"Best bang for the dollar unless you have Samsung 226bw (s) type"4.5 starson by Maverikh
Pros: great color and very crisp...
Cons: the coating on the sreen provides the crispness but makes for a nasty glare... DO NOT use the software!!!!
Summary: Well basically this was the next best thing for me to buy since i can't get a guarantee of a (S) series Samsung 226BW which is the best on the market if you can get that particular series.
I would have to say that the w2207 has re-instilled my faith in HP products other than their business class equipment. First off as a sales person this monitor is treating me good with not having any returns. I have sent about 17 (out of 83) back though because the screen does have a fading problem that can not always be fixed by adjusting the tilt and such. I am told its a generation one problem of the screen and they did fix it in the second manufacturing run in march.
As a experienced computer technician...
The screen has a horrendous glare produced by the coating it has but that is a sacrifice i am willing to make for the crispness and clarity that is creates. Although this coating is a way of cheating over other manufacturers for "wow" effect on the shelf i do feel this monitor would be junk without that coating.
The HP software is crap as per all of HP's OEM software so i was not surprised by the fact that this software is COMPLETELY useless. Just use the default windows software and if you have enough technical experience there is a way to pull the "inf" driver file and "icm" file out of the software and manually install it if you so choose too.
The color of this screen is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL when you get it configured corrctly which does depend on your video card and DVI cable.
Overall i would say that this screen is the best and only 22" LCD worth the money since Samsung is incapable of manufacturing a consistent product.
9 out of 10
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