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Philips 278G4DHSD PC Monitor

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uk.hardware.info Gold hardware.info Gold Award techno-labs.com Good Design pcarena.pl Performance Award pcactual.com Recommended
27" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Oct 2012
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Seven Industry Awards

This Philips PC screen is one of the most awarded of all the PC screens that were launched more than two years ago.

The experts at Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info both decided that this Philips flatpanel monitor was superb and gave it their "Gold" award.

Furthermore, this Philips flatpanel monitor received an Hdblog.it "Silver" award and Pcactual.com conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Recommended" award. This medium monitor also received a Pcarena.pl "Performance Award".

This Philips PC monitor received a "Design Award" from Techno-labs.com who concluded that this flatpanel monitor was carefully designed.

The reviewer at one more expert review site said that this Philips LCD screen was good. M4gic.net gave this Philips PC display a "Magic Award".

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, gadgetspeak.com and hifitest.de the average expert rating of this Philips LCD screen is 78 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of Philips 278G4DHSD reviewers who purchased it considered that it was thin. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Philips 278G4DHSD “Not only does the frameless 27in IPS panel look like a high-end monitor, with its slim and glossy bezel, it’s also a Full HD display that’s 3D-ready” nonetheless they only scored it 60 out of 100. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned three years ago “A slim and light panel from Philips” in their review of the Philips 278G4DHSD.

Robust

One customer who reviewed it said that it was well made. Two years ago Paula mentioned on Amazon “Good build with interesting addits”.

Reasonably Priced

One Philips 278G4DHSD reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Paula mentioned “For price, gives good value = total of three hdmi ports” in her review.

Good Picture Quality

One Philips 278G4DHSD reviewer reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One Philips 278G4DHSD owner wrote in their reviews that the Philips 278G4DHSD was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk said “A great 27in screen with excellent image quality.” in their Philips 278G4DHSD review.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was good looking. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said “The Phiips Gioco 278G4 is a beautiful monitor” .

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The 278G4DHSD is a four USB Type-A downstream port flatpanel monitor.

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Recent Price Drop of £34.26

The 278G4DHSD has dropped in price by £34.26 in the last couple of weeks.

Philips Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

Philips has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other brands.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the AOC I2757F[plb_1402268_price], the DELL U2412M[plb_1448037_price], or the Asus MX279H[plb_1460434_price] which is cheaper.

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3D Compatible

The Philips 278G4DHSD is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 278G4DHSD which are not 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible PC displays to this PC display and we think the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Many Recyclable Material Percentage

The least recyclable material percentage of PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is 25% and the most is 100%. The 278G4DHSD has a quite many recyclable material percentage (100 percent) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the 278G4DHSD.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The 278G4DHSD has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst PC monitors of this age. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the 278G4DHSD have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The 278G4DHSD has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 278G4DHSD. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC screens of this type and age is 60°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Three HDMI Ports

Most LCD screens that came out more than two years ago have between one and three HDMI ports, including the 278G4DHSD which has three HDMI ports.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The Philips 278G4DHSD is a four USB 2.0 port LCD screen.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

With a viewable width of 597.9 millimeters, the Philips 278G4DHSD has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst medium monitors of this age. The viewable widths of similar spec LCD screens that were launched more than two years ago range from 1mm to 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

The viewable heights of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 28mm to 630mm. The 278G4DHSD has one of the bigger viewable heights (336.3 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec PC screens that have been around for more than two years is 28cm and the biggest is 770cm. With a display diagonal of 68.6 centimeters, the Philips 278G4DHSD has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the 278G4DHSD.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has One Cable Included

The 278G4DHSD has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that are a similar age to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

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Supports One Placement

The number of placements supported by the 278G4DHSD is more than most PC displays of a similar spec and age to it. This PC screen supports a Horizontal placement, which is the most commonly supported placement supported by medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 278G4DHSD.

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Very Shallow

The 278G4DHSD is quite shallow (only 44 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 278G4DHSD. Across all the similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 278G4DHSD the depths range from 12mm to 560mm, and the average depth is 110mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The 278G4DHSD does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to the 278G4DHSD also do not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the LG 29EB73[plb_1599155_price], the Benq BL3200[plb_2590821_price], or the Samsung S27D590[plb_2243830_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Philips 278G4DHSD does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The 278G4DHSD does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 278G4DHSD also do not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to look at include the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price].

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Active

At 25.94 Watts, the 278G4DHSD has a quite high power consumption when active compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the 278G4DHSD. Comparable spec PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the 278G4DHSD have power consumptions when active of between 9W and 63W.

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Fairly Slow SmartResponse

The fastest smartResponse of PC screens of a similar type and age to the 278G4DHSD is 1ms, the slowest is 7ms, and the average smartResponse is 4.1ms. The 278G4DHSD has a fairly slow smartResponse (7 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

When compared to other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 278G4DHSD that we have checked, the response time of the 278G4DHSD of 14 milliseconds is one of the slowest. The response times of PC monitors that are a comparable age to the 278G4DHSD range from 1ms to 40ms.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Philips 278G4DHSD

OK Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 278G4DHSD is £45, which is typical compared to the other 998 LCD screens of a comparable age and spec.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Philips PC screen has been on the market for over four years.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Average Width

The 278G4DHSD has a fairly standard width (623 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 278G4DHSD.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might want to consider the iiyama XB2485WSU[plb_1448731_price] (561mm), the AOC I2757F[plb_1402268_price] (622mm), or the Asus MX279H[plb_1460434_price] (622.6mm) which is also cheaper.

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7 Awards

uk.hardware.info Gold hardware.info Gold Award techno-labs.com Good Design pcarena.pl Performance Award pcactual.com Recommended m4gic.net Magic Award hdblog.it Silver

Expert Reviews

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13 May 2013

What did you say? A 27-inch IPS panel with 3D support? What devilry is this? Sadly, all is not quite what it seems. At least it's not if the presence of 3D support had you thinking Philips had... Read more…

This is probably the most feature-packed screen out at the moment, but it's nowhere near the best thanks to the compromises wrought by passive, polarised 3D. That experience of peering through...

27 March 2013

A slim and light panel from Philips, it is capable of 1920x1080 and the unit has a good range of forward and backward movement available on its base. There is no side to side movement but as its... Read more…

22 February 2013

We were definitely impressed by the Philips Gioco 278G4DHSD. It's a jack-of-all trades. You can use it for video and photo editing, for gaming, for watching (3D) movies and of course your standard...

Uk.hardware.info

11 January 2013

A great 27in screen with excellent image quality, but its 3D performance could be better...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 14 December 2014 by L K Chan
(Verified Purchase)

Watch it every night, quite nice.

Reviewed 14 February 2014 by Paula
(Verified Purchase)

For price, gives good value = total of three hdmi ports, and four usb3 ports ; so even without considering 3D capability, it delivers !

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £41.57
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £44.61
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 278G4DHSDuses 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 0.22 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 278g4dhsd75, philips 278g4, philips 278g4d, philips 278g4dh, philips 278g4dhs, philips 278g4dhsd, philips 278g4dhsd00
Barcodes 03609740156656, 04053162661097, 06951613902547, 08712581657284, 08712581657291, 08712581657314, 08712581676643

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