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HP EliteDisplay E242 IPS 24" Black, Silver Full HD Matt - PC flat panels (1920 x 1200 pixels, LED, Full HD, IPS, Matt, 640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 400, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 7)
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7 Reasons For
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC displays of a similar spec and age to it.
There are a number of other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider including a cheaper LCD screen such as the DELL E2314H[plb_2095841_price] or you might consider a higher rated LCD screen such as the Acer G277HL[plb_3029910_price], or the Benq GW2870H[plb_3069900_price].
HP Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens
Medium monitors manufactured by HP have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all flatpanel monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.
Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
At 150 millimeters, the EliteDisplay E242 has a fairly high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the EliteDisplay E242. The lowest maximum height adjustment of PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the EliteDisplay E242 is 17mm, the highest is 510mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm.
Very Low Power Consumption When Off
The EliteDisplay E242 has a fairly low power consumption when off (only 0.24 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago. The power consumptions when off of comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the EliteDisplay E242 range from 0.005W to 350W.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA)|720 x 400|800 x 600 (SVGA)|1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1440 x 900|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|1600 x 900|1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
With a depth of only 50 millimeters, the EliteDisplay E242 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the EliteDisplay E242. The shallowest LCD screen of this spec and age is 33mm deep and the deepest is 650mm.
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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the EliteDisplay E242 is 22kWh and the highest is 140kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 30 kilowatt hours, the HP EliteDisplay E242 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst medium monitors of this age.
8 Reasons Against
Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most comparable spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the EliteDisplay E242 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the EliteDisplay E242 which has two USB Type-A downstream ports.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The EliteDisplay E242 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type do have a built-in speaker.
The EliteDisplay E242 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the EliteDisplay E242 are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the LG 24MP47[plb_2768374_price].
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The EliteDisplay E242 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Only One HDMI Port
The HP EliteDisplay E242 is a one HDMI port LCD screen.
Quite Slow Response Time
Medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the EliteDisplay E242 have response times of between 1ms and 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms. At 7 milliseconds, the EliteDisplay E242 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteDisplay E242
Average Running Costs
This flatpanel monitor has an efficiency rating of A+, and the EliteDisplay E242 is typical compared to the other 505 PC monitors of a similar age and spec that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the EliteDisplay E242 is £52.
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when HP released the EliteDisplay E242.
1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution
The EliteDisplay E242 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most common display resolution.
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At 562.2 millimeters, the EliteDisplay E242 has a relatively average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the EliteDisplay E242.
If you don't mind having a wider width then you might also want to consider the Philips 247E6QDAD[plb_3021428_price] (561mm and cheaper).
1920 x 1200
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 400, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1280 x 800, 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1600 x 900, 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 60
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 80
0.27 x 0.27
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Built-In USB Hub
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 25
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45
VESA Mount Interface
-45 - 45
Cable Lock Slot
Plug and Play
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption When Off
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Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 240
Relative Humidity Storage Range
5 - 95
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certificate
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Weight With Stand
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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