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8 Reasons For
One Industry Award
The writer at Techzine.nl decided that this Philips flatpanel monitor was great and gave it their "Silver" award.
Expert Reviews Are Average
This LCD screen received an expert rating of 77% from techzine.nl.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The BDM3270 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the BDM3270.
We compared this PC screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Samsung LS29E790CNS[plb_3828481_price], and the Acer XB271HU[plb_3283902_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung NC241[plb_3052239_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Philips Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens
Philips has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range.
Very High Height Adjustment
The height adjustments of LCD screens of a similar age and type to the BDM3270 range from 20mm to 180mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm. When compared to other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the BDM3270, the BDM3270's height adjustment of 180 millimeters is one of the highest.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)
Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the BDM3270 have display diagonal (metric)s of between 48cm and 89cm. With a display diagonal (metric) of 81.3 centimeters, the BDM3270 has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the BDM3270.
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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions
The BDM3270 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most common resolution. Across all flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the BDM3270 the resolution ranges from 720 x 400 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).
Quite Many Recyclable Material
Flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the BDM3270 have recyclable materials of between 25% and 100%. At 65 percent, the BDM3270 has a quite many recyclable material compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the BDM3270.
11 Reasons Against
£84.24 Price Increase
The price of the BDM3270 has increased by £84.24 in the last 1 days.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the BDM3270, the BDM3270 does not have a built-in camera.
The BDM3270 is not 3D. Most of the other PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the BDM3270 are also not 3D.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The BDM3270 does not have a card reader integrated, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the BDM3270 also do not have a card reader integrated.
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Running Costs Are Very High
The energy efficiency rating of this PC screen is B. The BDM3270 has an average 8 year running cost of £147 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 12% of all 500 PC monitors of a similar spec and age.
After checking the price of 390 PC screens of this age and type they range in price from £40 to £1,920. We think that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other PC screens of this age and type.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The average annual energy consumption of PC monitors of a similar type and age to the BDM3270 is 48kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 22kWh to 120kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 82 kilowatt hours, the BDM3270 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst medium monitors of this age.
The average weight of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the BDM3270 is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg. At 7.8 kilograms, the BDM3270 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the BDM3270.
Quite High Power Consumption (active)
With a power consumption (active) of 54.6 Watts, the BDM3270 has a fairly high power consumption (active) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the BDM3270. The lowest power consumption (active) of PC screens that were released one year ago is 13W, the highest is 69W, and the average power consumption (active) is 27W.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The BDM3270 has a quite slow response time (12 milliseconds) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The fastest response time of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec is 1ms, the slowest is 25ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.
2 Other reasons to consider the Philips BDM3270
Released Over Two Years Ago
Philips released the BDM3270 over two years ago.
The BDM3270 has an LCD display which is better than most PC displays of this age and type. Most PC displays that have been available for around the same time as it have an LED display.
There are a number of alternative PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available which you might want to consider including a cheaper PC display such as the Acer Predator XB241H[plb_3245624_price] or you might consider a better rated PC display such as the HP DreamColor Z24x[plb_2874654_price], or the Asus MG278Q[plb_3037824_price].
If the display type of this PC display is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the CB241HQK[pl_3245592_price] (LED), or the XF270H[pl_3084438_price] (LED) both from Acer which is also cheaper.
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