"Perfect Size, Resoln, Brightness, Vid Quality for PC Monitor."4.0 starson by coolkey
Pros: Ideal Size, Resolution and Quality for software developers and PC users.
Cons: Not much, except would have liked 1080p support and a slightly better View angle in portrait mode.
I work for a LCD monitor chip company and know what actually goes into these monitors. And for the first time i am convenced to say this is the prefect PC monitor.
I wanted a bigger monitor to do by software coding comfortably, i have tried (in-fact programmed) a number of different monitors of various sizes and Panel Resolution and this is perfect in both aspects, any bigger you have to turn you head quiet a bit. Any more brighter and your eye would get tried in about an hour.
I tired the 24 inch LG 1900 x 1200 resolution, it has the newer S-IPS technology panel so gives better view again in both landscape and portrait mode. But the Color are too artificially lot of color banding artifact and photos look really ugly. Even with my experise on adjusting video quality, LG was really bad.
I have tried Samsung monitors too.. but sucks same as LG, but with TN panel so slightly less viewing again and less expensive.
Mind you the 1680 x 1050 resolution of Hp was not my first choice infact hp was not even in my radar. but i was seriously looking for higher resolution portrait display panel so that i can see big chunks of code in one screen. so i thought 1900 x 1200 (which is the current easily affordable highest resolution) was the right one, but after much experimentation the Hp 2207 1680 x 1050 was the ideal resolution and size for comfortable viewing and coding for hours. the 1900 thou can fit in lot more pixel looks very small and will strain your eye easily. So for resolution 1680 x 1050 is the right one.
The Brightness is right too, i have worked in video quality field for some time and discussed with collegues too, 250 to 300 cd/m2 is the ideal brightness for monitor for long time viewing, Any higher your eye will strain, infact you need higher brightness only when your are at less 6 to 10 feet away from display and watch a video. Not for programming. Hp 2207 panel is actually very bright , so i had to reduce it to 50% level, The control is good and precise unlike LG 24 and Samsung (just take my word for it the way they control brightness is important and Hp does a good job, compared to LG and Samsung).
Overall for the first time as i mentioned i am very happy with this monitor and will positively recommended to any PC users.even gamers. Its THE RIGHT SIZE AND RESOLUTION AND BRIGHTNESS AND QUALITY period!!!.
Few nice features, the controls are simple and good enough (not too much, not too little, its just right). The OSD rotates in portrait mode. The Stand and tilt ajustment is wonderful and smooth (best i have seen so far).
Few improvements desired: it does not support 1080i or 1080p resolution out of my PS3. Since the Panel is TN type, the viewing angle in portrait mode can be made better. but Landscape mode is good enough.