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Philips Brilliance 241P4QPYES review

£220 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Philips

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The Philips Brilliance 241P4QPYES is 24in display that offers brilliant quality at a budget price. Read our review to find out more.

The Brilliance 241P4QPYES is designed for an office environment, but that’s no reason to discount it for home use. It’s a 24in display with a full-HD native resolution, a rotate- and height-adjustable stand, a four-port USB hub and a slew of power-saving features. See also: Group test: what's the best display?

The stand incorporates a slot for routing cables to its VGA, DVI and DisplayPort inputs. The latter could be useful if your graphics card demands a DisplayPort interface for running a third monitor. It’s still possible to connect HDMI devices using an HDMI-to-DVI cable. Visit Group test: What's the best 19 to 24-inch LCD monitor?

The Brilliance isn’t as beautiful to behold as some of the competition, but the silver bezel and black base are made from 65 percent recycled plastic, making it more eco-friendly than most.

Saving the environment was clearly high on Philips’ list of priorities in designing the 241P4QPYES, which has an infrared sensor that’s able to detect when you’re not sitting at the screen and put it into standby mode. You can adjust the sensitivity of this feature and, of course, there’s a proper on/off switch, too. We recorded 30W power consumption at maximum brightness, and 18W at 120cd/m2.

We’re not keen on the touch-sensitive controls, which can be difficult to locate with no tactile guidance, but Philips includes a Windows-only configuration utility in the box.

The Philips’ LED-backlit AMVA panel offers excellent contrast – 1,691:1 in our tests – with deep blacks and bright whites. This helps the display to retain the detail in both shadows and bright objects. We measured a maximum brightness of 299cd/m2.

The Philips proved able to display 93 percent of the sRGB gamut (the highest on test), and 81 percent of NTSC.

Viewing angles are also very good – 178 degrees both horizontal and vertical, according to Philips. This means the colours and contrast won’t shift as you move your head from side to side.

The 12ms response time isn’t the fastest here, but should be fine for playing games; we didn’t spot any blurring or lag.

Philips Brilliance 241P4QPYES Expert Verdict »

Screen size/resolution[native and other resolutions]: 24-inch/1,920x1,080
Pixel pitch/response time: 0.277/12ms
Contrast ratio and measured contrast result: 20,000,000:1 dynamic/1,691:1
Screen brightness (cdm2)/colour range: 250/16.7 million
Viewing angles [vertical/horizontal]: 178/178
Speakers/output: stereo speakers with 3W amp/headphone output
USB ports: 4 HDMI/DVI and VGA connections: no/yes/yes
Physical dimensions: 565x220x395-516mm
Weight: 5.9kg
Warranty: Three years on-site
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Performance: We give this item 8 of 10 for performance
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

This office-friendly 241P4QPYES is a superb display. Its flexible stand allows you to position the screen to suit, and image quality is excellent. It also has useful extras, including a USB hub and power-saving features.

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