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Philips 24 inch Panel 243b9_00 

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This 24inch panel from Philips displays in 1920x1080 like the majority, but here the refresh rate is up to 75Hz instead of the standard 60Hz. Another of the plus features is USB ‘C’ and the ability to charge and transfer data from your notebook or Tablet via a single supplied cable. It also has pivot ability so can be used in portrait mode as well.

Philips 243B9 00 LCD computer monitor
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It is 53.5x32.5x1.5cm; the viewable screen is 52.5x29.5cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of just under 24inches. The bezel at the sides and top is .5cm and at the base is 3cm, the six control touch buttons are at the right end of this with only a white LED visible. The total weight with stand is just over 5 kilos. There is 30 degrees of back tilt and 5 degrees of forward tilt.

The connections on the back are at the right side a kettle style mains connection, the rest are on the left side VGA, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB ‘C’ and USB upstream as well as two USB downstream ports. There is a 3.5mm audio in socket for VGA and a headphone out socket, the latter is useful as sound from the units 2W speakers is not that high.

The other two USB downstream ports are inset on the left side.

In portrait mode the screen is raised between 4.5 and 19.5cm from your desk.

It is easy to assemble without any tools, the two part stand – base and arm – fit together with a hand screw. This then fits onto the back via a four point clip in mechanism.

As with most recent panels this is Flicker Free, LowBlue and via settings EasyRead.

This is an Energy Star 8 device and 100% of the packing materials are said to be recyclable.

Having USB ‘C’ means that there is no hassle about attaching to a recent SmartPhone of Notebook/Tablet and also allows charging of that device while connected.

Being able to use this panel in portrait mode is also a plus and no fuss just turn it through 90 degrees on the base.

Not all USB ‘C’ cables have the ability to deliver power so do not lose the one that comes with the panel.

Without getting technical this is an IPS panel which means that colours stay true even when being viewed from the side and of course this has 178 degree ability for people living together the easy ability to get online content like films and the growing amount of theatre presentations being shown live over the Internet.

As regular readers will know my Genre of music is Jazz and recently Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club streamed a live performance free just the three musicians on stage all the require two metres apart. In essence you get the best seats in the house without leaving your living room or office.

At the time of publication the Philips c-p/243B9_00 LCD monitor with USB ‘C’ is available from Lambda Tek for £225.67 or from Amazon for £248.20 including delivery.

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