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11 Reasons For
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on PC displays of this age and type.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display to this PC screen and we think a cheaper PC monitor such as the Philips 272S4[plb_2563161_price] or you might consider a higher scoring PC monitor such as the Samsung S27A850[plb_1388314_price] are also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Philips 272B4 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. Most of the other PC monitors of this type and age do not have a built-in speaker(s).
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the ViewZ VZ-27[plb_2277403_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 29EA93[plb_1469655_price], or the Asus PB278Q [plb_1443239_price] which has better reviews.
Philips Has Good PC Screen Reviews
We checked 465 user and expert reviews for Philips PC displays and found that on average Philips has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Philips has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.
Very Long Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
The mean time between failures (MTBF)s of similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years range from 30h to 70,000h. At 70,000 hours, the Philips 272B4 has a very long mean time between failures (MTBF) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 272B4.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Philips 272B4 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 272B4 is 25 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².
Quite Large Viewable Size Diagonal
PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the 272B4 have viewable size diagonals of between 21mm and 940mm, and the average viewable size diagonal is 570mm. With a viewable size diagonal of 686 millimeters, the Philips 272B4 has a fairly large viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago.
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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)
Across all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the 272B4 the display diagonal (metric)s range from 28cm to 590cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 63cm. The Philips 272B4 has one of the bigger display diagonal (metric)s (68.6 centimeters) amongst PC monitors of this age.
2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions
The Philips 272B4 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the 272B4 the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.
Quite Big Viewable Size, Horizontal
LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the 272B4 have viewable size, horizontals of between 1mm and 820mm, and the average viewable size, horizontal is 520mm. The Philips 272B4 has a fairly big viewable size, horizontal (596.7 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the 272B4.
Fairly Big Viewable Size, Vertical
With a viewable size, vertical of 335.7 millimeters, the Philips 272B4 has a fairly big viewable size, vertical compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the 272B4. The viewable size, verticals of PC displays of a similar type and age to the 272B4 range from 100mm to 630mm.
Has Five Cables Includeds
The number of cables included found on the Philips 272B4 is more than most PC screens of this type and age. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the 272B4. The cables includeds "Audio (3.5mm)", "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this Philips PC display.
9 Reasons Against
Running Costs Are Very High
This PC screen is rated C for energy efficiency, and the average 8 year running cost of the 272B4 is £118 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 17% of all 1,019 PC screens of a comparable spec and age.
We checked 502 comparable spec LCD screens that came out more than two years ago and they range in price from £43 to £9,999. We think that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other comparable spec LCD screens that came out more than two years ago.
Most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D. The Philips 272B4 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.
PC monitors which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Samsung SMT-2232[plb_1414672_price]; or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The Philips 272B4 is no exception to this as it too does 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 Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] which is also higher rated.
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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The Philips 272B4 does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a card reader integrated.
Alternative PC screens which also have a card reader integrated that you might also want to consider include the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the UP2715K[pl_2678878_price] both from DELL which also has a higher rating.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on flatpanel monitors of this type and age.
Quite Few Recyclable Material
The least recyclable material of medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 272B4 is 25%, the most is 100%, and the average recyclable material is 79%. With a recyclable material of only 65 percent, the Philips 272B4 has one of the less recyclable materials amongst PC monitors of this age.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
The average annual energy consumption of similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years is 51kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 25kWh to 140kWh. At 65 kilowatt hours, the Philips 272B4 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago.
Quite High Power Consumption (PowerSave)
At 25 Watts, the Philips 272B4 has a fairly high power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and type to the 272B4. The power consumption (PowerSave)s of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 272B4 range from 0.14W to 80W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 5.9W.
1 Other reason to consider the Philips 272B4
Released Over Two Years Ago
This PC display has been on the market for over two years.
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
2560 x 1440
Wide Quad HD, HD, Quad HD
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Separate H/V Sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 76
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83
Viewable Size Diagonal
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.233 x 0.233
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
IPS, VA, IPS-AHVA
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio in
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DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
AC (power) in
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Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Black, Silver, Black/Silver
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
0 - 90
-5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
-65 - 65
VESA Mounting Interfaces
-65 - 65
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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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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