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HP L1908 PC Monitor

19" 1440 X 900 LCD 590mm Dec 2012
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The large-screen HP L1908w 19-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor offers essential performance features in an elegant 19-inch diagonal wide-aspect display designed for users who prefer widescreen viewing,... More
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This PC screen has an average expert rating of 76% based on four expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.com.au and Zdnet.com.au.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers wrote that the product was a bargain for the price. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Unless you want to dip into the bargain bin, youre unlikely to find to” in their review. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of the HP L1908 on expert website CNET.com.au “HPs L1908w delivers a cheap”.

A number of HP L1908 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Eight years ago Goodgearguide.com.au said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The HP L1908ws specifications are palatable given the price tag”.

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Robust

One HP L1908 reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was strong and durable. One HP L1908 owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was well made. Zdnet.com.au mentioned in their review “Solid base”.

Nice Design

One customer who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was a good design. Eight years ago Zdnet.com.au wrote “Rugged design”.

Easy to Use

One HP L1908 reviewer who purchased the product thought it had a good experience. Expert review site Cnet.com.au mentioned “Acceptable experience for users on a tight budget who dont want to risk a "no-name" brand display” in their HP L1908 review.

Good Picture Quality

One HP L1908 owner who bought it considered that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One customer who purchased it thought it was good quality. Zdnet.com.au scored the HP L1908 4 stars and mentioned “Acceptable image quality”.

HP PC Displays Have Good Reviews

Based on 950 user and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its PC screens. HP also has good ratings specifically for its small monitors.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the flatpanel monitors of this age and type the display brightness range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the HP L1908 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

Across all the PC monitors of this age and type the maximum height adjustments range from 50mm to 350mm. The HP L1908 has a fairly high maximum height adjustment (135 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the L1908.

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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 the most frequently found graphics resolution on PC screens that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the HP L1908 is more than most small monitors that were released more than two years ago. This PC monitor has a VGA cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the L1908. The cable included "AC" is also found on this PC display.

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Not Supported HD Type

This LCD screen has a Not supported HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and spec.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The HP L1908 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HP L1908 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC displays that are a comparable age to the L1908 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer an LCD 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].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP L1908 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the L1908 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Asus VK207[plb_1488454_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC screens that are a similar age to the L1908 do not have an integrated card reader. The HP L1908 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Few Display Colour Count

PC displays of this age and spec have display colour counts of between 0.065M and 1,100M. When compared to other small monitors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the display colour count of the HP L1908 of only 0.065 million is one of the least.

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High Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the L1908 is £72, which is in the most expensive 5% of all 264 flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

At only 160 degrees, the HP L1908 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other small monitors that have been available for more than two years. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of comparable spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the L1908 is 40° and the widest is 180°.

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Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption

The average maximum power consumption of comparable spec PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the L1908 is 26W, and the maximum power consumptions range from 7W to 77W. With a maximum power consumption of 50 Watts, the HP L1908 has a quite high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Wide

The narrowest PC monitor of a comparable age and type to the L1908 is 100mm wide, the widest is 640mm, and the average width is 420mm. With a width of 590 millimeters, the HP L1908 is very wide compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type.

PC screens with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the Philips 196V3LSB[plb_1459517_price] (463mm) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The average weight of PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the L1908 is 3.3kg. With a weight of 5.6 kilograms, the HP L1908 is one of the heavier flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.

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Very Tall

At 446 millimeters, the HP L1908 is very tall compared to most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the L1908. Across all the small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the L1908 the heights range from 5mm to 560mm, and the average height is 310mm.

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Very Deep

The shallowest similar spec PC display that has been available for more than two years is 2.7mm deep, the deepest is 460mm, and the average depth is 96mm. The HP L1908 is very deep (301 millimeters) compared to most of the other small monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP L1908

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

LCD Display Type

The HP L1908 has an LCD display type which is better than most small monitors that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec PC displays that were launched around the same time as it have an LED display type.

We compared all the other PC screens that have an LCD Display to this LCD screen and we think the YIYNOVA MSP19U[plb_2124232_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a PC monitor with a better display type then you might also want to consider the iiyama E1780SD[plb_2236816_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.

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1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP L1908 has a maximum display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels. That's 1% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Specification

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Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
HD Type
HDCP
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Maximum Height Adjustment
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivel Angle Range
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
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Manual Included

Expert Reviews

(4)
12 February 2008

HPs L1908w delivers a cheap but acceptable experience for users on a tight budget who dont want to risk a "no-name" brand display...

Solid base
Acceptable image quality
Rugged design
No DVI port
Not great at extreme angles
Doesnt have a digital DVI connector -- only RGB is included, poor viewing angles The Final Word Its undoubtedly no stunner on hardware, but the HP 1908ws specifications are palatable given the price
And this screen is all about that price
12 February 2008

HPs L1908w delivers a cheap but acceptable experience for users on a tight budget who dont want to risk a "no-name" brand display...

17 January 2008

Its undoubtedly no stunner on hardware, but the HP L1908ws specifications are palatable given the price tag. And this screen is all about that price...

7 January 2008

It?s undoubtedly no stunner on hardware, but the HP L1908w?s specifications are palatable given the price tag. And this screen is all about that price. Personally, we?d save up a little extra for...

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Electricity cost when switched on £59.29
Electricity cost when on standby £12.18
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Total running cost over 5 years £71.47
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp l1908, hp l1980, hp gp537, hp gp536, hstnd2351, hp l1908w, hp l1980w, hp gp537a, hp gp536a, hp l1908wi, dual l1908, hp gp537at, hp gp536at, hstnd2351l, dual l1908w, compaq l1908, dual l1908wm, compaq l1908w
Barcodes 00883585304752, 00883585304981, 00883585304998, 03540260005362, 08835853047528

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