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14 Reasons For
Excellent User Reviews
Based on 6 user reviews the average user rating of this medium monitor is terrific.
Running Costs Are Very Low
The 241S4 is one of the cheapest to run PC displays of this age and spec that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 241S4 is only £28.
Easy to Use
Some customers considered that it was easy to setup. In October last year Amazon Customer said “It was really easy to set up and use straight from the box which my husband was happy with! Would definitely buy another one”.
One Philips 241S4 reviewer said in their reviews that the Philips 241S4 was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer rated it as very good and said on Amazon “It is height adjustable which makes it easier to change and more comfortable for me to use”.
Some customers agreed that the Philips 241S4 was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave it an excellent review and mentioned “Very happy with the price for this” in their Philips 241S4 review. Shaun Cuff said on Amazon “Easy to setup, bright screen, well priced (but suggest you buy a DVI cable”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of customers concluded that it had good picture quality.
Good Product Quality
Several customers concluded that this PC monitor was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “Very good picture quality” and scored the Philips 241S4 5 stars.
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Several Philips 241S4 reviewers considered that it was a good height.
Philips has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other brands.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
The power consumptions when off of PC displays of this spec and age range from 0.005W to 45W. When compared to other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 241S4, the power consumption when off of the Philips 241S4 of only 0.1 Watts is one of the lowest.
1080p Video Mode
This PC screen has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to it.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Active
PC displays of this spec and age have power consumptions when active of between 9W and 63W, and the average power consumption when active is 22W. The Philips 241S4 has a quite low power consumption when active (only 17 Watts) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type.
Very Low Maximum Power Consumption
LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 241S4 have maximum power consumptions of between 5.4W and 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W. At only 21.9 Watts, the Philips 241S4 has a quite low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec.
Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode
When compared to other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 241S4, the power consumption in economy mode of the Philips 241S4 of only 9.5 Watts is one of the lowest. The average power consumption in economy mode of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 241S4 is 20W, and the power consumptions in economy mode range from 0.5W to 48W.
6 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 241S4, the Philips 241S4 does not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider including the Benq EW2440[plb_2076167_price], or the iiyama E2278H[plb_1390594_price] which is also higher rated.
Not 3D Compatible
The Philips 241S4 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the 241S4 are also not 3D compatible.
If you want an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Philips 241S4 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the 241S4 also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this PC display to all the other LCD screens with a built-in camera and we think the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price] is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Philips 241S4 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC displays of this age and spec also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Very Few Recyclable Material Percentage
LCD screens of a similar age and type to the 241S4 have recyclable material percentages of between 25% and 100%. With a recyclable material percentage of only 25 percent, the Philips 241S4 has a fairly few recyclable material percentage compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the 241S4.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this type and age.
4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 241S4
Released Over Three Years Ago
This PC screen was released 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 monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
LCD Display Type
The Philips 241S4 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to it.
We compared this PC display to all the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display and we think the Samsung S22C300[plb_1556503_price], and the LG 23MB35[plb_2186225_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Flatpanel monitors with a better display type that might be worth looking at include the Asus VS239[plb_1386925_price] (LED and cheaper) or the Benq BL2201[plb_2333127_price] (LED and higher rated).
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At 565 millimeters, the Philips 241S4 has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to the 241S4.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other 565mm wide flatpanel monitors and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer G246H[plb_1403578_price] is also worth considering.
Other PC screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Viewsonic VG2439M[plb_1439962_price] (560.3mm), or the Samsung S24B150BL[plb_1439977_price] (569mm).
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
720 x 400, 1440 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD, HD
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.276 x 0.276
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
LCD, TFT, LCD/TFT
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Recyclable Material Percentage
Mean Time Between Failures
-5 - 20
VESA Mount Interface
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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