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Philips 221TE4LB00

67

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Philips 221TE4LB00

£187.68
£169.67 £18.00 cheaper than yesterday
Philips 221TE4LB
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A good spec and economical to run 21.5" PC monitor, but representing only moderate value for money
21.5" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 20000000:1 No Jul 2012
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Philips 221TE4LB Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have scored the Philips 221TE4LB as follows:
54
Value for Money
Average
75
Features
Good Features
61
Age
5 Years Old
72
Running Costs
£67 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 40%. NEC LCD screens have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better flatpanel monitors are available. View the latest PC displays 2018.
It has running costs of £67 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,255 PC screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC displays.
Customers report good picture quality.
This Philips PC monitor has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Two HDMI ports
Great TV entertainment on your full HD LED monitor with DTV tuner
Best picture quality
Easy to connect and enjoy
Experience true multimedia
Smaller than average display diagonal
Narrower than average vertical viewing angle

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Philips 221TE4LB In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

One Philips 221TE4LB reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

Users Report Great Product Quality

One person thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Picture quality OK”.

Very Good Brand

We checked 1,108 owner and expert reviews (including 95 verified purchases) for Philips LCD screens and found that on average Philips has very good ratings compared to other brands. 88% of those that bought a Philips PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has mediocre features, is over 6 months old and at £169.67 it is more expensive than 52% of PC monitors.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 221TE4LB is £67, which is typical compared to the other 3,255 flatpanel monitors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Philips released the 221TE4LB in July 2012.

Features

1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on flatpanel monitors.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the 221TE4LB of only 21.5" is smaller than 73% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. The display diagonals of LCD screens range from 3.5" to 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".

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Average Response Time

The response time of the 221TE4LB of 5ms is fairly average compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is slower than 51% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

Across all the PC monitors the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The vertical viewing angle of the 221TE4LB of only 160° is narrower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 24% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the 221TE4LB of 1,000 is pretty standard compared to most other PC displays. It is in the highest 29% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The 221TE4LB has a built-in speaker(s). 53% of PC displays do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the Philips 221TE4LB of only 170° is narrower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is narrower than 72% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. Flatpanel monitors have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most flatpanel monitors have between one and five HDMI ports, including the 221TE4LB which has two HDMI ports.

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Not Energy Star Certified

The 221TE4LB is not Energy Star certified, unlike 65% of flatpanel monitors which are Energy Star certified.

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Has a TV Tuner Integrated

The 221TE4LB has a TV tuner integrated. 97% of PC screens do not have a TV tuner integrated.

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Has an HDMI

The 221TE4LB has an HDMI, which is unusual. 93% of LCD screens do not have an HDMI.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The 221TE4LB has a handheld remote control, unlike 97% of flatpanel monitors which do not have a handheld remote control.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

philips 221te4lb100, philips 221te4lb00, philips 1920x1080, philips p178445p, philips 250cdm2, 221te4lb100nl, 221te4lb55

Barcodes:

08712581644543, 08712581658007

Philips 221TE4LB00

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