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HP W2072a

HP W2072a PC Monitor

20" 3000000:1 LED 477.3mm Oct 2012
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The HP W2072a 50,8 cm (20") LED Backlit LCD Monitor combines flawless form and high-quality viewing at an affordable price all with the environment in mind. Its thin design, with integrated... More
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4 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Low

The average 5 year running cost of the W2072a is only £36 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the cheaper to run PC screens of a comparable age and type.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as it.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think the AOC e2250Swdnk which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

HP has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire flatpanel monitor range compared to other manufacturers.

Narrow

LCD screens that were launched more than two years ago have widths of between 52mm and 6,500mm. The HP W2072a is quite narrow (only 477.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

If you are not bothered about having a wider width then you might also want to look at the AOC E2050S (£74.35) (477.75mm), or the HP W2072 (477.3mm).

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the W2072a, the HP W2072a does not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HP W2072a is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the W2072a are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the AOC d2757Ph, or the Asus VG236 (£349.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP W2072a does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the W2072a also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC monitors of this age and type do not have an integrated card reader. The HP W2072a is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth also looking at alternative LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the U2413 (£279.00), or the U2713H (£371.00) both from DELL or the Acer DA220 (£373.92) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The HP W2072a has a very narrow vertical viewing angle (only 50 degrees) compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the W2072a have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the HP W2072a of only 90 degrees is one of the narrowest amongst PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the W2072a. The horizontal viewing angles of similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the W2072a range from 60° to 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the HP W2072a has one of the dimmer display brightness amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the W2072a is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Quite Small Viewable Height

The HP W2072a has one of the smallest viewable heights (only 249 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of PC monitors that are a comparable age to the W2072a is 65cm, and the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm. The display diagonal of the HP W2072a of only 50.8 centimeters is one of the smallest amongst medium monitors that are a similar age to the W2072a.

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Quite Small Viewable Width

PC displays of a similar age and type to the W2072a have viewable widths of between 1mm and 880mm. The HP W2072a has a quite small viewable width (only 443 millimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens that came out around the same time as the W2072a.

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Only 1280 X 720 (HD 720) Graphics Resolution

The HP W2072a has a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD 720). That's 56% less resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this PC display have graphics resolutions of 720 x 400, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W2072a the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP W2072a

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when HP released the W2072a.

Specification

Display
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Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
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3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
HD Type
HDCP
Viewable Height
Viewable Width
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Horizontal Scan Range
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Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI 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
On/off Switch
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Menu Display
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certificate
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

User Reviews

(27)
Reviewed 10 January 2013 by Michael M.
(Verified Purchase)

Good, solid monitor. There are better out there, but for the $80 price I paid, there is a significant value, especially since it was a gift to someone using a postage stamp as a monitor, lol...

Reviewed 29 December 2012 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

If I'd purchased this at a store, I'd have already taken it back. From now on I'll avoid HP products (monitors at least) and only buy TVs and monitors from a place they can be returned to... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2014 by Samuel C.
(Verified Purchase)

Will probably read a few more reviews on color before purchasing another monitor in the future, as here I was really only looking for pixels per dollar. Overall, though, this was a great deal... Read more…

Reviewed 21 January 2014 by James F.
(Verified Purchase)

Bought it for a second monitor for my wife. She's been seeing how I've used my second monitor and wanted in on it as well. We set it up and have had no issues with it at all. Not sure where the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 November 2015 by Declan

1600x900 is pathetic at this price. Get a 1080p monitor...

Reviewed 26 August 2015 by Mrs Jane Cannon
(Verified Purchase)

Thanks...

Reviewed 11 March 2015 by Ravinder Sirohi
(Verified Purchase)

Good one, would recommend but has no HDMI port, have to buy converter and connecting cable.

Reviewed 7 February 2015 by Yeshiyahu E.

You basically have to change angles as you read. Almost looks like the LEDs are too bright or there is some kind of glare. There is no OSD gamma setting. I've tweaked my video cards setting a lot... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2015 by William B.

I wanted a replacement monitor that didn't cost a lot--this fills the bill nicely. My next desktop will probably be a Mac and I really didn't want to sink a lot of bucks into a monitor I'd use 2-3... Read more…

Reviewed 15 July 2014 by D Richards

Good product. I use a monitor 8 hours a day with my job and this one is excellent...

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Electricity cost when switched on £32.05
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp w2072, hp a3m50, hp b5m13, hp b5m13a, hp w2072a, hp a3m50a, hp a3m50aa, hp b5m13aa, hp a3m50aaa, hp a3m50aaab, hp a3m50aaaba
Barcodes 00031112754321, 00100177416748, 00163120564804, 00172302717594, 00886112925628, 04054842251782

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