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14 Reasons For
Very Low Running Costs
The 241S4 has an average 5 year running cost of only £28 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 4% of all 795 flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.
Easy to Use
A number of customers reckoned that this PC monitors was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “It was really easy to set up and use straight from the box which my husband was happy with! Would definitely buy another one”. Shaun Cuff wrote on Amazon “Easy to setup, bright screen, well priced”.
One Philips 241S4 reviewer who purchased this PC monitors reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “It is height adjustable which makes it easier to change and more comfortable for me to use”.
Several Philips 241S4 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said on Amazon in August last year “Very happy with the price for this”. Shaun Cuff said in his review on Amazon four years ago “Easy to setup, bright screen, well priced (but suggest you buy a DVI cable”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of people wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Very good picture quality” in their review.
Good Product Quality
Some Philips 241S4 reviewers who purchased the Philips 241S4 considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Very good picture quality” in their review and scored this PC monitors 5 stars.
Several Philips 241S4 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was a good height. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “It is height adjustable which makes it easier to change” in their Philips 241S4 review. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Very good picture quality, easy setup, height adjustable stand so can set to the perfect viewing height”.
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Philips Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
Philips medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all LCD screens Philips is one of the better rated brands.
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might also want to look at including the DELL U2312HM[plb_1591132_price] which has a better Rating; or the Benq GW2250[plb_1538861_price], or the DELL P2312H[plb_1556536_price] which is cheaper.
PC monitors with a higher contrast ratio that might be worth considering include the AOC I2369[plb_2035475_price] (50000000:1), or the Viewsonic VX2452[plb_1618337_price] (50000000:1) which also has a higher Rating.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
The power consumption when off of the Philips 241S4 of only 0.1 Watts is one of the lowest amongst PC monitors of this age and spec. The lowest power consumption when off of comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the 241S4 is 0.1W and the highest is 21W.
1080p Video Mode
This LCD screen has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on PC screens of this spec and age.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Active
At only 17 Watts, the Philips 241S4 has a quite low power consumption when active compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been around for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago the power consumptions when active range from 9W to 49W.
Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
At only 21.9 Watts, the Philips 241S4 has a fairly low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 241S4. Medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 241S4 have maximum power consumptions of between 5.4W and 250W.
Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode
When compared to other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the 241S4 that we have checked the power consumption in economy mode of, the Philips 241S4's power consumption in economy mode of only 9.5 Watts is one of the lowest. The power consumptions in economy mode of PC monitors of this spec and age range from 0.5W to 48W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 20W.
8 Reasons Against
Price Has Increased by £9.84
In the last 59 days the 241S4 has increased in price by £9.84.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Philips 241S4 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years which have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Philips 234E5[plb_1499798_price].
Not 3D Compatible
The Philips 241S4 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the 241S4 are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Edge10 ES240d Slim[plb_1904863_price]; or the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Philips 241S4 does not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the Lenovo L2251[plb_1565512_price], or the HP EliteDisplay E221[plb_1556554_price].
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Philips 241S4 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 241S4 also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to it.
Quite Few Recyclable Material Percentage
The Philips 241S4 has one of the least recyclable material percentages (only 25 percent) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that came out more than two years ago the recyclable material percentages range from 25% to 100%.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on PC monitors of this age and spec.
4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 241S4
Released Over Three Years Ago
Philips released the 241S4 over three years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays that were launched more than two years ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including the Asus VS238[plb_2044897_price] which is cheaper.
If the display resolution of this PC display is too few for you then you might want to look at the Asus VS24[plb_1596702_price] (1920 x 1200 and higher rated).
LCD Display Type
The Philips 241S4 has a better display type than most similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This PC display has an LCD display type, whereas most medium monitors that are a similar age to it have an LED display type.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the Acer V236HL[plb_1604471_price], or the Viewsonic VA2349[plb_2003438_price] or you might consider a better rated PC display such as the Eizo FlexScan EV2316[plb_1717439_price].
If you would prefer a PC screen with a better display type then you might also want to look at the Benq GW2320[plb_2051317_price] (LED and cheaper); or the NEC MultiSync EA274[plb_2046553_price] (LED and higher rated).
+2 Other reasons
At 565 millimeters, the Philips 241S4 has a pretty average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 241S4.
If you would consider a PC monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the Samsung S24A450B[plb_1391312_price] (570mm), or the Viewsonic VG2439M[plb_1439962_price] (560.3mm).
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
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
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
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Recyclable Material Percentage
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Mac Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client Installed
Ethernet LAN Port
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
-65 - 65
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
It's fine. No problems. Just miss some connection options. Be carefull coneccting it with HDMI as it does not use the complete screen and its resolution is less than suposed. You have to use the... Read more…
If you're buying this screen to use as a desktop/computer screen then I strongly suggest you purchase a DVI cable. The screen comes with a VGA cable but this makes the picture look pixelated and... Read more…
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