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5 Best Energy Saving Monitors in the US - January 2021

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Updated 28 December 2020
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5 best energy saving monitors 2021

What Energy Saving Monitor to Buy in January 2021?

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Asus VE228H NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK Philips Brilliance 19S4 Viewsonic Value Series VA705B Acer 206H
Asus VE228H NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK Philips Brilliance 19S4 Viewsonic Value Series VA705B Acer 206H
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21.5"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
27"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
19"
1280 X 1024
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
17"
1280 X 1024
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
20"
1600 X 900
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
65°
VERTICAL
90°
HORIZONTAL
89
Reviews
411 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Widely Available
82
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
11 Reviews + 3 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Running Costs
$94 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
73
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
97
Reviews
5 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
88
Reviews
8 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A classic and fully featured 21.5" PC monitor, with a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker, an HDCP and an HDMI and features Plug & Play. Owners report that has a good screen, it has an excellent picture quality and it's very good-looking. A fully featured and award winning 27" PC monitor, with a fair price and very low running costs. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Plug & Play. Our review analysis indicates that has a good screen, it has very good features but it's a bad size. A fully featured and low cost 19" PC display. It has a built-in speaker, a headphone out and an HDCP and features Plug & Play. Multiple reviews mentioned that this PC display has a good screen, it has a sharp image and it's very easy to use. It's a classic and fully featured 17" PC display, with a fair price. A fully featured and classic 20" PC display.
7 Reasons For
Larger Display Resolution
Ultra High (80000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio
HDMI
HDCP
Built-in Speaker
More Shops Are Selling It
Better Brand
12 Reasons For
10" Bigger Display Diagonal
Larger Display Resolution
Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
88° Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
HDMI
Built-in USB Hub
Headphone Out
HDCP
Built-in Speaker
Higher Energy Efficiency Rating
Three More Awards
Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better
4 Reasons For
Ultra High (20000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Headphone Out
HDCP
Built-in Speaker
4 Reasons For
Higher Contrast Ratio
Better Kagoo Score
Newer by Two Months
Slightly Better User Reviews
3 Reasons For
Ultra High (100000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio
HDCP
$29 Cheaper
11 Reasons Against
21% Smaller Display Diagonal
11% Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
8° Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub
Worse Kagoo Score
$54 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
Energy Efficiency Rating is Lower
A Lot Lower Expert Review Score
A Bit Lower User Review Score
Less Customers Recommend It
8 Reasons Against
Only Very High (25000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Worse Kagoo Score
$364 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Three Years Older
A Bit Lower User Review Score
A Lot Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
A Lot Smaller Display Diagonal
Only 1280 X 1024 Pixels Pixels Resolution
Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
Moderately Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub
Worse Kagoo Score
$78 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Two Months Older
Worse Brand
8 Reasons Against
38% Smaller Display Diagonal
Smaller Display Resolution
18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
5% Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
More Expensive by $29
Fewer Sellers
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
A Lot Smaller Display Diagonal
Smaller Display Resolution
64% Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
A Lot Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Over One Year Older
Hugely Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
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Asus VE228H

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Asus VE228H
21.5"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL
C

The Asus VE228H has a Kagoo Score of 81. With a price tag of $109.00 this PC monitor is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Asus VE228H or read our article on whether you should buy a Asus PC monitor.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Built-in speaker
HDMI
HDCP
Wall mountable

A classic and fully featured 21.5" PC monitor, with a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker, an HDCP and an HDMI and features Plug & Play. Owners report that has a good screen, it has an excellent picture quality and it's very good-looking.

89
Reviews
411 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Widely Available
82
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Asus VE228H has very good user reviews but below average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this PC monitor to others.

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Asus VE228H

Larger Display Resolution

The Asus VE228H has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels pixels, and so is the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, which is twice as large display resolution as the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B (1280 x 1024 pixels). More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

Ultra High (80000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The Asus VE228H has an ultra high (80000000:1) dynamic contrast ratio (as are the Acer 206H, the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B), whereas the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK only has a very high dynamic contrast ratio. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

HDMI

The Asus VE228H has an HDMI (as does the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK), but the Acer 206H, the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B do not have this feature. More ...

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a specialised interface for transferring high quality audio & visual data from a data source (such as a DVD player or computer) to a TV or monitor.

An HDMI connection on your monitor allows for extremely high-quality audio/visual transmission from a computer or DVD player, meaning your films will sound and look the best they can be.

