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Philips 231P4 PC Monitor

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23" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Oct 2014
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13 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

The editors of Pcfoster.pl and In4.pl both decided that concluded that they would endorse this Philips PC display and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writer at one other expert review site said that this PC screen was outstanding and gave it one of their highest awards. This LCD screen received a "Gold" award from Gadgetgear.nl.

Pcforalla.idg.se gave this PC screen a "Good Choice" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including gadgetspeak.com, pcforalla.idg.se, prad.de and computertotaal.nl this PC monitor has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100.

Running Costs Are Very Low

The energy efficiency rating of this medium monitor is A+, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 231P4 will cost only £31 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the cheapest to run LCD screens of this age and spec.

Good Connectivity

One Philips 231P4 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “The connections are sensibly grouped with the USB 3.0 input and the two 3.0” .

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The Philips 231P4 is a four USB Type-A downstream port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 231P4 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Philips Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

Philips has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Philips 231P4 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other similar spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago which do not have a built-in speaker.

Alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the 239C4QHWAB[pl_3175150_price], or the 241B4LPYCB[pl_1529775_price] both from Philips or the iiyama XB2783HSU[plb_1619965_price].

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The Philips 231P4 is a four USB 2.0 port LCD screen.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC monitor has a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Philips 231P4 is more than most medium monitors that are a similar age to it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 231P4. The cables included "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Supports One Placement

The number of placements supported by the Philips 231P4 is more than most medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it. This LCD screen supports a Horizontal placement, which is the most frequently supported placement supported by LCD screens of this age and spec.

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Light

The weights of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The Philips 231P4 is quite light (only 3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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17 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

A number of Philips 231P4 owners considered that the Philips 231P4 was not good quality. Ali said “The picture quality is atrocious, especially if you need to read on screen literature or type projects” in his review of this PC monitor. Ali also mentioned “The sound quality is rubbish and can be compared to a whisper on the loudest setting”.

Inferior Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it did not have good picture quality.

Poor Sound Quality

One Philips 231P4 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good sound quality.

Price Has Increased by £48.72

In the last 30 days the price of the 231P4 has increased by £48.72.

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Philips 231P4 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC screen.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC screens of this spec and age, the Philips 231P4 does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272C4QPJKAB[plb_1532812_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most LCD screens of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The Philips 231P4 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the XL2411[pl_2130532_price], or the XL2420[pl_1453626_price] both from Benq or the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago, the Philips 231P4 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The lowest RMS rated audio power of PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the 231P4 is 0.5W and the highest is 49W. The Philips 231P4 has a fairly low RMS rated audio power (only 1.5 Watts) compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 231P4.

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Very Short Mean Time Between Failures

Across all the LCD screens that came out around the same time as the 231P4 the mean time between failures range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 33,000h. The Philips 231P4 has a quite short mean time between failures (only 30 hours) compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and type to the 231P4.

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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 similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Philips 231P4 is a two USB 3.0 port LCD screen.

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Fairly High Average Power Consumption

The Philips 231P4 has one of the higher average power consumptions (29.1 Watts) amongst PC monitors of this age. Medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 231P4 have average power consumptions of between 0.5W and 63W.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Active

Comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years have power consumptions when active of between 9W and 63W. The Philips 231P4 has a fairly high power consumption when active (29.1 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 231P4.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

With a power consumption when in PowerSave mode of 18 Watts, the Philips 231P4 has one of the higher power consumptions when in PowerSave mode amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The lowest power consumption when in PowerSave mode of flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the 231P4 is 0.14W and the highest is 80W.

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Very Slow SmartResponse

At 7 milliseconds, the Philips 231P4 has a very slow smartResponse compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age. The smartResponses of comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the 231P4 range from 1ms to 7ms.

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Quite Slow Response Time

When compared to other LCD screens that were released around the same time as the 231P4 that we have checked, the Philips 231P4's response time of 14 milliseconds is one of the slowest. The response times of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 231P4

Released Over Two Years Ago

Philips released the 231P4 over two years ago.

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 available for around the same time as it.

