IPS monitors suffer from IPS glare, which is described as apparent ‘glowing’ across the edges of the panel, and is especially noticeable in dim rooms with dim material on the computer.
In fact, this drawback is completely tolerable and manageable, as all LED backlit monitors have at least some light leakage.
Just don’t maximize the brightness of the monitor when you use it in a dark-pitched room. If you notice some glowing around the corners, that’s going to happen.
To reduce this, you can lower the brightness or add some lighting (lamp, LEDs, and such) to your room.
Finally, IPS and TN monitors typically have a continuous contrast ratio of 1,000:1.
So blacks won’t be as deep as the VA (Vertical Alignment) panel displays that have a contrast ratio of 3,000:1, but they have their own disadvantages that we’ll get into a bit later.
Moving back to the monitor, the Philips 226E9QDSB has a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.
Although 1080p may seem to be low by today’s standards, it is still the most widespread resolution.
What’s more, it offers an excellent pixel density of 102 PPI (pixels per inch) on the 21.5′′ viewable 226E9QDSB screen. So, you ‘re getting plenty of screen space and sharp text / details!
Another upside is that it’s not going to be too demanding on your graphics card, so you’re going to be able to easily maintain high frame rates in video games if you have a decent GPU.