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HP L1906 PC Monitor

£64.37
19" 1280 X 960 LCD 422mm Apr 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Width Release Date £94.87 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Nice design
Good picture quality
7 Reviews + 1 Award
gcn.com Editor's Choice
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A Bit Expensive

Two HP L1906 owners said in their reviews that the HP L1906 was not good value for money. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on Good Gear Guide.com.au nine years ago “However, given its price tag the HP L1906 is not particularly a value buy”.


Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at websites Gcn.com thought that this PC screen was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Advisor.co.uk, CNET.com.au and Good Gear Guide.com.au this HP PC monitor has an overall expert rating of 60 out of 100. Experts aren't convinced by this flatpanel monitor.

HP Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

Based on 2,072 user and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. HP also has good reviews specifically for its small monitors.


Design

Nice Design

A number of people who purchased the HP L1906 reckoned that it was good looking. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “The finish is elegant”. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their HP L1906 review “The OSD controls are pretty st”. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “Plain unit displays reasonably good-looking text” in their HP L1906 review.

Easy to Use

A number of people who purchased this PC monitor said that it was easy to setup.

Robust

Several customers wrote that the product was well made.

Good Product Quality

A few customers said in their reviews that the HP L1906 was good quality. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com twelve years ago “Easy to set up and use; good image quality; easy-to-navigate onscreen menu”. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of the HP L1906 “The monitors overall build quality is excellent” although they rated this PC monitor 50 out of 100.


Good Picture Quality

Several people who reviewed the product concluded that it had good picture quality.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the L1906 in April 2015.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP L1906 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to this LCD screen also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the Hannspree HE196APB (£63.50), the Edge10 ET185a (£59.95), or the AOC E950 (£74.99).

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

The L1906 is in the most expensive 9% of all 267 PC monitors of a similar type and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the L1906 will cost £95 over 8 years to run.


Display

Only 1280 X 960 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP L1906 has a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels. That's 86% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. Across all comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as this PC screen the display resolution ranges from 1280 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

At only 130 degrees, the HP L1906 has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec. The average viewing angle, vertical of small monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this flatpanel monitor is 140°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The HP L1906 has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal (only 140 degrees) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were launched around the same time as this LCD screen. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of LCD screens that were released more than two years ago is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 150°.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04056572619139

HP L1906 Review Sources

To prepare this HP L1906 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 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 692,351 product attributes, 78,668 PC monitor reviews and 7,521,600 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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