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Philips 249C4Q PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LCD Jul 2012
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Stunningly Beautiful Ultra Slim high performance AMVA display The new Philips Blade 2 monitor with stylish, ultra slim design and wide view AMVA display is ready for brilliant performance... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this LCD screen is 75% based on two expert reviews from sites including prad.de and techradar.com/au/.

Very Low Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 249C4Q will cost only £30 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the most economic to run PC monitors of this age and spec.

Good Webcam

A few Philips 249C4Q owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good webcam. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Then there's a built-in webcam that connects to your Mac via USB”.

Reasonably Priced

One Philips 249C4Q reviewer who bought the product concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Max V. wrote in his review of the Philips 249C4Q on Amazon “Gaming monitors have a TN panel, which is cheap to produce has very good response times (which is important for gaming, I will elaborate on this later).”.

One Philips 249C4Q reviewer considered that it was good value for money. Three years ago Ian scored the Philips 249C4Q very highly and he said in his Philips 249C4Q review “This has to be the best value monitor for a 43 inch screen”.

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Good Connectivity

One customer who bought it wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. Techradar.com/au/ said in their review of the Philips 249C4Q “Great connectivity”. One customer who purchased the Philips 249C4Q thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Max V. scored it 4 stars and he mentioned in his review “The monitor has 2 HDMI inputs”.

Good Product Quality

Several Philips 249C4Q owners who bought the Philips 249C4Q agreed that it was good quality. Max V. said on Amazon two years ago “The picture quality is very good, blacks are deep”. Three years ago Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Good picture quality”.

Good Size

One customer considered that the product was compact. Max V. he said on Amazon “First of all this is a 24 inch display, not 43! The display comes in a fairly compact box, together with a power, VGA”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who purchased the product considered that it had good features. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ said in their review “What sets the new Philips Brilliance AMVA monitor apart is its feature set” .

Philips Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

We checked 814 expert and owner reviews for Philips PC displays and found that on average Philips has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Philips has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Philips 249C4Q is a two HDMI port PC display.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle

The average viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the 249C4Q is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Philips 249C4Q has a quite wide viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Low Average Power Consumption

The lowest average power consumption of flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 249C4Q is 0.5W and the highest is 63W. The Philips 249C4Q has a quite low average power consumption (only 17.5 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 249C4Q.

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Light

The average weight of PC displays of this spec and age is 4.9kg. With a weight of only 2.3 kilograms, the Philips 249C4Q is one of the lightest medium monitors that were released more than two years ago amongst LCD screens of this age.

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Quite Low Maximum Power Consumption

With a maximum power consumption of only 17.5 Watts, the Philips 249C4Q has a very low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. The maximum power consumptions of LCD screens of a similar type and age to the 249C4Q range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W.

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Shallow

When compared to other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Philips 249C4Q's depth of only 34 millimeters is one of the shallowest. The shallowest similar spec PC screen that is a comparable age to the 249C4Q is 12mm deep, the deepest is 560mm, and the average depth is 110mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it considered that it did not have image ghosting. Max V. mentioned on Amazon “If you don't you'll start to see noticeable ghosting i.e” nonetheless he scored the Philips 249C4Q 80 out of 100.

One Philips 249C4Q owner who bought it concluded that it did not have good picture quality. Max V. wrote “It has a lot of preset picture modes, which are best left off, because they do the picture quality no good” in his review of the Philips 249C4Q but despite that he still gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

One person reckoned that it did not have good colour saturation. Max V. mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Not great and the colours are accurate.”.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the 249C4Q do not have a built-in speaker. The Philips 249C4Q is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Philips 249C4Q is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other LCD screens that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the AOC d2757Ph, or the Asus VG236 (£349.99) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC screens of this age and spec, the Philips 249C4Q does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Philips 249C4Q does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader including the U2413 (£279.00), or the U2713H (£371.00) both from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Mean Time Between Failures

Across all the PC displays of a similar age and spec to the 249C4Q the mean time between failures range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 33,000h. The Philips 249C4Q has a fairly short mean time between failures (only 30 hours) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 249C4Q.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The response times of PC monitors of this age and type range from 1ms to 40ms. At 6 milliseconds, the Philips 249C4Q has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the 249C4Q.

