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10 Reasons For
£45.00 Price Drop
The price of the 272B4 has dropped by £45.00 in the last 58 days.
Philips Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens
We calculated the average reviews for all Philips flatpanel monitors and also specifically for Philips medium monitors and found that in both cases Philips had good reviews.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC displays of a similar age and type to it.
We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this LCD screen and we think the Philips 241P6[plb_2518920_price], and the Neovo FM-24[plb_3011241_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the 272B4, the Philips 272B4 has a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC display to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think the iiyama GB2788HS[plb_3102729_price] which has better reviews; or the Neovo FM-27[plb_3011242_price], and the HP Pavilion 27c[plb_2897917_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Fairly Long Mean Time Between Failures
With a mean time between failures of 70,000 hours, the Philips 272B4 has one of the longer mean time between failures amongst medium monitors of this age. The shortest mean time between failures of PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the 272B4 is 30h, the longest is 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 49,000h.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The average display brightness of medium monitors that were released more than a year ago is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Philips 272B4 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 272B4.
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Fairly Large Viewable Size Diagonal
At 686 millimeters, the Philips 272B4 has a quite large viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the PC monitors of this age and spec the viewable size diagonals range from 260mm to 870mm.
Four USB 2.0 Ports
Most LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the 272B4 have between one and four USB 2.0 ports, including the Philips 272B4 which has four USB 2.0 ports.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Philips 272B4 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The resolution of all medium monitors that are a similar age to the 272B4 ranges from 720 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.
Has Five Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the Philips 272B4 is more than most LCD screens of a similar spec and age to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on LCD screens of this age and spec. The cables included "Audio (3.5mm)", "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Philips 272B4 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 272B4 also do not have a built-in camera.
It is worth also looking at alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 241P6[plb_2518920_price].
Not 3D Compatible
Most similar spec PC displays that were launched more than a year ago are not 3D compatible. The Philips 272B4 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Most PC displays that have been around for more than a year do not have an integrated card reader. The Philips 272B4 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
At 65 kilowatt hours, the Philips 272B4 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 272B4. The lowest annual energy consumption of similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the 272B4 is 22kWh, the highest is 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 48kWh.
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Quite High Power Consumption When Active
The lowest power consumption when active of PC displays of a comparable type and age to the 272B4 is 13W, the highest is 69W, and the average power consumption when active is 26W. The Philips 272B4 has one of the higher power consumptions when active (31.77 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Fairly High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the 272B4 range from 0.1W to 52W. At 25 Watts, the Philips 272B4 has a fairly high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the 272B4.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The response times of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the 272B4 range from 1ms to 40ms. With a response time of 12 milliseconds, the Philips 272B4 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type.
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OK Running Costs
This PC screen has an energy efficiency classification of C, and the 272B4 is typical compared to the other 505 LCD screens of a comparable age and type that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 272B4 will cost £54 over 5 years to run.
Released Over a Year Ago
This PC screen was released over a year ago.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
2560 x 1440
HD, Quad HD
Mobile High-Definition Link
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 76
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83
Viewable Size Diagonal
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.233 x 0.233
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
IPS, VA, IPS-AHVA
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
Headphone Socket Size
Audio Input Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
AC Power in Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Recyclable Material Percentage
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
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Windows Operating System
Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client Installed
Ethernet LAN Port
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
-65 - 65
VESA Mount Interface
-65 - 65
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
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.27 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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