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Philips 231S4

77

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Philips 231S4

£126.30
Philips 231S4
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A bargain price and very economical to run 23" PC monitor, with good features
23" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 20000000:1 No Nov 2014
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Philips 231s4lcb/00 (23 Inch) Lcd Monitor With Led Backlight 1920x1080 (black)
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Philips 231S4 Review

With low running costs and representing excellent value for money, we have scored the Philips 231S4 as follows:
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
70
Age
3 Years Old
81
Running Costs
£52 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 20%. 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 flatpanel monitors 2018.
It has running costs of £52 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,255 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC screens.
Customers report it is robust but that it is expensive.
This Philips PC monitor has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Wider than average vertical viewing angle
Has a stand included
The philips LED display using 25% recycled materials and PVC, BFR free housing is ideal for eco-friendly productivity
Sustainable eco-design
Great performance
Easy to experience
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Does not have a built-in USB hub

Philips 231S4 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Customers Report That it is Expensive

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was not cheap. Sam said “Black screen, no image, just noises from poor (probably too cheap) burst capacitors” in his review of the Philips 231S4.

Customers Report That it is Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Three years ago Sam scored it 4 stars and he said “Broken down after few weeks” in his Philips 231S4 review. One Philips 231S4 reviewer mentioned that the product was reliable. Sam mentioned “Not a good choice if you want to buy reliable monitor”.

Philips Flatpanel Monitors Have Very Good Reviews

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

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has average features and is over 6 months old but at £126.30 it is cheaper than 75% of PC monitors.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 231S4 will cost £52 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 3,255 PC displays.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market since November 2014.

Features

Average Display Diagonal

The Philips 231S4's display diagonal of 23" is fairly typical compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is bigger than 61% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on PC screens.

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Average Response Time

The response time of the Philips 231S4 of 5ms is relatively typical compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is slower than 49% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature.

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The vertical viewing angle of the Philips 231S4 of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other PC displays. It is wider than 76% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Philips 231S4's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is pretty typical compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is wider than 41% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Philips 231S4 of 1,000 is fairly typical compared to most other PC displays. It is in the highest 31% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most other LCD screens, the Philips 231S4 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

Like most other flatpanel monitors, the Philips 231S4 does not have a built-in USB hub. 81% of LCD screens do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Has a Stand Included

The Philips 231S4 has a stand included, which is unusual. 84% of PC monitors do not have a stand included.

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Has an ECO Mode

The Philips 231S4 has an ECO mode. 93% of flatpanel monitors do not have an ECO mode.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

philips comhq3qkeyfzng, 231s4qcb00 231s4qcb, philips 231s4lcb00, philips 231s4qcb00, philips 1920x1080, 231s4qcb00proj, code 231s4qcb, 231s4lcs00, 231s4lss00, 231s4lss93, 231s4lcs01, 231s4lss01

Barcodes:

00712581641016, 04053162864122, 06951613901731, 08712581640934, 08712581640941, 08712581640958, 08712581640965, 08712581640972, 08712581640989, 08712581640996, 08712581641009, 08712581641016, 08712581641023, 08712581729097

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