Conclusion: Fire her up, calibrate to what suits your eye and the 24in Blade 2, benefitting from an anti-glare coating, produces a pleasing picture, free of noisome reflections. On first glance the LED-backlit display is even across all parts of the 16:9-ratio screen and viewing angles are excellent. Colours are solid, blacks are inky, and the panel is able to pick out subtle light changes in many of our test pictures.
Conclusion: Philips Blade 2 - or 239C4QHSB – is the latest in the line of inexpensive IPS based monitors. It is extremely thin, measuring just 12.5 mm in depth, due to the edge LED backlight. All input connectors have also been moved to the base. The monitor feels a bit cheap for Philips’ standards but is not much different from the majority of TN based monitors today. The first thing we noticed on Philips’ monitor was its excellent out-of-box color accuracy.
Pros: Out-of-box color accuracy, Price, Dirty screen look reduced, Picture quality better than TN panels, Low power consumption
Cons: Heavy clouding, Black level, Slow response time