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Philips 298P4 PC Monitor

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29" LED 700mm Mar 2013
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27 Reasons For

Eighteen Industry Awards

Experts really like this flatpanel monitor and have given it eighteen awards.

3dnews.ru, Pcfoster.pl, Almodi.org, In4.pl and F1cd.ru all decided that concluded that they would endorse this medium monitor and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both wrote that this Philips PC screen was outstanding and gave it their highest award. This LCD screen received a "Platinum" award from both Hwlegend.com and Hardzone.es.

An other three expert review sites all liked this flatpanel monitor. This medium monitor received an "Innovation" award from HEXUS.net and it received a "Silver" award from Pcgameware.co.uk who decided it was great. Additionally, the reviewer at Techno-labs.com gave this flatpanel monitor a "High Performance" award and wrote it performed well.

An additional two expert review sites both endorsed this PC screen. The reviewer at Tweaks.pl decided that this PC display was good value for money and gave it an "Excellent Value" award and it received a "Gold" award from Xtremehardware.com who wrote it was outstanding.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 86 out of 100. The expert review sites think this medium monitor is one of the better PC displays of this spec and age.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

298P4 owners on average rated this flatpanel monitor as excellent.

Robust

Several Philips 298P4 owners considered that it was well made. Freetail mentioned two years ago “Feels incredibly solid with good menu controls, great sound out (connected via Display Port to hi-fi via the screen)” in their review of the Philips 298P4.

One Philips 298P4 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was strong and durable. Digitalversus.com scored this PC monitor 5 stars and mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “It faces very tough competition from the likes of the ViewSonic VP2770-LED, which can offer a more interesting all-round package for graphic designers” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

A few Philips 298P4 owners who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was good quality. Freetail mentioned in their Philips 298P4 review “Great USB expandability and high quality construction with” and gave the Philips 298P4 an excellent review score. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their Philips 298P4 review “An excellent 29in monitor with great image quality and a wide range of inputs” .

Easy to Use

One Philips 298P4 reviewer concluded that it was easy to setup. One customer who bought it thought it was easy to use. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “The Philips 298P4JEB is a practical 29" 21” in their Philips 298P4 review.

One Philips 298P4 reviewer who bought the product thought it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Size

Several people who purchased the Philips 298P4 concluded that it was good structurally. One person who reviewed the Philips 298P4 mentioned that it was thin. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon two years ago “The bevels thin and adjustability great” in their review of the Philips 298P4.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had a wide viewing angle.

One Philips 298P4 reviewer who bought the Philips 298P4 mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said two years ago “The colours are nice and crisp” in their Philips 298P4 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Philips 298P4 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good value for money. Freetail mentioned “For the price, this is truly excellent” in their review of this PC monitor and scored it 5 stars. Expert website Hardwarecanucks.com said in their Philips 298P4 review “With the Brilliance 298P4, Philips is trying to chart a new path towards more affordable high resolution monitors”.

One Philips 298P4 reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Avro mentioned on Amazon “Dropped off a cheap sub” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Good Value for Money

Tweaks.pl highlighted in their review that this Philips PC monitor provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Connectivity

A number of Philips 298P4 owners agreed that the Philips 298P4 was good in terms of USB connections.

Nice Design

One Philips 298P4 reviewer wrote that it was good looking. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on PC Mag “The Philips Brilliance MultiView (298P4QJEB) is a stylish, 29-inch, ultra-wide In-Plane Switching (IPS) monitor that delivers good gray scale” and rated it 4 stars.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most medium monitors that have been around for more than two years have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Philips 298P4 which has four USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Philips 298P4 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC screen.

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£31.71 Price Drop

The 298P4 has dropped in price by £31.71 in the last few weeks.

Philips PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

On average Philips medium monitors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all LCD screens produced by Philips.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Philips 298P4 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 298P4 do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker to this PC screen and we think the Philips BDM3470UP[plb_3020738_price], and the LG 29EA93[plb_1469655_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the iiyama XB2776QS[plb_1490325_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

Across all the flatpanel monitors of this spec and age the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°. At 178 degrees, the Philips 298P4 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens of this type and age.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Philips 298P4 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC screens of this type and age. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 298P4 is 60° and the widest is 1,800°.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Philips 298P4 is a two HDMI port PC screen. Most of the other LCD screens that came out more than two years ago have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

At 150 millimeters, the Philips 298P4 has a fairly high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 298P4. Across all the PC displays of this age and spec the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

Comparable spec PC displays that have been around for more than two years have viewable widths of between 1mm and 880mm. At 672.76 millimeters, the Philips 298P4 has a quite big viewable width compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the 298P4.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

At 73 centimeters, the Philips 298P4 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Philips 298P4 is a four USB 3.0 port LCD screen.

