Welcome! Log in or Register
£25.00 Best Offer by: amazon.co.uk Marketplace See more offers
1 Review
  • Reliability
  • Sort by:

    * Prices may differ from that shown

  • Write a review >
    How do you rate the product overall? Rate it out of five by clicking on one of the hearts.
    What are the advantages and disadvantages? Use up to 10 bullet points.
    Write your reviews in your own words. 250 to 500 words
    Number of words:
    Write a concise and readable conclusion. The conclusion is also the title of the review.
    Number of words:
    Write your email adress here Write your email adress

    Your dooyooMiles Miles

    1 Review
    Sort by:
    • More +
      27.04.2011 12:51
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • Reliability

      Disadvantages

      Good office PC, colours mean it's not the best for gaming or image editting

      Last year our company decided to make a strategic switch from Dell to HP for all our computing goodies - one result of which is my second monitor - the HP LE2201w.

      Sat beside my original, Dell, monitor, it's easy to see how attractive the HP monitor is - where the dell is hard and angular, the HP has nice curved corners, a gentle taper on the surround to the panel and a nice rounded square base. This gives the monitor a modern, softer look, whilst still looking very smart and professional - not at all "blobby".

      The surround is matt black plastic, around an inch all the way round, except for the bottom, where it's a little more to accommodate the buttons - power, menu and up/down selectors. To the rear left there's the model number and the HP logo sits proudly at top centre.

      To the rear of the screen, there's nothing too fancy - just a power cable and VGA input.

      The screen itself has the modern "matt look" effect over it, which wipes clean pretty well with appropriate products, and seems to have a fairly good viewing angle - although it can look a little pinky from the very side.

      The picture quality is certainly sharp, the 1680x1050 native resolution gives you plenty of screen real estate. I've not got a single dead pixel in my panel, which is always a plus. The auto-calibration also seems to work very well - saving a bunch of time fiddling around trying to get the image lined up correctly. Colour reproduction, however, is a little disappointing. Bright greens and oranges just seem to lack a little "pop" when compared to the best screens I've used - the picture seems more akin to that of a laptop than a main monitor. Thankfully, for my work purposes, this is never an issue - the LE2201w works perfectly well for word processing, spreadsheets and coding - where the sharpness makes text really easy to read in a variety of colours.

      I guess the LE2201w will have to take a four star review - for the most part it's a capable monitor and does whatever you could expect from it - but the poor colour reproduction and a lack of a few features (DVI, USB etc) rob it of the full 5* review.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments