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Philips 298P4 PC Monitor

29" 2560 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Mar 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £100.25 Electricity cost over 5 years
Eighteen industry awards
Good size
Robust
46 Reviews + 18 Awards
pcmasters.de 90% Award pcgameware.co.uk Silver Digital Versus 5 Star hwlegend.com Platinum

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Reviews

Eighteen Industry Awards

Amongst PC displays that came out more than two years ago, this flatpanel monitor is one of the most awarded.

The writers at review websites 3dnews.ru, Pcfoster.pl, Almodi.org, In4.pl and F1cd.ru all recommend this LCD screen and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This PC monitor received a "Platinum" award from both review websites Hwlegend.com and Hardzone.es, both of which concluded that this PC display was fantastic.

In addition, review website HEXUS.net wrote that this flatpanel monitor was innovative and gave it an "Innovation" award and it received a "Silver" award from review website Pcgameware.co.uk. Also, the writer at review website Techno-labs.com concluded that this medium monitor performed well and gave it a "High Performance" award.

Two more expert review sites thought that this PC screen was good. This Philips PC screen received an "Excellent Value" award from review website Tweaks.pl who thought it provided a good bang for your buck and it received a "Gold" award from review site Xtremehardware.com who said it was superb.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk and PC Mag the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 86 out of 100. That puts this Philips PC display in the top 17% of all the similar spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago.

Excellent Owner Reviews

This flatpanel monitor has a superb average owner rating based on 6 owner reviews. 2 reviewers (100% of all reviewers) gave this PC screen either 4 or 5 stars.

Philips Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors

Based on 581 owner and expert reviews (including 40 verified purchases), Philips has good ratings for its PC monitors. Philips also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers. 85% of those that bought a Philips PC monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was good structurally.

One owner said in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Expertreviews.co.uk gave the Philips 298P4 a score of 7 stars and said “Its large, bulky base and bezel aren't quite as stylish as other 29in monitors we've seen.”.

One person said in their reviews that this PC monitor was thin. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The bevels thin and adjustability great” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Design

Robust

Three people considered that it was well made. Freetail gave it a score of 6 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Wakes from sleep straight away and feels incredibly solid with good menu controls, great sound out (connected via Display Port to hi-fi via the screen)”.

One person said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “It faces very tough competition from the likes of the ViewSonic VP2770-LED, which can offer a more interesting all-round package for graphic designers” and scored the product 6 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Three people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “An excellent 29in monitor with great image quality and a wide range of inputs” in their review of the Philips 298P4. Freetail mentioned on Amazon “Great USB expandability and high quality construction with” in their review of this PC monitor.

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased the Philips 298P4 reckoned that it was easy to use. Digitalversus.com said in their Philips 298P4 review on expert website Digital Versus “The Philips 298P4JEB is a practical 29" 21”. One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup.

One person concluded that this PC monitor was easy to use the menus.

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Nice Design

One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “The Philips Brilliance MultiView (298P4QJEB) is a stylish, 29-inch, ultra-wide In-Plane Switching (IPS) monitor that delivers good gray scale” in their Philips 298P4 review and scored it 6 stars.


Price

Good Value for Money

Tweaks.pl highlighted in their review that this PC screen was great for its price.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Three customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good value for money. Expert website Hardwarecanucks.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor four years ago “With the Brilliance 298P4, Philips is trying to chart a new path towards more affordable high resolution monitors” . Avro wrote on Amazon “Dropped off a cheap sub”. Freetail gave it a rating of 8 stars and wrote “For the price, this is truly excellent”.


Good Picture Quality

One customer who bought it reckoned that it had good picture quality. One owner reckoned that it had a wide viewing angle.

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The colours are nice and crisp” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Philips 298P4 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to this LCD screen also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) to this flatpanel monitor and we think cheaper PC displays such as the iiyama XB2776QS (£479.99) is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the DELL U3415W (£684.48), or the Asus PB279 (£579.99).

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Display

2560 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Philips 298P4 has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels. That's 33% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. LCD screens that were released more than two years ago display resolutions range from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 3440 x 1440 pixels (best).

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

PC monitors of a comparable type and age to this flatpanel monitor have viewing angles, horizontal of between 18° and 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Philips 298P4 has a quite wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been around for a similar time to this flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angles, vertical of medium monitors that came out more than two years ago range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Philips 298P4 has a quite wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as this LCD screen.

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Has a Sync-On-Green (SOG)

The Philips 298P4 has a sync-on-green (SOG). Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as this PC screen also have a sync-on-green (SOG).

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Has a Separate H/V Sync

The Philips 298P4 has a separate H/V sync. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago also have a separate H/V sync.

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Has an HDCP

The Philips 298P4 has an HDCP. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to this PC screen also have an HDCP.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The fastest response time of flatpanel monitors of this age and type is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. The Philips 298P4 has a quite slow response time (14 milliseconds) compared to most of the other PC screens of this type and age.

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Ergonomics

Features Picture-in-Picture Support

The Philips 298P4 features Picture-in-Picture support. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type also feature Picture-in-Picture support.

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Ports & Interfaces

Two HDMI Ports

The Philips 298P4 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Has a Headphone Out

The Philips 298P4 has a headphone out. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years also have a headphone out.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Philips 298P4 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other LCD screens of this type and age.

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Packaging Content

Has One Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Philips 298P4 is more than most flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to this PC monitor.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

The 298P4 has an average running cost of £101 over 8 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,088 flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips 298p4qjeb00, monkey 298p4qjeb00, 298p4qjeb96, 298p4qjeb27, 298p4qjeb75, 298p4qjeb94, 298p4qjeb69, 298p4qjeb93
Barcodes 00025184153786, 00609585229501, 00712581661748, 03609740147128, 03609740155444, 05052916669890, 05053959408903, 05054230990872, 06095852295012, 06951613902721, 08712581661748, 08712581661755, 08712581661762, 08712581661779, 08712581690168

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