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Philips 298P4 PC Monitor

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29" 20000000:1 LCD Mar 2013
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
Panoramic View, Crystalclear Images On UltraWide, MultiView display This Philips UltraWide 29 display is set to impress you with its Crystalclear 2560x1080 images and brilliant colors. Its... More
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24 Reasons For

Eighteen Industry Awards

Amongst flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec, this medium monitor is one of the most awarded.

This flatpanel monitor was given a "Recommended" award by 3dnews.ru, Pcfoster.pl, Almodi.org, In4.pl and F1cd.ru all of whom said that this PC screen was good.

Two other expert review sites both wrote that this LCD screen was outstanding and gave it their highest award. Hwlegend.com and Hardzone.es both gave this Philips PC monitor a "Platinum" award.

The editors of three other expert review sites all liked this Philips LCD screen. This Philips PC screen received an "Innovation" award from HEXUS.net and it received a "Silver" award from Pcgameware.co.uk who concluded it was great. This PC display also received a "High Performance" award from Techno-labs.com.

An additional two expert review sites thought that this Philips PC screen was good. The writer at Tweaks.pl gave this Philips PC display an "Excellent Value" award and said it was great for its price and it received a "Gold" award from Xtremehardware.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk this LCD screen has an average expert rating of 86%. PC monitor experts think this flatpanel monitor is one of the better medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this medium monitor rated it as outstanding.

Robust

Several Philips 298P4 owners considered that it was well made. Freetail mentioned two years ago “Feels incredibly solid with good menu controls, great sound out (connected via Display Port to hi-fi via the screen)” in their review of the Philips 298P4.

One Philips 298P4 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was strong and durable. Digitalversus.com scored this PC monitor 5 stars and mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “It faces very tough competition from the likes of the ViewSonic VP2770-LED, which can offer a more interesting all-round package for graphic designers” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

A few Philips 298P4 owners who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was good quality. Freetail mentioned in their Philips 298P4 review “Great USB expandability and high quality construction with” and gave the Philips 298P4 an excellent review score. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their Philips 298P4 review “An excellent 29in monitor with great image quality and a wide range of inputs” .

Easy to Use

One Philips 298P4 reviewer concluded that it was easy to setup. One customer who bought it thought it was easy to use. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “The Philips 298P4JEB is a practical 29" 21” in their Philips 298P4 review.

One Philips 298P4 reviewer who bought the product thought it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Size

Several people who purchased the Philips 298P4 concluded that it was good structurally. One person who reviewed the Philips 298P4 mentioned that it was thin. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon two years ago “The bevels thin and adjustability great” in their review of the Philips 298P4.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had a wide viewing angle.

One Philips 298P4 reviewer who bought the Philips 298P4 mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said two years ago “The colours are nice and crisp” in their Philips 298P4 review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Value for Money

Tweaks.pl highlighted in their review that this PC monitor provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Connectivity

A number of Philips 298P4 owners agreed that the Philips 298P4 was good in terms of USB connections.

Nice Design

One Philips 298P4 reviewer wrote that it was good looking. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on PC Mag “The Philips Brilliance MultiView (298P4QJEB) is a stylish, 29-inch, ultra-wide In-Plane Switching (IPS) monitor that delivers good gray scale” and rated it 4 stars.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The Philips 298P4 is a four USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 298P4 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Philips PC Screens Have Good Reviews

On average Philips medium monitors have good ratings as do all PC monitors produced by Philips.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Philips 298P4 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 298P4 which do not have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper PC screens such as the Philips BDM3470UP, or the LG 29EA93.