HDCP

The Asus VE228H has an HDCP (as do the Acer 206H, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Philips Brilliance 19S4), however the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B does not have this feature. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

Built-in Speaker

The Asus VE228H has a built-in speaker (as do the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Philips Brilliance 19S4), however the Acer 206H and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B do not have this feature. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Better Brand

Asus PC monitors have an average rating of 95%, whereas Acer only has an average rating of 94.2%, NEC only has an average rating of 89.9%, Philips only has an average rating of 83.8% and Viewsonic only has an average rating of 94.4%.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Asus VE228H

21% Smaller Display Diagonal

The Asus VE228H has a display diagonal of 21.5", however the Acer 206H is a 20" PC monitor (1.5" smaller), the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 27" PC monitor (5.5" bigger), the Philips Brilliance 19S4 is a 19" PC monitor (2.5" smaller) and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B is a 17" PC monitor (4.5" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

11% Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle

The Asus VE228H is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B. That's 95° wider than the Acer 206H (65°) and 18° narrower than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (178°). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

8° Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Asus VE228H has a horizontal viewing angle of 170° (as do the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B), however the Acer 206H is a 90° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (80° narrower) and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub

The Asus VE228H does not have a built-in USB hub (As does the the Philips Brilliance 19S4), however the Acer 206H, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B have this feature. More ...

'USB Hub' indicates whether the monitor has a bank of USBs built into it or not.

A usb hub provides a helpful area to plug in memory cards, charging cables and other peripherals without having to ferret under your desk to plug them into the back of the computer.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Asus VE228H has received a Kagoo Score of 81, however the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B scored 82.

$54 More Expensive

The Asus VE228H is more expensive than the Acer 206H by $54 and more expensive than the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B by $25.

Over Two Years Older

The Asus VE228H is older than the Acer 206H by 14 months, older than the Philips Brilliance 19S4 by two years and older than the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B by three years.

Energy Efficiency Rating is Lower

The Asus VE228H has a European Union Energy Efficiency Rating of "C", however the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a rating of "A".

A Lot Lower Expert Review Score

The Asus VE228H's average expert rating is only 60%, however the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK's is 70% (based on 7 reviews).

A Bit Lower User Review Score

The Asus VE228H's average user rating is 89%, however the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK's is 90% (based on 4 reviews) and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B's is 92% (based on 5 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend It

Only 1.4% of 419 customers recommend the Asus VE228H, whereas 60% of 5 customers recommend the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B.

The cheapest price that we could find for the VE228H in the US is $109.00 and in total we found 8 prices for it.

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NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK

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NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK

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NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK
27"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$94
OVER 5 YEARS
A

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a Kagoo Score of 81. However with a price tag of $418.99 this PC monitor is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK or read our article on whether you should buy a NEC PC monitor.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Big display diagonal (27")
Built-in speaker
Built-in USB hub
Wide horizontal viewing angle (178°)

A fully featured and award winning 27" PC monitor, with a fair price and very low running costs. It has a built-in USB hub, a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Plug & Play. Our review analysis indicates that has a good screen, it has very good features but it's a bad size.

93
Reviews
11 Reviews + 3 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Running Costs
$94 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has very good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 79%, based on 11 reviews.

PC Mag Editor's Choice
hothardware.com Approved
pcelite.pl Ergonomic Award

12 Reasons For for Choosing the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK

10" Bigger Display Diagonal

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a display diagonal of 27", but the Acer 206H is only a 20" PC monitor (7" smaller), the Asus VE228H is only a 21.5" PC monitor (5.5" smaller), the Philips Brilliance 19S4 is only a 19" PC monitor (8" smaller) and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B is only a 17" PC monitor (10" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Larger Display Resolution

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels pixels, and so is the Asus VE228H, which is twice as large display resolution as the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B (1280 x 1024 pixels). More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

Wider Vertical Viewing Angle

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 113° wider than the Acer 206H (65°) and 18° wider than the Asus VE228H, the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B (160°). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

88° Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, but the Acer 206H is only a 90° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (88° narrower) and the Asus VE228H, the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B are all only 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitors (8° narrower). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

HDMI

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has an HDMI (as does the Asus VE228H), whereas the Acer 206H, the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B do not have this feature. More ...

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a specialised interface for transferring high quality audio & visual data from a data source (such as a DVD player or computer) to a TV or monitor.

