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11 Reasons For
Medium monitors built by Philips have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all flatpanel monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that Philips also has good ratings across its entire range.
50000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Philips 288P6 is 50000000:1. That's over ten times the contrast ratio of the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1. The best contrast ratio of all PC displays of this spec and age is 100000000:1 and the worst is Mega Contrast.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have a 50000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including because of it's better review score, the BDM3270 (£464.68), the 241P6VPJKEB (£405.50), or the BDM3270QP (£383.14) all from Philips.
If you want a flatpanel monitor with a higher contrast ratio then you might also want to consider the AOC U3277PQU (£621.60) (80000000:1), the Asus MG278Q (£399.64) (100000000:1), or the Acer XF270H (£328.84) (100000000:1) which is also higher rated.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Philips 288P6 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the 288P6.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the MG278Q (£399.64), and the MG279Q (£349.99) both from Asus or the AOC U3277PQU (£621.60) is also worth considering.
Very Many Display Colour Count
PC displays of this type and age have display colour counts of between 16M and 1,100M. When compared to other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 288P6 that we have checked, the display colour count of the Philips 288P6 of 1,073.7 million is one of the most.
Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
Across all the PC displays of this spec and age the maximum height adjustments range from 17mm to 510mm. With a maximum height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Philips 288P6 has a quite high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC screens that are a comparable age to the 288P6.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Philips 288P6 is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).
This LCD screen's resolution (3840 x 2160) is in fact the best resolution across all PC screens of a comparable type and age to the 288P6.
Across comparable types of LCD screen the worst resolution is 720 x 400.
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Four USB 2.0 Ports
The Philips 288P6 is a four USB 2.0 port PC display.
Fairly Big Viewable Width
With a viewable width of 619.8 millimeters, the Philips 288P6 has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst PC displays of this age. Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the 288P6 the viewable widths range from 280mm to 880mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 71.1 centimeters, the Philips 288P6 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium monitors of this age. PC monitors of this spec and age have screen sizes of between 48cm and 110cm, and the average display diagonal is 64cm.
Fairly Big Viewable Height
The Philips 288P6 has one of the bigger viewable heights (348.6 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the 288P6 the viewable heights range from 230mm to 630mm.
The depths of LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the 288P6 range from 15mm to 700mm, and the average depth is 89mm. At only 49 millimeters, the Philips 288P6 is quite shallow compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 288P6.
14 Reasons Against
Expert Reviews Are Poor
This flatpanel monitor received an expert rating of 60% from t3me.com. The PC display expert review sites don't rate this PC screen very highly.
Price Has Recently Increased by £44.30
The 288P6 has increased in price by £44.30 in the last 50 days.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Philips 288P6 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the 288P6 also do not have a built-in camera.
Alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Philips 241P6VPJKEB (£405.50).
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Philips 288P6 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the 288P6 also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the 288P6 are not 3D compatible. The Philips 288P6 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Very High Running Costs
Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 288P6 will cost £84 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 14% of all 486 medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.
Expensive for a Flatpanel Monitor of This Age and Type
After checking the price of 450 comparable spec LCD screens that came out more than a year ago they range in price from £51 to £5,066. We thought that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other comparable spec LCD screens that came out more than a year ago.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors of this age and type.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The Philips 288P6 is a two USB 3.0 port LCD screen.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for more than a year.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The Philips 288P6 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. The vertical viewing angles of PC screens of this spec and age range from 10° to 180°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°. The Philips 288P6 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the 288P6.
Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the 288P6 have power consumptions in economy mode of between 11W and 48W. The Philips 288P6 has a fairly high power consumption in economy mode (41 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 288P6.
Fairly High Power Consumption When Active
The average power consumption when active of flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the 288P6 is 27W. With a power consumption when active of 50.5 Watts, the Philips 288P6 has a fairly high power consumption when active compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age.
2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 288P6
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Philips released the 288P6.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
We compared this PC screen to all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display and we think the T27D590CW (£287.37), and the S24E650MW both from Samsung or the Acer H277HU (£269.99) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
3840 x 2160
4K Ultra HD, HD
Mobile High-Definition Link
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
23 - 80
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.16 x 0.16
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
LCD, LCD/TFT, TFT
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) 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
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, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
On Screen Menu Display
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
100 - 240, 24
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100-240, 24, 240
Relative Humidity Range
20 - 80
0 - 3658
0 - 12192
Relative Humidity Storage Range
20 - 80
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Power Consumption When Active
782 x 497 x 224
BSMI, CE Mark, cETLus, FCC Class B, GOST, SASO, SEMKO, TCO 6.0, TUV Ergo, TUV/GS, WEEE
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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