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Philips 221S3LCB PC Monitor

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21.5" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Feb 2011
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Three experts from sites including itproportal.com, chip.com.tr and pcworld.pl have rated this PC screen on average 71%.

Very Low Running Costs

The 221S3 is in the cheapest 1% of all 998 medium monitors that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 221S3 will cost only £17 over 5 years to run.

Reasonably Priced

One Philips 221S3 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Simon Brown wrote in his review of the Philips 221S3 “Excellent value for money, good picture”.

Recent Price Drop of £6.15

The price of the 221S3 dropped by £6.15 in the last few weeks.

Philips Has Good PC Display Reviews

Philips has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other brands.

LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the VS239[pl_1386925_price], and the PB238[pl_2368528_price] both from Asus or the Philips 221B3LPC[plb_1390791_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Many Recyclable Material Percentage

The Philips 221S3 has one of the more recyclable material percentages (100 percent) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age. Across all the medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 221S3 the recyclable material percentages range from 25% to 100%.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Off

The lowest power consumption when off of PC displays that came out more than two years ago is 0.005W and the highest is 45W. With a power consumption when off of only 0.1 Watts, the Philips 221S3 has one of the lowest power consumptions when off amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Long Cable Length

Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 221S3 have cable lengths of between 0.88m and 9m, and the average cable length is 1.7m. The Philips 221S3 has a very long cable length (1.8 meters) compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Short

The Philips 221S3 is one of the shorter LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the 221S3 (only 323 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average height of LCD screens of a similar age and type to the 221S3 is 380mm, and the heights range from 41mm to 4,800mm.

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Narrow

The Philips 221S3 is fairly narrow (only 507 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the 221S3. The widths of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 221S3 range from 52mm to 6,500mm.

There are a number of alternative 507mm wide flatpanel monitors currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Philips 221B3LPC[plb_1390791_price].

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Active

The power consumptions when active of medium monitors that are a similar age to the 221S3 range from 9W to 63W, and the average power consumption when active is 22W. At only 9 Watts, the Philips 221S3 has a very low power consumption when active compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 221S3.

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16 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

The Philips 221S3 is a one USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen. Most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the 221S3 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the 221S3 do not have a built-in speaker. The Philips 221S3 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Asus VX238[plb_1564476_price], or the AOC E2450SW[plb_1519050_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Philips 221S3 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price], or the Acer XB240H[plb_2719156_price]; or the Acer GN246HL[plb_2263973_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Philips 221S3 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 221S3 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Philips 221S3 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the 221S3 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 150 candellas per square meter, the Philips 221S3 has a very dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 221S3. Across all the PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 221S3 the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

Medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 221S3 have maximum height adjustments of between 13mm and 850mm. With a maximum height adjustment of only 70 millimeters, the Philips 221S3 has one of the lowest maximum height adjustments amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The Philips 221S3 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 150 degrees) amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. The average vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 221S3 is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 221S3 is 60° and the widest is 1,800°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Philips 221S3 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

At only 268.1 millimeters, the Philips 221S3 has a quite small viewable height compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 221S3. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the 221S3 have viewable heights of between 28mm and 630mm.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC displays of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 221S3 have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the Philips 221S3 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 54.6 centimeters, the Philips 221S3 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age. The screen sizes of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 28cm to 770cm.

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Quite Small Viewable Width

Flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 221S3 have viewable widths of between 1mm and 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm. The Philips 221S3 has a quite small viewable width (only 476.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 221S3.

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Only 476.6 X 268.1mm Effective Viewing Area

The Philips 221S3 has a maximum effective viewing area of 476.6 x 268.1mm. That's 12% less effective viewing area than the most common effective viewing area of 509.18 x 286.41mm.

This PC monitor's effective viewing area (476.6 x 268.1mm) is actually the worst effective viewing area amongst all medium monitors that are a similar age to the 221S3.

The best effective viewing area across similar types of PC monitor is 597.6 x 336.15mm.

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Only 476.6 X 268.1mm Display Viewable Area

This PC monitor has a 476.6 x 268.1mm display viewable area, which is the most commonly found display viewable area on PC monitors of a similar age and type to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 221S3

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Philips released the 221S3.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC displays of this spec and age.

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Expert Reviews

(10)
16 November 2012

Prices of flat-panel LCD computer monitors continue to drop throughout 2012, and it's now feasible to purchase a reasonable 23in, full-HD screen for around £100. Spend more and better-quality... Read more…

18 October 2012

Philips is a well-known name in the world of consumer electronics but hasn't had much impact in the computer monitor market recently...

19 October 2012

Un moniteur d?appoint opérationnel indépendamment d?une carte graphique, avec un seul câble dédié aussi bien à son alimentation qu?à son interfaçage avec un PC ? Ce concept dit du « Full... Read more…

5 December 2012

Philips 221S3U, bir monitörden beklenecek tüm özelliklere sahip. Full HD çözünürlük deste?i ve s?ra d??? tasar?m övgüyü hak ediyor. Çevrecilik de son günlerin önemli bir konusu ve...

15 July 2013

Do monitora producent dodaje kabel USB z rozga??zion? wtyczk?. To wa?ne, bo przewa?nie trzeba pod??czy? urz?dzenie do dwóch gniazd USB. ? jednym b?dzie pobiera?o pr?d i przesy?a?o dane, a z... Read more…

Business, friendly design
Above average stand
USB zerinden kullanm
Ykseklik ve dn kolayl
Pratik kurulum
Expensive
No OSD
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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 2 July 2014 by Simon Brown
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent value for money, good picture.

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Electricity cost when switched on £26.94
Electricity cost when on standby £0.61
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Total running cost over 5 years £27.55
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.14 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 221S3LCB, 221s3ucb01, 221s3ucb93, 221s3lcb27, 221s3lsb75, 221s3lcb93, 221s3ucb27, 221s3lcb01, 221s3lcb69, philips 221s3, philips 221s3l, philips 250cdm2, philips p152514, philips 221s3ls, philips 221s3lc, philips 8lw5za00, philips 221s3lsb, philips 8lw5zs00, philips 221s3lcb, philips p152514p, philips 1920x1080, philips 221s3lsb00, philips 221s3lcb00, asrockasusantecarcticb 221s3, asrockasusantecarcticb 221s3l, asrockasusantecarcticb 221s3lc, asrockasusantecarcticb 100x100, asrockasusantecarcticb 221s3lcb
Barcodes 00609585213661, 00609585222342, 06951613900062, 06951613901472, 08712581575083, 08712581575106, 08712581575205, 08712581575212, 08712581599959, 08712581629427

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