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HP S2231 PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 15000:1 LCD Dec 2012
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Introducing a new, budget-friendly business monitor that was designed with your growing business in mind the HP S2231a 54,6 cm (21.5 ) Widescreen LCD Monitor. More
£66.98 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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5 Reasons For

Has a Built-In Speaker

The HP S2231 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the S2231 which do not have a built-in speaker.

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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 for its medium monitors.

Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the S2231 the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the HP S2231 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the S2231.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Short

The average height of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the S2231 is 380mm, and the heights range from 41mm to 4,800mm. The HP S2231 is very short (only 70 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S2231.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most PC monitors that were released more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The HP S2231 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years, the HP S2231 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the S2231 do not have an integrated card reader. The HP S2231 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative PC displays which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Viewable Height

The viewable heights of PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the S2231 range from 28mm to 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm. With a viewable height of only 268.1 millimeters, the HP S2231 has one of the smaller viewable heights amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

At only 2 Watts, the HP S2231 has a fairly low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar spec and age to the S2231. Across all the flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the S2231 the RMS rated audio powers range from 0.5W to 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.2W.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the S2231 is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. The HP S2231 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP S2231

Average Running Costs

The S2231 has an average running cost of £67 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 998 PC screens of this spec and age.

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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LCD Display Type

The HP S2231 has a better display type than most PC displays of a comparable type and age to it. This flatpanel monitor has an LCD display type, whereas most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have an LED display type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including the Planar PLL2210W[plb_1809826_price], or the Eizo ColorEdge CX270[plb_1724638_price] which has better reviews.

PC displays with a better display type that might be worth looking at include the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price] (LED and higher rated).

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Average Width

At 517 millimeters, the HP S2231 has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

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Specification

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HD Type
HDCP
Viewable Height
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Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
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Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
On/off Switch
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
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Certificates
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Height
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Power Requirement
Package Dimensions

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £60.89
Electricity cost when on standby £6.09
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Total running cost over 5 years £66.98
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 S2231uses 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 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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