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6 Reasons For
One HP Compaq LA2405 owner reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Three years ago Ken said “Very good deal”.
Good Product Quality
One HP Compaq LA2405 reviewer considered that this PC monitors was good quality. Ken and he mentioned “A very good quality monitor for only 100 pounds, works very well”.
1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the HP Compaq LA2405 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all PC screens that have been available for more than two years the display resolution ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 2560 x 1600 pixels (best).
Other PC monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels currently available which you might want to look at include a cheaper PC monitor such as the Asus VS24 (£92.05), or the iiyama X2485WS (£220.36) or you might consider a higher scoring PC monitor such as the Eizo ColorEdge CX240 (£399.57).
HP Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens
Medium monitors produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all flatpanel monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
At 300 candellas per square meter, the Compaq LA2405 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays that have been available for more than two years. The average display brightness of comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the Compaq LA2405 is 290 cd/m².
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1280 x 960|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1440 x 900 (WXGA+)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC displays of this age and type.
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10 Reasons Against
Only 3000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The HP Compaq LA2405 has a maximum contrast ratio of 3000:1. That's 100% less contrast ratio than a 20000000:1 PC screen, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio. Across all LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the Compaq LA2405 the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast and the best is 100000000:1.
We compared all the other LCD screens that have a 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to this PC display and we think a cheaper PC screen such as the iiyama X2485WS (£220.36) or you might consider a higher scoring PC screen such as the Benq BL2410 (£172.11) are also worth considering.
If you want a PC screen with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to look at the EA224WMi (£127.14) (25000:1), or the MultiSync EA274 (£397.00) (25000:1) both from NEC which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The HP Compaq LA2405 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the Compaq LA2405 which have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the Acer V273HLAObmid; or the iiyama E2773HS (£229.99).
Running Costs Are Very High
The Compaq LA2405 has an average running cost of £90 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 14% of all 795 PC monitors of a comparable type and age.
Not 3D Compatible
The Compaq LA2405 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the XL2420 (£199.99), or the XL2411 (£199.98) both from Benq or the Asus VG248QE (£185.99) which also has a higher rating.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the Compaq LA2405, the Compaq LA2405 does not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera to this PC monitor and we think the HP EliteDisplay S231 (£271.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC displays of this type and age do not have an integrated card reader. The HP Compaq LA2405 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Compaq LA2405 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the Compaq LA2405. The horizontal viewing angles of flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Compaq LA2405 range from 60° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the Compaq LA2405 have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°. At only 160 degrees, the HP Compaq LA2405 has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This PC monitor has been on the market for over three years.
LCD Display Type
The Compaq LA2405 has an LCD display type which is better than most flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to it. Most PC screens that have been available for a similar time to it have an LED display type.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the ColorEdge CX270, the FlexScan EV2316 (£154.08), or the Flexscan EV2336W (£234.00) all from Eizo which has a better Rating.
If the display type of this PC screen is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the XL2411 (£199.98) (LED and higher rated), or the EW2740 (£194.99) (LED and higher rated) both from Benq or the NEC MultiSync EA274 (£397.00) (LED and higher rated).
The Compaq LA2405 has a fairly typical width (556.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the Compaq LA2405.
PC screens with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the LG 24EB23 (£224.07) (558mm and cheaper).
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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