220V4L is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you want a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price], the Acer GN246HL[plb_2263973_price], or the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Philips 220V4L does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 220V4L also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price], or the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other PC monitors of this type and age, the Philips 220V4L does not have an integrated card reader.
Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution
The Philips 220V4L has a maximum display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels LCD screen, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 220V4L display resolutions range from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 2560 x 1600 pixels (best).
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Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures
The mean time between failures of comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for more than two years range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 33,000h. With a mean time between failures of only 30 hours, the Philips 220V4L has a quite short mean time between failures compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle
The Philips 220V4L has a quite narrow viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the 220V4L. The narrowest viewing angle of PC screens of this age and spec is 90° and the widest is 180°.
Quite Small Viewable Width
Across all the comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the 220V4L the viewable widths range from 1mm to 880mm. With a viewable width of only 473.76 millimeters, the Philips 220V4L has a fairly small viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 220V4L.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has an HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to it.
Only 473.76 X 296.1mm Effective Viewing Area
The biggest effective viewing area of the Philips 220V4L is 473.76 x 296.1mm. That's 4% less effective viewing area than a 509.18 x 286.41mm PC monitor, which is the most common effective viewing area. The best effective viewing area of all medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 597.6 x 336.15mm and the worst is 476.6 x 268.1mm.
Only 473.76 X 296.1mm Display Viewable Area
The biggest display viewable area of the Philips 220V4L is 473.76 x 296.1mm. That's 10% more display viewable area than the most common display viewable area of 476.6 x 268.1mm.
This PC monitor's display viewable area (473.76 x 296.1mm) is in fact the best display viewable area amongst all medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 220V4L.
Amongst similar types of PC monitor the worst display viewable area is 476.6 x 268.1mm.
2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 220V4L
Released Over Four Years Ago
This PC screen was released over four years ago.
LCD Display Type
The Philips 220V4L has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most PC screens of a similar age and spec to it.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display to this PC monitor and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price], and the HP Pavilion 22[plb_1532404_price] is also worth considering.
If you would prefer an LCD screen with a better display type then you might also want to look at the 23MP65[pl_2169404_price] (LED), or the 22MB65[pl_2245646_price] (LED) both from LG or the Asus VS239[plb_1386925_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.
1680 x 1050
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.282 x 0.282
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Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Mac Operating System
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Mean Time Between Failures
-5 - 20
VESA Mount Interface
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POR, RUS, TUR
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