Review: Philips 249C4QHSB Monitor

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Review: Philips 249C4QHSB Monitor

Philips seems to be back on track, in re-establishing itself as a pioneer in display technologies. The company’s new 249C4QHSB is a Blade 2 monitor with stylish and ultra slim design. The monitor comes with an AMVA LED for wide-view super-high contrast and vivid images, while it is also offers Full HD content playback.

This one is a 24-inch display that works with a native resolution of 1920-by-1080 pixels, and offers a contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1 for richer black details. In addition, the 249C4QHSB is also energy efficienct and offers good multimedia playback capability. The monitor also boasts of a response time of 6 milliseconds, in addition to a brightness level of 250 cd / m².

Philips2The overall look and design of the 249C4QHSB monitor is quite good. Inside the box, the monitor comes with a HDMI cable, a VGA cable, external power supply, IEC cable, a driver CD, and a Quick Installation Guide. Setting up the monitor wasn’t a task. One thing that stands out when you have a first look at the monitor is its flat housing and the frame width, which is 18 millimeters thick.

The frame then gets wider at the bottom. You will also notice that the control panel is located on the surface of the monitor’s stand and is highlighted by printed symbols. Also, the power light is located here. The housing of the 249C4QHSB features a black high gloss finish, which also applies to the standpipe and the stand. The overall build quality is quite good.


When it comes to ergonomics, the 249C4QHSB can be slightly tilted to 3 degrees forward and 15 degrees backward. However, the monitor lacks height adjustment, and function such as pivot and rotation. All the connectivity options on this monitor can be found at the base of the display stand – the connectivity options include the VGA input, HDMI inputs, 3.5 mm audio output jack, and a Kensington lock.

The color gamut and calibration capability of the monitor is quite good. There is no input lag and hence the 249C4QHSB was able to reproduce strong colours and good black levels. When playing both movies and games, we did not encounter motion blur, which is good sign.



While for office use, the 249C4QHSB offers very few ergonomic features, it indeed is a very good monitor to consider for home and office use. If you can do wthout the ergonomic features, the Philips 249C4QHSB monitor could be a good buy.

Price: AED 999

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