An HDMI connection on your monitor allows for extremely high-quality audio/visual transmission from a computer or DVD player, meaning your films will sound and look the best they can be.

Built-in USB Hub

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a built-in USB hub, however the Acer 206H, the Asus VE228H, the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B do not. More ...

'USB Hub' indicates whether the monitor has a bank of USBs built into it or not.

A usb hub provides a helpful area to plug in memory cards, charging cables and other peripherals without having to ferret under your desk to plug them into the back of the computer.

Headphone Out

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a headphone out (as does the Philips Brilliance 19S4), however the Acer 206H, the Asus VE228H and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B do not have this feature. More ...

'Headphone Out' denotes whether the monitor has an audio passthrough, allowing your to plug headphones directly into the monitor, and have the sound from your computer run through them.

A direct headphone out is helpful if you want to listen to music from your computer - it means you can use a headset without having to rummage under your desk to plug the cable into the back of your computer.

HDCP

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has an HDCP (as do the Acer 206H, the Asus VE228H and the Philips Brilliance 19S4), but the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B does not have this feature. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

Built-in Speaker

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a built-in speaker (as do the Asus VE228H and the Philips Brilliance 19S4), but the Acer 206H and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B do not have this feature. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Higher Energy Efficiency Rating

The energy efficiency rating of the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is "A", but the rating of the Asus VE228H is "C".

Three More Awards

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has received 3 awards, however the Acer 206H has received no awards, the Asus VE228H has received no awards, the Philips Brilliance 19S4 has received no awards and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B has received no awards.

Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better

The average expert review score of the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is 70% based on 7 reviews, but the average rating of the Asus VE228H is 60% (based on 2 reviews).

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK

Only Very High (25000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has a very high (25000:1) dynamic contrast ratio, however the Acer 206H, the Asus VE228H, the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B have an ultra high dynamic contrast ratio. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

Worse Kagoo Score

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has received a Kagoo Score of 81, but the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B scored 82.

$364 More Expensive

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is more expensive than the Acer 206H by $364, more expensive than the Asus VE228H by $310, more expensive than the Philips Brilliance 19S4 by $286 and more expensive than the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B by $335.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 3 sellers sells the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK, however 8 sellers sell the Asus VE228H. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over Three Years Older

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is older than the Acer 206H by two years, older than the Asus VE228H by 10 months, older than the Philips Brilliance 19S4 by three years and older than the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B by three years.

A Bit Lower User Review Score

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has an average user rating of 90%, but the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B has an average user rating of 92% (based on 5 reviews).

A Lot Lower Overall Review Score

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK only has an average overall rating of 79%, but the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B has an average overall rating of 92% (based on 5 reviews).

Worse Brand

NEC PC monitors have an average rating of only 89.9%, however Acer has an average rating of 94.2%, Asus has an average rating of 95% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 94.4%.

The NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is 639.3mm wide, 377.8mm tall, 66.5mm deep and weighs 4.3kg.

NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK front view

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Philips Brilliance 19S4

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Philips Brilliance 19S4

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Philips Brilliance 19S4
19"
1280 X 1024
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL

The Philips Brilliance 19S4 has a Kagoo Score of 78. With a price tag of $132.99 this PC monitor is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Philips Brilliance 19S4 or read our article on whether you should buy a Philips PC monitor.

Features We Love:
Built-in speaker
Headphone out
HDCP
ECO mode

A fully featured and low cost 19" PC display. It has a built-in speaker, a headphone out and an HDCP and features Plug & Play.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Philips Brilliance 19S4

Ultra High (20000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The Philips Brilliance 19S4 has an ultra high (20000000:1) dynamic contrast ratio (as are the Acer 206H, the Asus VE228H and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B), however the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK only has a very high dynamic contrast ratio. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

Headphone Out

The Philips Brilliance 19S4 has a headphone out (as does the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK), however the Acer 206H, the Asus VE228H and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B do not have this feature. More ...

'Headphone Out' denotes whether the monitor has an audio passthrough, allowing your to plug headphones directly into the monitor, and have the sound from your computer run through them.

A direct headphone out is helpful if you want to listen to music from your computer - it means you can use a headset without having to rummage under your desk to plug the cable into the back of your computer.

