Some Philips 221V2 owners thought the product was cheap. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “Often a budget monitor is cheaper because it misses out on features or image quality isn't as good as with a more expensive display” in their review of the Philips 221V2. Expertreviews.co.uk also said “Dual inputs make it the perfect budget buy”.
One Philips 221V2 owner who purchased the Philips 221V2 considered that it was good value for money. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “A low price and excellent image quality” in their Philips 221V2 review. One Philips 221V2 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. A. Miller said on Amazon five years ago “Basically if you're looking for a good cheap monitor, get this”.