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HP L1906

HP L1906 PC Monitor

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7 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This LCD screen was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Gcn.com who said that this PC monitor was exceptional.

Nice Design

Three HP L1906 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said eight years ago “The finish is elegant” . Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “The OSD controls are pretty st” . Ten years ago expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Plain unit displays reasonably good-looking text” in their review.

Easy to Use

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup.

Robust

Some HP L1906 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the HP L1906 was well made.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers who bought this PC monitor considered that it was good quality. Eleven years ago Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Easy to set up and use; good image quality; easy-to-navigate onscreen menu” although they only scored the product 60 out of 100. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “The monitors overall build quality is excellent”.

Good Picture Quality

Some HP L1906 reviewers agreed that it had good picture quality.

HP Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

PC screens built by HP are some of the better PC screens according to average reviews from experts and users.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Advisor.co.uk, Good Gear Guide.com.au and CNET.com.au this LCD screen has an overall expert rating of 60%. This means that experts really don't rate this PC screen very highly.

A Bit Expensive

Some HP L1906 reviewers said that the HP L1906 was not good value for money. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “However, given its price tag the HP L1906 is not particularly a value buy” in their HP L1906 review.

Not 3D Compatible

The HP L1906 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the L1906 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most LCD screens of this age and type do not have a built-in speaker. The HP L1906 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

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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 flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the L1906, the HP L1906 does not have an integrated card reader.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP L1906

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the L1906.

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…

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