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10 Reasons For
Running Costs Are Low
The 240B4 is one of the more economic to run PC screens of this age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 240B4 will cost only £34 over 5 years to run.
£15.00 Price Drop
The 240B4 has dropped in price by £15.00 in the last 47 days.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the Asus VS238 (£120.52) or you might consider a higher scoring PC display such as the AOC I2369 (£112.00).
Philips PC Screens Have Good Reviews
Based on 782 owner and expert reviews, Philips has good reviews for its LCD screens. Philips also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on LCD screens of this age and spec.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the Benq GW2250, or the Philips 221TE5LB which has a better Rating.
Flatpanel monitors with a higher contrast ratio that might also be worth considering include the LED236W3 (£331.52) (30000000:1), or the L27000WHS-9E (30000000:1) both from V7 or the Viewsonic VX2453 (£161.87) (30000000:1).
1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the Philips 240B4 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the 240B4 the display resolution ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 2560 x 1600 pixels (best).
We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and we think the HP LP2465 which is cheaper; or the Asus VS24 (£41.99), and the Eizo ColorEdge CX240 (£399.57) which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
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Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 240B4, the Philips 240B4 has a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung S27D590 (£302.51), the Asus VX248 (£135.28), or the AOC I2473 (£99.59).
1080p Video Mode
This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on PC screens that came out around the same time as it.
Quite Low Maximum Power Consumption
The Philips 240B4 has a quite low maximum power consumption (only 20.1 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 240B4. Across all the comparable spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the 240B4 the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 54W.
8 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec, the Philips 240B4 is not 3D compatible.
Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the AOC i2367 (£134.23), or the Asus VG248QE (£185.99) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC displays of this age and type, the Philips 240B4 does not have a built-in camera.
Most PC displays that are a similar age to the 240B4 do not have an integrated card reader. The Philips 240B4 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
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Very Short Mean Time Between Failures
With a mean time between failures of only 30 hours, the Philips 240B4 has a quite short mean time between failures compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The average mean time between failures of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 240B4 is 32,000h.
Very Few Recyclable Material Percentage
At only 25 percent, the Philips 240B4 has a fairly few recyclable material percentage compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the 240B4. The least recyclable material percentage of PC screens of a similar spec and age to the 240B4 is 25%, the most is 100%, and the average recyclable material percentage is 81%.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many LCD screens of this age and type.
Fairly High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The Philips 240B4 has a quite high power consumption when in PowerSave mode (13.4 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been around for more than two years. The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 240B4 is 6.4W.
2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 240B4
Released Over Three Years Ago
Philips released the 240B4 over three years ago.
With a width of 555 millimeters, the Philips 240B4 has a relatively average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 240B4.
Other PC monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the LG E2442TC (556mm and cheaper).
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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