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Quite Slow SmartResponse

With a smartResponse of 6 milliseconds, the Philips 249C4Q has one of the slower smartResponses amongst medium monitors of this age. PC displays of this age and type have smartResponses of between 1ms and 7ms.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 249C4Q

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on LCD screens of this age and type.

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LCD Display Type

The Philips 249C4Q has a better display type than most PC displays of a similar spec and age to it. This Philips PC screen has an LCD display type, whereas most LCD screens of this type and age have an LED display type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Eizo ColorEdge CX270.

If the display type of this Philips PC display is too bad for you then you might want to look at the AOC e2250Swdnk (LED), or the NEC MultiSync EA244 (£306.00) (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Width

With a width of 569 millimeters, the Philips 249C4Q has a pretty average width compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age.

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Expert Reviews

(6)
22 January 2013

What sets the new Philips Brilliance AMVA monitor apart is its feature set. As well as HDMI and DVI, there is a VGA port as well as a full-size DisplayPort. Then there's a built-in webcam that... Read more…

Great connectivity
Good picture quality
Builtin webcam
90degree pivot
PowerSensor technology
Build quality
Cheaper displays available
Nutteloze presets, matige kleurweergave en helderheid
15 January 2013

The monitor will always remain the main focal point of a PC, no matter if you're a casual user, die-hard overclocker or hardware enthusiast. It's the component you will be staring at the most. The... Read more…

16 December 2012

Een monitor blijft het onderdeel van je computer waar je het meest tegenaan kijkt, zelfs als verwoede overklokker of hardware freak. Het beeldschermenaanbod is het laatste jaar een stuk... Read more…

11 December 2012

Monitoren met een tn-paneel zijn berucht om hun povere kleurweergave en kijkhoek. Kies daarom voor een ips- of va-scherm. Die presteren op beide vlakken beduidend beter. Philips levert in de Blade... Read more…

20 July 2014

Najnowszy monitor Philips Blade 2 to niew?tpliwie sprz?t który zadowoli osoby lubi?ce ogl?da? filmy b?d? lubuj?ce si? w ró?nego rodzaju grach. Idealnie wyrazisty obraz, pi?kny wygl?d a do tego...

Excellent colour rendering after changing a few settings in the OSD (Delta E 1.5)
Connectivity options for mobile devices (Miracast and MHL)
Wide screen viewing angles
Great display quality
Wide viewing angle
Stand only allows vertical tilt
Speakers aren't great quality
No DVI port or hardware extras like a USB hub
Lack of adjustability
No DVIDisplayPort
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 1 January 2014 by Max V.

First of all this is a 24 inch display, not 43! The display comes in a fairly compact box, together with a power, VGA and HDMI cable. The monitor has 2 HDMI inputs, a VGA input and built-in... Read more…

Reviewed 23 November 2013 by Ian
(Verified Purchase)

This has to be the best value monitor for a 43 inch screen. I have been looking for one of these for sometime.this has to be on everybodys Christmas list what a bargin
Well done Amazon just... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £38.78
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £40.61
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 249c4q, 249c4qs, 249c4qsb, 249c4qhsb, 249c4qsb00, 249c4qsb93, 249c4qsb69, philips 236, 249c4qhsb00, philips 236q, philips 249c4, philips 236qu, philips 236quo, philips 249c4q, philips p152561, philips 249c4qh, philips 236quot, philips p152561p, philips 249c4qhs, philips 249c4qhsb
Barcodes 04054842123782, 05053866026672, 05711045788048, 06951613901939, 06951613901946, 08712581645861, 08712581645878, 08712581645885, 08712581645892, 08712581645908

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