Macworld Labs: About Philips Monitor Brilliance 248X3LFH

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We now test our colt one of the last and most striking displays that reach us from the Dutch Philips. I mean the new monitor Philips Brilliance 248X3LFH . This is a different monitor, well designed and incorporates LightFrame theoretically facilitates concentration and minimizes eye strain. But as usual in our Labs, first things first:

Technical Specifications

  • LCD Panel Type TN
  • LED Back light
  • 23.6-inch 16:9 ratio
  • Native resolution of 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
  • 5ms response time
  • 2ms Gray-to-Gray
  • Brightness 300 cd / m²
  • 1000:1 Contrast
  • Pixel: 0.272 x 0.272 mm
  • Viewing angles: 170 ° (H) / 160 °
  • Frequency: 30 – 83 kHz (H) / 56 -75 Hz (V)
  • Inputs: HDMI (x2), VGA
  • 3.5 mm audio outputs HDMI
  • sRGB, LightFrame, SmartImage, SmartTxt, SmartKolor

The Team

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The monitor is striking just unpack. Aluminum and finished in a more than striking blue frame, stands out for its lightness, just and good construction. The aluminum base is also easy to install thanks to a simple screw can be tightened up a child. Special thanks to Philips for including with the team all necessary cables for operation. And besides the power supply, manual (on CD), warranty or other, we have a larger one VGA and one HDMI cable. Something not quite normal now, especially the HDMI cable.

As for the monitor itself, this 248X3LFH has a pantallón of no less than 23.6 inches.Based on a TN-type LCD panel , is particularly suitable for office work or web browsing which is right in front of the computer. Equipped with dual HDMI and VGA, has a more than useful output 3.5-mm audio signal over HDMI you goals. Therefore, connected to a good sound system, could replace a desktop TV playing content from a STB or Blu-ray.

Of course, maybe you need check the presence of a VESA-making, so that complicates their use with articulating arms or wall installation. Not to mention you will be stuck with no “hook” any invention on the back for lack of outlets for it. It also misses the fact that you can rotate the monitor vertically, which is widely used in certain types of environments.

Screen

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Obviously it is striking that this monitor is its frame LightFrame 2 . Promoted by Philips as a light frame, which prevents eyestrain, improves concentration and certainly increases the attractiveness of the whole design. With three light intensities that can be easily adjusted through the menu in the equipment, I can assure you increase your concentration, but since then call everyone’s attention as soon as you see. So what I would see as an interesting aesthetic added as a way to relieve eyestrain for those hours more at work. In the worst cases, you can always turn off the monitor completely and will remain as one of the lifetime. Of course, at the expense of significantly increasing the depth of its edge, as you can see in the pictures.

Equipped with Full HD LCD panel type TN 1920×1080 pixel resolution, LED backlight Philips has included so you get a polite frame, a light weight, low consumption and a more than saturated colors and true to the original. The inclusion of the TN panel and gives us an idea of what the target audience the team: office work, web browsing and for general housework. And is that the viewing angles are rather scarce (especially vertical) with bands of changing colors with just altering the height of the chair from which you are, so those who need an overall accuracy will be clearly disappointed.

A particular highlight the wealth of choices in the menus to customize to our liking this team. Not only can you change the color temperature from 5000 up to 10000 degrees Kelvin, but even the Gamma or the individual levels of red, green or blue. Philips seems to be aware of the shortcomings of the team, for which includes several modes of image management that attempt to solve them.

So we SmartReponse (to improve response time by itself is not high, but with some ghosting), Smart Contrast (which “generates” a contrast 20,000,000:1) SmartKolor (which emphasizes the treatment of colorectal) and SmartTxt ( that aims to enhance the text basically dedicated environments displaying documents). Everything would be very nice if really worked (not do) and above the image is impaired due to “noise” that add all these kinds of “filters”. Especially the last one, although highlighted text, causes the appearance of a kind of noise in some pretty nasty letters.

Conclusion (7/10)

Philips hit again in the design and this 248X3LFH a monitor stand out in any office in its own right. With sleek lines, solid construction and light rather than flashy technology framework LightFrame 2, certainly not go unnoticed. However, the technical panel aimed to go office work not too demanding, Internet browsing and multimedia content, to highly competitive professional environments where accurate representation of images will be needed. Part of the blame lies with the tip TN panel that integrates the team, with a viewing angles left something to be desired especially in the vertical aspect.

But if you are looking for a design team, an office for the latest fashion, with good size, good construction and potential use as a multimedia system, this is your team.We have Full HD resolution, dual HDMI and integrated audio output, which together with its striking chassis assures us that will draw attention immediately. Of course, at a price close to € 270 .

In Favor :

  • Impressive design
  • Technology LightFrame 2
  • Bright colors

Against :

  • Display Type TN
  • Viewing angles are not very large
  • It includes making VESA
  • Can not change height or rotate vertically
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