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17 Reasons For
Five Industry Awards
Amongst PC monitors of this age and type, this PC screen is one of the most awarded.
Two expert review sites liked this Philips PC screen. This flatpanel monitor received an Altomdata.dk"Recommended" award and the expert at Elektroniktest.dk gave it a "Silver" award and concluded it was great.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had good features. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “Aimed squarely at professional users, this 27in "Quad HD" display from Philips also incorporates many features which will appeal to home users interested in the graphic arts or photography” in their Philips 272P4 review and scored this PC monitor 4 stars.
One Philips 272P4 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had a good webcam. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com wrote “There is a webcam built into the centre of the top of the screen” and scored the product 4 stars.
One person who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. In November last year Hexus.net said “Multiple modes built in”.
Philips Has Good PC Screen Reviews
Philips is one of the better rated PC display manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Philips also has good reviews for its medium monitors.
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Has a Built-In Camera
The Philips 272P4 has a built-in camera. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 272P4 do not have a built-in camera.
Other PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker
Unlike most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec which do not have a built-in speaker, the Philips 272P4 has a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker to this PC display and we think because of it's better review score, the AOC G2770[plb_2305284_price], the Eizo Foris FS2434[plb_2367743_price], and the Asus PB298[plb_1731108_price] is also worth considering.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that are a similar age to the 272P4 is 60° and the widest is 1,800°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Philips 272P4 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.
Two HDMI Ports
The Philips 272P4 is a two HDMI port PC display.
Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
With a maximum height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Philips 272P4 has one of the higher maximum height adjustments amongst medium monitors of this age. The average maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that have been around for more than two years is 130mm.
Quite Large Color Gamut
At 99 percent, the Philips 272P4 has a quite large color gamut compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the 272P4. Across all the flatpanel monitors of this type and age the color gamuts range from 62% to 120%.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of PC displays that came out more than two years ago is 65cm, and the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm. At 68.6 centimeters, the Philips 272P4 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to the 272P4.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
At 300 candellas per square meter, the Philips 272P4 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the 272P4. The dimmest display brightness of LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 272P4 is 30 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m².
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The Philips 272P4 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). Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 272P4 graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).
Fairly Big Viewable Width
Flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the 272P4 have viewable widths of between 1mm and 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm. The Philips 272P4 has one of the bigger viewable widths (596.74 millimeters) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.
Has One Cable Included
The Philips 272P4 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors of this age and type. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 272P4.
9 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The Philips 272P4 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC screens of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.
PC displays which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Philips 272G5DYEB[plb_3175233_price], or the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 272P4 do not have an integrated card reader. The Philips 272P4 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
We compared all the other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader to this LCD screen and we think the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the U2413[pl_1565290_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.
We think this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other LCD screens that have been available for more than two years. The cheapeast PC monitor of a comparable type and age that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,421.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
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Quite Few Recyclable Material Percentage
With a recyclable material percentage of only 65 percent, the Philips 272P4 has one of the less recyclable material percentages amongst medium monitors of this age. The least recyclable material percentage of LCD screens of this age and type is 25% and the most is 100%.
Fairly Slow SmartResponse
With a smartResponse of 6 milliseconds, the Philips 272P4 has one of the slower smartResponses amongst medium monitors of this age. The average smartResponse of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 272P4 is 4.1ms.
Quite High Power Consumption When Active
With a power consumption when active of 39.2 Watts, the Philips 272P4 has one of the higher power consumptions when active amongst PC displays of this age. Medium monitors that have been around for more than two years have power consumptions when active of between 9W and 63W.
Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 272P4 is 6.1W. At 23 Watts, the Philips 272P4 has a fairly high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the 272P4.
Quite Slow Response Time
With a response time of 12 milliseconds, the Philips 272P4 has one of the slower response times amongst medium monitors of this age. The response times of medium monitors that have been available for more than two years range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.
3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 272P4
Running Costs Are OK
Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 272P4 is £65, which is typical compared to the other 998 comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for more than two years.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.
LCD Display Type
The Philips 272P4 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including the Philips 271P4QPJ[plb_1445410_price], the DELL U2410[plb_1448035_price], or the Benq XL2720[plb_1548412_price] which has better reviews.
If you want a flatpanel monitor with a better display type then you might want to look at the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price] (LED), the Acer B286HK[plb_2551124_price] (LED), or the AOC G2770[plb_2305284_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
2560 x 1440
Wide Quad HD, HD, Quad HD
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
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
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
RMS Rated Audio Power
Integrated TV Tuner
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client Installed
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), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
Connections at the rear are from left to right audio input, HDMI1, HDMI2, Digital and Display Port at the other side of the support arm DC input. There is a webcam built into the centre of the top... Read more…
Indbygget webcam og USB 3.0
Designet er som sdan ikke noget innovativt, men lkkert at der lige er srget for plads til bde USB 3.0 og et lille webcam
Nok tilbehr, men lngere kabler vil have vret godt
Der er lige det man skal bruge med i kassen, j
Bevgelses sensoren er ikke tilfredsstillende
Denne del har ikke virket godt nok, til at jeg synes det burde vre en del af skrmen
The motion sensor is not satisfying
This part hasn't worked well enough, to be a part of the monitor, if you ask me
Aimed squarely at professional users, this 27in "Quad HD" display from Philips also incorporates many features which will appeal to home users interested in the graphic arts or photography. See... Read more…
Same supermicro issue in the bios seems to be going around. Lack of proper bios autodetection of PCI-E Video.
Received the nefarious 5 beeps (no video console detected) and had to put a PCI-E V1... Read more…
Good warranty experience
2k well spent, it does everything a 100 nuc does at 20x the price so i can feel superior to all the cupon clipers
Plagued with PCI-E Bios Issues
Just wish it was more exspensive
Power Supply is only a 350 watt , and I bought the upgrade to 550 watt for 160.00 , and keep the 350 as a spare for a customer
Even with the 350 it still supports 2 3.5 2TB Drives in RAID 1
Non-hot swap cage : not only non-hot swap function, but you must open side 'AND' front panel every time when you want change or check your HDD or SSD. There is no back panel for cage, include sata cab
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.31 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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