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HP EliteDisplay E242 IPS 24" Black, Silver Full HD Matt - PC flat panels (1920 x 1200 pixels, LED, Full HD, IPS, Matt, 640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 400, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 7)
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6 Reasons For
This PC screen has an LED display, which is typical of many LCD screens of this spec and age.
Other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper PC displays such as the DELL U2414H[plb_2140878_price], the Benq RL2460HT[plb_3037560_price], or the LG 24MP47HQ-P[plb_3149405_price].
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Based on 934 expert and owner reviews, HP has good reviews for its PC monitors. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.
Very Low Power Consumption (off)
The HP EliteDisplay E242 has a fairly low power consumption (off) (only 0.24 Watts) compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age. The average power consumption (off) of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the EliteDisplay E242 is 1.6W, and the power consumption (off)s range from 0.005W to 350W.
Quite High Height Adjustment
The average height adjustment of PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the EliteDisplay E242 is 130mm, and the height adjustments range from 17mm to 180mm. With a height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the EliteDisplay E242 has a fairly high height adjustment compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteDisplay E242.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This PC screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA)|720 x 400|800 x 600 (SVGA)|1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|1600 x 900|1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on LCD screens that are a similar age to it.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the EliteDisplay E242 is 22kWh and the highest is 120kWh. At only 30 kilowatt hours, the HP EliteDisplay E242 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the EliteDisplay E242.
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7 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
Most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the EliteDisplay E242 have a built-in speaker(s), however the EliteDisplay E242 does not have a built-in speaker(s).
It is worth also looking at other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Asus VS278H[plb_2969187_price], or the Benq GW2760H[plb_3402570_price] or the NEC AS242W-BK[plb_3195953_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The EliteDisplay E242 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.
Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the Asus VK248H[plb_2969185_price] which is also cheaper.
The EliteDisplay E242 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the EliteDisplay E242 are also not 3D.
If you want a PC screen that is 3D then you might want to consider the LG 24MP47[plb_2768374_price].
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The HP EliteDisplay E242 does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago also do not have a card reader integrated.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC monitors that were released around the same time as it.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
At only 250 candellas per square meter, the HP EliteDisplay E242 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago. The dimmest display brightness of similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the EliteDisplay E242 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
Fairly Slow Response Time
The average response time of PC monitors of this spec and age is 5.5ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 25ms. With a response time of 7 milliseconds, the EliteDisplay E242 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the EliteDisplay E242.
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Running Costs Are OK
The efficiency rating of this PC display is A+. The EliteDisplay E242 is typical compared to the other 486 medium monitors that came out more than a year ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the EliteDisplay E242 will cost £52 over 5 years to run.
Released Over a Year Ago
This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over a year.
1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution
The HP EliteDisplay E242 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
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1920 x 1200
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 400, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1280 x 800, 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1600 x 900, 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 60
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 80
0.27 x 0.27
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
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USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Number of Upstream Ports
Built-In USB Hub
TV Tuner Integrated
Colour of Product
Thin Client Installed
0 - 90
-5 - 25
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45
VESA Mounting Interfaces
-45 - 45
Cable Lock Slot
Plug and Play
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
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Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 240
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
5 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
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Total running cost over 5 years
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the HP EliteDisplay E242uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
Previous and future annual running costs of the HP EliteDisplay E242 assuming future electricity price inflation of 0.0600% per year. Edit inflation assumptions