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5 Reasons For
HP PC Screens Have Good Reviews
HP small monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC monitors HP is one of the better rated brands.
1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC screens of a comparable age and type to it.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
Across all the LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years the display brightness range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the HP L1740 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.
Not Supported HD Type
This LCD screen has a Not supported HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.
The widths of LCD screens of this age and type range from 100mm to 640mm. At only 381 millimeters, the HP L1740 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago.
If you would consider a PC display with a wider width then you might want to look at the DELL P170S[plb_1448031_price] (372.1mm), or the Asus VB178T[plb_1410090_price] (377mm).
10 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the L1740 do not have a built-in speaker. The HP L1740 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.
Not 3D Compatible
The HP L1740 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the L1740 are also not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most LCD screens of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The HP L1740 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other LCD screens with a built-in camera and we think the Asus VK207[plb_1488454_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the L1740, the HP L1740 does not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
At only 135 degrees, the HP L1740 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the L1740. Small monitors that came out around the same time as the L1740 have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of only 150 degrees, the HP L1740 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens that are a comparable age to the L1740. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of small monitors that were released more than two years ago is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°.
Running Costs Are High
The L1740 has an average 5 year running cost of £77 based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run LCD screens of a similar age and type.
The lightest PC screen of a similar age and spec to the L1740 is 2.9g weight, the heaviest is 19kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg. With a weight of 7 kilograms, the HP L1740 is one of the heaviest flatpanel monitors of this age and type amongst small monitors of this age.
Quite Few Display Colour Count
The display colour counts of PC displays of this spec and age range from 0.065M to 1,100M. With a display colour count of only 16 million, the HP L1740 has a quite few display colour count compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Slow Response Time
The HP L1740 has one of the slower response times (8 milliseconds) amongst small monitors of this age. PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the L1740 have response times of between 2ms and 44ms.
2 Other reasons to consider the HP L1740
Released Over Four Years Ago
This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over four years.
LCD Display Type
The HP L1740 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to it.
There are a number of alternative PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the YIYNOVA MSP19U[plb_2124232_price].
PC monitors with a better display type that might be worth considering include the iiyama E1780SD[plb_2236816_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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