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Philips 242G5DJEB/93 PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1080 80000000:1 LED Oct 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £50.20 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good picture quality
Running costs are low
Good product quality

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Good Picture Quality

A number of Philips 242G5DJEB reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had a good refresh rate. Baako wrote two years ago “I am loving the refresh rate on this monitor” in their Philips 242G5DJEB review. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “The Philips Brilliance 242G5DJEB/00 is a 24in gaming monitor with a huge 144Hz refresh rate” and scored this PC monitor 4 stars. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review on Digital Versus “As well as having a rather complicated name (which could clearly be catchier), this monitor has a 144 Hz refresh rate” and scored it 4 stars.

Some people wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “Its image quality could be better” in their review of the Philips 242G5DJEB.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Low

The 242G5DJEB/93 is one of the cheaper to run PC displays of a similar age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 242G5DJEB/93 will cost only £51 over 8 years to run.


Design

Good Product Quality

Some Philips 242G5DJEB reviewers who reviewed the Philips 242G5DJEB agreed that it was good quality. Canopus72 said on Amazon “Great build quality” in their review of the Philips 242G5DJEB. Canopus72 also mentioned “I already own a Philips 32" 3D LED tv and the picture quality is brilliant especially in 3D, so I was interested in this Philips 144Hz monitor”. Canopus72 also said “On the bright side (pun not intended), in gaming the picture quality is sharp in certain games like crysis3 (in fact”.

Easy to Use

A number of people who bought the Philips 242G5DJEB considered that it was easy to use. Baako scored the product 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “This monitor is great over all, I like the little control for changing setting quickly” in their Philips 242G5DJEB review. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said three years ago “Versatile stand make it particularly practical”.

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was easy to setup. Two years ago expert website Pcgameware.co.uk mentioned “The Philips 242G5DJEB 24″ 144Hz Gaming monitor was simple to set up and position, thanks to that fantastic stand” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Robust

Two Philips 242G5DJEB reviewers said in their reviews that it was well made.

Nice Design

One Philips 242G5DJEB owner concluded that the Philips 242G5DJEB was good looking. Baako mentioned on Amazon “This monitor is beautiful” in their Philips 242G5DJEB review.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Two years ago Baako wrote “I love the extra USB 3.0 ports on the monitor”. Digitalversus.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on expert review site Digital Versus “The good choice of connections, USB hub, remote control”.


Price

A Bit Expensive

Several people who purchased this PC monitor agreed that it was not cheap. Canopus72 said in their review of the Philips 242G5DJEB on Amazon “They are still very expensive (the cheapest one is a 24" Samsung U24E590D 4K monitor for £360”. Canopus72 also wrote “They are still very expensive (the cheapest one is a 24" Samsung 4K monitor for”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Philips 242G5DJEB was not good value for money. Expert review site Play3r.net wrote “It's time for my opinion on it.  Is it worth the hefty £275 price tag?  Does the high refresh rate make much difference?  Let's crack on…” in their Philips 242G5DJEB review.

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Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Philips 242G5DJEB reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. In December last year Canopus72 rated it 2 stars and said “Adjusting colours could tone down the heavy colour saturation to the right blend” in their Philips 242G5DJEB review.

One Philips 242G5DJEB reviewer who reviewed the Philips 242G5DJEB considered that it was not heavy.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The 242G5DJEB/93 has a built-in USB hub. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to this PC screen do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Two HDMI Ports

The 242G5DJEB/93 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was October 2014 when Philips released the 242G5DJEB/93.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The 242G5DJEB/93 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to this LCD screen do have a built-in speaker(s).

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Reviews

Philips Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

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


Display

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Sync-On-Green (SOG)

The Philips 242G5DJEB/93 has a sync-on-green (SOG), as do most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Separate H/V Sync

The Philips 242G5DJEB/93 has a separate H/V sync. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to this PC screen also have a separate H/V sync.

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Has an HDCP

The 242G5DJEB/93 has an HDCP, as do most of the other PC monitors that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to this PC display the viewing angles, vertical range from 10° to 180°. With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the 242G5DJEB/93 has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and type.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The 242G5DJEB/93 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to this flatpanel monitor also have an Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips phl242g5djeb, philips 242g5djeb00, philips 1920x1080, philips p167667p, philips 98xpzs00, philips 98xpza00, apple 242g5djeb, code 242g5djeb, 242g5djeb93
Barcodes 04018474108937, 06951613907054

Philips 242G5DJEB/93 Review Sources

To prepare this Philips 242G5DJEB/93 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 691,904 product attributes, 78,839 PC monitor reviews and 7,829,100 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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