The screen Philips SmoothTouch 231C5TJKFU is a monitor with a size of 23 inches and touch functionality. The machine provides an attractive platform to get all the juice of an ecosystem like the touch Windows 8. Through the use of a panel type IPS get brighter images and excellent viewing angles up to 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically. All with a very attractive and inviting design full multimedia experience first level. The Philips SmoothTouch 231C5TJKFU is available in the market for a price of 500 euros.
The Philips SmoothTouch 231C5TJKFU integrates a 23 inch panel with Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels of resolution. This is a good figure to see content like HD movies or playing modern games. In addition, using a panel IPS allows us to achieve a brilliant image of 250 nits and excellent viewing angles up to 178 degrees both vertically and horizontally. In the area of contrast, this monitor has a static ratio of 1000:1 (a figure that usually share most monitors) and dynamic contrast ratios of 20,000,000:1 that will help us achieve deeper blacks.
Another aspect to note is that a response time of 5 milliseconds, but not a pretty remarkable figure as high as monitors oriented games (e.g. Philips 272G5DJEB of 144 Hz). The company has included several technologies to improve the playback of content. One of the most interesting is SmartImage, which allows us to configure the screen depending on the type of use that the team are doing, such as for watching movies, playing games or reading text and viewing photos.
As mentioned earlier, one of the most important keys of this monitor is its touch functionality with up to 10 points of pressure simultaneously. The response of this panel we found very well both simple gestures and more complex multi-finger gestures. Activation of this feature requires us to connect the USB cable from your monitor into a port of the computer.
The Monitor Philips has a very attractive design. The company has used tempered glass throughout the front, both on the panel and frames. That creates a very elegant feel. We also have a top flange to integrate webcam and a lower flange having a double use. On the one hand it serves as one of the fulcrums of the monitor. On the other hand, serves as a basis for integrating five touch buttons. Frames are not particularly thin, but have a pretty good feeling. This protrusion is combined with a rear flange that serves as a second fulcrum and allows you to get a very stable monitor.
This tab can be tilted up to 57 degrees to place the monitor in the best position to see the contents of the computer. We would also like to especially recognize the rear of this equipment in a drawing based on horizontal lines that are very elegant. In fact, the only problem is that you see the back area will be hidden most of the time. In short, one of the most visually appealing we’ve tested to date monitors. The measurements of the Philips SmoothTouch 231C5TJKFU are 56.3 x 40.6 x 7.2 inches and weight is placed on the 5.16 kilos.
The interface of this monitor uses the five soft buttons on the bottom. The first thing to say is that these buttons have a too high sensitivity to our liking, sometimes difficult (rather than facilitate) navigation through the various menus. The first button is used to open the menu SmartImage. The user can choose from six different modes depending on your use of the monitor. The first is reading text. Then we have a way for a regular office use. The third mode is focused on viewing photos, while the fourth is used for viewing movies. The last two modes are directed to games or save mode for less expenditure of energy. The second button is used to change the input mode of the monitor. The button opens the following touch panel volume, while the fourth open configuration panel fullest. From here you can manually change various settings in the reproduction of computer image, audio or language. The fifth touch button turns the monitor.
In the field of connections, the Philips SmoothTouch 231C5TJKFU incorporates two USB 3.0 ports for connecting various devices like thumb drives or mobile devices. Also includes a port HDMI to connect the monitor to a laptop or other compatible equipment, and another port that can function as both HDMI and MHL. This technology allows you to connect through a cable or tablet smartphone and view the contents of the device in time real in the monitor, both menus as apps and media files (like a mirror).
The connections are completed with a DisplayPort for chaining multiple screens and a port VGA standard. The user can also enjoy web camera with a resolution of 1 megapixel for videoconferencing applications like Skype and Hangouts. In the field of sound, we have two speakers with an output of 2 watts for a total power of 4 watts. Their operation has seemed quite limited, so if you want to fully enjoy movies or games it is advisable to gain external speakers.