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HP L1740

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HP L1740

£44.90
HP L1740

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The cheapest small monitor available, with alright running costs
17" 1280 X 1024 Pixels No 8ms Dec 2012
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HP L1740 Review

Representing very good value for money, we have ranked the HP L1740 number 315 in small monitors.
71
Value for Money
Good
56
Features
Average Features
61
Age
5 Years Old
62
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
66
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

NEC LCD screens have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better flatpanel monitors are available. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2018.
This PC monitor has running costs of £110 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 15% of all 3,255 PC displays that we have compared it to. View all energy saving flatpanel monitors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Wall mountable
Three USB 2.0 ports
Smaller than average display diagonal
Only 1280 x 1024 pixels resolution

HP L1740 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

HP Has Very Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

Based on 2,138 expert and user reviews (including 726 verified purchases), HP has very good ratings for its PC screens. 82% of those that bought a HP PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 100% of PC monitors, it has mediocre features, is over 6 months old and at £44.90 it does not seem like great value for money overall.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The L1740 has an average running cost of £110 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run PC displays.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

HP released the L1740 in December 2012.

Features

Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The HP L1740's display diagonal of only 17" is in the smallest 3% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all flatpanel monitors is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95".

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Only 1280 X 1024 Pixels Resolution

The HP L1740 has a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. That's 37% smaller display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. Flatpanel monitors resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The average response time of all PC screens is 5.5ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms. The response time of the HP L1740 of 8ms is in the slowest 13% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP L1740 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The HP L1740's horizontal viewing angle of only 150° is in the narrowest 8% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The HP L1740's vertical viewing angle of only 135° is narrower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is narrower than 92% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature. The vertical viewing angles of PC monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Lower Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The HP L1740's contrast ratio (typical) of only 500 is very low compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the lowest 1% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature.

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Wall Mountable

The HP L1740 is wall mountable, which is unusual. 92% of flatpanel monitors are not wall mountable.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The HP L1740 is a three USB 2.0 port PC monitor. Most of the other PC monitors have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hp 374417001, hp 374382001, hp 438265001, hp 396883001, hp pl766at, hp l1740, hp 6101

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