A PRODUCTIVITY MONITOR.
FOR THOSE LOOKING for a high-quality panel for work or home, the Philips 241S6QYMB has a lot to offer. Rather than a TN panel, the 23.8-inch monitor uses an AH-IPS panel, with wide 178-degree viewing angles. The Philips offers the usual 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, with a 60Hz refresh rate and 250cd/m2 brightness.
The 5ms GTG response time isn’t aimed at gamers, but is still good enough to avoid ghosting during some casual play. The monitor also has a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, which boosts to 20 million to 1 using Philips SmartContrast.
The 241S6QYMB also makes it easy to get the perfect viewing experience, with a fully ergonomic base offering height (110mm down to almost desk level), swivel, tilt and rotation adjustments.
We found the panel needed some minor colour adjustments out of the box, but overall gives a vibrant image with very even backlighting. The inbuilt speakers are a little tinny, but perfectly fine for watching that funny YouTube video. The 241S6QYMB has DisplayPort, DVI and VGA inputs, but no HDMI.