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HP E242E PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 5000000:1 LED Nov 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £78.29 Electricity cost over 5 years
Has a built-in USB hub
HP LCD screens have good reviews
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
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Average Running Costs

This PC monitor is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The average 8 year running cost of the E242e is £79 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 621 PC screens of this type and age.


Released Over a Year Ago

This PC screen was released in April 2017.

Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The HP E242e has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were released more than a year ago do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Only One HDMI Port

The HP E242e is a one HDMI port PC screen.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP E242e does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to this PC monitor.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this flatpanel monitor and we think the LG 29UC88 (£239.99) is also worth considering.

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HP LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,104 expert and owner reviews (including 391 verified purchases) for HP PC screens and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors. 92% of those that bought a HP flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the HP E242e is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

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Has an HDCP

The HP E242e has an HDCP, as do most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and type to this LCD screen.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

With a response time of 7 milliseconds, the HP E242e has one of the slower response times amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. The fastest response time of PC screens of a comparable age and spec to this PC screen is 1ms, the slowest is 25ms, and the average response time is 5.3ms.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The HP E242e has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other PC monitors that have been around for more than a year also have an Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00889296967132, 00889296967149, 00889296967156, 00889296967163, 00889296967170, 00889296967187, 00889296967194, 00889296967200, 00889296967217, 00889296967224, 00889296967231, 00889296967248, 00889296967255, 00889296967262, 00889296967279, 00889296967286, 00889296967293, 00889296967309, 04058154034163, 05712505729137

HP E242e Review Sources

To prepare this HP E242e review we compared this PC monitor to 3,037 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 687,538 product attributes, 78,627 PC monitor reviews and 7,443,100 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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