Philips small monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC monitors Philips is one of the better rated brands.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many small monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Philips 17S4LAB has a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the 17S4LAB do not have a built-in speaker.
20000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 20000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on LCD screens of a similar age and type to it.
Very Low Power Consumption When Off
The lowest power consumption when off of PC screens of this spec and age is 0.1W and the highest is 5W. The 17S4LAB has one of the lower power consumptions when off (only 0.2 Watts) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), which is typical of many small monitors that came out around the same time as it.
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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the PC displays of this type and age the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°. The Philips 17S4LAB has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (170 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age.
1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on LCD screens of this age and type.
Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode
The power consumptions in economy mode of PC monitors of this spec and age range from 7.7W to 15W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 10W. With a power consumption in economy mode of only 8 Watts, the 17S4LAB has one of the lower power consumptions in economy mode amongst small monitors of this age.
Across all the similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the 17S4LAB the widths range from 120mm to 640mm, and the average width is 420mm. With a width of only 367 millimeters, the 17S4LAB is fairly narrow compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 17S4LAB.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 17S4LAB does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other small monitors that were launched around the same time as the 17S4LAB also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC screens that have been around for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The 17S4LAB is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the 17S4LAB, the 17S4LAB does not have an integrated card reader.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the 17S4LAB is 47cm, and the screen sizes range from 8.9cm to 52cm. At only 43.2 centimeters, the Philips 17S4LAB has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other small monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 17S4LAB.
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Quite Small Viewable Width
The 17S4LAB has a fairly small viewable width (only 337.92 millimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The viewable widths of small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 17S4LAB range from 190mm to 480mm, and the average viewable width is 390mm.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this small monitor was released.
1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC displays that were launched around the same time as it.
1280 x 1024
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
SRGB Display Feature
Separate H/V Sync
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 83
0.264 x 0.264
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
LCD, TFT, LCD/TFT
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Heavy Metal Free Design
Hg (mercury), Pb (lead)
Mac Operating System
Mean Time Between Failures
-5 - 20
Cable Lock Slot
Plug and Play
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
On Screen Menu Display
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 240
Relative Humidity Range
20 - 80
0 - 3658
0 - 12192
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
450 x 446 x 160
Dimensions With Stand
367 x 393 x 194
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.12 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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