HP W1972a
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HP W1972a

A good value for money and cheap to run 1366 x 768 PC screen
18.5" 1366 X 768 Pixels 3000000:1 LCD Jul 2012
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HP W1972a Review

Representing excellent value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the HP W1972a number 72 in best selling monitors and number 692 across all PC monitors.
Very Good
Missing Some Features
5 Years Old
£49 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 48?

It has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. NEC flatpanel monitors also have excellent reviews in general.
This PC monitor is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better PC monitors are available. View the latest PC screens 2017.
It has running costs of only £49 over 8 years, which puts it in the cheapest 16% of all 2,768 PC displays that we have compared it to.
This HP PC monitor is missing some features:
Only 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution
Quite narrow viewing angle, vertical
Quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal

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Amazon UK £79.95
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HP W1972a In-Depth Analysis


HP Has Very Good PC Display Reviews

We checked 2,265 expert and user reviews (including 484 verified purchases) for HP PC displays and found that on average HP has very good ratings compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a HP PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £79.95 it is cheaper than 91% of PC screens.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display 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 frequently found resolution. Across all LCD screens the worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The average viewing angle, vertical of all LCD screens is 160°, with the narrowest being 10° and the widest being 180°. The HP W1972a's viewing angle, vertical of only 50° is in the narrowest 1% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The HP W1972a's viewing angle, horizontal of only 90° is in the narrowest 5% of all PC monitors when ordered by this feature. Across all the LCD screens the viewing angles, horizontal range from 17° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Released Over Five Years Ago

HP released the W1972a in July 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The average running cost of the W1972a is only £49 over 8 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 16% of all 2,768 LCD screens.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp b7m13atabb, hp b7m13asabu, hp b7m13asabb, hp b7m13aaabb, hp 1920x1080, hp a7v85aa, hp w1972a
Barcodes 00087111048127, 00886112490331, 00886112490379, 00886112541972, 00887111048110, 00887111048127, 00887111048134, 00887111048141, 00887111048158, 00887111048165, 00887111048172, 00887111048189, 00887111048196, 00887111048226, 00887111048233, 00887111048257, 00887111048264, 00887111048271, 00887111187475, 00887758419007, 00887758419014, 00887758419021, 00887758419083, 05054533633032, 08877584190210

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