Product Type: Hewlett-Packard LCD monitors
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Compaq LA2306x The ugly duckling?
HP Compaq LA2306x
Member Name: williams91
HP Compaq LA2306x
Advantages: Great monitor performs well
Disadvantages: stand doesnt look too good.
The HP Compaq LA2306x is a monitor that was handed to me recently to test out and I have to admit i pre judged this because I'm not a HP fan, this was a mistake on my part I may not like the desktop computers these guys produce but I do like this monitor.
It's offered in the advantage series and the monitor is 23 inches of stunning full HD display, the LED display really does a great job of producing the crisp clear images and it's a lot friendlier on the electricity than a standard screen. This monitor allows up to 170 degrees viewing and it has an impressive 5ms response time so it's pretty good for the gamers among you.
The Compaq has a two port USB hub built into it which will keep those USB ports on the computer free, I originally thought I wouldn't use these ports but what I found was this was actually useful for my flash memory devices. This uses either VGA or DV-I port to connect to your computer, I'd recommend using the DV-I port where possible because that can display HD. The monitor itself has a stand which is completely adjustable which is useful if you happen to place the Compaq somewhere it might get glare. It is of course a simple plug and play you may need to adjust the settings according to the location of the monitor.
On the front of the screen you have your display option buttons which don't get in the way and they aren't an eyesore. The stand itself however in my opinion is an eyesore. I didn't like the way it looked and although that may seem unnecessary to comment on this is what will define your desk, the first thing that people will look at when they look at your computer and for me the monitor needs to look amazing all over.
The monitor itself is a great piece of hardware and I cannot fault its performance or its features, as I said the looks let it down slightly but you can pick one up for around £150 maybe even cheaper if you shop around. If you buy it brand new HP offer a 3 year warranty which you may or may not choose to have but better to be safe than sorry right?
Summary: great monitor with a setback being the looks.
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