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Philips 19B4QCS500

71

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Philips 19B4QCS500

£141.95
Philips 19B4QCS5/00
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A very economical to run and relatively new 19" PC monitor, with good features but representing only average value for money
19" 1280 X 1024 Pixels 20000000:1 No Sep 2016
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Philips 19B4QCS5/00 Review

With very low running costs and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Philips 19B4QCS5/00 number 172 in small monitors.
57
Value for Money
Average
69
Features
Good Features
85
Age
17 Months Old
92
Running Costs
£34 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

NEC LCD screens have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this PC display is slightly out of date, and newer LCD screens with more up to date technology are available. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2018.
It has running costs of only £34 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 14% of all 3,255 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
This PC monitor has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Wider than average horizontal viewing angle
IPS technology for full colours and wide viewing angles
Less eye fatigue with flicker-free technology
SmartImage presets for easy optimised image settings
SmartContrast 20,000,000:1 for incredible rich black details
Low bezel-to-table height for maximum reading comfort
SmartErgoBase enables user-friendly ergonomic adjustments
Built-in stereo speakers for multimedia
SmartPower: up to 50% power saving
EPEAT gold ensures lowest impact on environment
100% recyclable packaging
PVC-BFR free housing
Smaller than average display diagonal
Only 1280 x 1024 pixels resolution

Philips 19B4QCS5/00 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

Based on 1,108 expert and user reviews (including 95 verified purchases), Philips has very good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. 88% of those that bought a Philips LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 66% of PC monitors, it is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features and at £141.95 we think it does not represent good value for money overall.

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The 19B4QCS5/00 is in the cheapest 14% of all 3,255 PC screens that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 19B4QCS5/00 will cost only £34 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

This PC screen has been on the market since September 2016.

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Features

Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the PC monitors the display diagonals range from 3.5" to 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The display diagonal of the Philips 19B4QCS5/00 of only 19" is smaller than 90% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 1024 Pixels Resolution

The 19B4QCS5/00 has a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. That's 37% smaller display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. PC monitors resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Average Response Time

The response time of the 19B4QCS5/00 of 5ms is fairly typical compared to most other PC displays. It is in the slowest 57% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Philips 19B4QCS5/00 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 53% of LCD screens which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The average horizontal viewing angle of all PC displays is 170°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°. The Philips 19B4QCS5/00's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the widest 9% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

Flatpanel monitors have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The vertical viewing angle of the 19B4QCS5/00 of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is wider than 88% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The 19B4QCS5/00 does not have a built-in USB hub, although it is worth keeping in mind that 81% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the 19B4QCS5/00 of 1,000 is relatively typical compared to most other PC displays. It is in the highest 11% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Philips 19B4QCS5/00 has a headphone out, unlike 89% of flatpanel monitors which do not have a headphone out.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

19b4qcs500 19b4qcs500

Barcodes:

04058154197547, 08712581741242

Philips 19B4QCS500

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