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HP W1972a

66

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HP W1972a

£83.00
HP W1972a
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A very economical to run and good spec 18.5" PC monitor, but representing only average value for money
18.5" 1366 X 768 Pixels 3000000:1 No Dec 2012
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HP W1972a Review

With low running costs, we have ranked the HP W1972a number 338 in small monitors.
60
Value for Money
Good
62
Features
Good Features
61
Age
5 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£49 Over 5 Years
66
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

It has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better flatpanel monitors are available. View the latest PC monitors 2018.
It has running costs of £49 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 3,255 PC displays that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC displays.
This HP PC monitor has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
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Smaller than average display diagonal
Only 1366 x 768 pixels resolution

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HP W1972a In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

HP Has Very Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

We checked 2,138 owner and expert reviews (including 726 verified purchases) for HP PC displays and found that on average HP has very good reviews. 82% of those that bought a HP flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 94% of PC monitors, it has mediocre features, is over 6 months old and at £83.00 it does not appear to be great value for money overall.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the HP W1972a and the United Kingdom price of £83.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $479.00 (£665.57).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The W1972a has an average running cost of £49 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 3,255 flatpanel monitors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This PC display was released in December 2012.

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Features

Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the HP W1972a of only 18.5" is smaller than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is smaller than 95% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of flatpanel monitors range from 3.5" to 95", and the average display diagonal is 25".

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the HP W1972a is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% smaller display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC monitor, which is the most common resolution. Flatpanel monitors resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Average Response Time

The HP W1972a's response time of 5ms is pretty typical compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is slower than 49% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP W1972a has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 53% of LCD screens which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Very Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The HP W1972a's horizontal viewing angle of only 90° is narrower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the narrowest 7% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The average horizontal viewing angle of all LCD screens is 170°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

Flatpanel monitors have vertical viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The HP W1972a's vertical viewing angle of only 50° is narrower than 99% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The HP W1972a's contrast ratio (typical) of only 600 is lower than 96% of all PC screens when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

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