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Philips Unveils The 242B1G 24" Full HD IPS Productivity Monitor


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One of the greenest monitors is here: the Philips 242B1G (23.8" / 60.5 cm ) is designed for sustainable productivity and addressed to ecologically-minded professionals. This eco-friendly monitor from the Philips monitors' B Line delivers a new level of power saving in addition to ease of use and visual comfort (the Full HD IPS panel delivers exceptional color accuracy and wide viewing angles), ensuring peak performance every day while respecting the environment.

The Philips 242B1G delivers substantial energy savings thanks to a super-energy-efficient design that makes this model perfect even for complex set-ups. More specifically, its power-efficient features use a new LED backlight technology that maintains brightness and colour while using significantly less energy. The monitor is also equipped with an array of other power-saving technologies, such as PowerSensor, LightSensor and 0-watt hard power switch.

PowerSensor detects user presence or absence via harmless infrared signals and automatically reduces monitor brightness accordingly, helping to save up to 80% energy costs. LightSensor technology measures ambient light intensity and consequently adjusts screen brightness. Another important feature that makes this monitor especially effective at reducing users' carbon footprint is the Zero Power Switch. At the flick of the 0-watt hard switch, users can completely cut off their monitor from AC power, resulting in zero power consumption.

Green inside and out

True eco-conscious users demand eco-friendly and sustainable materials to effectively reduce their carbon footprint and promote circular consumption. This model is the ideal choice for them. Composed of 85% post-consumer recycled plastics and boasting a TCO Certified Edge, the Philips 242B1G is entirely free of harmful substances such as mercury, halogen and PVC/BFR to minimize environmental impact. In addition, all packing materials are 100% recycled as well as 100% recyclable, and the display meets major international standards such as EnergyStar 8.0, EPEAT1 and RoHS.

Comfortable visual experience

The Philips 242B1G meets high productivity needs. It features an IPS panel with Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) resolution for beautiful colors and sharp images, perfect for numerous tasks from photo editing to web browsing to professional applications that need color accuracy and consistent brightness, thanks to 102% sRGB gamut coverage. IPS displays also enable wide viewing angles of 178/178 degrees, which is particularly useful when working in teams on a single display. The 242B1G also has a 75 Hz refresh rate, which is 25% more compared to common office displays with 60 Hz, resulting in smoother action when moving objects on the screen. The Philips 242B1G is also fitted with a USB hub, offering four USB 3.2 ports, one of which supports fast charging of smartphones and similar devices.

For users' comfort, especially those who spend many hours in front of the monitor, this model includes three easy-on-the-eyes features to minimize eye strain. LowBlueMode reduces harmful shortwave blue light, while FlickerFree regulates brightness and reduces flicker for more comfortable viewing. EasyRead completes the offer for a paper-like reading experience. Finally, the 242B1G comes with a fully ergonomic stand, offering 150 mm height adjustment, -180/+180° swivel, -5/+35° tilt and 90° pivot adjustment.

Availability & Pricing

The Philips 242B1G monitor is available from February with an RRP of £179.99.

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Sorry, but 1080p is not productivity, that's just not enough space.
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Sorry, but 1080p is not productivity, that's just not enough space.
That's productivity as in "corporate cubicle" or "bank attendant". These are places where low TCO is what matters, quality only has to be "good enough". Go into a corporate office and you will still see hundreds of 1280x1024 screens from early 2000s.
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"sustainable" and "ecologically"

anyone who buys into that marketing idiocy isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. whoever wrote this for Philipps should be fired. People aren't that dumb, its insulting. After all, its a freakin monitor made out of electronic parts and plastics, not something people will eat. AND none of it was made from recycled supply. Take your marketing idiocy elsewhere Philips, I certainly will not be buying your products.
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Oh my the unveiling, the specs. I can't believe its 2021.