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9 Reasons For
Running Costs Are Low
The 240V5QDAB is one of the cheaper to run PC screens of this type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 240V5QDAB will cost only £35 over 5 years to run.
Good Product Quality
A few Philips 240V5QDAB owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Nicole Dana scored it 4 stars and she wrote on Amazon this year “Am quite satisfied with the quality for the price” in her review. Nicole Dana also wrote “TN panels are better for gaming.) However, IPS offers superior video quality, so I would recommend this for use as a secondary media monitor for gamers”.
One Philips 240V5QDAB reviewer who purchased this PC monitors concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Nicole Dana and she said on Amazon a few weeks ago “I'm unsure if it's possible to replace the internal speakers cheaply” in her review of the Philips 240V5QDAB.
Easy to Use
One Philips 240V5QDAB owner considered that this PC monitors was easy to use the menus. This month Nicole Dana wrote “Outlets (though please read the con regarding audio quality) - detailed menu options with clearly-labelled”.
Good Sound Quality
One Philips 240V5QDAB reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had good sound quality.
Philips Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors
Philips has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire flatpanel monitor range compared to other manufacturers.
+4 More reasons for
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago, the 240V5QDAB has a built-in speaker.
Alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper PC monitors such as the Acer 42HQL (£117.23), or the Viewsonic VA2252Sm (£111.89).
We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Hannspree HS246HFW (£107.47) is also worth considering.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The Philips 240V5QDAB has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the 240V5QDAB. The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 240V5QDAB range from 10° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of LCD screens of this age and type is 18°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The 240V5QDAB has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 240V5QDAB.
9 Reasons Against
Price Has Recently Increased by £18.34
The price of the 240V5QDAB has increased by £18.34 in the last 32 days.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 240V5QDAB does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec PC screens that came out more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Viewsonic VG2437 (£163.36), or the DELL UZ2215H (£202.04) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The 240V5QDAB does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 240V5QDAB also do not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
The 240V5QDAB is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the 240V5QDAB are also not 3D compatible.
+6 More reasons against
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC monitors that came out around the same time as it.
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 similar spec PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Alternative flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available that you might also want to look at include the Samsung S24E200BL (£94.97) which is cheaper; or the Samsung S22E450F (£124.97) which has a better Rating.
Flatpanel monitors with a more display resolution that might be worth looking at include the Acer G247HYL (£79.99) (1920 x 1200 and cheaper); or the HP Z24i (£264.37) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated).
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on PC screens that are a similar age to it.
Only One HDMI Port
The 240V5QDAB is a one HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to the 240V5QDAB have between one and three HDMI ports.
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
Across all the PC displays of a similar age and spec to the 240V5QDAB the power consumptions when off range from 0.0005W to 1.2W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.36W. At 0.5 Watts, the 240V5QDAB has a fairly high power consumption when off compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the 240V5QDAB.
4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 240V5QDAB
Released Over a Year Ago
This Philips PC screen was released over a year ago.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and spec.
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Samsung S22E450F (£124.97) which has a better Rating; or the Samsung S24E200BL (£94.97) which is cheaper.
10000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Philips 240V5QDAB is 10000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
There are a number of alternative PC screens that have a 10000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available which you might also want to consider including the Philips 240V5QDSB (£103.30) which is cheaper; or the HP Pavilion 24xw (£134.99), or the Asus VE248HR (£118.97) which has a better Rating.
Flatpanel monitors with a higher contrast ratio that might also be worth looking at include the iiyama X2481HS-B1 (£113.98) (12000000:1) which is also higher rated.
+2 Other reasons
At 553 millimeters, the 240V5QDAB has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the 240V5QDAB.
We compared this PC display to all the other 553mm wide LCD screens and we think the Philips 240V5QDSB (£103.30), and the HKC 2265A (£91.97) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to look at the Asus VN248 (£102.51) (554.5mm) which is also cheaper.
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Full HD, HD
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.275 x 0.275
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
AC Power in 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
Plug and Play
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
Please be advised that this review is being written from the perspective of initial setup and does not contain information relevant to the longevity of the monitor.
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