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HP X2301 PC Monitor

Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice
23" 1920 X 1080 80000000:1 LED Dec 2012
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The dazzling, power-performing HP x2301 23-inch diagonal LED monitor with a striking design is sure to attract attention. Take in the beauty of this micro thin monitor while enjoying the high... More
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10 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This HP LCD screen was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Digitaltrends.com who said that this PC display was marvellous.

Reasonably Priced

A few people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good value for money. Five years ago Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “The HP x2301's low price, good performance” in their HP X2301 review and gave the product a rating of 73 out of 100. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review “The x2301 will make a majority of users extremely happy for the $249 price tag” and scored it 4 stars. Uk.hardware.info wrote in their HP X2301 review “Easytoaccess connection options, all at a great low price”.

One HP X2301 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was cheap. Five years ago Cnet.com mentioned in their HP X2301 review on expert review site CNET.com “The Samsung S23A550H are LED-based, low-priced, and, when push comes to shove, are ultimately worth their low prices” and scored the product 4 stars.

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Good Size

A number of people who purchased it reckoned that it was thin. Four years ago expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “The HP x2301 LED Micro Thin monitor looks thin enough to belong on a laptop.” in their review. Three years ago Uk.hardware.info said “The HP 2301 features a thin panel” in their review. Chip.com.my said “With it you get a slim,  space-saving monitor that looks fantastic” in their HP X2301 review.

Nice Design

A number of HP X2301 owners who bought the product thought it was good looking. Uk.hardware.info said in their HP X2301 review “Gorgeous slim design”. Uk.hardware.info also said “Stylish design”. Expert website Chip.com.my wrote “3) It displays prettily” in their review.

One HP X2301 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was a good design.

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Easy to Use

One person who bought this PC monitor said that it was easy to use the menus. Uk.hardware.info wrote “Finesse, menu et affichage OSD, connectique accessible, prix” in their review. One person who bought this PC monitor thought it was easy to use. Uk.hardware.info mentioned “Practical base-mounted buttons, connections” in their review of the HP X2301.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to it.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the e2250Swdnk[pl_1364842_price], and the i2476[pl_2279049_price] both from AOC or the Barco MDRC-2224[plb_2264118_price] is also worth considering.

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HP PC Screens Have Good Reviews

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

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1080p Video Mode

This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 720 x 400|1600 x 900|1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1440 x 900 (WXGA+)|1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many PC displays of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 3 milliseconds, the HP X2301 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age. Medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X2301 have response times of between 1ms and 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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8 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and Mac World the average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 63 out of 100. Flatpanel monitor experts aren't convinced by this medium monitor.

Inferior Picture Quality

One HP X2301 owner considered that the product did not have a wide viewing angle. Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of the HP X2301 “While it can’t match the viewing angle or contrast of pricier monitors with IPS panels”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The HP X2301 does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the X2301 also do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider including the AOC e2260Swhu[plb_1364850_price], the Eizo Foris FS2333-BK[plb_1787937_price], or the AVUE AVG22WBV[plb_1907322_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the X2301 are not 3D compatible. The HP X2301 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the D2769[pl_1563236_price], or the d2757Ph[pl_1515695_price] both from AOC or the NEC MultiSync P241[plb_2071945_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC screens of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The HP X2301 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the Vk248h[pl_2395629_price], or the MK241[pl_2332619_price] both from Asus or the NEC MD211[plb_2590565_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The HP X2301 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years also do 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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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

Across all the PC displays of this type and age the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the HP X2301 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the X2301.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP X2301

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when HP released the X2301.

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 were launched around the same time as it.

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Average Width

At 552.1 millimeters, the HP X2301 has a pretty average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might want to consider the HP ZR2330w[plb_1485227_price] (551.5mm).

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Specification

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Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
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HDCP
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Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Wall Mountable
Cable Lock Slot
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
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certificate
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
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Manual Included

1 Award

Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(12)
15 January 2013

The monitor will always remain the main focal point of a PC, no matter if you're a casual user, die-hard overclocker or hardware enthusiast. It's the component you will be staring at the most. The... Read more…

Bright, crisp display
Gorgeous slim design
Accessible menu and connectivity
Striking design
Stylish design
Screen rather reflective
View angle rather narrow
Mediocre screen performance
Narrow viewing angles
Tilt-only stand
13 August 2012

The HP x2301 may have a few minor display niggles ? the viewing angles and somewhat reflective screen, for example ? but with it you get a slim, space-saving monitor that looks fantastic and...

29 May 2012

Photograph by Robert CardinLaptops and tablets seem to get most of the attention these days?after all, they?re great for working on the run. But once you settle down at your desk, it?s nice to... Read more…

The x2301 stands out with its striking translucent base and glossy screen, but its viewing angle and screen uniformity are mediocre...

25 April 2012

The HP x2301 is a razor thin 23-inch LCD monitor that will dress up even the dreariest of desktops. It does a good job of displaying small text and delivers evenly saturated colors and...

20 January 2012

While it can?t match the viewing angle or contrast of pricier monitors with IPS panels, the x2301 will make a majority of users extremely happy for the $249 price tag...

Digitaltrends.com

30 August 2011

The HP x2301's low price, good performance, and sound design make it a new high-water mark for budget monitors...

26 August 2011

The HP x2301's low price, good performance, and sound design make it a new high-water mark for budget monitors...

3 November 2011

Avec son design réussi, des performances globalement bonnes et son prix attractif, le x2301 se pose comme une référence parmi les moniteurs d?entrée de gamme...

3 November 2011

Pour tirer parti du HP x2301 en dehors de la bureautique, il faut absolument le calibrer. Si vous n'utilisez pas de sonde colorimétrique, il arrivera à faire illusion, mais les jeux sont de...

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