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Philips 273E3 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £286
inc VAT

The 273E3 has good image quality and a generous warranty, but it lacks comprehensive image controls


The only other image control is the colour temperature setting, which offers a cold 9300K or a more balanced 6500K, as well as the standard sRGB setting and a user-defined option. We found the difference between 6500K and sRGB negligible. We found colours to be most natural at 6500K, and think most people will be happy at this setting.

Philips 273E3 Side

At under £300 and with a three-year collect-and-return warranty, the 273E3 is great value; even better, we’re assured by Philips’ representative that the price will soon drop to under £250. However, it’s not much better than the Iiyama ProLite E2710HDSD-1, which also has a 4-port USB hub and can be bought now for around £230.

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Basic Specifications



Viewable size27 in
Native resolution1,920×1,080
Contrast ratio1,200:1 (20,000,000:1 dynamic)
Horizontal viewing angle178°
Vertical viewing angle170°
Response time3.5ms
Response time typegrey-to-grey
Screen depth65mm
Base (WxD)226x226mm
Screen elevation80mm


Portrait modeno
Wall mount optionyes
Height adjustableno
Internal speakersyes (2x 2W)
Detachable cablesyes
USB hubnone
Integrated power supplyyes
Kensington lock lugyes
Display extrasnone
VGA inputyes
DVI inputyes
S-video inputno
Component inputno
Composite inputno
HDCP supportyes
Audio inputs3.5mm line in


Power consumption standby1W
Power consumption on26W

Buying Information

Warrantythree years collect and return

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