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Philips 221V2

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Philips 221V2 PC Monitor

22" 1920 X 1080 300000:1 LCD May 2010
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £57.68 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Reasonably priced
Good picture quality
4 Reviews + 1 Award
Expert Reviews Budget Buy

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Good Picture Quality

Some people who reviewed it mentioned that it had good picture quality.

A few Philips 221V2 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Philips 221V2 had good colour saturation. A. Miller rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “The colour's are good”. Four years ago Cj Buch scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review “Colours and detail are excellent as far as i can see”.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

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”.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this LCD screen provided a good bang for your buck.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The 221V2 has an average 8 year running cost of £58 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,092 medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.


Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site wrote that this PC screen provided a good bang for your buck. Expert Reviews gave this Philips PC monitor a "Budget Buy" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This flatpanel monitor received an expert rating of 100 out of 100 from Expert Reviews. This puts this PC display in the top 2% of all the PC screens of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Philips Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays

We checked 581 expert and user reviews (including 40 verified purchases) for Philips LCD screens and found that on average Philips has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Philips has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors. 85% of those that bought a Philips PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Nice Design

One Philips 221V2 reviewer who bought it concluded that it had a thick frame. Martin Punch said in his Philips 221V2 review “The contrast is striking and thin bezel frames the unit unobtrusively so that your picture seems to float when you view it at night” and rated it as very good.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Martin Punch mentioned on Amazon “Simply beautiful and stunning display” in his review and gave it a very good review score.

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Good Product Quality

Several Philips 221V2 owners considered that it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk scored the product 5 stars and said five years ago “This monitor's excellent image quality, low price” in their Philips 221V2 review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Philips 221V2 owner who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was thin.


Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was not good in terms of HDMI connections. A. Miller wrote “There is no HDMI input if you're looking for one, just a VGA” in their review of this PC monitor nonetheless they gave the product an excellent review score.


Features

Inferior Technical Features

One Philips 221V2 owner who bought this PC monitor considered that it did not have good features.


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The Philips 221V2 does not have a built-in USB hub, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Other

Released Over Seven Years Ago

This medium monitor has been on the market since May 2010.


Display

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Sync-On-Green (SOG)

The Philips 221V2 has a sync-on-green (SOG), as do most of the other PC screens of this age and type.

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Has a Separate H/V Sync

The Philips 221V2 has a separate H/V sync. Most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to this PC screen also have a separate H/V sync.

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Has an HDCP

The Philips 221V2 has an HDCP. Most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to this PC monitor also have an HDCP.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Philips 221V2 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to this LCD screen also have an Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 221v2sb, 221v2ab01, 221v2sb62, 221v2sb97, 221v2sb10, 221v2sb93
Barcodes 06923410700206, 08712581531225, 08712581534806, 08712581535018, 08712581582845

Philips 221V2 Review Sources

To prepare this Philips 221V2 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 692,351 product attributes, 78,668 PC monitor reviews and 7,521,600 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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