"Great, but pricey monitor"4.5 starson by straca
Pros: Great colors, easy on the eyes, plenty of adjustment options
Cons: Only tilts (no height adjustment), stand not as stable as the previous monitors, pricey, 1 yr warranty, only
Summary: I agree with the previous review. This is a great monitor. I use it to display charts and it works great. Bright, easy to read, easy on my eyes. I also used Acer (22”) and Samsung (20”) and I have to say this is the best monitor of them all. Even though I gave the Samsung fairly good marks, in hindsight it was just a piece of crap: uneven backlighting, lot and lot of light leakage and my eyes got tired after few minutes watching the data in that monitor. The HP has none of that. Great even backlighting, no leakage, quality display.
I use this monitor with my HP laptop and since both have glossy screen finish, my eyes do not have to adjust to different screen finish (both the Acer and Samsung had matte finish).
I can’t comment on the speakers (user review) as I do not use them or the software issue from the C-Net review, since I just plugged the monitor in and worked great from the start with my XP.
For whatever reason this monitor is no as easy to find as many stores stock either the 19” or 22” (e.g. BB, OD). But check your local Wal-Mart where I got mine.