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LCD screens produced by Hannspree have an average rating of 86 out of 100, which is in the top 56% of all flatpanel monitor manufacturers that we have looked at.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC displays that have been around for more than a year.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer V206HQL (£58.13), or the Philips 200V4QSBR (£71.98) which has a better Rating; or the HP W2072a (£46.97) which is cheaper.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The HE196APB has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the V7 L18500WS-9K (£63.59) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think the V7 L18500WS-9N (£62.63) is also worth considering.
50000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Hannspree HE196APB has a maximum contrast ratio of 50000000:1. That's over two times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1. Flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the HE196APB dynamic contrast ratios range from Mega Contrast (worst) to 100000000:1 (best).
If the contrast ratio of this Hannspree PC monitor is too low for you then you might also want to look at the K202HQ (£53.82) (100000000:1), or the V206HQL (£58.13) (100000000:1) both from Acer which is also higher rated.
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other LCD screens that were released around the same time as the HE196APB, the Hannspree HE196APB does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The HE196APB does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other small monitors that were released around the same time as the HE196APB also do not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
The HE196APB is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other small monitors that were released around the same time as the HE196APB are also not 3D compatible.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the HE196APB is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.
This PC monitor's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst display resolution across all LCD screens of a similar type and age to the HE196APB.
Across comparable types of PC monitor the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens that have a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels currently available including the V7 L18500WS-9K (£63.59), or the DELL E1916H (£52.27) which has a better Rating.
If the display resolution of this PC display is too few for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung LS19E20KBW (£69.97) (1440 x 900 and higher rated), or the DELL 1707FP (£50.12) (1280 x 1024 and higher rated); or the HP L1750 (£136.96) (1280 x 1024 and cheaper).
+5 More reasons against
Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The HE196APB has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle (only 65 degrees) compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the HE196APB. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HE196APB is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°.
Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
Small monitors that were released around the same time as the HE196APB have horizontal viewing angles of between 90° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°. At only 90 degrees, the HE196APB has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other small monitors that were released one year ago.
Very Dim Display Brightness
The HE196APB has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst small monitors of this age. Across all the LCD screens that came out around the same time as the HE196APB the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 350 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².
Quite High Power Consumption When Off
PC screens of a comparable type and age to the HE196APB have power consumptions when off of between 0.1W and 1W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.36W. With a power consumption when off of 0.5 Watts, the HE196APB has one of the higher power consumptions when off amongst small monitors of this age.
3 Other reasons to consider the Hannspree HE196APB
Released Over a Year Ago
Hannspree released the HE196APB over a year ago.
Running Costs Are OK
The HE196APB is typical compared to the other 61 small monitors that were launched more than a year ago that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the HE196APB is £36.
At 446 millimeters, the HE196APB has a pretty standard width compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to the HE196APB.
If you are not bothered about having a wider width then you might also want to look at the LG 20M37 (463mm).
+1 Other reason
1366 x 768
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1366 x 768
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
24 - 61
0.3 x 0.3
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Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
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PC Audio in
VGA (D-Sub) Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Thin Client Installed
Ethernet LAN Port
-5 - 15
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50, 50/60, 60
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100, 100-240, 24, 240
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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