Philips has introduced a new IPS based monitor dubbed Blade 2. The 23-inch monitor utilizes a Full HD panel and is just 12.5 mm in depth thanks to edge LED backlighting.<br /><br /><h3>Philips Blade 2 monitor</h3>Philips had traditionally focused on TN panels but is now releasing a new IPS based monitor with a slim, black design.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/philipsblade2-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/philipsblade2-1.jpg" alt="Philips Blade 2 IPS monitor" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Philips Blade 2 IPS monitor</i></p><br />The monitor is one of the slimmest available with it 12.5 mm design that has been made possible by utilizing edge LED backlighting. It is still not as thin as <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id=1325063822><b>AOCâ€™s i2353PH</b></a> but it is certainly impressive. The monitor offers analog D-SUB and 2xHDMI. The HDMI inputs allow users to connect PCs as well as movie players and game consoles.<br /><br />The 23-inch IPS panel also offers 1920x1080 pixel resolution, 6 ms (g2g) response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 178/178 degree viewing angles.<br /><br />Philips Blade 2 (239C4QHSB) will be available in March or April.