Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good value for money. Ian wrote in his review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “This has to be the best value monitor for a 43 inch screen”. Max V. said on expert website Amazon three years ago “Most cheaper and gaming monitors have a TN panel, which is cheap to produce has very good response times (which is important for gaming, I will elaborate on this later).”.
One Industry Award
This PC display received a "High Quality Award" from Pcarena.pl.
Average Expert Reviews
Two experts from sites including techradar.com/au/ and prad.de have rated this flatpanel monitor on average 75 out of 100.
View all expert reviews
Philips Has Good PC Monitor Reviews
Based on 581 expert and owner reviews (including 40 verified purchases), Philips has good reviews for its PC monitors. Philips also 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.
Running Costs Are OK
The average running cost of the 249C4Q is £64 over 8 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,092 medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.
Calculate your own running costs
Released Over Four Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor was released in June 2012.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Philips 249C4Q does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to this flatpanel monitor which have a built-in speaker(s).
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC screen and we think the AOC Q2770PQU, or the Asus VN279QL are also worth considering.
What is a built-in speaker(s)?LessChartHide ChartEdit
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.
Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal
At 178 degrees, the Philips 249C4Q has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as this LCD screen. The viewing angles, horizontal of LCD screens of this age and spec range from 18° to 1,800°.
Has a Sync-On-Green (SOG)
The Philips 249C4Q has a sync-on-green (SOG). Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to this PC display also have a sync-on-green (SOG).
What is a sync-on-green (SOG)?LessChartHide ChartEdit
Has a Separate H/V Sync
The Philips 249C4Q has a separate H/V sync. Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago also have a separate H/V sync.
What is a separate H/V sync?LessChartHide ChartEdit
Has an HDCP
The Philips 249C4Q has an HDCP, as do most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to this flatpanel monitor.
Ports & Interfaces
Has an Audio Output
The Philips 249C4Q has an audio output, as do most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago.
Has an Energy Star Certified
The Philips 249C4Q has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years also have an Energy Star certified.
Good Picture Quality
Two owners said in their reviews that the Philips 249C4Q was good quality. Website Techradar.com wrote four years ago “Good picture quality” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Max V. gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “The picture quality is very good, blacks are deep”.
To prepare this Philips 249C4Q 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 692,351 product attributes, 78,668 PC monitor reviews and 7,521,600 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.