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HP W2072a PC Monitor

20" 1600 X 900 3000000:1 LED Jul 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £53.84 Electricity cost over 5 years
User reviews are average
Not well designed
Does not have a wide viewing angle
27 Reviews

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Energy

Low Running Costs

The W2072a has an average running cost of only £54 over 8 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run PC monitors of this type and age.


Does Not Have a Wide Viewing Angle

Three people who reviewed this PC monitor wrote that it did not have a wide viewing angle. Newegg.com wrote “Well black on this monitor unless you hit that TINY viewing angle” in their review of the HP W2072a. Newegg.com also mentioned “The viewing angle when looking at darker images can be hard to adjust to” in their review. Three years ago James F. wrote “Not sure where the viewing angle stuff came from in other reviews” in his review of this PC monitor.

Good Sound Quality

One owner who bought it wrote that it had good sound quality.


Features

Does Not Have Good Features

One customer who purchased the product thought it did not have good features. Newegg.com said in their HP W2072a review five years ago “Their are not any features designed into this product” .


Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

One person said in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Five years ago Newegg.com said “With this monitor however, even being in a brightly lit room doesn't seem to help, at all” in their review of the HP W2072a.


Audio

Not Quiet

One person said in their reviews that the product was not quiet. Newegg.com said “Are too quiet if there is any amount of background noise” in their review of the HP W2072a.


Design

Not Well Designed

Two owners who bought it agreed that it was not well designed. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “It's apparently just the design of the panel it uses or the anti-glare coating” . Newegg.com also mentioned “To begin with, where the new HP design staff originate from the average hgt” in their review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not good looking. Newegg.com said “Pretty bad viewing angles, which affects the blacks”.

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Not Easy to Use the Menus

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the product was not easy to use the menus. Newegg.com said “Blacks have a blues washed out hue and there is NO gamma adjustments in the OSD menu” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also wrote “These issues won't go away regardless of the settings (both on the monitor” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Adjusting the brightness and contrast settings isn't e” in their review.

One owner said that the product was not easy to use. Newegg.com wrote “If you put the VESA mount you won't be able to use the the audio line in due to the bracket covering the input” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Good Quality

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Newegg.com said “Love it has great pic quality compared to my older monitor” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Five years ago Connie G. said on Newegg.com “I didn't buy this for amazing sound quality”.

Well Made

Five owners who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was well made. Newegg.com said “Color and resolution in DVI mode is stunning, built in speakers, tilt stand” in their review of this PC monitor nonetheless they gave it a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Newegg.com also said “I have seen several of these HP monitors and all of them have a good, solid display” in their review. Michael M. mentioned on Newegg.com “Good, solid monitor”.


Reviews

User Reviews Are Average

Based on 37 user reviews this PC screen has an average user rating of 79%. 10 reviewers (74% of all reviewers) gave this PC screen either 4 or 5 stars.

HP Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

Based on 2,104 expert and user reviews (including 391 verified purchases), HP has good ratings for its PC displays. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a HP LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person who purchased it said that it was thin. One person who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was a good size.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This PC display has been on the market since April 2017.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP W2072a does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC monitors of this type and age.

Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to look at include the Benq GL2450HM (£99.95), the Acer B276HLC (£255.94), or the Viewsonic VG2401mh-2 which is also higher rated.

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Display

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 flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The average viewing angle, vertical of medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to this LCD screen is 170°, and the viewing angles, vertical range from 50° to 180°. With a viewing angle, vertical of only 50 degrees, the HP W2072a has a very narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released one year ago.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 90 degrees, the HP W2072a has a very narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to this PC display. The average viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as this PC monitor is 170°.

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Has an HDCP

The HP W2072a has an HDCP. Most of the other LCD screens of this age and type also have an HDCP.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The HP W2072a has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to this PC display also have an Energy Star certified.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Fifteen people said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good value for money. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Its a monitor that works for a good price (I bought it on sale for 80”. Newegg.com also mentioned “2) Low price” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Excellent price and a good size” in their review.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers warranty w2072a, supplies w2072a, hp b5m13atabu, hp b5m13aaabu, hp 1600x900, hp 200cdm2, hp w2072a
Barcodes 00889296290704

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