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HP PC Screens Have Good Reviews
On average HP small monitors have good ratings as do all PC screens built by HP.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The HP L1740 has a quite bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type. Across all the LCD screens of this age and spec the display brightness range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m².
Not Supported HD Type
This LCD screen has a Not supported HD type, which is typical of many PC screens of this spec and age.
With a width of only 381 millimeters, the HP L1740 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age. PC screens that are a similar age to the L1740 have widths of between 120mm and 640mm, and the average width is 420mm.
If you would consider a LCD screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the Compaq LA1956 (£91.99) (417mm), or the L1950g (£43.14) (347mm) both from HP.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The HP L1740 does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the L1740 also do not have a built-in speaker.
It is worth also looking at other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the HP W1972a (£46.97) which also has a higher Rating.
Not 3D Compatible
The HP L1740 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other small monitors that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The HP L1740 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the L1740 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the L1740 do not have an integrated card reader. The HP L1740 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the L1740 the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of only 150 degrees, the HP L1740 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the L1740.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age range from 40° to 180°. The HP L1740 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 135 degrees) amongst small monitors of this age.
Only 500:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The HP L1740 has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 500:1. That's 50% less typical contrast ratio than the most frequently found typical contrast ratio of 1000:1. Across all small monitors that were launched more than two years ago the best typical contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the worst is 300:1.
High Running Costs
Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the L1740 is £77, which is in the most expensive 4% of all 266 small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
The weights of PC screens of this age and spec range from 3.3g to 19kg. With a weight of 7 kilograms, the HP L1740's weight is one of the heaviest amongst PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the L1740.
Quite Few Display Colour Count
The least display colour count of flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the L1740 is 0.065M and the most is 1,100M. At only 16 million, the HP L1740 has a fairly few display colour count compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the L1740.
Fairly Slow Response Time
With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the HP L1740 has one of the slower response times amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The fastest response time of small monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 3ms, the slowest is 44ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP L1740
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this LCD screen was released.
LCD Display Type
The HP L1740 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most PC displays that were launched more than two years ago.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available including the HP L1940T (£80.99), or the Acer V196 (£59.99) which has a better Rating.
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