I use two of these monitors for work, and have been happy enough with them.
I have used, and still use, Dell monitors of the same kind of specification and price. The Philip's model is matt metallic silver, in stark comparison to the majority of other LCD monitor's which are black.
This is ok, so long as you are happy with that colour. It will look odd if you have a black keyboard, mouse and speaker for example. That's purely a cosmetic thing, but definitely your first consideration before looking into anything else.
So, if you are happy with the colour.
The quality and functions is pretty much what you would expect from an entry level model like this. It's big enough, but not widescreen. It handles a decent resolution and the screen is fairly crisp and clear without pulling up any trees to make you think "wow!" this looks great.
Brightness and contrast is good and you can manually control what you would normally expect to, but there is a good auto mode that does it all for you based on your system.
Connections are basic, just a VGA cable input and power - nothing else. That offers limited options, but you are getting what you pay for here.
The bottom line is here, if you are looking for a run-on-the-mill but decent quality monitor, this is ok. You'll get the same kind of spec from other manufactures at the same price. They are pretty much the same if you pay around this amount.
Reliability is good in my experience. I've had no problems over three years of day-after-day use.
Great price for what it is. When a monitor mentions the cd/m2 (for example this monitor is 250 cd/m2) it refers to the brightness. No you may think you can change the brightness manually on the menu option of your screen, which you can, but the higher the cd/m2 (pronounced candela) the less glare and more sunlight resistant it is. Candela can go up to 1800 cd/m2, 250 being the lowest. Candela is what adds cost to a monitor. If your monitor is next to a window with a lot of sunlight directed at it, then this monitor may not be for you, otherwise, its a good buy. The dabs website is OK but product details are quite poor. Goods delivered on time in good condition and they have a good reputation.
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