The Philips 244E1SB has a maximum contrast ratio of 25000:1. That's 100% less contrast ratio than a 20000000:1 LCD screen, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio. Across all flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 244E1SB the contrast ratio ranges from Mega Contrast to 100000000:1.
We compared all the other PC screens that have a 25000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC monitor and we think the MultiSync EA234 (£231.95), and the MultiSync EA244WMI (£336.02) both from NEC which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If you would prefer a PC display with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to look at the E2442TC (500000:1), or the 32WL30 (£521.80) (500000:1) both from LG.