Product Type: Hewlett-Packard LCD monitors
Newest Review: ... nice and bright, with text and images very sharp. People have asked me recently where I purchased the monitor from as it looks so new an... more
Member Name: rosie_arnold
Advantages: Huge screen, makes viewing mulitple docs easy
Disadvantages: Control buttons a bit small
I use this monitor at work and was instrumental in making the decision to purchase. We're a small business so bought this from our local PC world, not an office supplier.
The monitor itself is 20" wide, but flat so it doesn't take up too much room on the desk. The widescreen is perfect for me if I want to view multiple documents at a time (making the features of windows 7 more usable). The picture is nice and bright, with text and images very sharp.
People have asked me recently where I purchased the monitor from as it looks so new and is very modern and sleek! The stand is integrated, so it feels more secure than something I've put together myself. There are 5 buttons to the bottom right hand corner of the unit. The first is the power button, which lights up nicely in a light blue colour when it's on and changes to an orange when it's not on or is hibernating (which does help alert you to the fact you've still got power to the monitor, good for saving the electriricty!)- a nice touch. The others are the menu button, + and - buttons and an 'OK' button for use with the menu. You can also control speaker volume from these buttons. The only criticism is that thse buttons aren't that easy to use as they are hidden under the lip of the monitor at the front, and despite being labelles, aren't very big.
The menu offers options for brightness, contrast, colour, image control, OSD Control, Management, Language, Information and a Factory Reset which is useful to get the defaults!
The speakers are of good quality using what HP calls 'HP Power Sound'- and are hidden. As it's a work computer I don't really use it for music so can't comment on how powerful it is for that but I have used it for Skype and the quality has been fine.
I've had no dropped pixels and we've been using this for over 2 years soI think it's of fantastic quality. Good value for money and an excellent screen!
Summary: Overall great buy and long shelf life!
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