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8 Reasons For
Very Low Running Costs
Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 241B4LPYCB will cost only £29 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the most economic to run flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age.
Philips has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire flatpanel monitor range compared to other brands.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it.
We compared all the other PC displays that have an LED Display to this PC monitor and we think a cheaper PC display such as the Asus VS238 (£130.80) or you might consider a higher Rating PC display such as the AOC I2369 (£119.98) are also worth considering.
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on PC screens of a comparable age and type to it.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC monitor and we think a cheaper LCD screen such as the Philips 221P3 (£187.44) or you might consider a higher rated LCD screen such as the Benq GW2250, and the Philips 221TE5LB are also worth considering.
LCD screens with a higher contrast ratio that might also be worth looking at include the LED236W3 (£330.74) (30000000:1), or the L27000WHS-9E (30000000:1) both from V7 or the Viewsonic VX2453 (£161.87) (30000000:1).
Has a Built-In Speaker
The 241B4LPYCB has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the 241B4LPYCB also have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 25UM65 (£199.99), and the AOC I2757F (£159.65) is also worth considering.
It is worth also looking at alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Asus VX239.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC displays that are a similar age to it.
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Quite Low Power Consumption When Active
The Philips 241B4LPYCB has a quite low power consumption when active (only 17.3 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 241B4LPYCB. The power consumptions when active of medium monitors that are a similar age to the 241B4LPYCB range from 9W to 49W, and the average power consumption when active is 22W.
Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode
The lowest power consumption in economy mode of similar spec LCD screens that have been available for more than two years is 0.5W and the highest is 48W. At only 10 Watts, the Philips 241B4LPYCB has a quite low power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age.
9 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the 241B4LPYCB, the 241B4LPYCB is not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Asus VG248QE (£169.99), or the AOC i2367 (£134.23) which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 241B4LPYCB does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.
The 241B4LPYCB does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 241B4LPYCB also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that have been available for more than two years.
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Very Short Mean Time Between Failures
Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have mean time between failures of between 30h and 70,000h. With a mean time between failures of only 30 hours, the 241B4LPYCB has a fairly short mean time between failures compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 241B4LPYCB.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
The lowest maximum height adjustment of PC monitors of this spec and age is 13mm, the highest is 1,300mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. With a maximum height adjustment of only 110 millimeters, the 241B4LPYCB has a quite low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 241B4LPYCB.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Philips 241B4LPYCB has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 241B4LPYCB. The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 241B4LPYCB range from 50° to 180°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of PC displays of this age and type range from 60° to 180°. The 241B4LPYCB has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 170 degrees) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.
3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 241B4LPYCB
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this Philips PC display was released.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including a cheaper PC screen such as the Asus VS238 (£130.80) or you might consider a higher scoring PC screen such as the AOC I2369 (£119.98).
If the display resolution of this PC display is too few for you then you might want to consider the Asus VS24 (£96.80) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated), or the Eizo ColorEdge CX240 (£164.62) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated); or the Acer B243 (1920 x 1200 and cheaper).
At 565 millimeters, the 241B4LPYCB has a fairly average width compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age.
We compared all the other 565mm wide PC displays to this PC screen and we think the Philips 241S4 (£122.39), and the Benq BL2410 (£172.11) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If you are not bothered about having a wider width then you might also want to consider the Acer 246HL (£80.99) (567mm and cheaper).
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1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83
0.276 x 0.276
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
LCD, LCD/TFT, TFT
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Recyclable Material Percentage
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Mac Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
-65 - 65
VESA Mount Interface
120 x 120
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
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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