BIG AND BRIGHT
The Philips Professional 273P3 LED is all about real estate. At 27 inches there are not many other monitors out there that give you more space. Even if they did, you would not be able to handle anything bigger on your desktop. The dimensions are so vast that you can easily open a word file, watch a movie and keep an eye on the stock ticker while still leaving aside some space for another window you might want to open.
Still, this monitor does not believe in being a power guzzler. The intelligent Powersensor built into the front of the screen knows when there is no one in front of it and automatically switches to a low consumption mode, saving up to 80 per cent power. The touch sensitive control panel activates the Smartimage utility which lets you choose the best mode. The monitor came out in flying colours every time we threw a 1920x1080 pixel HD image at it. Then there are inbuilt speakers good enough for you to get rid of the headphones or extra table top speakers.
It is easy to adjust the height and inclination, but this also means the settings change if someone keeps their hand on it.
GENIUS HS-400A Price:
PHILIPS 273P3 LED PROFESSIONAL Price: ` 23,999
27-inch W-LED; 20,000,000:1 Smart Contrast;
1 ms response time, 16:9 aspect ration with optimum reso
lution of 1920 x 1080; VGA/DVI/DP input.