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53

Overall Score

Planar PL1500M

$154.99
$139.99 $15.00 cheaper than 45 days ago
A staggeringly economical to run 1024 x 768 flatpanel monitor with good features but a price that represents poor value for money
15" 1,024 Pixels No 8ms Aug 2013
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Planar PL1500M Review

With very low running costs but good features, we have ranked the Planar PL1500M number 556 across all PC monitors.
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$35 Over 8 Years
Overall Score
53
Average

Why Has it Scored 53?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better flatpanel monitors are available. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2017.
This PC monitor has running costs of only $35 over 8 years, which puts it in the cheapest 10% of all 2,772 PC screens that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Quite narrow viewing angle, vertical
Only 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $154.99 to $139.99 in the last 45 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 82% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

Planar PL1500M In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $139.99 it is cheaper than 71% of flatpanel monitors.

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Features

Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angles, vertical of PC displays range from 16° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°. The viewing angle, vertical of the PL1500M of only 125° is fairly narrow compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 8% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The largest display resolution of the PL1500M is 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 62% smaller display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all flatpanel monitors the best resolution is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Flatpanel monitors have viewing angles, horizontal of between 17° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. The viewing angle, horizontal of the PL1500M of only 140° is in the narrowest 8% of all PC monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PL1500M has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite Slow Response Time

The response times of flatpanel monitors range from 1ms to 55ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. The PL1500M's response time of 8ms is in the slowest 11% of all PC screens when ranked by this feature.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The PL1500M has an average running cost of only $35 over 8 years based on alright usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 10% of all 2,772 flatpanel monitors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

generic pl1500m, planar pl1500m

Barcodes:

00000011647728, 00000977731800, 00000997590500, 00000997731801, 00810689000037, 00810689002260, 00810689059059, 00810689073185, 04923123153087, 08106890000372

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