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Philips 225B2CS/00

Philips 225B2CS/00
alaScore 88

15 reviews

Apr, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Philips 225B2CS/00. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The design also gets good feedback.

design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Philips 225B2CS/00 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Craig Simms (

Philips Brilliance 225B


While its display quality is no greater or less than the norm, Philips' Brilliance 225B does one thing very well: saves power. Just don't use it for gaming.

Low power consumption ; Proximity detections dim screen when the user is away ; Height adjustment

Blacks aren't good, but this is typical of TN screens ; Gaming is blurrier than the norm

Update: Due to additional gaming tests, the score for the Brilliance 225B has been revised since initial publication.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Benny Har-Even (

Philips Brilliance 225B monitor review


Philips says the infrared sensor inside its 225B monitor can tell when you're not in front of it and drop the brightness and power. We put it to the test.

The PowerSensor on the Philips does the job and lowers screen brightness and therefore power consumption when you're literally out of the picture. Of course, you can get superior image quality for the money, but if you're more concerned with keeping...

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications


Certification:- EPEAT Gold\n- RoHS / EPEAT Gold, RoHS, EnergyStar 5.0, BSMI, CE Mark, FCC, Class B, GOST, SEMKO, TCO 5.0, TUV/GS, TUV Ergo, UL/cUL / RoHS / RoHS, BSMI, CE Mark, FCC, Class B, GOST, SEMKO, TCO 5.0, TUV/GS, TUV Ergo, UL/cUL / RoHS\nBSMI\nCE Mark\nFCC\nClass B\nGOST\nSEMKO\nTCO 5.0\nTUV/GS\nTUV Ergo\nUL/cUL
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Color of product:Black
Exterior finish material:


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Backlight type:
Contrast ratio (dynamic):50000000:1 / 500000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display:LCD / LED
Display brightness:250 / 300
Display Diagonal:22 / 23
Display Diagonal (metric):22 / 23
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050 / 1920 x 1080
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 83
Display sRGB:Y / Yes
Display Technology:LCD/TFT
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:SmartContrast
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
HDCP:Y / Yes
Horizontal scan range:30 - 83
Maximum refresh rate:60
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Pixel Pitch:0.0104 x 0.0104 / 0.0111 x 0.0111
Response Time:5
Screen shape:Flat
Separate H/V sync:Y / Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) / 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Sync-on-green (SOG):Y / Yes
Vertical scan range:56 - 75
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:170

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (off):0.1
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):22.5 / 28.62


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Height adjustment:2.76 / Yes
LED Indicators: / Operation, Stand-by / Power, Stand-by
Number of OSD languages:8
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CHI (SIMPL), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POR, RUS / CHI (SIMPL), German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
On/Off switch:Y / Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes
Swivel angle range:-65 - 65
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt adjustment:Y / Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 20
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


Built-in camera:N / No
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:3
TV tuner integrated:N / No


Bluetooth: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Relative humidity:20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Compatibility:- Mac OS X\n- Windows 7/Vista/X
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:22.3 x 19.6 x 9.8
Languages support:
Package dimensions (WxDxH):24.2 x 18.8 x 6.73 / 24.2 x 6.73 x 18.8
Power consumption (active):28.62
Power Requirements:100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Recyclable packaging material:100

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.73 / 6.89
Package height:18.8 / 22.2
Package weight:14.1 / 15.3
Package width:18.4 / 24.2


AMD FreeSync:N
Compatible memory cards:
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah, Mac OS X 10.1 Puma, Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Y / Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):50.000 / 50000
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Y

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio Input:Y / Yes
Audio Output: Yes
Built-in USB hub:Y
DVI port:Y / Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (off):0.1
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):22.5 / 28.62

Technical Details

Weight (with stand):10.1

Thin Client

Thin client installed:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.97 / 2.32
Depth (with stand):9.8
Height:14.2 / 19.9
Height (with stand):19.6 / 19.9
Package depth:6.73 / 6.89
Package height:18.8 / 22.2
Package weight:14.1 / 15.3
Package width:18.4 / 24.2
Weight:9.15 / 9.24
Weight with stand:10.1 / 11.4
Width:13.8 / 22.3
Width (with stand):18.3 / 19.1 / 22.3