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HP W2072a
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HP W2072a PC Monitor

20" 1600 X 900 3000000:1 LED Oct 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £53.84 Electricity cost over 5 years
Running costs are low
HP has good LCD screen reviews
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
27 Reviews

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Running Costs Are Low

The W2072a is in the cheapest 16% of all 1,092 flatpanel monitors of this age and type that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the W2072a will cost only £54 over 8 years to run.


Released Over Four Years Ago

It was October 2012 when this PC screen was released.


Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP W2072a does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as this PC monitor.

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HP Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

We checked 2,072 user and expert reviews (including 394 verified purchases) 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 within its medium monitors range. 91% of those that bought a HP flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only 1600 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP W2072a has a maximum display resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. That's 31% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC monitor, which is the most common display resolution. Comparable spec LCD screens that were launched more than two years ago display resolutions range from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 3440 x 1440 pixels (best).

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the PC screens of a similar age and spec to this PC monitor the viewing angles, vertical range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. When compared to other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as this PC screen that we have assessed, the viewing angle, vertical of the HP W2072a of only 50 degrees is one of the narrowest.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angle, horizontal of the HP W2072a of only 90 degrees is one of the narrowest amongst medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to this flatpanel monitor. The viewing angles, horizontal of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age range from 18° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Has an HDCP

The HP W2072a has an HDCP. Most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to this PC screen also have an HDCP.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The HP W2072a has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as this PC screen.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp a3m50aaaba, hp b5m13aa, hp w2072a
Barcodes 00031112754321, 00100177416748, 00163120564804, 00172302717594, 00886112925628, 04054842251782

HP W2072a Review Sources

To prepare this HP W2072a 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 692,351 product attributes, 78,668 PC monitor reviews and 7,521,600 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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