A few people said in their reviews that the product was cheap. Expert website Flatpanelshd.com said “Philips Blade 2 review Philips Blade 2 - or 239C4QHSB – is a new inexpensive monitor based on the IPS panel technology” in their review. Flatpanelshd.com also mentioned “Philips Blade 2 - or 239C4QHSB – is the latest in the line of inexpensive IPS based monitors”.
One Philips 239C4 owner considered that the product was a bargain for the price. Flatpanelshd.com mentioned in their Philips 239C4 review “Philips aims to challenge the cheap TN based monitors available today with a low-cost alternative, just like AOC has done with its I235”.
One Philips 239C4 owner who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was good value for money. Uk.hardware.info wrote “Either you could get an affordable screen with a TN panel, or an extremely expensive yet superior one with IPS panel”.