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8 Reasons For
Running Costs Are Low
The 243V5LHAB is one of the more economic to run PC displays of this age and spec that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 243V5LHAB will cost only £34 over 5 years to run.
One customer who purchased this PC monitor thought it was good value for money. This month Roy gave this PC monitor a score of 4 stars and he wrote in his Philips 243V5LHAB review “Great product for the money, if the sockets where easier to get at it would be a 5, minor pain”.
Philips Has Good PC Monitor Reviews
Philips medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC screens Philips is one of the better rated manufacturers.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to it.
Alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at include the AOC i2476[plb_2279049_price] which is cheaper.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The 243V5LHAB has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been around for more than two years which do not have a built-in speaker.
Other PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the iiyama E2483HS[plb_1616494_price].
We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the Asus VX229[plb_1599191_price], or the V7 L23600WHS[plb_2386169_price].
The 243V5LHAB is quite shallow (only 52 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to the 243V5LHAB. Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the 243V5LHAB the depths range from 12mm to 560mm.
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PC monitors of this age and spec have weights of between 3g and 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At only 3.2 kilograms, the 243V5LHAB is quite light compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 243V5LHAB.
Very Fast SmartResponse
At only 1 millisecond, the 243V5LHAB has a quite fast smartResponse compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 243V5LHAB. LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 243V5LHAB have smartResponses of between 1ms and 7ms.
7 Reasons Against
Price Has Increased by £8.00
The 243V5LHAB has increased in price by £8.00 in the last 17 days.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC screens that were released around the same time as the 243V5LHAB are not 3D compatible. The 243V5LHAB is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 243V5LHAB does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera including the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The 243V5LHAB does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 243V5LHAB also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of a comparable spec and age to it.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The 243V5LHAB has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other PC screens that were launched around the same time as the 243V5LHAB. Across all the similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the 243V5LHAB the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The display brightness of comparable spec PC screens that have been available for more than two years range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². The Philips 243V5LHAB has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age.
3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 243V5LHAB
Released Over Three Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over three years.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
The 243V5LHAB has a fairly typical width (551 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 243V5LHAB.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 551mm wide PC displays currently available including the Philips 243V5LHSB[plb_2940478_price] which is cheaper.
If you would consider a flatpanel monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the AOC E2470[plb_1947785_price] (551.4mm and cheaper).
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1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Full HD, HD
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83
0.272 x 0.272
Display Colour Count
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Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio in
VGA (D-Sub) Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
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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, TUR, UKR
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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