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the iiyama XB2776QS is also worth considering.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the Philips 298P4 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the 298P4. Flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the 298P4 have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the Philips 298P4 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to the 298P4. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the 298P4 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Philips 298P4 is a two HDMI port PC monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

The Philips 298P4 has one of the higher maximum height adjustments (150 millimeters) amongst PC screens of this age. The average maximum height adjustment of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 130mm, and the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

The average viewable width of comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the 298P4 is 520mm. At 672.76 millimeters, the Philips 298P4 has a fairly big viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 298P4.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The Philips 298P4 has a fairly big display diagonal (73 centimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age. PC displays that are a similar age to the 298P4 have screen sizes of between 50cm and 770cm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Philips 298P4 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the 298P4 is 30 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m².

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Philips 298P4 is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all medium monitors that came out more than two years ago is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the Philips 298P4 is more than most medium monitors that were released around the same time as it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC monitors of this spec and age.

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Short

The Philips 298P4 is one of the shorter comparable spec LCD screens that were launched more than two years ago (only 330 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 298P4 have heights of between 30mm and 4,800mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 298P4 are not 3D compatible. The Philips 298P4 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Philips 298P4 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 298P4 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 298P4 do not have an integrated card reader. The Philips 298P4 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays with an integrated card reader and we think the Asus PA279 ($749.00) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Short Mean Time Between Failures

The mean time between failures of PC monitors that are a comparable age to the 298P4 range from 30h to 70,000h. With a mean time between failures of only 30 hours, the Philips 298P4 has one of the shorter mean time between failures amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

Across all the PC displays of a similar spec and age to the 298P4 the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm. At only 283.82 millimeters, the Philips 298P4 has a fairly small viewable height compared to most of the other PC displays that are a comparable age to the 298P4.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Active

Across all the PC displays of this type and age the power consumptions when active range from 9W to 63W, and the average power consumption when active is 23W. The Philips 298P4 has a fairly high power consumption when active (38.5 Watts) compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age.

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Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of PC displays that were released more than two years ago is 6W, and the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.14W to 80W. The Philips 298P4 has a fairly high power consumption when in PowerSave mode (25.1 Watts) compared to most of the other LCD screens that came out around the same time as the 298P4.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Across all the medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 298P4 the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. With a response time of 14 milliseconds, the Philips 298P4 has a very slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 298P4.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Philips 298P4

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Philips LCD screen was released.

LCD Display Type

The Philips 298P4 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper PC screens such as the Eizo ColorEdge CS230 ($189.00).

If the display type of this flatpanel monitor is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Viewsonic VP2770 ($310.00) (LED and cheaper), or the LG 29EA93 (LED and cheaper).

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18 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(43)

The Philips 298P4QJEB 29? 21:9 SuperWide monitor was very easy to set up and the stand was so adjustable that you would be hard pressed to have a situation where you couldn't position it exactly...

Pcgameware.co.uk

11 April 2014

The Philips Brilliance MultiView (298P4QJEB) is a stylish, 29-inch, ultra-wide In-Plane Switching (IPS) monitor that delivers good gray scale and viewing angle performance and is loaded with...

12 February 2014

2013 will be known as the year when PC monitors finally started moving beyond Full HD resolution. Last year we tested a large number of WQHD monitors with 2560x1440 pixels, and today we will... Read more…

21 October 2013

The Philips 298P4JEB is a practical 29" 21:9 monitor with excellent colour fidelity. However, it faces very tough competition from the likes of the ViewSonic VP2770-LED, which can offer a more...

Digital Versus

27 August 2013

With the Brilliance 298P4, Philips is trying to chart a new path towards more affordable high resolution monitors and they have our respect for that. However, trying to sell the merits of a 21:9...

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User Reviews

(3)

For the price, this is truly excellent. Great USB expandability and high quality construction with a great picture. Can't fault it. Wish they had a slightly larger version available but until... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

This product worked well when I first got it, but failed after 4 months. Philips offered to exchange it, but dropped off a cheap sub.

Reviewed 3 February 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This is a cracking monitor, which I bought primarily for its wide screen and multiple input options - the most important being DisplayPort. The colours are nice and crisp, the bevels thin and... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $48.10
Electricity cost when on standby $1.42
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Total running cost over 5 years $49.52
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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