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Planar PL1500M

Planar PL1500M PC Monitor

15" 1024 X 768 LCD Aug 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
The Planar PL1500M professional LCD monitor features a thin, professional design, internal power supply, integrated speakers and analog input. The brightness, resolution and contrast ratio enable... More
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4 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Planar PC screens are rated 87%, which is in the top 40% of all PC screen brands that we have looked at.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The PL1500M has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other PC screens of this spec and age do not have a built-in speaker.

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Not Supported HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Not supported HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Narrow

Small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PL1500M have widths of between 100mm and 640mm, and the average width is 420mm. At only 339 millimeters, the Planar PL1500M is quite narrow compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the PL1500M, the PL1500M does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most small monitors that have been around for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The PL1500M is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The PL1500M does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the PL1500M also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the PL1500M is 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 40% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels PC screen, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst display resolution across all small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PL1500M.

The best display resolution across similar types of PC screen is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 38.1 centimeters, the PL1500M has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other LCD screens that were released more than two years ago. The screen sizes of PC screens that are a similar age to the PL1500M range from 8.9cm to 440cm, and the average display diagonal is 48cm.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

Similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PL1500M have viewable heights of between 110mm and 440mm, and the average viewable height is 260mm. With a viewable height of only 228 millimeters, the PL1500M has one of the smaller viewable heights amongst small monitors of this age.

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Quite Small Viewable Width

The viewable widths of small monitors that came out more than two years ago range from 190mm to 520mm. The PL1500M has a fairly small viewable width (only 304 millimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that are a similar age to the PL1500M.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

At only 125 degrees, the PL1500M has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the PL1500M. Small monitors that were released more than two years ago have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of only 140 degrees, the PL1500M has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst LCD screens of this age. The average horizontal viewing angle of small monitors that are a comparable age to the PL1500M is 150°.

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Quite Small Viewable Size Diagonal

Across all the small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PL1500M the viewable size diagonals range from 220mm to 500mm, and the average viewable size diagonal is 450mm. With a viewable size diagonal of only 381 millimeters, the Planar PL1500M has one of the smaller viewable size diagonals amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.

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Quite Few Display Colour Count

PC displays of a similar spec and age to the PL1500M have display colour counts of between 0.065M and 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 28M. With a display colour count of only 16.2 million, the PL1500M has one of the less display colour counts amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 8 milliseconds, the Planar PL1500M has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the PL1500M. The response times of PC displays of this age and spec range from 2ms to 44ms, and the average response time is 6.3ms.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Planar PL1500M

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market for over three years.

LCD Display Type

The PL1500M has a better display type than most PC screens of this spec and age. This flatpanel monitor has an LCD display type, whereas most LCD screens of this age and spec have an LED display type.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
HDCP
Digital Vertical Frequency
Viewable Size Diagonal
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
Audio Input
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Built-In Subwoofer
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Pivot
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Quantity
Power Cord Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $18.87
Electricity cost when on standby $2.24
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Total running cost over 5 years $21.11
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Planar PL1500Muses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers planar pl1500, planar pl1500m, planar pl1500mb, planar pl1500mbk
Barcodes 00810689000037, 00810689073185, 08106890000372
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