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HP V197 Review
|Value for Money||
|Missing Some Features|
|14 Months Old|
|£42 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 62?
Benq PC monitors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this PC screen is slightly out of date, and newer flatpanel monitors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest PC screens 2017.
It has running costs of only £42 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 7% of all 2,918 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to.
This PC monitor is missing some features:
Quite small display resolution
Moderately small display diagonal
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal
Should You Buy it Now?
HP V197 In-Depth Analysis
Very Good Brand
Based on 2,236 owner and expert reviews (including 493 verified purchases), HP has very good reviews for its PC displays. 88% of those that bought a HP PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Excellent Value for Money
The product is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features but at £94.74 it is cheaper than 85% of PC monitors.
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Quite Small Display Resolution
The display resolution of the HP V197 of only 1,050,000 pixels is in the smallest 5% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. The average display resolution of all LCD screens is 2,500,000 pixels, with the smallest being 76,000 pixels and the largest being 34,000,000 pixels.
Moderately Small Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the HP V197 of only 18.5" is in the smallest 5% of all LCD screens when ranked by this feature. LCD screens have display diagonals of between 3.5" and 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".
Average Response Time
The HP V197's response time of 5ms is fairly average compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the slowest 44% of all PC monitors when sorted by this feature.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The HP V197 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 52% of PC displays also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
The HP V197's viewing angle, horizontal of only 90° is very narrow compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the narrowest 4% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of LCD screens is 17°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
The HP V197's viewing angle, vertical of only 65° is in the narrowest 3% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. Across all the LCD screens the viewing angles, vertical range from 16° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°.
Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub
The HP V197 does not have a built-in USB hub, although it is worth noting that 84% of LCD screens also do not have a built-in USB hub.
Moderately Low Contrast Ratio (typical)
The HP V197's contrast ratio (typical) of only 600 is very low compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the lowest 3% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature. LCD screens have contrast ratios (typical) of between 0.001 and 100,000,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 3,100,000.
Average Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
The HP V197's contrast ratio (dynamic) of 5,000,000 is relatively typical compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the highest 39% of all PC monitors when sorted by this feature.
Released 14 Months Ago
HP released the V197 in June 2016.
Running Costs Are Very Low
The V197 is one of the cheapest to run LCD screens that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the V197 will cost only £42 over 5 years to run.
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