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HP L1906

HP L1906 PC Monitor

gcn.com Editor's Choice
19" 1280 X 1024 LCD 422mm Dec 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Width Release Date
- Essential business performance typical brightness level of 250 nits, a contrast ratio of 500:1, and ample native resolution of 1280 x 1024 means images look crisp and clear. - Wide viewing... More
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5 Reasons For

HP Has Good PC Screen Reviews

On average HP small monitors have good ratings as do all flatpanel monitors built by HP.

1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC screens that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the L1906 have display brightnesss of between 180 cd/m² and 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 250 cd/m². With a display brightness of 270 candellas per square meter, the HP L1906 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the L1906.

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1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This PC screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 720 x 400|832 x 624|1152 x 870|1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most commonly found supported graphics resolutions on PC monitors of this age and type.

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Not Supported HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Not supported HD type, which is typical of many small monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most PC displays of a similar spec and age to the L1906 do not have a built-in speaker(s). The HP L1906 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Not 3D

Most similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D. The HP L1906 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a PC display that is 3D then you might want to consider the Neovo C-17 (£106.31), or the Samsung SMT-1934 (£133.00).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP L1906 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the L1906 also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider including the Asus VK207S which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The HP L1906 does not have a card reader integrated, although this is within the context that most of the other small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the L1906 also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a card reader integrated to this PC monitor and we think the Samsung LS20C300 (£90.84) is also worth considering.

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High Running Costs

The L1906 is one of the less economic to run PC displays of this spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the L1906 will cost £66 over 5 years to run.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The average viewing angle, vertical of small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the L1906 is 140°, and the viewing angle, verticals range from 40° to 180°. At only 130 degrees, the HP L1906 has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other small monitors that came out around the same time as the L1906.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontals of small monitors that are a similar age to the L1906 range from 40° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 150°. At only 140 degrees, the HP L1906 has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the L1906.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (max)

With a power consumption (max) of 37 Watts, the HP L1906 has one of the higher power consumption (max)s amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. The power consumption (max)s of PC monitors that came out more than two years ago range from 7W to 77W.

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Heavy

The HP L1906 is one of the heavier LCD screens of this type and age (5.3 kilograms) amongst PC screens of this age. Small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the L1906 have weights of between 3.3g and 19kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP L1906

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when HP released the L1906.

LCD Display

The HP L1906 has a better display type than most flatpanel monitors of this type and age. This HP PC monitor has an LCD display, whereas most small monitors that were released more than two years ago have an LED display.

If the display type of this HP LCD screen is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Neovo C-17 (£106.31) (LED), or the Acer K202HQ (£61.98) (LED).

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Specification

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TV Tuner Integrated
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1 Award

gcn.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(7)
30 January 2008

The monitors overall build quality is excellent, and the finish is elegant. However, given its price tag the HP L1906 is not particularly a value buy...

Low price
Extremely inexpensive, quick response time
Easy to set up and use
Good image quality
Easy-to-navigate onscreen menu
So-so image quality, sparse features The Final Word The monitors overall build quality is excellent, and the finish is elegant
However, given its price tag the HP 1906 is not particularly a value buy
Analog input only
Soso image quality
Sparse features
25 January 2008

To sum it up, the HP L1906s performance veers towards a product aimed at office use. On the design and usability front, the monitor can only be adjusted vertically. It also lacks a DVI input and...

29 December 2006

HP L1906 19" LCD MonitorFeatures of the HP L1906 19" LCD MonitorThe HP L1906 19" LCD Monitor uses active matrix TFT technology. The viewable image size is 19" and the viewing angle is 140 degrees... Read more…

17 July 2006

Gcn.com

A+ The L1906 was the only LCD in our roundup not to have a DVI port. As such, we expected image quality to be drastically inferior. However, the L1906 did surprisingly well in our tests. And with... Read more…

Dont let this models low price distract you from its so-so image quality and meager features...

3 January 2006

The VGA-only HP L1906 is as functionally simple as LCDs get these days, and while theres nothing wrong with simplicity, other 19-inch LCDs offer more features and cost less...

29 November 2005

Spec: 19 in, 0.294 mm, 1280 x 1024, TFT active matrix, PC
Good: Easy to set up and use; good image quality; easy-to-navigate onscreen menu.
Bad: Not adjustable; lacks... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £84.61
Electricity cost when on standby £10.26
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Total running cost over 5 years £94.87
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp px850, hp l1906, hp gj099, hp l1906i, hp gj099a, hp px850a, hp px850aa, hp gj099aa

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