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Philips 196V4L PC Monitor

18.5" 1366 X 768 10000000:1 LCD Aug 2012
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Enjoy vivid LED pictures with this attractive, glossy design display. Equipped with stereo speakers and SmartControl lite, it's a great choice!- Vivid pictures every time- Modern design- Greener... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This PC display received a score of 80 out of 100 from PC screen expert review website bondfaro.com.br.

Good Owner Reviews

This small monitor has an average owner rating of 80 out of 100 based on 118 owner reviews.

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Several Philips 196V4L owners considered that this PC monitor was well made. C.n mentioned two years ago “Luckily this one came with built in audio (which is a bit poor” in their review. Last year Jason I said on Amazon “Good solid monitor at a great price” in his review of this PC monitor and rated the product as excellent. Lisa Cooke said in her review of the Philips 196V4L on Amazon “Hi has this got built in dvd?” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One Philips 196V4L owner who purchased the product considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Is a great monitor, nothing came broken and so far I have not had any problems with it” in their review of the Philips 196V4L.

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Good Product Quality

Some Philips 196V4L owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Good picture quality” in their review of the Philips 196V4L. Andy mentioned on Amazon last year “Good quality monitor with both VGA” in his Philips 196V4L review. C.n gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Only problem is the audio quality which is OK” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

Several Philips 196V4L owners who bought the Philips 196V4L agreed that it had good picture quality. Paul Wilson mentioned in his review “Excellent picture quality, sound a little tinny”. Swanny wrote in their Philips 196V4L review “Excellent picture quality at a modest price” .

One Philips 196V4L owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. A few weeks ago Bluenote wrote “The colours are clear and sharp”.

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Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Grandmaster wrote on Amazon in November “Arrived promptly just what was needed good picture, easy to use”.

One person who reviewed this PC monitor mentioned that it was easy to setup. Annabella1 mentioned on Amazon “So pleased to be using this new screen for my computer - it was easy to set up and is a much better picture than my old one” in their review.

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Good Size

One person concluded that it was a good size. Keith Waterson mentioned on Amazon last year “You need to make it clear that the dimensions are for the packaging not the product” in his review of the Philips 196V4L.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was neat.

Good Sound Quality

One customer thought the Philips 196V4L had good sound quality.

Good Brand

On average Philips small monitors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all PC screens built by Philips.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many small monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at including the AOC E950[plb_1947791_price], or the Acer V196HQL[plb_3049274_price] which is cheaper; or the HP W1972a[plb_1398440_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power

The lowest RMS rated audio power of PC displays that are a similar age to the 196V4L is 0.5W, the highest is 10W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 2.7W. The Philips 196V4L has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers (4 Watts) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Very Shallow

At only 48 millimeters, the Philips 196V4L is fairly shallow compared to most of the other small monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 196V4L. Across all the PC screens of this age and type the depths range from 2.7mm to 460mm, and the average depth is 97mm.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

At 409.8 millimeters, the Philips 196V4L has a fairly big viewable width compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age. PC screens of this age and spec have viewable widths of between 190mm and 470mm.

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Short

Across all the LCD screens of this age and type the heights range from 5mm to 530mm, and the average height is 310mm. With a height of only 279 millimeters, the Philips 196V4L is fairly short compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age.

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Very Low Maximum Power Consumption

With a maximum power consumption of only 14.13 Watts, the Philips 196V4L has one of the lower maximum power consumptions amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The lowest maximum power consumption of LCD screens that came out around the same time as the 196V4L is 7W and the highest is 77W.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Philips 196V4L owner concluded that this PC monitor was not good in terms of HDMI connections. N. Webster wrote on Amazon “Assumed they all had HDMI sockets, so the fault was probably mine;” in their Philips 196V4L review.

One person who bought the Philips 196V4L reckoned that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Mansour Alfayez wrote “It hasn’t USB outlet, so I cannot plug an external port like Playstation” and scored the product 3 stars.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

A few Philips 196V4L reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was not noisy. Dave mentioned in November “Very nice and neat, very clear sharp picture, sound quality disappointing - a bit tinny and not loud enough” in his review of the Philips 196V4L. John wrote in his review of the Philips 196V4L “Sound not very loud, good enough for my needs” .

Inferior Webcam

One Philips 196V4L owner thought the product was not good for making skype calls. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It isn't any good for skype etc as the sound is very low” in their review however they still gave the Philips 196V4L a rating of 5 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 196V4L do not have a built-in speaker. The Philips 196V4L is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth considering other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the AOC E960[plb_1520024_price], or the Hanns.G HP195[plb_2063203_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the 196V4L, the Philips 196V4L does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Philips 196V4L is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 196V4L are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most small monitors that are a comparable age to the 196V4L do not have an integrated card reader. The Philips 196V4L is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Philips 196V4L has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. Across all small monitors that have been available for more than two years the display resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

At only 65 degrees, the Philips 196V4L has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the 196V4L. Small monitors that came out around the same time as the 196V4L have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of only 90 degrees, the Philips 196V4L has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 196V4L. Across all the PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 196V4L the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of PC screens of this spec and age is 180 cd/m², the brightest is 450 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Philips 196V4L has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the 196V4L.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle

The Philips 196V4L has a fairly narrow viewing angle (only 90 degrees) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type. The viewing angles of small monitors that are a similar age to the 196V4L range from 90° to 180°.

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Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures

The mean time between failures of PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the 196V4L range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 34,000h. The Philips 196V4L has one of the shorter mean time between failures (only 30,000 hours) amongst small monitors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 196V4L

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC display was released over four years ago.

Average Width

At 443 millimeters, the Philips 196V4L has a relatively average width compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the 196V4L.

Other LCD screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Acer 196W[plb_1498661_price] (440mm), or the DELL P1913[plb_1454275_price] (443.8mm) which is also cheaper.

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Expert Reviews

(1)
8 August 2013

O Monitor Philips 196V4LSB2 é uma opção para quem busca um produto simples para usar no trabalho. Tem apenas entrada VGA e sua resolução é ideal para textos, vídeos do Youtube e fotos. Não...

Timo acabamento, ideal para trabalhos de escritrio
Brilho poderia ser melhor

User Reviews

(67)
Reviewed 24 August 2016 by Mr david butler
(Verified Purchase)

Worked great...

Reviewed 5 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Exactly what was needed. Easy transaction...

Reviewed 5 May 2016 by Goth
(Verified Purchase)

SO SO happy with my new tele...

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by GARY ROBOTHAM
(Verified Purchase)
Reviewed 17 March 2016 by Ibrahim
(Verified Purchase)

What the hell I didn't even come my house I did my address...

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Electricity cost when switched on $17.64
Electricity cost when on standby $2.37
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 196v4l, 196v4la, 196v4lab, 196v4lab2, 196v4lsb2, 196v4lsb200, 196v4lsb293, 196v4lab201, 196v4lsb257, 196v4lsb262, 196v4lab200, 196v4lsb201, 196v4lsb269, 196v4lsb294, 196v4lsb278, philips 1366x768, philips 196v4lsb2, philips 196v4lab2, philips 196v4lsb210, philips 196v4lab200, philips 8712581655532, asrockasusantecarcticb 196v4lab2
Barcodes 00712581655624, 04053162727830, 05053959408156, 05054484197737, 05054533197732, 05054629142134, 06951613902295, 08712581655518, 08712581655525, 08712581655532, 08712581655549, 08712581655556, 08712581655594, 08712581655600, 08712581655617, 08712581655624, 08712581655631
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