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Excellent Owner Reviews
On average, based on 8 owner reviews this PC display has an outstanding overall owner rating.
Good Product Quality
One person mentioned in their reviews that the HP LA2205wg was good quality. Darren mentioned “Very sturdy, great quality & even better with a DVI cable rather than VGA, definitely recommend this monitor”.
One HP LA2205wg owner who bought it considered that it was strong and durable.
One HP LA2205wg reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was good value for money. Mr. John D. Bowley said on Amazon “VGA or DVD D input options coupled with great adjustability have made this an excellent buy at the price that I paid [refurbished” in his HP LA2205wg review.
HP PC Monitors Have Good Reviews
HP has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range compared to other manufacturers.
13 Reasons Against
Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys
The LA2205wg is a two USB Type-A downstream ports quantity PC monitor. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the LA2205wg have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the LA2205wg have a built-in speaker(s), however the LA2205wg does not have a built-in speaker(s).
Other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to look at include the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price], the Eizo FlexScan EV2730Q[plb_2746829_price], or the LG 34UC88-B[plb_3316458_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the LA2205wg, the LA2205wg does not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in camera to this LCD screen and we think the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
The LA2205wg is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the LA2205wg are also not 3D.
PC displays which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price], or the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price].
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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The LA2205wg does not have a card reader integrated, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays of this spec and age also do not have a card reader integrated.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated to this PC display and we think the DELL 2407WFP[plb_3247392_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the LA2205wg is 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst display resolution of all PC monitors that have been available for more than a year is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
The viewing angle, horizontals of PC screens that were launched around the same time as the LA2205wg range from 18° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. When compared to other comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the LA2205wg, the viewing angle, horizontal of the LA2205wg of only 160 degrees is one of the narrowest.
Only 720 X 400 Supported Graphics Resolutions
The HP LA2205wg has a maximum resolution of 720 x 400. That's 86% less resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. In addition, this PC screen have supported graphics resolutionss of 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 960, 1440 x 900 and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+).
A 720 x 400 supported graphics resolutions is actually the worst resolution across all similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the LA2205wg.
A 4096 x 2160 supported graphics resolutions is the best resolution across comparable types of flatpanel monitor.
Very Small Display Diagonal (metric)
At only 55.9 centimeters, the LA2205wg has a fairly small display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other PC displays that have been around for more than a year. Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the LA2205wg have display diagonal (metric)s of between 48cm and 89cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 64cm.
Quite Low Height Adjustment
With a height adjustment of only 120 millimeters, the LA2205wg has a quite low height adjustment compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the LA2205wg. The average height adjustment of medium monitors that were released one year ago is 130mm, and the height adjustments range from 20mm to 180mm.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the LA2205wg has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago. The average viewing angle, vertical of PC screens that were launched around the same time as the LA2205wg is 170°.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
At only 250 candellas per square meter, the HP LA2205wg has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for more than a year. Across all the medium monitors that were released one year ago the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².
The weights of medium monitors that are a similar age to the LA2205wg range from 2.3g to 79kg. With a weight of 6.8 kilograms, the LA2205wg is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the LA2205wg.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP LA2205wg
Average Running Costs
The LA2205wg is typical compared to the other 500 PC displays that were launched more than a year ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the LA2205wg will cost £70 over 8 years to run.
Released Over a Year Ago
This PC display has been on the market for over a year.
The HP LA2205wg has a better display type than most medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago. This HP flatpanel monitor has an LCD display, whereas most LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as it have an LED display.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC Q2778[plb_2770550_price].
If you are looking for a PC screen with a better display type then you might also want to consider the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price] (LED), the AOC G2460VQ6[plb_3032738_price] (LED), or the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.
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1680 x 1050
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640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 400, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 960, 1440 x 900, 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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