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HP ProDisplay P242va PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1080 5000000:1 LED Apr 2015
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5 Reasons For

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC monitors that have been available for more than a year.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus VC239H[plb_2977758_price], and the Samsung LS24E510CS[plb_3844500_price] is also worth considering.

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Good Brand

On average HP medium monitors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all LCD screens built by HP.

Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The HP ProDisplay P242va has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. The average vertical viewing angle of PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the ProDisplay P242va is 170°.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of PC displays of this type and age range from 18° to 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the ProDisplay P242va has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Has Three Cables Included

The ProDisplay P242va has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens of this age and type. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the ProDisplay P242va. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "VGA" are also found on this LCD screen.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The ProDisplay P242va does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the ProDisplay P242va.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to look at including the Viewsonic VX2263SMHL[plb_2974753_price], or the Asus VC239H[plb_2977758_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the ProDisplay P242va do not have a built-in camera. The HP ProDisplay P242va is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HP ProDisplay P242va is not 3D compatible. Most of the other LCD screens that came out more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC screens of a comparable age and type to the ProDisplay P242va do not have an integrated card reader. The ProDisplay P242va is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for more than a year.

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Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the ProDisplay P242va is 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 62% less resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). In addition, this PC display have graphics resolutions of 720 x 400, 1600 x 900, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the ProDisplay P242va graphics resolutions range from 720 x 400 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The HP ProDisplay P242va has one of the slower response times (8 milliseconds) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age. The fastest response time of LCD screens of this age and type is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ProDisplay P242va

OK Running Costs

This PC screen is rated A for energy efficiency, and the ProDisplay P242va has an average running cost of £42 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 505 PC displays of this age and type.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium monitor was released.

Average Width

The HP ProDisplay P242va has a pretty average width (571.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the ProDisplay P242va.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might want to look at the Philips 246V5[plb_1499524_price] (565mm and cheaper).

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Specification

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3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Display Surface
Video Mode
HD Type
HDCP
Viewable Height
Viewable Width
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Color Gamut
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
VESA Mount Interface
Cable Lock Slot
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
On/off Switch
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Non-Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certificate
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Manual Included

User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 December 2015 by John E.
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £38.46
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £41.50
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the HP ProDisplay P242vauses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp p242, hp k7x32, hp p242v, hp p242va, hp k7x32a, hp p231341, hp p222916, hp k7x32at, hp k7x32aa, hp k7x32ata, hp p231341p, hp p222916p, hp k7x32aaa, hp k7x32aaab, hp k7x32atab, hp k7x32aaabb, hp k7x32atabu, manufacturer p242, manufacturer p242v, manufacturer k7x32, manufacturer k7x32a, manufacturer p242va, manufacturer k7x32aa
Barcodes 00888793867242, 00888793867327, 00889296275855, 00889296275862, 00889296275886, 00889296275947, 00889296275954, 00889296389217, 04053162949072, 04053162961883, 04960999403717

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