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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on September 10, 2011
Simply amazed by the picture quality of this monitor, have a Sony Bravia at home, but this monitor looks better than my Sony Bravia.
I am a graduate student and bought this monitor to use with my laptop for long hours of research/coding. However, realized that my laptop does not support 1600 x 900 resolution and hence switched my Dell 1920 for office and brought this home. The first time I used this monitor to surf the web, only one word came to my mind, Awesome. The Monitor is super light and adjustments are super easy to make. The dynamic contrast ratio makes the picture super sharp. A reviewer either below or in some other website mentioned that he/she was not able to adjust the sleep time. This is simple, just go to menu, management and then sleep timer and then choose sleep time according to your liking/requirement. I would have loved if they mentioned in the product description that the laptop/desktop should support the 1600 x 900 resolution to take advantage of the picture quality, else it appears a little blurred. It should be noted that this monitor does not have in-built speaker. All in all, great product, Super Recommend.
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56 of 62 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2011
I shopped carefully, and decided on this monitor to upgrade an 8-year-old Dell. I found it on sale locally for $100, but it would be a good buy at Amazon's price. This monitor makes my computer look so much better I probably won't think about upgrading for awhile. Excellent image for the price. I would choose this one again. Highly recommended!

Now, what don't they tell you? If you are upgrading an older computer your graphics card almost certainly won't support the 1600x900 resolution needed for a proper wide-screen display. Installing a new graphics card is easy--selecting one is not. I chose the EVGA GeForce 6200 PCI card, but only after the salesman guaranteed it would work with my setup. None of the relevant specs for graphics cards are printed on the boxes, and many don't appear on the websites either.

Oh, the plastic stand is a bit wiggley, but I can live with that for a great image.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2011
Big, bright and beautiful, wonderful image quality.

Quite thin, not as physically adjustable as I would like. It has great range in terms of adjusting the tilt, but you can't adjust the height much, you'd have to put some books under teh base if you needed more height.

Even so, worth every penny.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2011
I have always trusted the HP brand over any other brand in the computer area. This monitor impresses. It is an amazing value. It is absolutely stunning. This was an upgrade over a 2 year old 17' HP monitor. The only reason I wanted an upgrade was just because I wanted a bigger resolution. The 1600 x 900 is the perfect resolution IMO. Anyway I doubt I'll have to buy a warranty because my old 17' worked completely fine. You can trust HP. LED is nice too, I can get comfortable with the whole new generation going into LED instead of LCD. Driver was fast install, had the auto calibrate screen on from the disk for a bit and pressed the auto button the monitor and it automatically adjusted and that's all that is needed to do. The ONLY downfall of this monitor is the limited customization options (contrast, brightness, etc.) It isn't too limited, but it also isn't that expanded. Either way I am a happy customer. I recommend this product.

Point is.. at the price this is an excellent monitor. You just can't beat it. Best bang for your buck. I got mine at my local walmart for $129.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 14, 2012
I agree that the clarity and color of this monitor are great. I've had it for less than a week. Hmm. I wonder how long it'll last?

Tips:

(1) Text wasn't so good. I'm a programmer, and I use the Courier New font a lot. After fooling around with the OSD controls, I got it much better. Use the OSD to get it into the "Text" settings scheme, and then find the contrast and brightness settings (the manual explains all this). The factory had contrast at 80 and brightness at 90 (out of 100). I set both down to 50, and the text came out much better. I think they think we're all trying to play games (in text mode).

(2) It works fine with my old nVidia GeForce4 VGA card. To make a quick check of whether your video card will support 1600 x 900 resolution, go to Control Panel|Display|Settings and use the slider to see how far it will go. That won't tell you what the quality for videos will be, or the performance in gaming, but you'll know (probably) whether your card is a complete no-go or not. It takes the same plain old VGA (or SVGA) signal that a CRT-type monitor takes. If it doesn't go to 1600 x 900, then check your little monitor card booklet, or pdf, or go to their website, because it still might do it. (When I installed the software for this monitor, they knocked down the maximum possible resolution from 1600 x 1200 (max for my card) to 1600 x 900 (max for this monitor)).

