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11 Reasons For
Low Running Costs
Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the 241S4 is only £49, which makes it one of the more economic to run PC monitors of this spec and age.
Easy to Use
Some customers considered that it was easy to setup. In October last year Amazon Customer said “It was really easy to set up and use straight from the box which my husband was happy with! Would definitely buy another one”.
One Philips 241S4 reviewer said in their reviews that the Philips 241S4 was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer rated it as very good and said on Amazon “It is height adjustable which makes it easier to change and more comfortable for me to use”.
Some customers agreed that the Philips 241S4 was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave it an excellent review and mentioned “Very happy with the price for this” in their Philips 241S4 review. Shaun Cuff said on Amazon “Easy to setup, bright screen, well priced (but suggest you buy a DVI cable”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of customers concluded that it had good picture quality.
Good Product Quality
Several customers concluded that this PC monitor was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “Very good picture quality” and scored the Philips 241S4 5 stars.
Several Philips 241S4 reviewers considered that it was a good height.
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Philips Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens
Philips has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other manufacturers.
Quite Low Power Consumption (off)
The power consumption (off) of the Philips 241S4 of only 0.1 Watts is one of the lowest amongst PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the 241S4. Across all the PC displays of this type and age the power consumption (off)s range from 0.005W to 21W, and the average power consumption (off) is 0.49W.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This flatpanel monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found supported graphics resolutions on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
Very Low Power Consumption (active)
The Philips 241S4 has a fairly low power consumption (active) (only 17 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 241S4. The average power consumption (active) of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 241S4 is 21W, and the power consumption (active)s range from 15W to 40W.
Quite Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)
PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the 241S4 have power consumption (economy mode)s of between 0.5W and 48W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 21W. The Philips 241S4 has one of the lower power consumption (economy mode)s (only 12 Watts) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Philips 241S4 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC screens that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the iiyama B2280HS[plb_1437611_price], the Viewsonic VG2239M[plb_1513601_price], or the Philips 247E6[plb_2367729_price].
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 241S4, the Philips 241S4 is not 3D.
If you are looking for a PC display that is 3D then you might also want to look at the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price]; or the Edge10 ES240d Slim[plb_1904863_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Philips 241S4 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in other PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the HP EliteDisplay S231[plb_2198924_price] which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 241S4, the Philips 241S4 does not have a card reader integrated.
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Quite Few Recyclable Material
When compared to other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the 241S4 that we have checked, the recyclable material of the Philips 241S4 of only 25 percent is one of the least. The least recyclable material of PC screens of this age and type is 25% and the most is 100%.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC monitors of a similar spec and age to it.
Only 531.4 X 298.9mm Effective Viewing Area
This PC monitor has a 531.4 x 298.9mm effective viewing area, which is the most commonly found effective viewing area on LCD screens of this age and spec.
3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 241S4
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Philips released the 241S4.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as it.
The Philips 241S4 has a better display type than most PC screens of this age and type. This PC display has an LCD display, whereas most flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as it have an LED display.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display and we think the AOC I2369[plb_2035475_price] which has better reviews; or the Packard Bell Viseo 243D[plb_1572095_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.
If the display type of this PC display is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Benq GL2450HM[plb_26668_price] (LED,LCD and cheaper), or the AOC i2476[plb_2279049_price] (LED and cheaper); or the Lenovo T2220[plb_2160615_price] (LCD,LED and higher rated).
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1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
720 x 400, 1440 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD, HD
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.276 x 0.276
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
LCD, TFT, LCD/TFT
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
TV Tuner Integrated
Colour of Product
Heavy Metals Free
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Thin Client Installed
-5 - 20
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Plug and Play
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
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