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HP L1906

HP L1906 PC Monitor

gcn.com Editor's Choice
19" 1280 X 1024 LCD 422mm Dec 2012
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- Essential business performance typical brightness level of 250 nits, a contrast ratio of 500:1, and ample native resolution of 1280 x 1024 means images look crisp and clear. - Wide viewing... More
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5 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 950 expert and user reviews for HP flatpanel monitors and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its small monitors range.

1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 270 candellas per square meter, the HP L1906 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. Comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for more than two years have display brightness of between 180 cd/m² and 450 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m².

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1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution

This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 720 x 400|832 x 624|1152 x 870|1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many PC displays of this type and age.

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Not Supported HD Type

This PC screen has a Not supported HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on small monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The HP L1906 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the L1906 also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HP L1906 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the L1906 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Neovo C-17 (£96.61), or the Samsung SMT-1934 (£133.00).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP L1906 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other small monitors that came out around the same time as the L1906 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera to this PC screen and we think the Asus VK207 (£124.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the L1906 do not have an integrated card reader. The HP L1906 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Running Costs Are High

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the L1906 will cost £66 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the less economic to run small monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

At only 130 degrees, the HP L1906 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age. The vertical viewing angles of LCD screens of a similar age and type to the L1906 range from 40° to 180°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The HP L1906 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 140 degrees) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age. Across all the PC screens that are a comparable age to the L1906 the horizontal viewing angles range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°.

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Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption

The maximum power consumptions of LCD screens of this age and spec range from 7W to 77W. At 37 Watts, the HP L1906 has a fairly high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

Across all the PC screens of this age and type the weights range from 2.9g to 19kg. The HP L1906 is quite heavy (5.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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Quite Few Display Colour Count

The least display colour count of small monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the L1906 is 0.065M, the most is 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 28M. The HP L1906 has one of the less display colour counts (only 16 million) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP L1906

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market for over four years.

LCD Display Type

The HP L1906 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most comparable spec PC displays that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other PC screens that have an LCD Display to this PC screen and we think the YIYNOVA MSP19U (£539.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor with a better display type then you might also want to consider the iiyama E1780SD (£99.00) (LED and higher rated).

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Average Width

At 422 millimeters, the HP L1906 has a relatively typical width compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to the L1906.

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Specification

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VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
VESA Mount Interface
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Menu Display
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
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Certificates
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Cable Included

1 Award

gcn.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(7)
30 January 2008

The monitors overall build quality is excellent, and the finish is elegant. However, given its price tag the HP L1906 is not particularly a value buy...

Low price
Extremely inexpensive, quick response time
Easy to set up and use
Good image quality
Easy-to-navigate onscreen menu
So-so image quality, sparse features The Final Word The monitors overall build quality is excellent, and the finish is elegant
However, given its price tag the HP 1906 is not particularly a value buy
Analog input only
Soso image quality
Sparse features
25 January 2008

To sum it up, the HP L1906s performance veers towards a product aimed at office use. On the design and usability front, the monitor can only be adjusted vertically. It also lacks a DVI input and...

29 December 2006

HP L1906 19" LCD MonitorFeatures of the HP L1906 19" LCD MonitorThe HP L1906 19" LCD Monitor uses active matrix TFT technology. The viewable image size is 19" and the viewing angle is 140 degrees... Read more…

17 July 2006

Gcn.com

A+ The L1906 was the only LCD in our roundup not to have a DVI port. As such, we expected image quality to be drastically inferior. However, the L1906 did surprisingly well in our tests. And with... Read more…

Dont let this models low price distract you from its so-so image quality and meager features...

3 January 2006

The VGA-only HP L1906 is as functionally simple as LCDs get these days, and while theres nothing wrong with simplicity, other 19-inch LCDs offer more features and cost less...

29 November 2005

Spec: 19 in, 0.294 mm, 1280 x 1024, TFT active matrix, PC
Good: Easy to set up and use; good image quality; easy-to-navigate onscreen menu.
Bad: Not adjustable; lacks... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £52.88
Electricity cost when on standby £12.18
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Total running cost over 5 years £65.06
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp px850, hp l1906, hp gj099, hp l1906i, hp gj099a, hp px850a, hp px850aa, hp gj099aa

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