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Philips 273E3LH PC Monitor

27" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LCD Mar 2011
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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Advisor.co.uk and macworld.co.uk this Philips PC display has an overall expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Philips 273E3 owners said in their reviews that this PC monitor was cheap. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “The Philips E-Line panel is another budget IPS display offering that’s £50 cheaper than the ViewSonic IPS screen” and rated the product 4 stars. Expert website Alphr.com said in their review “It isn't often at PC Pro that we become excited about a budget monitor” .

One Philips 273E3 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Tintin40 mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “For the price this is a excellent screen”. One Philips 273E3 reviewer said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Alphr.com said in their review of the Philips 273E3 “A bargain price for a 23in IPS monitor.”.

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Running Costs Are Low

The 273E3 is in the cheapest 18% of all 998 flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 273E3 will cost only £35 over 5 years to run.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Philips 273E3 reviewers who reviewed the Philips 273E3 reckoned that it had good picture quality. One customer considered that it had image ghosting. Four years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk “While you just don’t get bad ghosting effects on these modern displays”.

Good Product Quality

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Five years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews “Has amazing image quality despite its on-paper disadvantage to new displays with more modern panels”. Expertreviews.co.uk also mentioned “The 273E3 has good image quality and a generous warranty.”.

Nice Design

A number of customers agreed that this PC monitor was good looking. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned in their Philips 273E3 review on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “It’s also stylish with a natty, blue on-light, glossy black frame”.

Good Brand

Medium monitors built by Philips have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Philips also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Philips 273E3 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 273E3 is 60°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Big Viewable Width

The Philips 273E3 has one of the bigger viewable widths (597.6 millimeters) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The average viewable width of PC screens of this type and age is 520mm, and the viewable widths range from 1mm to 880mm.

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Fairly Big Viewable Height

The Philips 273E3 has a fairly big viewable height (336.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the 273E3 the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The Philips 273E3 has one of the bigger screen sizes (68.6 centimeters) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. The screen sizes of PC displays that are a comparable age to the 273E3 range from 28cm to 770cm.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 273E3 range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The Philips 273E3 has a fairly bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Response Time

Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 273E3 have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. With a response time of only 3.5 milliseconds, the Philips 273E3 has one of the faster response times amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

At only 19.6 Watts, the Philips 273E3 has a quite low maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 273E3. Across all the comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to the 273E3 the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Philips 273E3 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 273E3 also do not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth considering alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the XB2783HSU[pl_1619965_price], or the GB2488HSU[pl_2185179_price] both from iiyama or the Philips 239C4QHWAB[plb_3175150_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC monitors of this type and age, the Philips 273E3 is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the XL2411[pl_2130532_price], or the XL2420[pl_1453626_price] both from Benq or the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Philips 273E3 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272C4QPJKAB[plb_1532812_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Philips 273E3 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 273E3 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures

With a mean time between failures of only 30 hours, the Philips 273E3 has one of the shortest mean time between failures amongst medium monitors of this age. The mean time between failures of medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 273E3 range from 30h to 70,000h.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

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Heavy

The average weight of comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the 273E3 is 4.9kg. At 6.5 kilograms, the Philips 273E3 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Slow SmartResponse

With a smartResponse of 6 milliseconds, the Philips 273E3 has a quite slow smartResponse compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 273E3. The average smartResponse of PC displays of this age and spec is 4.1ms.

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Very Short Cable Length

With a cable length of only 1.2 meters, the Philips 273E3 has a quite short cable length compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 273E3. The cable lengths of PC monitors of this spec and age range from 0.88m to 9m.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 273E3

£3.87 Price Increase

The price of the 273E3 has increased by £3.87 in the last 1 days.

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Philips released the 273E3.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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LCD Display Type

The Philips 273E3 has a better display type than most comparable spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago. This flatpanel monitor has an LCD display type, whereas most PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an LED display type.

Alternative PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Eizo FlexScan EV2316[plb_1717439_price], or the LG 25UM65[plb_2194307_price].

If you are looking for a PC screen with a better display type then you might want to look at the Philips 231P4Q[plb_1394858_price] (LED), or the Eizo ColorEdge CG276[plb_1903818_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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Expert Reviews

(7)
10 April 2012

The refresh rate here is poor at 7ms and while you just don?t get bad ghosting effects on these modern displays, it wasn?t quite as snappy as the other two. The colour gamut coverage is fairly...

6 April 2012

The Philips E-Line panel is another budget IPS offering that?s £50 cheaper than the ViewSonic IPS screen. It?s also the most stylish, with a natty, blue on-light, glossy black frame and plentiful... Read more…

31 January 2012

A bargain price for a 23in IPS monitor, but poor backlighting undermines its appeal...

4 August 2011

The 273E3 has good image quality and a generous warranty, but it lacks comprehensive image controls and its backlight isn't particularly bright...

5 April 2011

The Philips 273E3 doesn't wow with its specs or design, but a super-bright panel with unusually good viewing angles make it one of the better 27in TN LCD monitors available...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 7 November 2013 by Tintin40
(Verified Purchase)

For the price this is a excellent screen. Excellent picture. Works very well with my Mac mini. Only minus side is the 'plastic' feel to it.

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Electricity cost when switched on £31.41
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £34.45
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 273e3l, 273e3ls, 273e3lsw, 273e3lsw93, 273e3lsb62, code 273e3, 273e3qsb93, 273e3lsb01, 273e3lsb93, code 273e3l, 273e3lhsb27, 273e3lhsb93, 273e3qhsb93, apple 273e3, 273e3lhsb55, 273e3qhsb69, apple 273e3l, code 273e3lh, philips 273e3, code 273e3lhs, apple 273e3ls, code 273e3lhsb, philips 273e3l, apple 273e3lsb, philips 273e3q, philips 100x100, philips p144133, philips 273e3qh, philips 273e3ls
Barcodes 00609585212565, 04053162661004, 05053106044985, 06951613900246, 06951613900291, 06951613901809, 06951613902752, 06951613903148, 08712581596668, 08712581596767, 08712581600921, 08712581600938, 08712581639921, 08712581641832, 08712581644598, 08712581659547

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