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Philips 278C4

Philips 278C4 PC Monitor

27" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Oct 2012
Screen Size Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Release Date
Ambiglow adds a new dimension to your viewing experience. The innovative Ambiglow technology enlarges the screen by creating a halo of light on the surrounding wall from the rear of the monitor.... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

Philips medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all LCD screens Philips is one of the better rated manufacturers.

LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to it.

We compared all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display to this PC screen and we think because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price], and the NEC MultiSync EA244[plb_2270820_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Philips 278C4 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 278C4. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 278C4 is 50° and the widest is 180°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 60° and the widest is 1,800°. At 178 degrees, the Philips 278C4 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec.

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Three HDMI Ports

The Philips 278C4 is a three HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Big Viewable Width

The Philips 278C4 has a fairly big viewable width (597.89 millimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The smallest viewable width of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 278C4 is 1mm, the biggest is 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm.

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Fairly Big Viewable Height

At 336.31 millimeters, the Philips 278C4 has a fairly big viewable height compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 278C4 the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

At 68.6 centimeters, the Philips 278C4 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago. The smallest display diagonal of flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago is 28cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Shallow

The Philips 278C4 is fairly shallow (only 44 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 278C4. The average depth of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 278C4 is 110mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other PC displays of this type and age, the Philips 278C4 does not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Philips 278C4 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the 278C4 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC screens that have been around for more than two years do not have a built-in camera. The Philips 278C4 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Philips 278C4 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 278C4 also do not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth also looking at other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and spec.

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Quite High Average Power Consumption

Across all the PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the 278C4 the average power consumptions range from 0.5W to 63W. The Philips 278C4 has one of the higher average power consumptions (28.2 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Active

At 28.2 Watts, the Philips 278C4 has a fairly high power consumption when active compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the 278C4. Across all the comparable spec PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the 278C4 the power consumptions when active range from 9W to 63W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 278C4

OK Running Costs

This LCD screen has an efficiency rating of A. The 278C4 is typical compared to the other 998 LCD screens of a similar age and spec that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 278C4 is £48.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Philips released the 278C4.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Backlight Type
HD Type
Full HD
HDCP
SRGB Display Feature
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Viewable Height
Viewable Width
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
DDC/CI
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
Audio Output Port
Audio Input Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Heavy Metal Free Design
Performance
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
On Screen Menu Display
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Average Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Range
Operating Altitude
Non-Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Compliance Industry Standard
Energy Star Certificate
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Package Dimensions
Power Consumption When Active
Effective Viewing Area
Display Viewable Area
Package Dimensions
Dimensions With Stand
Package Weight

Expert Reviews

12 September 2013

Video review: Philips'in Ambiglow teknolojili ve yüksek çözünürlüklü AH-IPSP monitörünü inceliyoruz. Daha önce televizyonlar?nda gördü?ümüz ???k sistemi, monitöre de uyarlanm??.... Read more…

Big display
Ambiglow feature is interesting
Great colour reproduction
No DVI port

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £45.19
Electricity cost when on standby £2.44
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Total running cost over 5 years £47.63
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Philips 278C4uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 278c4, philips 278c4q, philips 278c4qh, philips 278c4qhs, philips 1920x1080, philips 278c4qhsn, philips 278c4qhsn00
Barcodes 00021112584677, 00609585228818, 00907755288304, 06095852288182, 06951613902479, 08712581657000, 08712581657017, 08712581657048, 08712581676377

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