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Big improvement (mostly) over my old 35 lb CRT,
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This review is from: HP 2011x 20-Inch LED Monitor - Black (Personal Computers)
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?
(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)).
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Initial post: Sep 24, 2013 10:06:07 PM PDT
Christine Williams says:
Joe, thanks for your thorough review. This monitor seems to be just what I need however. my HP pavilion a6 110n PC has a MAX 1280x1024 pixels. I found this information by checking in my control panel as you suggested. SO... am I correct in assuming that this monitor would not work for me ? I'm in no way a techie and wouldn't have ever know to check this out. Thanks again.
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