HDCP

The Philips Brilliance 19S4 has an HDCP (as do the Acer 206H, the Asus VE228H and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK), but the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B does not have this feature. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

Built-in Speaker

The Philips Brilliance 19S4 has a built-in speaker (as do the Asus VE228H and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK), but the Acer 206H and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B do not have this feature. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Philips Brilliance 19S4

A Lot Smaller Display Diagonal

The Philips Brilliance 19S4 has a display diagonal of 19", but the Acer 206H is a 20" PC monitor (1" bigger), the Asus VE228H is a 21.5" PC monitor (2.5" bigger), the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 27" PC monitor (8" bigger) and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B is a 17" PC monitor (2" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Only 1280 X 1024 Pixels Pixels Resolution

The Philips Brilliance 19S4 has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels pixels, and so is the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B, which is half as large display resolution as the Asus VE228H and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels). More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle

The Philips Brilliance 19S4 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the Asus VE228H and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B. That's 95° wider than the Acer 206H (65°) and 18° narrower than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (178°). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Moderately Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Philips Brilliance 19S4 has a horizontal viewing angle of 170° (as do the Asus VE228H and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B), but the Acer 206H is a 90° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (80° narrower) and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Does Not Have a Built-in USB Hub

The Philips Brilliance 19S4 does not have a built-in USB hub (As does the the Asus VE228H), but the Acer 206H, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B have this feature. More ...

'USB Hub' indicates whether the monitor has a bank of USBs built into it or not.

A usb hub provides a helpful area to plug in memory cards, charging cables and other peripherals without having to ferret under your desk to plug them into the back of the computer.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Philips Brilliance 19S4 has received a Kagoo Score of 78, but the Asus VE228H scored 81, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK scored 81 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B scored 82.

$78 More Expensive

The Philips Brilliance 19S4 is more expensive than the Acer 206H by $78, more expensive than the Asus VE228H by $24 and more expensive than the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B by $49.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 shop sell the Philips Brilliance 19S4, however 2 sellers sell the Acer 206H, 8 sellers sell the Asus VE228H and 3 retailers sell the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Two Months Older

The Philips Brilliance 19S4 is older than the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B by two months.

Worse Brand

Philips PC monitors have an average rating of only 83.8%, however Acer has an average rating of 94.2%, Asus has an average rating of 95%, NEC has an average rating of 89.9% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 94.4%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Brilliance 19S4 in the US is $132.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Viewsonic Value Series VA705B

$83.85
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Viewsonic Value Series VA705B
17"
1280 X 1024
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
160°
VERTICAL
170°
HORIZONTAL

The Viewsonic Value Series VA705B has a Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of $83.85 this PC monitor is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B or read our article on whether you should buy a Viewsonic PC monitor.

Multiple reviews mentioned that this PC display has a good screen, it has a sharp image and it's very easy to use. It's a classic and fully featured 17" PC display, with a fair price.

97
Reviews
5 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Viewsonic Value Series VA705B has excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this PC display to others.

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B

Higher Contrast Ratio

The Viewsonic Value Series VA705B has an ultra high (10000000:1) dynamic contrast ratio, and so are the Acer 206H, the Asus VE228H and the Philips Brilliance 19S4, but the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK only has a very high dynamic contrast ratio. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

Better Kagoo Score

The Viewsonic Value Series VA705B has received a Kagoo Score of 82, whereas the Acer 206H scored only 72, the Asus VE228H scored 81, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK scored 81 and the Philips Brilliance 19S4 scored 78.

Newer by Two Months

The Viewsonic Value Series VA705B is 17 months newer than the Acer 206H, three years newer than the Asus VE228H, three years newer than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and two months newer than the Philips Brilliance 19S4

Slightly Better User Reviews

Based on 5 user reviews, the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B has an average review score of 92%, whereas the Acer 206H has an average rating of 67% (based on 9 reviews), the Asus VE228H has an average rating of 89% (based on 409 reviews) and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has an average rating of 90% (based on 4 reviews).

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B

38% Smaller Display Diagonal

The Viewsonic Value Series VA705B is a 17" PC monitor. That's 3" smaller than the Acer 206H (20"), 4.5" smaller than the Asus VE228H (21.5"), 10" smaller than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (27") and 2" smaller than the Philips Brilliance 19S4 (19"). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Smaller Display Resolution

The Viewsonic Value Series VA705B has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels pixels (as is the Philips Brilliance 19S4), whereas the Acer 206H has a display resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels and the Asus VE228H and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels. More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle

The Viewsonic Value Series VA705B has a vertical viewing angle of 160° (as do the Asus VE228H and the Philips Brilliance 19S4), whereas the Acer 206H is a 65° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (95° narrower) and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

5% Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Viewsonic Value Series VA705B is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor, and so do the Asus VE228H and the Philips Brilliance 19S4. That's 80° wider than the Acer 206H (90°) and 8° narrower than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (178°). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker

The Viewsonic Value Series VA705B does not have a built-in speaker (As does the the Acer 206H), however the Asus VE228H, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Philips Brilliance 19S4 have this feature. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

More Expensive by $29

The Viewsonic Value Series VA705B is $29 more expensive than the Acer 206H.

