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HP Compaq LA2205
HP Compaq LA2205
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HP Compaq LA2205 PC Monitor

22" 1680 X 1050 3000:1 LCD Sep 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £69.23 Electricity cost over 5 years
HP has good reviews for its PC monitors
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Only 1680 x 1050 pixels display resolution

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Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the Compaq LA2205 is £70 over 8 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,092 medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.


Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC screen was released in September 2013.


Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Compaq LA2205 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC displays that are a comparable age to this PC monitor.

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors

Based on 2,072 owner and expert reviews (including 394 verified purchases), HP has good reviews for its PC screens. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands. 91% of those that bought a HP flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution

The Compaq LA2205 has a maximum display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most common display resolution. Across all similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor the best display resolution is 3440 x 1440 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to this PC screen the viewing angles, horizontal range from 18° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. The HP Compaq LA2205 has one of the narrower viewing angles, horizontal (only 160 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Has an HDCP

The Compaq LA2205 has an HDCP. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years also have an HDCP.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The Compaq LA2205 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to this LCD screen.

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Packaging Content

Has Four Cables Included

The HP Compaq LA2205 has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays that came out more than two years ago. This HP PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC screens that have been around for around the same time as this PC screen. The cables included "DVI", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers approved selection la2205wg, approved selection nm274at, hp nm274atapprovedbasic, compaq 1680x1050, compaq la2205wg, hp la2205wgrfb, hp nm274aarfb, t1a la2205wg, hp 1680x1050
Barcodes 00884420767787, 00884420767794, 04260342831748, 05060187228159, 05712505257586

HP Compaq LA2205 Review Sources

To prepare this HP Compaq LA2205 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 687,657 product attributes, 78,608 PC monitor reviews and 7,539,100 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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