Joe
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2012
I was in the market for a new monitor after my 17" Sony decided that life was no longer worth living. I decided to look for a larger screen, but I didn't want to pay an inordinate amount. This monitor fit the bill perfectly.

The diagonal is truly 20", but takes some getting used to as the screen is much longer horizontally than vertically. It has a very fast response (I hooked it up through the DVI cable), the color is excellent, and I haven't found a single dead pixel. I haven't yet tried the controls, as the picture was fine out of the box. Some folks complained that the bright blue power indicator light was distracting, but I don't notice it. The lack of high-end features, such as built-in speakers, wasn't a problem for me.

In short, if you're looking for a great basic LED monitor at a price that won't break the bank, you've found it.

Highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This HP 2011X 20-INCH LED MONITOR was included with my purchase of a HP PAVILION about a year ago. The monitor is a huge upgrade over my old 16-inch Sony monitor. The monitor is really lightweight. You can make adjustments on the screen easily. All the pictures and video are sharp and bright. This monitor does NOT include built-in speakers so you'll have to get yourself some external ones in order to hear sound (personally, I don't like monitors with internal speakers). I have had no issues with this monitor and am quite pleased with it. It's a good monitor for a great price.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 15, 2011
i needed a monitor for my work computer. this one was perfect - inexpensive, ridiculously easy to set up, and so far, it works beautifully.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2011
First, the monitor was delivered quickly, even with the standard shipping. When I
first picked up the box, I thought it might be empty, it was that light weight! Happily, the monitor was in there, packed extremely well. It was a snap to unpack &
install, and in a very short time it was connected & the software was installed. The picture quality is awesome, the footprint is small (the monitor is so thin!) even for a wide-screen. The only two drawbacks are: (1) The monitor 'goes to sleep' when the computer is shut down, and you can't seem to actually 'turn it off' (I'd personally prefer being able to). (2) We had to find a new place to put the box of tissues we had on top of the old monitor, as the top of the monitor is less than 1/2" thick.
I think it is a great value for the cost. If you're interested in this monitor, don't even hesitate.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Boy will I ever stay away from anything HP in the future. My monitor goes to black with a cursor in the upper left corner. I called for support. It has been happening for close to a year, but I didn't realize it was the monitor until recently. First, they told me it is "two days until the end of the warranty" so they would of course charge me to help me. I am lucky I had just talked to Microcenter, who confirmed that my warranty had more than a month still on it, and I also had my receipt. HP did not take my word for it, and I had to scan my receipt to them TWICE. I was on the phone for close to 2 hours while they verified, checked etc. They eventually agreed to send another monitor, but needed my credit card so they can charge me for the replacement in case I don't send the other one back. AND!!! If all that is not enough, once I get the replacement I have THREE DAYS to send back the damaged monitor or I will be charged for it. THREE DAYS!!! No weekend on which to do this? Really? Your mighty company needs my broken monitor so fast that when it's in warranty, you need me to take time off work to run to the post office?? Really?

I have had this kind of thing come up with other companies, and they have gone a long way to spread good will. I had a $150 Honeywell air purifier break down AFTER the warranty expired and wrote asking if they had any idea how I might be able to fix it myself. I was not asking for a replacement, just ideas. They wrote saying they would replace it for the sake of extending good will, and it was an easy 2 email exchange with one person. At hp, the levels I had to go through and the hoops I needed to jump to get them to honor their own warranty was breathtaking. I really felt dragged through a knothole by the end of the ordeal, and for that reason it wound up shooting my whole Saturday.

After I emailed them the receipt, they wrote and said I must email it again.

????????

All this over an $89 dollar item. I wonder if it was worth it to them to be so tight fisted and lose a customer who would have otherwise bought many more expensive computers from them in the future.

I don't know... All this when the monitor was IN WARRANTY??? I'm avoiding HP in the future.
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