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Windows 7: New monitor from Philips


09 Sep 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 
New monitor from Philips

Hey everyone,

I've decided to buy a new monitor and I came here for quick recommendations and advice. I want a monitor that's ~21.5" size, Full HD (1920x1080), 16:9, with DVI or HDMI connection. What I am not sure about is LED -- I know LED's are supposed to be better but what is better over an ordinary LCD display? If you can clear that up for me, it would be awesome.

I look for Philips monitors for now, I'd like feedback from people ho already have monitors from Philips, and also from those who would recommend other brands.

Thanks in advance. Ask questions if necessary, I'll do my best to answer all of them.

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09 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

LED uses less power, which creates less heat, that is the main advantage over a standard LCD monitor, they can also be slimmer, which doesn't really make a difference since the screens are already thin.
(Both LED and LCD monitors use the same LCD screen technology, only difference is LED branded monitors use LEDs for the backlight while LCD branded monitors use a flourescent tube)
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09 Sep 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
LED uses less power, which creates less heat, that is the main advantage over a standard LCD monitor, they can also be slimmer, which doesn't really make a difference since the screens are already thin.
(Both LED and LCD monitors use the same LCD screen technology, only difference is LED branded monitors use LEDs for the backlight while LCD branded monitors use a flourescent tube)
What do you think about this one: click
It has a nice viewing angle, it's LED and everything I look for... but I always assume there is something I'm missing and I really can't afford to not make the right decision. Thanks!

*not sure it's LED, I think it's not O_o
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09 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

There are 2 versions of that monitor, one is a standard LCD and the other is an LED type. As Zepher has pointed out, the difference only refers to the method of backlighting the screen. The actual screen itself in both cases is identical.

Standard: 221E2
LED: 221EL2

If you want an LED model, you need to look for those which have an L in the model number, as shown above.
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09 Sep 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
There are 2 versions of that monitor, one is a standard LCD and the other is an LED type. As Zepher has pointed out, the difference only refers to the method of backlighting the screen. The actual screen itself in both cases is identical.

Standard: 221E2
LED: 221EL2

If you want an LED model, you need to look for those which have an L in the model number, as shown above.
What about Philips 226CL2SB? Is it good?
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09 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It looks OK. And it does mention LED technology. What I would do, if you are able to, is to pop down to your local computer store and see if they have any of these monitors (or similar) on display so that you can see what they are like actually displaying an image.
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09 Sep 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Any further ideas why you are so set on Phillips? I was holding out for premium 23" LED's from Samsung but had to pull the trigger on two LG LED's in 23" when the prices with free deliver hit an amazing $312.00 usd delivered. I have to say that I'm very pleased with the LED's and my only issues are:
1) These monitors all come set for crazy brightness out of the box.
2) My LG's didn't have rear mounts if I ever wanted to use a mount.
Minor issues really, but features and as mentioned the low heat and energy means that they are much greener solution for a little more money.
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09 Sep 2011   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

@linnemeyerhere I look for Philips because a friend of mine recommended them. Also I have more to choose from because there are a lot different models of their monitors here at every price point, whereas the other offer only expensive ones or cheaper but with worse specs.

@Dwarf I went to the local stores but ... I am not sure why it happens but they don't seem to know ANYTHING about monitors. There were tens of different models and none was set on native resolution. How can I compare and decide which to buy when they are all stretched and blurry? Also all were set on static pictures and you couldn't see which is better in motion. Basically it was only useful that I now have the idea of how big 21.5" monitors are. And now I know the size is fine for me.
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