Philips Moda 245 

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This has a very small edge top and both sides and only a normal size at the base, it is also very thin. However the most important thing is the quality of the image on the screen, this is excellent and while I tried with the controls to better the ‘Auto’ settings I failed.

Philips Moda 24 inch LED IPS Monitor
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It is 53.5x31x.5cm the last figure at the edges. The viewable screen is 53.3x30.2cm which gives the notional imperial diagonal measurement of more than 23¾ inches it’s actually 23.8inches.

The stand is a ‘V’ shape back to front so it’s only .5cm at the back and 30.5cm at the front in total it is 19.5cm from back to front.

A little surprisingly it is a standard 1920x1080 display.

On the rear of the panel on the right side in a line are the connections, Display Port, HDMI and D-Sub (VGA) with audio connection for VGA beside it. To the left of the stand connection which raises the panel by 9cm from your desk is the DC input.

There is around 15 degrees of back tilt and around a couple of degrees of front tilt, no side to side movement of the panel is available but as it is not heavy it is easy to move to one side or the other if required, the actual weight with stand is less than 2.9kilos.

Apart from the ultra-thin design and virtually no edges the next unusual feature is that the adjustment is on the rear of the display with joystick type control to the right and below the cable connections. This is possibly far more intuitive than the normal line of buttons on the right bottom edge of the screen.

I tested this unit with the full range of tests including normal office work like spreadsheets and word processing, viewing images and of course videos as well as browing long web pages.

The buzz words here are Ultra Wide Colour Technology, Smart Image and Flicker Free Technology.

The now standard viewing angle of 178degrees, contrast ratio of 1000:1 smart contrast of 20,000,000:1 and pixel pitch of .274x.274. This to me means very clear sharp images and as it has a deep black even the odd video or three looked good even those that normally give just black images.

The sticker on the unit says its ‘A+’ energy rating using 18Watts and an annual 27kWh figure.

This unit has IPS technology which goes some way to explaining 178 degree viewing angle claim with three units placed in a curve to give a smooth image, as I only had one I have to trust the image shown on the second link at the end.

So here a ground breaking thin panel, with excellent colour, and innovative technology for adjustment on the rear of the panel. These three things alone insure that you should be prepared to pay extra for this very eye catching design.

The Philips Moda 245 is available from Amazon for £233.74 including delivery.

Details can be found on the Philips website.

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