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Philips 203V5

£65.99
A great value for money and cheap to run 1600 x 900 PC display
19.5" 1600 X 900 Pixels 10000000:1 LED Jan 2015
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£73.69
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Philips 203V5 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Philips 203V5 number 97 across all PC monitors.
83
9 Reviews
97
Excellent
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Missing Some Features
58
2 Years Old
92
£40 Over 8 Years
Overall Score
65
Good

Why Has it Scored 65?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 82%. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer LCD screens with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC monitors 2017.
This Philips PC monitor has running costs of only £40 over 8 years, which puts it in the cheapest 7% of all 2,768 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is fairly priced, it is easy to use and it is a good size.
The 203V5 is missing some features:
Only 1600 x 900 pixels display resolution
Quite narrow viewing angle, vertical
Very narrow viewing angle, horizontal
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £64.98 at Ebuyer Business 24 hours ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 75% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Philips 203V5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 9 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC monitor is 82%. Over 77% of reviewers gave this PC monitor either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Several customers who purchased it considered that it was good value for money. In December last year Mike Robert wrote on Amazon “Good picture, plenty of adjustments can be made to suit your preferences, Also good back up services from philips; (Well worthy for The Price” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Mr Paul Groves wrote on Amazon “Great value” in his Philips 203V5 review.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

One Philips 203V5 owner said that it performed as expected. Tony Hardisty wrote in his review of the Philips 203V5 “The monitor is fine - does what it says on the box”.

One Philips 203V5 owner said in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to use. Tony Hardisty said on Amazon in December last year “I still had the cable from the previous monitor, so in practical terms not a real issue for me.” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Users Report That it is a Good Size

One customer who purchased the Philips 203V5 considered that it was a good height. In December this year Branwen wrote “Means I have to prop the front up in order to see it easily at head height on a desk” however they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

One Philips 203V5 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good size.

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Customers Report Good Technical Guidance

One Philips 203V5 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Ld said in their review of the Philips 203V5 on Amazon “Firstly there were difficulties in accessing the full guide from the CD provided as these were out of date” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

Philips Flatpanel Monitors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 876 user and expert reviews (including 71 verified purchases) for Philips PC monitors and found that on average Philips has very good ratings. 92% of those that bought a Philips PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £65.99 it is cheaper than 97% of PC screens.

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Features

Only 1600 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

The Philips 203V5 has a maximum display resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. That's 31% smaller display resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. LCD screens resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

PC monitors have viewing angles, vertical of between 10° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°. The Philips 203V5's viewing angle, vertical of only 50° is in the narrowest 1% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontal of the Philips 203V5 of only 90° is quite narrow compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the narrowest 6% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature. PC displays have viewing angles, horizontal of between 17° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Philips 203V5 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of LCD screens also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market since January 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The 203V5 has an average 8 year running cost of only £40 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 7% of all 2,768 LCD screens.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 203v5lsb2600, philips 203v5lsb2610, philips 98xyza00, philips 98xyzs00, philips p167658p, 203v5lsb23694, 203v5lhsb257
Barcodes 00712581688387, 05054484451778, 05054533451773, 05054629818237, 06951613903490, 08712581688332, 08712581688387, 08712581688394, 08712581688455, 08712581688462, 08712581725068, 08712581725075, 08712581731199

Other Popular Comparisons With The Philips 203V5

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