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Philips 221V2

Philips 221V2 PC Monitor

Expert Reviews Budget Buy
22" 1920 X 1080 300000:1 LCD May 2010
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With features like invisibl e Speaker, SmartContrast and energy efficiency, the 221V2 offers good value - SmartContrast 300000:1 for incredible rich black details- Full HD LCD display, with a... More
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This medium monitor received a "Value for Money" award from Expert Reviews who said that this Philips PC monitor was good value for money.

Excellent Expert Reviews

PC screen expert review website Expert Reviews scored this flatpanel monitor 100%. If all the flatpanel monitors of this spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this LCD screen is in the top 2%.

Reasonably Priced

Some Philips 221V2 owners thought the product was cheap. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “Often a budget monitor is cheaper because it misses out on features or image quality isn't as good as with a more expensive display” in their review of the Philips 221V2. Expertreviews.co.uk also said “Dual inputs make it the perfect budget buy”.

One Philips 221V2 owner who purchased the Philips 221V2 considered that it was good value for money. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “A low price and excellent image quality” in their Philips 221V2 review. One Philips 221V2 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. A. Miller said on Amazon five years ago “Basically if you're looking for a good cheap monitor, get this”.

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Good Picture Quality

Some people who reviewed it mentioned that it had good picture quality.

A few Philips 221V2 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Philips 221V2 had good colour saturation. A. Miller rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “The colour's are good”. Four years ago Cj Buch scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review “Colours and detail are excellent as far as i can see”.

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Nice Design

One Philips 221V2 reviewer who bought it concluded that it had a thick frame. Martin Punch said in his Philips 221V2 review “The contrast is striking and thin bezel frames the unit unobtrusively so that your picture seems to float when you view it at night” and rated it as very good.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Martin Punch mentioned on Amazon “Simply beautiful and stunning display” in his review and gave it a very good review score.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this Philips PC screen was good value for money.

Good Product Quality

Several Philips 221V2 owners considered that it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk scored the product 5 stars and said five years ago “This monitor's excellent image quality, low price” in their Philips 221V2 review.

Good Size

One Philips 221V2 owner who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was thin.

Philips Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

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

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Fairly Many Recyclable Material Percentage

With a recyclable material percentage of 100 percent, the Philips 221V2 has one of the more recyclable material percentages amongst PC screens of this age. Across all the PC displays of this age and type the recyclable material percentages range from 25% to 100%.

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Fairly Long Mean Time Between Failures

At 50,000 hours, the Philips 221V2 has a fairly long mean time between failures compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 221V2. The average mean time between failures of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 221V2 is 33,000h, and the mean time between failures range from 30h to 70,000h.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC screen has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on comparable spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as it.

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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 comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Narrow

Comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years have widths of between 52mm and 6,500mm, and the average width is 580mm. At only 310 millimeters, the Philips 221V2 is very narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the 221V2.

PC monitors with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the DELL U2412M[plb_1448037_price] (556mm), or the NEC EA224WMi[plb_1412543_price] (507mm).

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was not good in terms of HDMI connections. A. Miller wrote “There is no HDMI input if you're looking for one, just a VGA” in their review of this PC monitor nonetheless they gave the product an excellent review score.

Inferior Technical Features

One Philips 221V2 owner who bought this PC monitor considered that it did not have good features.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Philips 221V2 does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the 221V2 also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this PC monitor and we think the Benq BL2201[plb_2333127_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 221V2 are not 3D compatible. The Philips 221V2 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price], or the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Philips 221V2 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other LCD screens with a built-in camera and we think the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Philips 221V2 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 221V2 also do not have an integrated card reader.

Other PC screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to look at include the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U3014[pl_1655695_price] both from DELL or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price].

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 54.6 centimeters, the Philips 221V2 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the 221V2. The screen sizes of similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the 221V2 range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 221V2

Running Costs Are Average

This Philips LCD screen has an energy efficiency classification of D, and the 221V2 has an average running cost of £38 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 998 medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

Released Over Six Years Ago

Philips released the 221V2 over six years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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LCD Display Type

The Philips 221V2 has a better display type than most PC screens of this age and type. This Philips PC display has an LCD display type, whereas most PC monitors that were launched around the same time as it have an LED display type.

PC displays with a better display type that might also be worth looking at include the I2757F[pl_1402268_price] (LED), or the Q2770[pl_2119581_price] (LED) both from AOC or the Eizo Foris FS2434[plb_2367743_price] (LED).

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1 Award

Expert Reviews Budget Buy

Expert Reviews

(1)
17 October 2011

This monitor's excellent image quality, low price and dual inputs make it the perfect budget buy...

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 29 September 2012 by CJ Buch
(Verified Purchase)

I have been using this monitor for the last few weeks, and so far have had no complaints. I'm no expert, but colours and detail are excellent as far as i can see, and it meets all my needs.... Read more…

Reviewed 19 March 2012 by Martin Punch

This monitor meets and I feel surpasses my expectations: the picture is bright, the contrast is striking and thin bezel frames the unit unobtrusively so that your picture seems to float when you... Read more…

This is a brilliant monitor. It's on the budget end of things, so it's not the most full featured one you'll ever find, the settings don't have anything much more than brightness and some basic... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £34.45
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £37.49
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 221v2ab01, 221v2sb62, 221v2sb97, 221v2sb10, 221v2sb93, philips 221v2, philips 221v2s, philips 221v2sb
Barcodes 06923410700206, 08712581531225, 08712581534806, 08712581535018, 08712581582845

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