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HP 2159m PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 LCD Dec 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
HP 2159m 54.6 cm (21.5") Full HD Widescreen flat-panel PC monitor with BrightView Technology offers digital inputs, rapid response time, sharper image, richer colours, and a superb viewing... More
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10 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, CNET.com.au, Zdnet.com.au and erenumerique.fr this flatpanel monitor has an overall expert rating of 70%.

Good Product Quality

One HP 2159m reviewer who bought this PC monitor considered that it was good quality. Six years ago Gadgetmac.com wrote in their review “Good color quality”.

Robust

One person wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Expert website Gadgetmac.com mentioned in their review of the HP 2159m “It also has built in speakers that are no visable”.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed the HP 2159m concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert website Gadgetmac.com wrote “The Hp 2159m Display has full 1080p HD with Hdmi, Dvi-d, VGA” in their review of this PC monitor.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP 2159m has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type do not have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC e2260Swhu, the LG 29EB73, or the Viewsonic VX2858.

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Good Brand

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

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This PC display has a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This LCD screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found supported graphics resolutions on flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the HP 2159m is more than most flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC screens of a comparable age and type to the 2159m. The cables included "DVI" is also found on this LCD screen.

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Very Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 1ms and the slowest is 69ms. The HP 2159m has one of the faster response times (only 3 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Most PC monitors of this age and type are not 3D. The HP 2159m is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Philips 272G5DYEB/93, or the AOC d2757Ph which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP 2159m does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 2159m also do not have a built-in camera.

Other PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the NEC MD211, the Philips C272P4, or the Viewsonic VG2437mc which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The HP 2159m does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the 2159m also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other LCD screens with a card reader integrated and we think the U3011, the UP2414Q (£449.00), or the UP3214Q (£598.80) all from DELL which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 2159m is -5°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 160 degrees, the HP 2159m has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on LCD screens of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal (metric)

The HP 2159m has one of the smaller display diagonal (metric)s (only 54.6 centimeters) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. The display diagonal (metric)s of flatpanel monitors of this age and type range from 28cm to 590cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 63cm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP 2159m

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when HP released the 2159m.

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 available for more than two years.

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LCD Display

The HP 2159m has an LCD display which is better than most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. Most medium monitors that are a comparable age to it have an LED display.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display and we think the Samsung 320MXN-3, and the DoubleSight DS-309W which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a PC display with a better display type then you might want to consider the AOC e2250Swdnk (LED), the NEC MultiSync MD211 (LED), or the LG 34UM65 (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
HD Type
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
On Screen Display (OSD)
LED Indicators
Power
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (max)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

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11 May 2010

The Hp 2159m Display has full 1080p HD with Hdmi, Dvi-d, VGA and audio port. It also has built in speakers that are no visable, it has a glossy (with BrightView technology) 21.5? screen that is... Read more…

Full HD resolution
Good color quality
Hi-res screen
Sharp text reproduction
Three video inputs
HDMI overscans
Glossy screen
Overpriced
Backlight seepage
Some tinting
26 October 2009

HP's 21.5-inch monitor is fairly average for its class ? however, in the face of its limitations, the price doesn't add up...

26 October 2009

HP's 21.5-inch monitor is fairly average for its class ? however, in the face of its limitations, the price doesn't add up. Editors? rating: 6/10...

5 October 2009

The HP 2159m is capable of displaying HD content in its native format and does a very good job of reproducing small fonts, but it has some minor backlighting and tinting issues...

1 January 2010

La nouvelle série de moniteurs HP est disponible en deux variantes. Soyons directs : la version V disposant juste d’une entrée VGA n’a aucun intérêt. Nous vous conseillons plutôt ce... Read more…

27 August 2009

Le moniteur HP 2159m est à nos yeux très hautement recommandable. Ses couleurs sont magnifiques et le contraste exceptionnel. De plus, la finition est particulièrement soignée. Bref, c?est un... Read more…

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