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8 Reasons For
One customer reckoned that it was reliable. John-Paul Case and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Good Monitor, Reliable, decent picture”.
Owner Reviews Are Excellent
People who bought this PC screen rated this PC display as fantastic on average.
Philips Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens
We checked 782 user and expert reviews for Philips PC screens and found that on average Philips has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Philips has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The 226V4LAB has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 226V4LAB also have a built-in speaker.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think the V7 L21500WDS-9K (£77.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
There are a number of other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to look at including the HKC 2276A (£77.40), or the Samsung S22E450B (£85.99).
The average width of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 590mm. At only 514 millimeters, the Philips 226V4LAB is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 226V4LAB.
If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to look at the DELL E2215HV (£107.83) (513mm and cheaper).
The 226V4LAB is one of the shorter LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the 226V4LAB (only 320 millimeters) amongst PC displays of this age. The shortest medium monitor that has been on the market for around the same time as the 226V4LAB is 36mm tall, the tallest is 930mm, and the average height is 360mm.
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At only 3 kilograms, the 226V4LAB is fairly light compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the 226V4LAB. Across all the flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 226V4LAB the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg.
The Philips 226V4LAB is one of the shallower PC screens of a comparable age and type to the 226V4LAB (only 48 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The shallowest medium monitor that has been on the market for around the same time as the 226V4LAB is 15mm deep, the deepest is 700mm, and the average depth is 89mm.
12 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Philips 226V4LAB does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other LCD screens of this type and age, the Philips 226V4LAB is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 226V4LAB do not have an integrated card reader. The Philips 226V4LAB is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that were released more than a year ago.
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Very Short Mean Time Between Failures
The shortest mean time between failures of PC screens that have been around for more than a year is 30h, the longest is 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 42,000h. The 226V4LAB has one of the shorter mean time between failures (only 30 hours) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
Very Small Viewable Height
With a viewable height of only 268.11 millimeters, the 226V4LAB has a fairly small viewable height compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the 226V4LAB. Across all the medium monitors that were released one year ago the viewable heights range from 230mm to 630mm.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium monitors that have been around for more than a year.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the Samsung S22E450D or you might consider a better rated PC display such as the Asus VX279Q (£197.39).
If the display resolution of this medium monitor is not many enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Z24i (£92.39) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated).
Very Small Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of only 54.6 centimeters, the Philips 226V4LAB has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. The screen sizes of PC displays of this type and age range from 48cm to 110cm.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on LCD screens of this type and age.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The Philips 226V4LAB has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 226V4LAB. Across all the LCD screens that were released around the same time as the 226V4LAB the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The 226V4LAB has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 170 degrees) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The average horizontal viewing angle of PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year is 170°.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
Across all the PC displays of this spec and age the power consumptions when off range from 0.0005W to 1.2W. With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the 226V4LAB has a quite high power consumption when off compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.
4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 226V4LAB
Average Running Costs
The 226V4LAB is typical compared to the other 486 LCD screens of this age and spec that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 226V4LAB is £37.
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Philips released the 226V4LAB.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Asus VX279Q (£197.39) which has a better Rating; or the Samsung S22E450D which is cheaper.
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10000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Philips 226V4LAB is 10000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC monitors that have a 10000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including cheaper PC displays such as the LG 22M37A-B.
If the contrast ratio of this medium monitor is too low for you then you might want to look at the Philips 227E6 (£107.14) (20000000:1 and cheaper), or the AOC e2470Swh (£68.99) (20000000:1 and cheaper).
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Full HD, HD
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
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
PC Audio in
VGA (D-Sub) Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Mac Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
-5 - 20
Cable Lock Slot
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POR, RUS, TUR
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.18 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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