Amongst LCD screens of a comparable type and age, this Philips PC monitor is one of the most highly awarded.
The writers at two expert review sites liked this LCD screen. The editor of Altomdata.dk conluded that they would endorse this Philips PC display and gave it a "Recommended" award and it received a "Silver" award from Elektroniktest.dk who decided it was very good.
One customer who bought it thought it was easy to use. Gary Gibbons wrote in his review of this PC monitors “Out of the box ease of use”.
Good Technical Features
One person who reviewed this PC monitors mentioned that it had good features. Pcadvisor.co.uk rated it 4 stars and said on PC Advisor.co.uk “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.
One Philips 272P4 owner who bought it thought it had a good webcam. In August last year Gadgetspeak.com wrote “There is a webcam built into the centre of the top of the screen”.
One Philips 272P4 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Hexus.net mentioned in their review of the Philips 272P4 on HEXUS.net “Multiple modes built in”.
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Philips Has Good PC Monitor Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Philips PC displays and specifically for Philips medium monitors and found that in both cases Philips had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Has a Built-In Camera
The Philips 272P4 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 272P4 do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in camera currently available including cheaper LCD screens such as the Philips 231C5[plb_1599727_price].
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many PC screens that have been available for a similar time to it.
Alternative LCD screens that have a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might want to consider include the Philips 231C5[plb_1599727_price] which is cheaper; or the Philips 278G4DHSD[plb_1499355_price], or the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price] which has a better Rating.
If the contrast ratio of this flatpanel monitor is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Q2963PM[pl_1533334_price] (50000000:1), or the u3477[pl_2367536_price] (80000000:1) both from AOC which also has a higher rating.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec, the Philips 272P4 has a built-in speaker.
Alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Q2770[pl_2119581_price], or the Q2963PM[pl_1533334_price] both from AOC or the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price].
Has One Cable Included
The Philips 272P4 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 272P4.
Two HDMI Ports
Most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have between one and two HDMI ports, including the Philips 272P4 which has two HDMI ports.
Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
Medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 272P4 have maximum height adjustments of between 13mm and 1,300mm. The Philips 272P4 has a quite high maximum height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec.
Quite Large Color Gamut
PC screens of a similar age and spec to the 272P4 have color gamuts of between 62% and 110%. The Philips 272P4 has a quite large color gamut (99 percent) compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the 272P4.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The average display brightness of similar spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years is 290 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Philips 272P4 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the 272P4.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
Similar spec PC screens that came out more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 63cm. At 68.6 centimeters, the Philips 272P4 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 272P4.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Philips 272P4 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The best resolution of all similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the 272P4 is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
Quite Big Viewable Width
LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the 272P4 have viewable widths of between 1mm and 890mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm. With a viewable width of 596.74 millimeters, the Philips 272P4 has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the 272P4, the Philips 272P4 is not 3D compatible.
PC screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the BL2710[pl_1729060_price], or the XL2720[pl_1548412_price] both from Benq or the Philips 272G5DYEB[plb_3175233_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most similar spec PC screens that have been around for more than two years 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 this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens with an integrated card reader and we think the DELL U2713H[plb_1518815_price] is also worth considering.
Not Cheap for a Medium Monitor That Has Been On the Market for More Than Two Years
After checking the price of 635 PC screens of a similar type and age they range in price from £41 to £8,760. We thought that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive for a medium monitor that has been on the market for more than two years.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.
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Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Quite Few Recyclable Material Percentage
The least recyclable material percentage of PC monitors of this age and spec is 25%, the most is 100%, and the average recyclable material percentage is 81%. At only 65 percent, the Philips 272P4 has a fairly few recyclable material percentage compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Slow SmartResponse
With a smartResponse of 6 milliseconds, the Philips 272P4 has one of the slower smartResponses amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 272P4 have smartResponses of between 1ms and 7ms, and the average smartResponse is 4.2ms.
Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Across all the medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.14W to 80W. The Philips 272P4 has a quite high power consumption when in PowerSave mode (23 Watts) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the 272P4.
Very High Power Consumption When Active
PC screens of this age and type have power consumptions when active of between 9W and 49W. When compared to other LCD screens that are a similar age to the 272P4, the Philips 272P4's power consumption when active of 39.2 Watts is one of the highest.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The average response time of medium monitors that have been available for more than two years is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. The Philips 272P4 has a quite slow response time (12 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 272P4.
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Running Costs Are Average
The 272P4 is typical compared to the other 795 PC displays of this type and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 272P4 will cost £65 over 5 years to run.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This PC display was released over three years ago.
LCD Display Type
The Philips 272P4 has a better display type than most PC monitors of this spec and age. This PC screen has an LCD display type, whereas most flatpanel monitors of this age and type have an LED display type.
Other PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to consider include the Eizo ColorEdge CS230[plb_1834594_price] which has a better Rating; or the Acer H276HL[plb_2126922_price] which is cheaper.
If you are looking for a PC screen with a better display type then you might also want to consider the Asus PB287[plb_2323109_price] (LED and cheaper); or the Samsung S32D850T[plb_2346019_price] (LED and higher rated).
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
2560 x 1440
HD, Quad HD, Wide Quad HD
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 76
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 90
0.233 x 0.233
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
IPS, IPS-AHVA, VA
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
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)
Linux Operating System
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), 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).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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