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HP L2045

HP L2045W PC Monitor

20.1" 1680 X 1050 LCD 471.4mm Jun 2014
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The HP L2045w Flat Panel Monitor offers the advanced performance features of our Advantage series monitors in an elegant 20-inch screen designed for users who prefer widescreen viewing, wherever... More
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7 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on six expert reviews from sites including Digitaltrends.com, maximumpc.com, pcauthority.com.au and webuser.co.uk this PC monitor has an average expert rating of 73 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A few HP L2045 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money. Howstuffworks.com wrote “Good value for general-purpose home or business use, multiple adjustment options include pivot, clear text” but despite that they scored the product 3 stars. Howstuffworks.com also said “Absolutely affordable Widescreen USB 2.0 hub built in Rotates to Landscape Portrait modes VGA DVI inputs Height”. Expert website Alphr.com mentioned “A decent 20in widescreen TFT for the office, with a flexible stand, USB hub and an affordable price”.

Good Connectivity

Several HP L2045 owners who purchased it agreed that it was good in terms of USB connections.

Robust

One HP L2045 owner thought the product was well made.

HP LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

Medium monitors manufactured by HP have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

Short

At only 315.2 millimeters, the HP L2045 is quite short compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and type to the L2045. Across all the LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the L2045 the heights range from 41mm to 4,800mm, and the average height is 380mm.

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Narrow

Flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the L2045 have widths of between 52mm and 6,500mm, and the average width is 580mm. When compared to other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the L2045, the HP L2045's width of only 471.4 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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10 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One HP L2045 owner who reviewed this PC monitor said that it did not have a good contrast ratio. Howstuffworks.com wrote in their HP L2045 review “Yesteryear 600 1 contrast ratio Unnecessarily wide footprint DVI cable not included” and rated the HP L2045 3 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the L2045 do not have a built-in speaker. The HP L2045 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this PC monitor and we think the iiyama E2280WSD[plb_1390590_price] or the Philips 243V5LHAB[plb_3015303_price], or the iiyama E2483HS[plb_1616494_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HP L2045 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price], or the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP L2045 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at including the HP Compaq LA2206[plb_1467324_price], or the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC screens of a similar age and spec to the L2045 do not have an integrated card reader. The HP L2045 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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High Running Costs

The L2045 has an average 5 year running cost of £109 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 10% of all 998 flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.

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Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the HP L2045 is 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels LCD screen, which is the most common display resolution. Across all flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

At only 160 degrees, the HP L2045 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the L2045. The horizontal viewing angles of PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the L2045 range from 60° to 1,800°.

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Heavy

The weights of PC displays of this type and age range from 3g to 39kg. The HP L2045 is quite heavy (7.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the L2045.

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Quite Few Display Colour Count

The least display colour count of PC monitors that have been available for more than two years is 0.21M and the most is 1,100M. When compared to other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the L2045 that we have assessed the display colour count of, the HP L2045's display colour count of only 16.2 million is one of the least.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP L2045

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the L2045.

LCD Display Type

The HP L2045 has an LCD display type which is better than most PC screens of this spec and age. Most PC screens that were released more than two years ago have an LED display type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price].

If you are looking for an LCD screen with a better display type then you might also want to look at the Asus VS239[plb_1386925_price] (LED and higher rated), or the iiyama B2483HS[plb_2194227_price] (LED and higher rated).

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Expert Reviews

(7)
1 October 2007

Hewlett-Packard has a strong reputation in the business community, and the L2045w is a good example why. This widescreen LCD monitors base includes a tray to hold various office accoutrements,...

Good value for general-purpose home or business use, multiple adjustment options include pivot, clear text and images
Fully ergo adjustable
USB ports
Fine performer
Absolutely affordable Widescreen USB 2.0 hub built in Rotates to Landscape Portrait modes VGA DVI inputs Height and viewing angle adjustable 5ms response time
Limited to basic video inputs, lackluster black levels, not for graphics-heavy applications like photography and video editing
Minor colortracking imperfections
Yesteryear 600 1 contrast ratio Unnecessarily wide footprint DVI cable not included

A decent 20in widescreen LCD for the office, with a flexible stand and USB hub. But it is expensive...

22 March 2007

The L2045w sports the simplest no-frills bezel of the bunch, which makes sense since this LCD is part of HP?s professional line. What this monitor lacks in shiny plastic it makes up for in... Read more…

18 March 2007

A decent 20in widescreen TFT for the office, with a flexible stand, USB hub and an affordable price. Despite the number of 22in TFTs arriving at the PC Pro offices, manufacturers are still making... Read more…

14 March 2007

The L2045w is a worthy 20.1" LCD monitor for general use, office use and even for mid-level video use. It offers 5ms refresh rates (as fast as most LCD screens come these days), a wonderful...

1 March 2007

UkThe HP L2045w is a smart-looking screen with a minimal trim around the edge, so theres little to get in the way of your viewing. Itll connect to a VGA or DVI connector, but didnt come with a... Read more…

31 May 2007

En 20 tums lcd-skärm med utmärkt ergonomi och bra bildkvalitet för kontorsbruk. Testarna är inte lika överens om hur bra den är för film och spel...

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Electricity cost when switched on £96.14
Electricity cost when on standby £12.18
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Total running cost over 5 years £108.32
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp rb145, hp l2045, hp l2045w, hp rb145a, hp rb145at, dual l2045, dual l2045w
Barcodes 00882780581715

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