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Philips 231S4
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Philips 231S4QCB PC Monitor

23" 1920 X 1080 Jul 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Release Date
Running costs are low
A bit expensive
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A Bit 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.


Running Costs Are Low

The 231S4 is one of the more economic to run medium monitors that have been available for more than two years that we have looked at for 8 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the 231S4 is only £53.



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”.


Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen was released in November 2014.


Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Philips 231S4 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the GW2750H, or the GW2750 (£179.99) both from Benq or the AOC i2769Vm (£179.99).

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Philips PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

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


1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 178 degrees, the Philips 231S4 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to this flatpanel monitor. The viewing angles, horizontal of flatpanel monitors of this age and type range from 18° to 1,800°.

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Has a Sync-On-Green (SOG)

The Philips 231S4 has a sync-on-green (SOG). Most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to this flatpanel monitor also have a sync-on-green (SOG).

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Has a Separate H/V Sync

The Philips 231S4 has a separate H/V sync, as do most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

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Has an HDCP

The Philips 231S4 has an HDCP, as do most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to this PC monitor.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The average response time of PC displays of a comparable age and type to this LCD screen is 6.1ms. The Philips 231S4 has a quite slow response time (14 milliseconds) compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The Philips 231S4 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to this PC display also have an Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asrockasusantecarcticb 231s4lcb00, asrockasusantecarcticb 1920x1080, philips 231s4qcbled, philips 231s4qcb00, 231s4qcb00proj, code 231s4qcb, 231s4lsb69, 231s4lcb01, 231s4lcs00, 231s4lss00, 231s4lsb01, 231s4lss93, 231s4lsb75, 231s4lsb00, 231s4lcs01, 231s4lss01
Barcodes 00712581641016, 04053162864122, 06951613901731, 08712581640934, 08712581640941, 08712581640958, 08712581640965, 08712581640972, 08712581640989, 08712581640996, 08712581641009, 08712581641016, 08712581641023, 08712581729097

Philips 231S4 Review Sources

To prepare this Philips 231S4 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 687,657 product attributes, 78,608 PC monitor reviews and 7,539,100 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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