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HP W1972A PC Monitor

£79.95 £89.74 cheaper than 47 days ago
18.5" 1366 X 768 300000:1 LED Dec 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £48.71 Electricity cost over 5 years
HP has good PC monitor reviews
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
Very narrow viewing angle, vertical
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Average Running Costs

The average 8 year running cost of the W1972a is £49 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 267 PC monitors of this type and age.


Released Over Three Years Ago

This small monitor has been on the market since December 2013.


Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago, the HP W1972a does not have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth also looking at other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Asus VS207T-P (£96.89).

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HP Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

We checked 2,072 owner and expert reviews for HP flatpanel monitors and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its small monitors.


Has an Energy Star Certified

The HP W1972a has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this PC display.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 50 degrees, the HP W1972a has one of the narrower viewing angles, vertical amongst small monitors of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of PC screens of this age and spec is 40° and the widest is 180°.

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Has an HDCP

The HP W1972a has an HDCP. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as this PC display also have an HDCP.

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Very Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angles, horizontal of PC screens of a comparable spec and age to this flatpanel monitor range from 40° to 180°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 90 degrees, the HP W1972a has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to this PC screen.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the HP W1972a is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 20% less display resolution than a 1280 x 1024 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most common display resolution.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp b7m13atabu, hp b7m13asabu, hp b7m13atabb, hp b7m13asabb, hp a7v85aa
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

HP W1972a Review Sources

To prepare this HP W1972a 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 687,657 product attributes, 78,608 PC monitor reviews and 7,539,100 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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