Fewer Sellers

The Viewsonic Value Series VA705B is only stocked by 1 store, but the Acer 206H is stocked by 2 shops, the Asus VE228H is stocked by 8 sellers and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is stocked by 3 shops. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Worse Brand

Viewsonic PC monitors have an average rating of only 94.4%, but Asus has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Value Series VA705B in the US is $83.85 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Acer 206H

$54.99
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Acer 206H

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Acer 206H
20"
1600 X 900
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
65°
VERTICAL
90°
HORIZONTAL

The Acer 206H has a Kagoo Score of 72. With a price tag of $54.99 this PC monitor is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Acer 206H or read our article on whether you should buy a Acer PC monitor.

Features We Love:
HDCP
Has ac and vga

A fully featured and classic 20" PC display.

88
Reviews
8 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Acer 206H has ok user reviews with an average user rating of 70%.

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Acer 206H

Ultra High (100000000:1) Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The Acer 206H has an ultra high (100000000:1) dynamic contrast ratio (as are the Asus VE228H, the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B), however the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK only has a very high dynamic contrast ratio. More ...

The contrast ratio is a measure of the ratio between the brightest part of the image and the darkest part of the image.

Monitors with a high contrast ratio will produce higher contrast, more vivid images.

HDCP

The Acer 206H has an HDCP (as do the Asus VE228H, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Philips Brilliance 19S4), but the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B does not have this feature. More ...

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - it is a protocol used by some encrypted DVD players to securely transfer information with no chance of interception.

A monitor with HDCP support will be able to read media from encrypted DVD players and other peripherals.

$29 Cheaper

The Acer 206H costs $54.99, whereas the Asus VE228H is $109.00, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is $418.99, the Philips Brilliance 19S4 is $132.99 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B is $83.85.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Acer 206H

A Lot Smaller Display Diagonal

The Acer 206H has a display diagonal of 20", but the Asus VE228H is a 21.5" PC monitor (1.5" bigger), the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 27" PC monitor (7" bigger), the Philips Brilliance 19S4 is a 19" PC monitor (1" smaller) and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B is a 17" PC monitor (3" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Smaller Display Resolution

The Acer 206H has a display resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels pixels, but the Asus VE228H and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) pixels. More ...

'Display Resolution' indicates the maximum resolution that the monitor is capable of displaying. 'Resolution' is the amount of pixels that make up the image displayed on the screen.

A larger display resolution means that the image will be more detailed, crisper and contain less visual flaws such as blurring.

64% Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle

The Acer 206H is a 65° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 95° narrower than the Asus VE228H, the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B (160°) and 113° narrower than the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK (178°). More ...

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

A Lot Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Acer 206H has a horizontal viewing angle of 90°, but the Asus VE228H, the Philips Brilliance 19S4 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B are all 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitors (80° wider) and the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (88° wider). More ...

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker

The Acer 206H does not have a built-in speaker (As does the the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B), whereas the Asus VE228H, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK and the Philips Brilliance 19S4 do. More ...

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Acer 206H has only received a Kagoo Score of 72, but the Asus VE228H scored 81, the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK scored 81, the Philips Brilliance 19S4 scored 78 and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B scored 82.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 2 stores sells the Acer 206H, however 8 shops sell the Asus VE228H and 3 shops sell the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over One Year Older

The Acer 206H is older than the Philips Brilliance 19S4 by 15 months and older than the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B by 17 months.

Hugely Lower User Review Score

The Acer 206H only has an average user rating of 67%, but the Asus VE228H has an average user rating of 89% (based on 409 reviews), the NEC MultiSync EA273WMIBK has an average user rating of 90% (based on 4 reviews) and the Viewsonic Value Series VA705B has an average user rating of 92% (based on 5 reviews).

Worse Brand

Acer PC monitors have an average rating of only 94.2%, however Asus has an average rating of 95% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 94.4%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the 206H in the US is $54.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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