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10 Reasons For
Running Costs Are Very Low
Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 221S6LCB will cost only £30 over 5 years to run, which is in the cheapest 6% of all 371 recently released medium monitors.
Price Drop of £10.04
The price of the 221S6LCB has dropped by £10.04 in the last 41 days.
Philips Has Good PC Screen Reviews
Based on 782 owner and expert reviews, Philips has good reviews for its PC screens. Philips also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other brands.
Fairly Long Mean Time Between Failures
The mean time between failures of latest medium monitors range from 70h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 52,000h. At 70,000 hours, the 221S6LCB has a quite long mean time between failures compared to most of the other latest similar spec PC screens.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
The power consumptions when off of medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months range from 0.005W to 4.3W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.4W. When compared to other latest PC displays that we have assessed the power consumption when off of, the Philips 221S6LCB's power consumption when off of only 0.2 Watts is one of the lowest.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
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Across all the new LCD screens the widths range from 370mm to 960mm. The 221S6LCB is fairly narrow (only 511 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 221S6LCB.
Alternative PC screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the VP228T (£79.99) (513mm and cheaper), or the VP228H (£99.11) (513mm and cheaper) both from Asus or the Benq BL2205PT (£104.99) (510.26mm and cheaper).
The 221S6LCB is quite light (only 2.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the 221S6LCB. Latest medium monitors have weights of between 2.6g and 33kg.
Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode
The 221S6LCB has a fairly low power consumption in economy mode (only 11.09 Watts) compared to most of the other latest medium monitors. The power consumptions in economy mode of latest comparable spec PC screens range from 0.21W to 48W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 20W.
At only 52 millimeters, the 221S6LCB is very short compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the 221S6LCB. The heights of similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 221S6LCB range from 28mm to 620mm, and the average height is 360mm.
13 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Philips 221S6LCB does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that came out in the last year.
The 221S6LCB does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays that were launched in the last 12 months also do not have a built-in camera.
Other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the HP EliteDisplay E240c (£188.99) which is also cheaper.
Not 3D Compatible
The 221S6LCB is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for the last year are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The 221S6LCB does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other latest medium monitors also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Only LCD Display Type
The 221S6LCB has a better display type than most PC monitors that were released in the last year. This Philips PC display has an LCD display type, whereas most recently released comparable spec flatpanel monitors have an LED display type.
An LCD display type is in fact the worst display type across all flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the 221S6LCB.
An LED display type is the best display type across comparable types of flatpanel monitor.
Alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper PC displays such as the Acer K242HYL (£125.94).
If the display type of this PC display is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer KA240H (£99.59) (LED and cheaper), the LG 22MP68VQ-P (£114.97) (LED and cheaper), or the Samsung S22F350FHU (£93.81) (LED and cheaper).
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec PC displays that have been available for the last year.
Very Few Recyclable Material Percentage
With a recyclable material percentage of only 25 percent, the 221S6LCB has a quite few recyclable material percentage compared to most of the other LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the 221S6LCB. Recently released PC screens have recyclable material percentages of between 25% and 100%.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
Medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months have maximum height adjustments of between 20mm and 1,200mm. The Philips 221S6LCB has a quite low maximum height adjustment (only 110 millimeters) compared to most of the other recently released medium monitors.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Other PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available that you might also want to consider include the HP V243 (£99.99), the Acer KA240H (£99.59), or the LG 22MP68VQ-P (£114.97) which is cheaper.
LCD screens with a more display resolution that might be worth considering include the HP EliteDisplay E242 (£131.52) (1920 x 1200 and cheaper).
Quite Small Display Diagonal
Across all the flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 221S6LCB the screen sizes range from 52cm to 690cm, and the average display diagonal is 68cm. The Philips 221S6LCB has a quite small display diagonal (only 54.6 centimeters) compared to most of the other latest medium monitors.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on latest medium monitors.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The narrowest vertical viewing angle of new similar spec PC displays is 65° and the widest is 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Philips 221S6LCB has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
At only 170 degrees, the 221S6LCB has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other latest similar spec PC screens. The horizontal viewing angles of newly released similar spec PC screens range from 89° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
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Released Nine Months Ago
This Philips PC display was released nine months ago.
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the 221S6LCB is 20000000:1. That's 80% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 100000000:1.
There are a number of alternative PC screens that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available which you might want to look at including the AOC E2275SWJ (£93.97) which is cheaper.
If you want a flatpanel monitor with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to consider the AOC I2281FWH (£110.34) (50000000:1 and cheaper) or the Asus VS248HR (£109.98) (50000000:1 and higher rated), or the AOC I2481FXH (£128.40) (50000000:1 and higher rated).
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
SRGB Display Feature
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.248 x 0.248
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Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Recyclable Material Percentage
Mean Time Between Failures
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
-75 - 75
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AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100-240, 24, 240
Relative Humidity Range
20 - 80
0 - 3658
0 - 12129
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
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565 x 422 x 184
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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