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With our changing working habits, having a screen with enhanced connectivity and other integrated features such as a webcam can be very useful. The Philips 243B1JH is designed with this in mind. Aesthetics follow many others from the ‘B line’ (office and productivity-focused), with some notable additions at both the top and bottom. At the top, there’s an integrated 2.0 megapixel webcam with integrated microphone and LED indicator. This is compatible with Windows Hello facial recognition and automatically pops up when needed and tucks back in when not in use. At the bottom, there’s an integrated ‘PowerSensor’ which detects when nobody is using the monitor and dims the monitor significantly to save energy. And an integrated ‘LightSensor’, allowing the monitor to adjust automatically according to ambient brightness. The top and side bezels of the screen are dual-stage, including a slim panel border that’s flush with the rest of the screen. Plus a slim hard plastic outer component. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by buttons that face forwards towards the right side of the bottom bezel.
A 23.8″ 1920 x 1080 (Full HD or 1080p) IPS-type panel is employed, offering a 1000:1 static contrast, 178°/178° viewing angles and 8-bit colour support. A matte anti-glare screen surface is offered and 75Hz refresh rate supported. A flicker-free WLED backlight is used, offering 105% sRGB coverage (standard gamut) and a 250 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. ‘LowBlue Mode’ Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are offered, potentially enhancing viewing comfort. The included stand offers full ergonomic flexibility; tilt (5° forwards, 30° backwards), height (150mm or 5.91 inches), swivel (180°) and pivot (90° rotation into portrait). It can be removed using a quick-release mechanism to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. Most of the ports face downwards and include; DC power input (external ‘power brick’), DP 1.4, HDMI 1.4, USB-C (100W PD + DP Alt Mode), USB-C downstream (15W PD), 2 USB 3.2 ports, an RJ45 port and 3.5mm audio output. The main USB-C port includes DisplayLink functionality via USB-A as well. 2 further USB 3.2 ports (1 with BC 1.2 fast charging) are located at the left side of the monitor, as viewed from the front. 2 x 3W speakers are included for good measure.
Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed with an RRP of £369, availability in other regions such as the US not currently confirmed.