I removed my 27″ monitor from my desk reluctantly to test Philips’ Brilliance monitor, but I needn’t have worried. 24″ is still plenty of screen and with the clarity of the display and flexibility awarded by its highly adjustable ergonomic stand, I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Price: RRP £249.99
Phillips is a huge Dutch conglomerate that makes and sells a huge variety of products worldwide. It will probably be familiar to every reader for its TV’s healthcare equipment, monitors, smart home equipment, lights and consumer electronics.
As you might expect from Philips the screen hits a number of environmental markers. These include EnergyStar 6.0, EPEAT Gold, TCO edge and RoHS. The upshot of all of these qualifications is a screen that is very efficient to run for its size and is made from and by environmental processes as much as is possible.
Philips have made a sturdy and reliable 24″ monitor with ergonomic adjustment and display. It has power saving features, including automatic screen dimming when an empty chair is detected and is mercury and lead free with a PVC/BFR free housing.
Its display is clear, crisp and ideal for those with vision problems, including wearers of bifocal lenses and migraineurs who will appreciate the blue-light reduction, flicker free images and automatic light adaption.
- Soft-blue technology that reduce blue light waves
- Flicker-free display
- SmartErgoBase with height, swivel, tilt and rotation angle adjustments.
- Low Bezel to table height
- Integrated USB 3.0 Hub
- Lightsensor detects and adapts to lighting in the room
Environment & People
At a RRP of £250 and an actual price of around £220 to £240 the monitor falls towards the top of the bracket for 24 inch monitors. When you add in the very flexible stand, large range of inputs and blue filtering technology and most importantly the higher quality pannel aim it at a professional rather than a home market.
Dimensions: Product with stand (max height) 563 x 511 x 257 mm
Weight: Product with stand (kg) 6.47 kg
LCD panel type: IPS-ADS LCD
Panel Size: 23.8 inch/60.5 cm
Effective viewing area: 527.04 (H) x 296.46 (V)
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Optimum resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Response time (typical): 5 ms (Grey to Grey)*
Brightness: 250 cd/m²
Display colours: 16.7 M
Power (Eco mode): 13.9 W (typ.)
MHL: 1080P @ 60 Hz
Kensington lock: Yes
Connectors: DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, and VGA.
VESA mount (100 x 100 mm)
Controls: Physical switches with a physical power button.
Height adjustment: 130 mm
Pivot: 90 degree
Swivel: -175/+175 degree
Tilt: -5/20 degree
Environmental and energy
PowerSensor, LightSensor, EnergyStar 6.0, EPEAT Gold, TCO edge, RoHS
Recyclable packaging material: 100 %
Post-consumer recycled plastic: 65%
Warranty: The warranty covers manufacturing defects for 36 months, provided that you have registered it on the Philips website.
* A computer than can drive it at it’s native 1080p resolution,
SoftBlue technology is the main selling point of this monitor. It sounds like a gimic and I can’t say that I noticed a particular difference in three weeks, however as someone who experience frequent vision-related symptoms due to migraine, including light sensitivity – blue light sensitivity in particular and are prone to eye strain, I can say that the combination of super adjustable so the screen is just in the right position, combined with its light filtering and adaption has made it a pleasure to use.
I dabble a little in everything – spreadsheets, writing, image editing, reading and gaming on my computer and although I wouldn’t recommend it for a particular specialist use, it’s performed well for me in all tasks.
Recommended for users prone to eye strain, vision problems and migraine looking for a standard size monitor to carry out general tasks.
The review is based on the Philips Brilliance P-line 241P6EPJEB 24-Inch LED Monitor kindly provided by Philips. This article was first published on 14 September 2016.