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12 Reasons For
Philips Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors
We calculated the average ratings for all Philips PC screens and specifically for Philips medium monitors and found that in both cases Philips had good ratings compared to other brands.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the 272B4, the Philips 272B4 has a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the MG279Q (£349.99), and the MG278Q (£399.64) both from Asus or the AOC U3277PQU (£621.60) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Very Long Mean Time Between Failures
The mean time between failures of the Philips 272B4 of 70,000 hours is one of the longest amongst flatpanel monitors that came out more than a year ago. The mean time between failures of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 272B4 range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 42,000h.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 272B4 have horizontal viewing angles of between 18° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Philips 272B4 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 272B4.
Has One Cable Included
The Philips 272B4 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC display. The cables included AC|Audio (3.5mm)|DisplayPort|DVI|VGA are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The Philips 272B4 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and type to the 272B4. PC screens of this age and type have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°.
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Quite Bright Display Brightness
Across all the medium monitors that were released more than a year ago the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Philips 272B4 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age.
Fairly Large Viewable Size Diagonal
With a viewable size diagonal of 686 millimeters, the Philips 272B4 has a fairly large viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 272B4. The smallest viewable size diagonal of flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the 272B4 is 260mm, the largest is 780mm, and the average viewable size diagonal is 550mm.
Four USB 2.0 Ports
Most LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the 272B4 have between one and four USB 2.0 ports, including the Philips 272B4 which has four USB 2.0 ports.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
At 68.6 centimeters, the Philips 272B4 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC screens that are a comparable age to the 272B4. Similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the 272B4 have screen sizes of between 48cm and 110cm, and the average display diagonal is 64cm.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The Philips 272B4 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all flatpanel monitors of this age and spec the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
Quite Many Recyclable Material Percentage
The least recyclable material percentage of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 272B4 is 25%, the most is 100%, and the average recyclable material percentage is 55%. At 65 percent, the Philips 272B4 has a fairly many recyclable material percentage compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.
10 Reasons Against
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 similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The Philips 272B4 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Philips 272B4 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have an integrated card reader.
Expensive for a Flatpanel Monitor of This Spec and Age
We think this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other PC screens of this age and spec. We checked 450 PC screens of this age and spec and they range in price from £51 to £5,066.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The Philips 272B4 has a quite high annual energy consumption (65 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age. Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 272B4 the annual energy consumptions range from 22kWh to 29,000kWh.
Quite High Power Consumption When Active
The Philips 272B4 has one of the higher power consumptions when active (31.77 Watts) amongst PC displays of this age. The lowest power consumption when active of PC monitors that came out around the same time as the 272B4 is 14W, the highest is 69W, and the average power consumption when active is 27W.
Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The Philips 272B4 has one of the highest power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (25 Watts) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. Across all the flatpanel monitors of this spec and age the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.1W to 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 5.5W.
Quite Slow Response Time
At 12 milliseconds, the Philips 272B4 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the 272B4. The fastest response time of LCD screens of this type and age is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 5.8ms.
4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 272B4
Released Over a Year Ago
This PC monitor was released over a year ago.
Running Costs Are Average
This LCD screen is rated C for energy efficiency, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the 272B4 will cost £54 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 486 PC monitors of this spec and age.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on comparable spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as it.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display to this PC display and we think the T27D590CW (£287.37), and the S24E650MW both from Samsung which is cheaper; or the Acer H277HU (£269.99) which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
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20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Philips 272B4 has a maximum contrast ratio of 20000000:1. That's over four times the contrast ratio of the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think the Benq BL2711 (£460.10) which has a better Rating; or the Wortmann AG 3031216 (£335.39), and the Fujitsu P24T-7 (£318.08) which is cheaper are also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this PC screen is too low for you then you might want to look at the BDM3270 (£464.68) (50000000:1 and higher rated), the BDM4065UC (£642.26) (50000000:1 and higher rated), or the BDM3270QP (£383.14) (50000000:1 and higher rated) all from Philips.
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, IPS-AHVA, VA
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
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
Integrated TV Tuner
Recyclable Material Percentage
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Mac Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client Installed
Ethernet LAN Port
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
-65 - 65
Cable Lock Slot
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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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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