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6 Reasons For
Very Low Running Costs
The 220V4L is one of the cheapest to run medium monitors that have been around for more than two years that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 220V4L will cost only £30 over 5 years to run.
Price Has Dropped by £4.10
The 220V4L has dropped in price by £4.10 in the last 24 days.
Philips LCD Screens Have Good Reviews
Philips medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all PC screens Philips is one of the superior manufacturers.
Quite Low Power Consumption (active)
The average power consumption (active) of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 220V4L is 22W. The Philips 220V4L has a quite low power consumption (active) (only 16.52 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the 220V4L.
Quite Low Power Consumption (average)
With a power consumption (average) of only 16.52 Watts, the Philips 220V4L has one of the lower power consumption (average)s amongst medium monitors of this age. PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the 220V4L have power consumption (average)s of between 0.5W and 56W.
Quite Low Power Consumption (max)
At only 16.52 Watts, the Philips 220V4L has a very low power consumption (max) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the 220V4L. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have power consumption (max)s of between 16W and 250W.
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11 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Philips 220V4L does not have a built-in speaker(s), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
There are a number of alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might want to look at including the VG2039M[pl_1541154_price], or the VA2465[pl_2778956_price] both from Viewsonic or the Asus VE228TR[plb_1444816_price].
The Philips 220V4L is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.
The Philips 220V4L does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.
Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The Philips 220V4L does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the 220V4L also do not have a card reader integrated.
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Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the Philips 220V4L is 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all PC displays of a similar age and type to the 220V4L the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
The shortest mean time between failures (MTBF) of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 220V4L is 30h and the longest is 70,000h. The Philips 220V4L has one of the shortest mean time between failures (MTBF)s (only 30 hours) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Small Viewable Size, Horizontal
Across all the LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the 220V4L the viewable size, horizontals range from 1mm to 880mm, and the average viewable size, horizontal is 520mm. With a viewable size, horizontal of only 473.76 millimeters, the Philips 220V4L has one of the smaller viewable size, horizontals amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has an HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.
Only 473.76 X 296.1mm Effective Viewing Area
This PC screen has a 473.76 x 296.1mm effective viewing area, which is the most commonly found effective viewing area on PC screens that have been around for more than two years.
Only 473.76 X 296.1mm Display Viewable Area (HxV)
The Philips 220V4L has a maximum display viewable area of 473.76 x 296.1mm. That's 10% more display viewable area than the most common display viewable area (HxV) of 476.64 x 268.11mm. Across all similar spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the 220V4L the best display viewable area is 518.4 x 324mm and the worst is 476.64 x 268.11mm.
Fairly High Power Consumption (off)
The Philips 220V4L has a fairly high power consumption (off) (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for more than two years. The lowest power consumption (off) of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 220V4L is 0.005W, the highest is 21W, and the average power consumption (off) is 0.5W.
2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 220V4L
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when this PC screen was released.
The Philips 220V4L has a better display type than most PC displays that have been available for a similar time to it. This LCD screen has an LCD display, whereas most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have an LED display.
Other PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available which you might want to look at include the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price], the Philips 233V5[plb_1588782_price], or the Lenovo LT2024[plb_2698514_price] which has better reviews.
If the display type of this flatpanel monitor is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Philips 220S4L[plb_1399349_price] (LED), the Samsung S24D390[plb_2204895_price] (LED), or the iiyama E2283HS[plb_2323546_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.
1680 x 1050
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
Separate H/V Sync
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.282 x 0.282
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
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Display Diagonal (metric)
LCD, TFT, LCD/TFT
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
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Built-In USB Hub
TV Tuner Integrated
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Heavy Metals Free
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
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Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Thin Client Installed
-5 - 20
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Plug and Play
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
CHI (SIMPL), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POR, RUS, TUR
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.22 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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