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14 Reasons For
Running Costs Are Very Low
The 221P6 is in the cheapest 2% of all 486 flatpanel monitors of this spec and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 221P6 is only £24.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The Philips 221P6 is a four USB Type-A downstream port PC screen.
We checked 782 owner and expert reviews for Philips PC monitors and found that on average Philips has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Philips has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Philips 221P6 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago also have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Philips 221S6 (£94.97), and the Asus VX239H (£114.97) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this PC display and we think the Acer CB240HY (£152.42) is also worth considering.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Philips 221P6 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago. The vertical viewing angles of similar spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the 221P6 range from 10° to 180°.
Quite Long Mean Time Between Failures
At 70,000 hours, the Philips 221P6 has a quite long mean time between failures compared to most of the other PC displays that have been available for more than a year. The shortest mean time between failures of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 221P6 is 30h and the longest is 70,000h.
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Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
Across all the medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 221P6 the power consumptions when off range from 0.0005W to 1.2W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.36W. At only 0.2 Watts, the Philips 221P6 has a quite low power consumption when off compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the 221P6.
Four USB 2.0 Ports
The Philips 221P6 is a four USB 2.0 port PC screen.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC monitors of a comparable age and type to it.
Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode
LCD screens that came out around the same time as the 221P6 have power consumptions in economy mode of between 11W and 48W. The Philips 221P6 has a quite low power consumption in economy mode (only 13.4 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 221P6.
The widths of PC screens of a similar age and type to the 221P6 range from 51mm to 960mm. With a width of only 511 millimeters, the Philips 221P6 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 221P6.
If you would consider a flatpanel monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the Asus VS229 (£54.71) (514mm and cheaper), the DELL E2214H (£119.28) (513.2mm and cheaper), or the Lenovo T2220 (£113.00) (512.6mm and cheaper).
The weights of similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The Philips 221P6 is one of the lighter LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the 221P6 (only 3.1 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.
At only 319 millimeters, the Philips 221P6 is fairly short compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 221P6. Across all the LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the 221P6 the heights range from 36mm to 930mm.
Very Low Power Consumption When Active
At only 15.45 Watts, the Philips 221P6 has a fairly low power consumption when active compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than a year ago. The lowest power consumption when active of LCD screens that are a comparable age to the 221P6 is 14W and the highest is 69W.
11 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Philips 221P6 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Viewsonic VG2437 (£163.98).
Not 3D Compatible
Most LCD screens of a similar age and type to the 221P6 are not 3D compatible. The Philips 221P6 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Philips 221P6 does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 221P6 also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as it.
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Very Small Viewable Height
The average viewable height of similar spec PC displays that were released more than a year ago is 320mm. With a viewable height of only 268.1 millimeters, the Philips 221P6 has one of the smaller viewable heights amongst medium monitors of this age.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC screens of this age and type.
We compared all the other PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels to this PC screen and we think the Samsung S24E650PL (£146.20) which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic VX2263SMHL (£104.38) which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 221P6 is 48cm, the biggest is 110cm, and the average display diagonal is 64cm. When compared to other flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the Philips 221P6's display diagonal of only 54.6 centimeters is one of the smallest.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to it.
Quite Small Viewable Width
At only 476.6 millimeters, the Philips 221P6 has a quite small viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 221P6 the viewable widths range from 280mm to 880mm.
Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of 13.4 Watts, the Philips 221P6 has a quite high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 221P6. The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of PC screens of a similar age and type to the 221P6 is 5.5W, and the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.1W to 52W.
Quite Slow Response Time
PC displays that were released more than a year ago have response times of between 1ms and 40ms, and the average response time is 5.8ms. At 14 milliseconds, the Philips 221P6 has a very slow response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec.
3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 221P6
Released Over a Year Ago
This medium monitor has been on the market for over a year.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display and we think cheaper LCD screens such as the Samsung S24E650PL (£146.20) is also worth considering.
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Philips 221P6 has a maximum contrast ratio of 20000000:1. That's over four times the contrast ratio of the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including because of it's better review score, the Philips 221S6 (£94.97).
Flatpanel monitors with a higher contrast ratio that might also be worth considering include the Viewsonic VX2263SMHL (£104.38) (50000000:1) which also has a higher rating.
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1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 76
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83
Viewable Size Diagonal
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.248 x 0.248
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
AC Power in Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Recyclable Material Percentage
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Mac Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client Installed
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
-175 - 175
Cable Lock Slot
Plug and Play
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
On Screen Menu Display
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
100 - 240, 24
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100-240, 24, 240
Relative Humidity Range
20 - 80
0 - 3658
0 - 12192
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Power Consumption When Active
565 x 493 x 184
Dimensions With Stand
511 x 488 x 257
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LCD Monitor was delivered very promptly, in Philips original box , so the contents were visable to the carrier etc.
Display was assembled onto the stand with no problems , several cables supplied... Read more…
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