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12 Reasons For
Expert Reviews Are Good
This PC display received an expert rating of 88% from winmagpro.nl. If all the LCD screens of a comparable spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this PC screen is in the top 12%.
Very Low Running Costs
The 221S6 has an average 5 year running cost of only £30 based on typical energy prices, which is in the cheapest 7% of all 998 flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.
Philips LCD Screens Have Good Reviews
Based on 814 expert and owner reviews, Philips has good reviews for its PC monitors. Philips also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the AOC I2369[plb_2035475_price], or the Samsung S24D390HL[plb_3841990_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer G246H[plb_1403578_price] which is cheaper.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 221S6 which do not have a built-in speaker, the Philips 221S6 has a built-in speaker.
Other PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper PC displays such as the iiyama E2483HS[plb_1616494_price].
We compared this PC display to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the iiyama B2283HS[plb_2323545_price], or the Viewsonic VX2452[plb_1618337_price] is also worth considering.
Very Low Power Consumption When Off
The Philips 221S6 has a quite low power consumption when off (only 0.2 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The lowest power consumption when off of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 221S6 is 0.005W, the highest is 45W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.57W.
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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 flatpanel monitors of this age and type.
Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode
The Philips 221S6 has a quite low power consumption in economy mode (only 13.4 Watts) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The lowest power consumption in economy mode of PC monitors of this age and type is 0.5W and the highest is 48W.
The narrowest medium monitor that has been around for around the same time as the 221S6 is 52mm wide, the widest is 6,500mm, and the average width is 580mm. At only 511 millimeters, the Philips 221S6 is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the 221S6.
Alternative flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the HP L2245wg[plb_1528995_price] (514.8mm), or the Lenovo T2220[plb_2160615_price] (512.6mm).
Quite Low Power Consumption When Active
Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 221S6 the power consumptions when active range from 9W to 63W, and the average power consumption when active is 22W. With a power consumption when active of only 16.96 Watts, the Philips 221S6 has a quite low power consumption when active compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 221S6.
The lightest flatpanel monitor of a comparable age and spec to the 221S6 is 3g weight, the heaviest is 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. With a weight of only 3.1 kilograms, the Philips 221S6 is one of the lighter medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 221S6 amongst medium monitors of this age.
Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years the heights range from 41mm to 4,800mm. At only 319 millimeters, the Philips 221S6 is fairly short compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 221S6.
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Not 3D Compatible
The Philips 221S6 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.
PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other comparable spec PC screens that came out more than two years ago, the Philips 221S6 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC screens of a similar type and age to the 221S6 do not have an integrated card reader. The Philips 221S6 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Very Few Recyclable Material Percentage
The recyclable material percentages of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 221S6 range from 25% to 100%. With a recyclable material percentage of only 25 percent, the Philips 221S6 has a quite few recyclable material percentage compared to most of the other PC screens that came out around the same time as the 221S6.
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Quite Small Viewable Height
PC displays that came out more than two years ago have viewable heights of between 28mm and 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm. The Philips 221S6 has one of the smaller viewable heights (only 267.79 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens of a similar age and type to it.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The screen sizes of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. At only 54.6 centimeters, the Philips 221S6 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 221S6.
Quite Small Viewable Width
The smallest viewable width of PC displays of this age and type is 1mm and the biggest is 880mm. With a viewable width of only 476.06 millimeters, the Philips 221S6 has a fairly small viewable width compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Small Viewable Size Diagonal
The smallest viewable size diagonal of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 221S6 is 21mm and the largest is 940mm. With a viewable size diagonal of only 546 millimeters, the Philips 221S6 has one of the smaller viewable size diagonals amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures
The average mean time between failures of PC displays that came out more than two years ago is 33,000h. With a mean time between failures of only 30,000 hours, the Philips 221S6 has one of the shorter mean time between failures amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The average display brightness of similar spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the 221S6 is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². The Philips 221S6 has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The lowest power consumption when in PowerSave mode of flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.14W, the highest is 80W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.1W. At 13.4 Watts, the Philips 221S6 has a fairly high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 221S6.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
Philips released the 221S6 over two years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many LCD screens of this type and age.
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
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
AC Power in Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Recyclable Material Percentage
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
-75 - 75
VESA Mount Interface
-75 - 75
Plug and Play
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), 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, 60, 50/60
AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 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
Effective Viewing Area
565 x 422 x 184
Dimensions With Stand
511 x 483 x 227
BSMI, cETLus, CE Mark, FCC Class B, GOST, SASO, SEMKO, TCO 6.0, TUV Ergo, TUV/GS, WEEE
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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