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Philips 242G5
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Philips 242G5 PC Monitor

eteknix.com Editor's Choice pcarena.pl Performance Award adrenaline.uol.com.br Silver digitallife.se Recommended ixbt.com Original Design
24" 1920 X 1080 80000000:1 LED May 2013
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This advanced Philips gaming display redraws the screen upto 144 times per second for ultra smooth, brilliant images. SmartFrame helps you highlight specific screen area. Special gaming pre-sets... More
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13 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

LCD screen experts love this PC screen and have given it five awards.

Three expert review sites all thought that this flatpanel monitor was good. This PC display received a "Silver" award from Adrenaline.uol.com.br who thought it was great and it received a Digitallife.se "Recommended" award. This medium monitor also received an "Editor's Choice" award from Eteknix.com who wrote it was exceptional.

Furthermore, the editor of Ixbt.com gave this medium monitor an "Original Design" award and wrote it was carefully designed and Pcarena.pl wrote that it performed well and gave it a "Performance Award".

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this medium monitor is 85 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including erenumerique.fr, digitallife.se, computertotaal.nl and adrenaline.uol.com.br.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the 242G5 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Philips 242G5 which has four USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Philips 242G5 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC display.

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Philips Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

Philips has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC monitor range compared to other manufacturers.

LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider include the AOC I2757F ($299.99) which has better reviews.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When Off

Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 242G5 the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 21W. The Philips 242G5 has one of the lower power consumptions when off (only 0.3 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Philips 242G5 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 242G5 is 30 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m².

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC screen has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 5 milliseconds, the Philips 242G5 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 242G5. Across all the PC screens of a comparable type and age to the 242G5 the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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Very Fast SmartResponse

At only 1 millisecond, the Philips 242G5 has a fairly fast smartResponse compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 242G5. The average smartResponse of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 242G5 is 4.2ms.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other LCD screens of this type and age, the Philips 242G5 does not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to look at including the Benq BL2411, or the Asus VG248QE ($206.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 242G5 are not 3D compatible. The Philips 242G5 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Asus VG248QE ($206.99) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 242G5 do not have a built-in camera. The Philips 242G5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in camera to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Philips 231P4Q ($264.46) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Philips 242G5 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 242G5 also do not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of alternative PC displays which also have an integrated card reader which you might also want to look at including the DELL U2713H ($689.99).

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Very Short Mean Time Between Failures

The shortest mean time between failures of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec is 30h and the longest is 70,000h. The Philips 242G5 has one of the shorter mean time between failures (only 30 hours) amongst LCD screens of this age.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 242G5 is 60°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the Philips 242G5 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 242G5.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most medium monitors that have been around for more than two years have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Philips 242G5 which has one HDMI port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips 242G5

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Philips released the 242G5.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on LCD screens of this age and spec.

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Average Width

The Philips 242G5 has a fairly average width (565 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

Other LCD screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Philips 241P4 (565mm).

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Specification

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USB Type-A Downstream Port
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Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
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Heavy Metal Free Design
Performance
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Recyclable Packaging Material

5 Awards

eteknix.com Editor's Choice pcarena.pl Performance Award adrenaline.uol.com.br Silver digitallife.se Recommended ixbt.com Original Design

Expert Reviews

(9)
5 June 2014

As we come to a conclusion, we are impressed with the display quality that is produced by the Philips Brilliance 242G5 Gaming Monitor. For those who want a heavy duty gaming monitor, this would be...

Beautiful display
Seamless refresh rate
Loads of ports
Dalle mate
Ergonomie
None
Overdrive mal rgl
Pas de 3D
Prijs
Inkijkhoek
13 May 2014

We put the Philips 242G5 on a test drive to see if this is a must-have for gamers.Most monitors nowadays are now offering features catered towards gamers, but Philips is releasing a monitor that... Read more…

1 November 2013

Eteknix.com

Over the last few months, monitors that are built for gaming have been cropping up within the marketplace and at last people can get a panel that compliments their high performance gaming system,... Read more…

4 November 2013

L'écran Philips 242G5 s'inscrit dans la course aux Hertz très tendance en ce moment. Au-delà de la fréquence de rafraichissement, l'appareil offre une foultitude de goodies que les amateurs de... Read more…

19 March 2014

Alle eigenschappen bij elkaar maken de Phillips Brilliance 242G5 tot een uitstekende keuze voor gamers. Het voornaamste nadeel is de inkijkhoek en het prijskaartje van ongeveer 350 euro. Daar...

31 May 2014

Propozycja Philipsa w g?ównej mierze ucieszy graczy, którzy ceni? sobie wysok? jako?? obrazu i matryc?, która zapewni nam ca?kowity brak smu?enia - 144Hz i 1ms robi? swoje. W dodatku monitor...

Pcarena.pl

O Philips Briliance não é fino, nem tem um design atraente, comparado com outros monitores. Apesar disto, não deixa de ser um bom produto, pois tem seu foco em outras questões, muito mais...

Adrenaline.uol.com.br

19 November 2013

Digitallife.se

Äntligen känns det som om tillverkarna har börjat förstå att det faktiskt finns gamers som vill ha sofistikerade prylar som varken blinkar eller ser ut att vara designade med 12-åriga pojkar... Read more…

6 March 2014

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $40.78
Electricity cost when on standby $2.35
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Total running cost over 5 years $43.13
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Energy Rating
0.28T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code 242g5, code 242g5d, code 242g5dj, code 242g5dje, philips 242g5, code 242g5djeb, philips 242g5d, philips p167667, philips 242g5dj, philips 242g5dje, philips 98xpzs00, philips 98xpza00, philips phl242g5, philips p167667p, philips phl242g5d, philips 242g5djeb, philips 1920x1080, philips phl242g5dj, philips phl242g5dje, philips 242g5djeb00, philips phl242g5djeb
Barcodes 00012300852623, 00609585238145, 00867000098532, 04018474108937, 04053162660755, 05053959408675, 05054230015278, 05054484254089, 06095852381456, 08712581670689, 08712581697723, 08712581703660

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