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Philips 221TE4LB

Philips 221TE4LB PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LCD Jul 2012
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Experience great multimedia performance on the Philips Motivo Full HD display. Combined with digital TV tuner, HDMI input and powerful sound, it's a great choice. - Full HD LCD display, with a... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Picture Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One person who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Picture quality OK” but even so they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

Philips Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

Based on 814 owner and expert reviews, Philips has good ratings for its PC monitors. Philips also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price], the ViewZ VZ-27[plb_2277403_price], or the Acer GN246HL[plb_2263973_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The 221TE4LB has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other PC screens of this spec and age do not have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC e2260Swhu[plb_1364850_price], the Samsung 320MXN-3[plb_1365711_price], or the Neovo HX-24[plb_1886037_price].

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1080p Video Mode

This LCD screen has a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power

Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 221TE4LB have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.2W. With an RMS rated audio power of 6 Watts, the Philips 221TE4LB has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers amongst medium monitors of this age.

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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 typical of many PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the Philips 221TE4LB is more than most LCD screens of a comparable type and age to it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.

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Light

With a weight of only 3 kilograms, the 221TE4LB is one of the lighter PC screens of this age and type amongst medium monitors of this age. The average weight of LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 221TE4LB is 4.9kg.

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Shallow

At only 38 millimeters, the 221TE4LB is quite shallow compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. The depths of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 221TE4LB range from 12mm to 560mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

The Philips 221TE4LB is a one USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 221TE4LB have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 221TE4LB is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 221TE4LB are also not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the D2769[pl_1563236_price], or the d2757Ph[pl_1515695_price] both from AOC or the NEC MultiSync P241[plb_2071945_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 221TE4LB do not have a built-in camera. The Philips 221TE4LB is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the 27" Thunderbolt Display[pl_1715481_price], or the 27" Cinema Display[pl_1999154_price] both from Apple or the HP EliteDisplay E221[plb_1556554_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The 221TE4LB does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the 221TE4LB also do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price].

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 221TE4LB have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the 221TE4LB which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The screen sizes of PC displays of this spec and age range from 28cm to 770cm. With a display diagonal of only 54.6 centimeters, the 221TE4LB has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle

Across all the PC displays of a similar spec and age to the 221TE4LB the viewing angles range from 90° to 180°. With a viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the 221TE4LB has one of the narrower viewing angles amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.

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Very High Average Power Consumption

At 55 Watts, the Philips 221TE4LB has a fairly high average power consumption compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 221TE4LB. The average average power consumption of similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago is 25W, and the average power consumptions range from 0.5W to 63W.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off

PC screens that have been available for more than two years have power consumptions when off of between 0.005W and 45W. The power consumption when off of the 221TE4LB of 1 Watt is one of the highest amongst PC monitors of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 221TE4LB

Average Running Costs

The 221TE4LB is typical compared to the other 998 LCD screens of this type and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 221TE4LB will cost £43 over 5 years to run.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market for over four years.

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 monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Average Width

The 221TE4LB has a fairly standard width (529 millimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the 221TE4LB.

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Specification

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Headphone Output
Component Video in Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
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Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
TV Band
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Digital Signal Format
TV Tuner
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
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Performance
Thin Client
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Networking
WiFi
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User Reviews

(2)
(Verified Purchase)

Amazon are still shipping this monitor with the incorrect power lead. They appear to be unable to correct the error and are showing a total lack of understanding of the concept of customer... Read more…

Reviewed 16 May 2013 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Picture quality OK.

UK Power lead supplied had IEC plug which didn't match the figure of 8 socket on the Monitor.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £6.09
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Total running cost over 5 years £94.22
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Philips 221TE4LBuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.47T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 221te4, 221te4l, 221te4lb, 221te4lb00, 221te4lb55, philips 221te4, philips p178445, philips 221te4l, philips 221te4lb, philips p178445p, philips 1920x1080, philips 221te4lb00, philips 221te4lb100
Barcodes 07330381065538, 08712581625924, 08712581644543, 08712581658007

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