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3 Reasons For
Very Low Running Costs
The 220B4 is in the cheapest 3% of all 993 PC displays of a comparable age and spec that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 220B4 is only £28.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Philips 220B4 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to the 220B4 do not have a built-in speaker(s).
There are a number of alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the iiyama E2480HS[plb_1437284_price].
It is worth also looking at alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the iiyama E2481HS[plb_1517747_price], or the Philips 236V4L[plb_1447373_price].
Medium monitors manufactured by Philips have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PC monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that Philips also has good reviews across its entire range.
5 Reasons Against
Like most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for more than two years, the Philips 220B4 is not 3D.
If you want a PC monitor that is 3D then you might also want to consider the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 220B4 do not have a built-in camera. The Philips 220B4 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in camera to this LCD screen and we think the Asus Vk248h[plb_2395629_price]; or the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price] are also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Like most of the other PC displays that are a similar age to the 220B4, the Philips 220B4 does not have a card reader integrated.
Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution
The Philips 220B4 has a maximum display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the 220B4 the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.
+2 More reasons against
Only 473.76 X 296.1mm Effective Viewing Area
This flatpanel monitor has a 473.76 x 296.1mm effective viewing area, which is the most frequently found effective viewing area on comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 220B4
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when Philips released the 220B4.
The Philips 220B4 has a better display type than most similar spec PC screens that were released around the same time as it. This Philips LCD screen has an LCD display, whereas most PC displays of this spec and age have an LED display.
If the display type of this LCD screen is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the iiyama GE2488HS[plb_2365276_price] (LED and higher rated); or the Philips 221B3LPC[plb_1390791_price] (LED and cheaper), or the Samsung LS22D300[plb_2204901_price] (LED and cheaper).
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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