HP Compaq LA1956
HP Compaq LA1956
|48.3"||1280 X 1024 Pixels||1000000:1||No||Dec 2012|
|Display Diagonal||Display Resolution||Dynamic Contrast Ratio||3D||Release Date|
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HP Compaq LA1956 Review
|5 Years Old|
|£72 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 69?
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It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better PC displays are available. View the latest LCD screens 2018.
This PC monitor has running costs of £72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,255 LCD screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Should You Buy it Now?
HP Compaq LA1956 In-Depth Analysis
Very Good Brand
We checked 2,138 expert and user reviews (including 726 verified purchases) for HP PC displays and found that on average HP has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 82% of those that bought a HP flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Poor Value for Money
Whilst the product is cheaper than 91% of PC monitors, it has mediocre features, is over 6 months old and at £90.00 we think it does not represent good value for money overall.
Price Has Gone Up by £0 (0%)
There was a cheaper price of £89.99 at CompAdvance 5 days ago.
Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas
We checked 22 other countries for prices for the HP Compaq LA1956 and the United Kingdom price of £90.00 was the cheapest.
The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $249.99 (£344.06).
OK Running Costs
Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the Compaq LA1956 is £72, which is typical compared to the other 3,255 flatpanel monitors.
Released Over Five Years Ago
This PC screen was released in December 2012.
Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the Compaq LA1956 of 48.3" is very big compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is bigger than 99% of all PC screens when ordered by this feature. PC monitors have display diagonals of between 3.5" and 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".
Only 1280 X 1024 Pixels Resolution
The largest display resolution of the Compaq LA1956 is 1280 x 1024 pixels. That's 37% smaller display resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all flatpanel monitors ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).
Average Response Time
The response time of the Compaq LA1956 of 5ms is fairly typical compared to most other PC monitors. It is slower than 49% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.
Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle
The HP Compaq LA1956's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is narrower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 34% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. The horizontal viewing angles of PC monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle
The narrowest vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The vertical viewing angle of the Compaq LA1956 of only 160° is narrower than 75% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.
Average Contrast Ratio (typical)
The contrast ratio (typical) of the Compaq LA1956 of 1,000 is relatively standard compared to most other PC monitors. It is in the highest 30% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Compaq LA1956 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although it is worth noting that 53% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
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