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Philips 231P4 PC Monitor

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23" 1920 X 1080 20000000:1 LED Oct 2014
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13 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This medium monitor was given a "Recommended" award by both Pcfoster.pl and In4.pl, both of which thought that this LCD screen was good.

The reviewer at one additional expert review site decided that this LCD screen was terrific and gave it one of their highest awards. This flatpanel monitor received a "Gold" award from Gadgetgear.nl.

The reviewer at one more expert review site said that this flatpanel monitor was good. Pcforalla.idg.se gave this Philips PC monitor a "Good Choice" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including gadgetspeak.com, pcforalla.idg.se, prad.de and computertotaal.nl the average expert rating of this PC screen is 83 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

One Philips 231P4 owner reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Gadgetspeak.com scored the product 4 stars and said “The connections are sensibly grouped with the USB 3.0 input and the two 3.0”.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The Philips 231P4 is a four USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen.

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Philips PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

We checked 812 user and expert reviews for Philips PC monitors and found that on average Philips has good reviews. We also found that Philips has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC displays that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the 220B4[pl_1399348_price], or the 275C5[pl_2497492_price] both from Philips.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Philips 231P4 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago which do not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including the 239C4QHWAB[pl_3175150_price], or the 274E5[pl_1499782_price] both from Philips or the iiyama GB2488HSU[plb_2185179_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Philips 231P4 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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1080p Video Mode

This LCD screen has a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Philips 231P4 is more than most medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. This Philips flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the 231P4. The cables included "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this Philips PC screen.

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Supports One Placement

The Philips 231P4 has a greater number of placements than most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. This LCD screen supports a Horizontal placement, which is the most commonly supported placement supported by PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the 231P4.

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Light

At only 3.1 kilograms, the Philips 231P4 is quite light compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age. The average weight of similar spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as the 231P4 is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Several Philips 231P4 owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was not good quality. Two years ago Ali wrote in his review of the Philips 231P4 on Amazon “The picture quality is atrocious, especially if you need to read on screen literature or type projects”. Ali also wrote “The sound quality is rubbish and can be compared to a whisper on the loudest setting”.

Inferior Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it concluded that it did not have good picture quality.

Poor Sound Quality

One person mentioned that it did not have good sound quality.

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Philips 231P4 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC monitor. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the 231P4 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the 231P4, the Philips 231P4 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Benq XL2411[plb_2130532_price], the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price], or the Acer XB240H[plb_2719156_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Philips 231P4 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the 231P4 also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the 231P4Q[pl_1394858_price], or the 272C4QPJKAB[pl_1532812_price] both from Philips or the Asus Vk248h[plb_2395629_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Philips 231P4 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the 231P4 also do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U2713H[plb_1518815_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Mean Time Between Failures

At only 30 hours, the Philips 231P4 has a fairly short mean time between failures compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 231P4. The mean time between failures of PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the 231P4 range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 33,000h.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Philips 231P4 is a two USB 3.0 port PC screen. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 231P4 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite High Average Power Consumption

At 29.1 Watts, the Philips 231P4 has a fairly high average power consumption compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age. The average power consumptions of flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the 231P4 range from 0.5W to 63W, and the average average power consumption is 25W.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Active

The lowest power consumption when active of LCD screens that are a similar age to the 231P4 is 9W and the highest is 63W. At 29.1 Watts, the Philips 231P4 has a fairly high power consumption when active compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the 231P4.

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Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The Philips 231P4 has a quite high power consumption when in PowerSave mode (18 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 231P4. The lowest power consumption when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 231P4 is 0.14W, the highest is 80W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6W.

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Fairly Slow SmartResponse

The average smartResponse of similar spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 231P4 is 4.2ms, and the smartResponses range from 1ms to 7ms. With a smartResponse of 7 milliseconds, the Philips 231P4 has a quite slow smartResponse compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

When compared to other PC monitors of this type and age that we have assessed, the response time of the Philips 231P4 of 14 milliseconds is one of the slowest. The average response time of medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 231P4 is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 231P4

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this LCD screen was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Width

At 547 millimeters, the Philips 231P4 has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 231P4.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 547mm wide PC displays currently available including the Philips 231P4Q[plb_1394858_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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4 Awards

pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice in4.pl Recommended gadgetgear.nl Gold pcfoster.pl Recommended

Expert Reviews

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18 January 2015

The connections are sensibly grouped with the USB 3.0 input and the two 3.0 and one 2.0 outputs are on the LH side. Power, audio, Ethernet and the VGA D-sub connections are on the underside and... Read more…

10 February 2015

Gadgetgear.nl

Snel en handig aan te sluiten
Ingebouwde USB 3.0 hub
Fijn beeld om lang naar te kijken
SmartErgoStand voor een goede houding
Docking Station handig voor laptops
Niet geschikt voor serieus photoshopwerk
Minder geschikt voor gaming
Beeldkwaliteit had beter gekund
Alleen een VGAaansluiting
11 January 2015

De Philips Brilliance 231P4 maakt gebruik van een Egro-sensor, een bijzondere ontwikkeling van Philips en misschien wel het belangrijkste van de monitor .De Egro-sensor bestaat uit twee infrarood... Read more…

Veelzijdige standaard
Sensor met houdingadvies
Sensor voor energiebesparing
Smart Contrast
Sehr gutes Bild
Beeldkwaliteit had beter gekund
Nur 2 Jahre Herstellergarantie
2 January 2014

De technologie van DisplayLink is met usb 3.0 sterk verbeterd ten opzichte van usb2.0-schermen. De videocompressie is een stuk beter waardoor het kijken van films geen probleem meer is. Zelfs het...

In hoogte verstelbaar
Alles over n usb-kabel
Dobra jako obrazu
Mae zapotrzebowanie na moc
Funkcja ECO
Inkijkhoek
Alleen beeld via VGA en usb
Matryca TN
Brak j
Polskiego w menu OSD
28 October 2015

Philips 'in ba?ar?l? monitörlerinden biri olan Philips 231P4 , özellikle dik ve yatay kullan?ma olanak sa?layan oldukça fonksiyonel bir tasar?ma sahip. Bakal?m Philips 231P4 monitör bizlere... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 18 March 2014 by Ali
(Verified Purchase)

I do not usually write reviews, but would like to warn potential buyers to SAVE YOUR EYESIGHT! Delivery and packaging were great; the item arrived before the stated delivery date.

Once... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $24.91
Electricity cost when on standby $2.34
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Total running cost over 5 years $27.25
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Energy Rating
0.18T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.18 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 231p4u, 231p4q, 231p4up, 231p4qr, 231p4qry, 231p4upe, 231p4upes, 231p4upeb, 231p4qrye, 231p4qryeb, 231p4upeb75, 231p4upes00, 231p4upeb61, 231p4qryes00, 231p4qryeb69, 231p4qryeb01, 231p4qryes01, 231p4qryeb93, 231p4qupeb69, 231p4qryeb00, philips 231p4, philips 231p4u, philips 231p4q, philips p212346, philips 100x100, philips p215597, philips 231p4qr, philips p152528, philips 231p4qu
Barcodes 00712581641337, 00712581676940, 04053162660519, 04054842123669, 05053959408439, 06951613901762, 08712581641269, 08712581641337, 08712581641344, 08712581641351, 08712581641368, 08712581641375, 08712581676940, 08712581676988, 08712581693008, 08712581729189, 08712581729318

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