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Philips 298P4 is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The worst resolution of all LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 298P4 is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the Philips 298P4 is more than most medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the 298P4.

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Short

The shortest flatpanel monitor that was released more than two years ago is 41mm tall, the tallest is 4,800mm, and the average height is 380mm. With a height of only 330 millimeters, the Philips 298P4 is one of the shorter LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the 298P4 amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Cheap

We think this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec. The cheapeast PC monitor of a comparable age and spec that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,421.

Not 3D Compatible

The Philips 298P4 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

PC displays which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Philips 272G5DYEB[plb_3175233_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Philips 298P4 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Philips 298P4 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 298P4 also do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the U3014[pl_1655695_price] both from DELL or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price].

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Very Short Mean Time Between Failures

The average mean time between failures of PC displays of this type and age is 33,000h. With a mean time between failures of only 30 hours, the Philips 298P4 has one of the shorter mean time between failures amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

The Philips 298P4 has a quite small viewable height (only 283.82 millimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the 298P4. LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the 298P4 have viewable heights of between 28mm and 630mm.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Active

Medium monitors that are a similar age to the 298P4 have power consumptions when active of between 9W and 63W. At 38.5 Watts, the Philips 298P4 has a fairly high power consumption when active compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 298P4.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The Philips 298P4 has a fairly high power consumption when in PowerSave mode (25.1 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 298P4. The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of comparable spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the 298P4 is 6.1W.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Across all the LCD screens of this age and spec the response times range from 1ms to 40ms. With a response time of 14 milliseconds, the Philips 298P4 has one of the slower response times amongst PC displays of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 298P4

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the 298P4 is £64 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 998 flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Philips released the 298P4.

LCD Display Type

The Philips 298P4 has a better display type than most PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. This PC monitor has an LCD display type, whereas most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as it have an LED display type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the DELL U2410[plb_1448035_price] which has better reviews; or the Eizo ColorEdge CS230[plb_1834594_price] which is cheaper.

If the display type of this PC display is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price] (LED and cheaper), or the Philips 272G5DYEB[plb_3175233_price] (LED and cheaper).

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18 Awards

techno-labs.com High Performance tweaks.pl Excellent Value in4.pl Recommended benchmark.pl Good Product hardzone.es Platinum almodi.org Recommended Buy 3dnews.ru Recommended f1cd.ru Recommended pcmasters.de 90% Award pcgameware.co.uk Silver 01net.com 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star xtremehardware.com Gold gizmaniak.pl Good Buy HEXUS.net Innovation hwlegend.com Platinum pcfoster.pl Recommended

Expert Reviews

(43)

The Philips 298P4QJEB 29? 21:9 SuperWide monitor was very easy to set up and the stand was so adjustable that you would be hard pressed to have a situation where you couldn't position it exactly...

Pcgameware.co.uk

11 April 2014

The Philips Brilliance MultiView (298P4QJEB) is a stylish, 29-inch, ultra-wide In-Plane Switching (IPS) monitor that delivers good gray scale and viewing angle performance and is loaded with...

12 February 2014

2013 will be known as the year when PC monitors finally started moving beyond Full HD resolution. Last year we tested a large number of WQHD monitors with 2560x1440 pixels, and today we will... Read more…

21 October 2013

The Philips 298P4JEB is a practical 29" 21:9 monitor with excellent colour fidelity. However, it faces very tough competition from the likes of the ViewSonic VP2770-LED, which can offer a more...

Digital Versus

27 August 2013

With the Brilliance 298P4, Philips is trying to chart a new path towards more affordable high resolution monitors and they have our respect for that. However, trying to sell the merits of a 21:9...

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User Reviews

(3)

For the price, this is truly excellent. Great USB expandability and high quality construction with a great picture. Can't fault it. Wish they had a slightly larger version available but until... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

This product worked well when I first got it, but failed after 4 months. Philips offered to exchange it, but dropped off a cheap sub.

Reviewed 3 February 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This is a cracking monitor, which I bought primarily for its wide screen and multiple input options - the most important being DisplayPort. The colours are nice and crisp, the bevels thin and... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £61.69
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £63.52
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 298P4uses 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 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 298p4qjeb27, 298p4qjeb75, 298p4qjeb94, 298p4qjeb69, 298p4qjeb93, 298p4qjeb96, monkey 298p4, philips 298p4, monkey 298p4q, philips 298p4q, monkey 298p4qj, philips 298p4qj, monkey 298p4qje, philips 298p4qje, monkey 298p4qjeb, philips 298p4qjeb, monkey 298p4qjeb00, philips 298p4qjeb00
Barcodes 00025184153786, 00609585229501, 00712581661748, 03609740147128, 03609740155444, 05052916669890, 05053959408903, 05054230990872, 06095852295012, 06951613902721, 08712581661748, 08712581661755, 08712581661762, 08712581661779, 08712581690168

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