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HP W2408H 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

by HP
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  • Panel type: 24 in Diagonal Widescreen Thin Film Transistor LCD Active Matrix
  • Rotates / Height Adjustment / Swivel and Tilt Function
  • 1920x1200 Resolution and 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 5 ms response time
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Product Description

HP w2408 Vivid Color - A premium perfect monitor for your PC that provides vibrant colors, convenience, personalization and height adjustment options. The HP w2408 provides richer, more vibrant colors as it uses high quality panels that can cover more of the color gamut. It's easy for you to connect your USB devices, with the built in four (4) USB Ports. The BrightView widescreen panel with 5 ms response time offers brilliant picture quality, and the built-in ambient light sensor means that the monitor's image adjusts automatically to your environment. Dual inputs support true digital (HDMI) and traditional analog (VGA) signals. HDCP-enabled for optimum viewing of High Definition content (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection). Double hinge base allows height adjustment from the youngest to oldest viewer to view comfortably. Rotate from regular mode to portrait to view long documents or web pages on your PC. My Display provides one touch adjustment for brightness, color and contrast. Quick View modes change work environments easily and quickly. Integrated speakers and keyboard parking keeps your desktop clutter-free. Personalize your monitor with Easy Clip by clipping on photo holders, cameras, and accessories. My Display provides one touch OSD adjustment for brightness, color and contrast. The wide aspect ratio and high resolution bring gaming, videos and internet surfing brilliantly alive when you plug into your HP PC. Fast response time makes gaming even more enjoyable! Unpacked dimensions, max position: 19.7(h) x 23.1(w) x 11.38(d)

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 11.4 x 19.7 inches ; 21.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 28.4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0013AHADQ
  • Item model number: W2408H
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 15, 2005
  This Product Is ENERGY STAR® Qualified
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Customer Reviews

The colors are beautiful and the text is crisp and sharp.
F. Hofer
I did some research and found that many people are also having this problem, and HP will not issue a replacement.
Robert A. Curcio
Also see one of these monitors on display at Best Buy or other stores and judge for yourself.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

96 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Mom, Me. on March 7, 2008
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I recently did some much needed upgrades for my home office and this by far my favorite. I first saw it in Best Buy, came home to check for online reviews and to see if I could find it cheaper...I did at Amazon!

It's VERY easy to set up and is crystal clear. ( I mean, razor sharp -- no stretched or blurred look anywhere!) However, there was something not quite right with the colors (especially greens) that really bothered me. PLUS the HP "My Display" software that goes with it that contains all of the drivers etc, is not fully functional on non HP machines. (meaning no calibration was available for color or contrast beyond what's built into the monitor itself which was never enough to fix my problem) I was so frustrated and disappointed. (I had been warned of this on another site but thought I'd take a gamble) Well, after trying to hook it up via the HDMI (from VGA) cable that came with it to a new $150 video card -- the colors were still way off and now the screen was all jumpy from that stupid card...(that went right back!) Then, I noticed something when I right clicked on my desktop to adjust my display settings (in XP pro) there was a selection (that had been there all along...duh) that said NVIDIA Control Panel (my internal graphics card) and I was able to calibrate the colors and adjust everything else there and now everything's hunky dory! When it first boots up, the colors look a little neon-ish again but within seconds it goes to the profile I created from my graphics card software. I am sure many would have figured it out sooner than I did, I just wanted to prevent anyone else from beating their head against the wall for a week like I did if I could.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 9, 2008
I'm a photojournalist and bought this monitor after my old 21" CRT died. I've been very pleased with the HP W2408H over the last couple of weeks, but it does need calibration. If you are a gamer or general user, you will love the brilliant picture straight out of the box. For photographers and editors, the colors are too bright and saturated, too "juicy" for critical use.

I uninstalled the monitor's software, dragged out my venerable $100 Pantone ColorVision ColorPlus (the consumer colorimeter sensor for monitors) and it gave me a nice, clean image in minutes. A worthwhile investment for anyone.

The monitor's wide-screen real estate makes editing hundreds of photos quite a bit easier than with the old square CRT. It also uses less power and produces less heat than a CRT, a nice plus these days. The image is smooth, even and neutral with calibration. Like any LCD, though, you do need to view the screen "on axis."

Just to verify what others have said, the built-in speakers are total garbage: weak, tinny, and pointed out the rear so you cannot hear what little sound they do produce. You definitely need external speakers.

With the exception of the crummy speakers and the iffy calibration software, the monitor is excellent. Five stars.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By James Brinegar on May 19, 2008
I work as a graphic designer and recently purchased two of these monitors for my Mac Pro at work. I was conflicted on whether to give these a try or buy the 24" Dell UltraSharp displays, since I had previous experience with that model. But after having some technical issues with the Dells, I thought I'd give HP a shot.

When I first got the monitors, I had to use a DVI to VGA adapter while I waited for my DVI to HDMI adapters (about $15/piece) to arrive and during that time I was quite disappointed. The text was blurry and it had some significant ghosting issues where there would be a white "shadow" of every hard line displayed. I decided to wait until I got the HDMI adapter before I decided whether or not to return them.

Once I received the DVI to HDMI adapters (DVI and HDMI are exactly the same technology, just different connectors) I was pleasantly surprised. Not only were all the ghosting and blur issues fixed, the display overall looked better than I ever anticipated. The specs may or may not be up to the UltraSharp line, but to my eye these monitors beat the UltraSharps hands down.

One caveat is how the amazing picture is achieved. It seems the display may be over-saturating the colors. I've noticed significant saturation just in the OS X interface. For screen-to-print calibration, it's not the best choice, but as long as you keep in mind that what you're seeing on screen is much more colorful than what will print, you'll be fine. Despite the fact that it is a hyper-realistic image, it's worth the "wow" you'll say every time you boot up.

Just make sure you keep it all digital. DVI to VGA looks HORRIBLE.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A. Bert on May 12, 2008
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I love this screen. Going to the 24 inch size was maybe a little bit more than I needed, a 22 inch would have been adequate, but I have no regrets whatsoever. Easy on the eyes plus I watch MLB.com baseball games on it and some TV so the size is just perfect. Color contrast is excellent as well.

What I really like is the new e-mail reader on Vista being able to have my folders listed to the left of the screen and immediately right of that have a colum listing all the e-mails in my inbox and plenty of screen left to the right to display the actaul e-mail message itself. This way you have amuch better look at all the emails you have versus the little pane on top of the e-mail messages showing only a handful of messages.

Plus the screen is so big that working with multiple windows open is a lot easier because you have enough room to see a lot more of all the window. Another plus I found is when reading my hometown newspaper online, it comes up as a PDF file and on other screens it was rather small and required enlargement with a lot of scrolling. With this screen I have no problems viewing the newspaper at all.

I haven't used the rotating screen function, this screen is big enough to use in the landscape mode, plus it seems to be a littel awkward to rotate such a big screen.

I did buy a small metal screen pad from Staples to lift it up a few inches and like that better, it just didn't raise up as high as I would like, I've found this to be true on all of the monitors out there so it's nothing specific for this model. Just a general ergonomic thing for me. Plus I like the little stand as it really doesn't take up any more space than the monitor then the speakers easily fit under the monitor and I have room to place the tape dispensor ect.
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