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LCD Display Type

The Philips 231P4 has a better display type than most PC displays that were released around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an LCD display type, whereas most similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago have an LED display type.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display and we think because of it's better review score, the iiyama B2280WSD-B1[plb_1378652_price], the Acer S236[plb_1563421_price], and the Asus VW24[plb_2199699_price] is also worth considering.

If the display type of this PC screen is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the 231P4Q[pl_1394858_price] (LED and higher rated), or the 275C5[pl_2497492_price] (LED and higher rated) both from Philips or the Asus PB238[plb_2368528_price] (LED and higher rated).

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Average Width

With a width of 547 millimeters, the Philips 231P4 has a fairly average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 231P4.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other 547mm wide PC monitors and we think because of it's better review score, the Philips 231P4Q[plb_1394858_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

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4 Awards

pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice in4.pl Recommended gadgetgear.nl Gold pcfoster.pl Recommended

Expert Reviews

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18 January 2015

The connections are sensibly grouped with the USB 3.0 input and the two 3.0 and one 2.0 outputs are on the LH side. Power, audio, Ethernet and the VGA D-sub connections are on the underside and... Read more…

10 February 2015

Gadgetgear.nl

Snel en handig aan te sluiten
Ingebouwde USB 3.0 hub
Fijn beeld om lang naar te kijken
SmartErgoStand voor een goede houding
Docking Station handig voor laptops
Niet geschikt voor serieus photoshopwerk
Minder geschikt voor gaming
Beeldkwaliteit had beter gekund
Alleen een VGAaansluiting
11 January 2015

De Philips Brilliance 231P4 maakt gebruik van een Egro-sensor, een bijzondere ontwikkeling van Philips en misschien wel het belangrijkste van de monitor .De Egro-sensor bestaat uit twee infrarood... Read more…

Veelzijdige standaard
Sensor met houdingadvies
Sensor voor energiebesparing
Smart Contrast
Sehr gutes Bild
Beeldkwaliteit had beter gekund
Nur 2 Jahre Herstellergarantie
2 January 2014

De technologie van DisplayLink is met usb 3.0 sterk verbeterd ten opzichte van usb2.0-schermen. De videocompressie is een stuk beter waardoor het kijken van films geen probleem meer is. Zelfs het...

In hoogte verstelbaar
Alles over n usb-kabel
Dobra jako obrazu
Mae zapotrzebowanie na moc
Funkcja ECO
Inkijkhoek
Alleen beeld via VGA en usb
Matryca TN
Brak j
Polskiego w menu OSD
28 October 2015

Philips 'in ba?ar?l? monitörlerinden biri olan Philips 231P4 , özellikle dik ve yatay kullan?ma olanak sa?layan oldukça fonksiyonel bir tasar?ma sahip. Bakal?m Philips 231P4 monitör bizlere... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 March 2014 by Ali
(Verified Purchase)

I do not usually write reviews, but would like to warn potential buyers to SAVE YOUR EYESIGHT! Delivery and packaging were great; the item arrived before the stated delivery date.

Once... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £32.37
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Total running cost over 5 years £35.41
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.18 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 231p4q, 231p4u, 231p4up, 231p4qr, 231p4qry, 231p4upe, 231p4qrye, 231p4upeb, 231p4qryeb, 231p4upeb75, 231p4upeb61, 231p4qryes01, 231p4qupeb69, 231p4qryeb93, 231p4qryeb00, 231p4qryeb69, 231p4qryeb01, philips 231p4, philips 231p4q, philips 231p4qu, philips 231p4qr, philips 231p4qup, philips 231p4qry, philips 231p4qupe, philips 231p4qrye, philips 231p4qupeb, philips 231p4qryes, philips 231p4qupebl, philips 231p4qryes00
Barcodes 00609585249226, 00712581641337, 00712581676940, 04053162660519, 04054842123669, 05053959408439, 06951613901762, 08712581641337, 08712581641344, 08712581641351, 08712581641368, 08712581641375, 08712581676940, 08712581676988, 08712581693008, 08712581729189, 08712581729318

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