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HP L1906 Review
|6 Reviews + 1 Award|
|5 Years Old|
|£95 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 66?
It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. This PC monitor has received an "Editor's Choice" award from Gcn.com. NEC LCD screens have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better LCD screens are available. View the latest PC monitors 2018.
This HP PC monitor has running costs of £95 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 19% of all 3,255 PC displays that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
The L1906 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Should You Buy it Now?
HP L1906 In-Depth Analysis
One Industry Award
The expert at website Gcn.com concluded that this HP PC monitor was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.
Poor Expert Reviews
HP Has Very Good PC Monitor Reviews
Based on 2,138 owner and expert reviews (including 726 verified purchases), HP has very good ratings for its LCD screens. 82% of those that bought a HP LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Poor Value for Money
Whilst the product is cheaper than 96% of PC monitors, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £74.95 it does not look like great value for money overall.
Price Has Gone Up by £3 (4%)
There was a cheaper price of £69.99 at CompAdvance 24 hours ago.
Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas
We checked 22 other countries for prices for the HP L1906 and the United Kingdom price of £74.95 was the cheapest.
The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $62.26 (£85.69).
Running Costs Are Very High
The L1906 has an average 5 year running cost of £95 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 19% of all 3,255 flatpanel monitors.
Released Over Five Years Ago
HP released the L1906 in December 2012.
Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the HP L1906 of only 19" is smaller than average when compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the smallest 7% of all PC monitors when ranked by this feature. Flatpanel monitors have display diagonals of between 3.5" and 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".
Only 1280 X 960 Pixels Resolution
The HP L1906 has a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels. That's 41% smaller display resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. PC displays resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).
Average Response Time
The HP L1906's response time of 5ms is fairly average compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 54% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The HP L1906 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle
Flatpanel monitors have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The HP L1906's horizontal viewing angle of only 140° is narrower than 93% of all PC monitors when sorted by this feature.
Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angle of the HP L1906 of only 130° is narrower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is narrower than 92% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. The vertical viewing angles of flatpanel monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.
Lower Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)
The HP L1906's contrast ratio (typical) of only 500 is very low compared to most other PC displays. It is in the lowest 1% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.