Preview: New HD-ready Monitors From HP

Engadget: Preview – New HD-ready Monitors From HP

The new screens range in price from $180 to $400 and range in size from 20 to 27 inches. Three offer full 1080p HD video and HDMI connectors.

“While we pine for the days of large 16:10 panels, we have to admit Hewlett-Packard knows how to craft a sleek-looking 16:9. This week, the electronics manufacturer launched four new no-nonsense LCD screens at the movie-friendly aspect ratio, the HP 2010i, 2210m, 2310m and 2710m. While the first two digits of each alphanumeric reflect its diagonal screen size (except for the 2210m, which is apparently 21.5 inches across), the ‘i’ designation apparently reflects the fact that you’re getting a sub-par 1600 x 900 resolution and DVI / VGA inputs, when the other three monitors also display HDMI content in full 1080p.

All four panels have reasonably low response times, embedded 2W speakers and 1000:1 contrast ratios, and at their current prices ($180, $220, $260 and a likely $350-$400, respectively) all will likely make suitable choices if you’re in the market for an above-average computer screen. Us? We’ll make do with old Dell products while we wait for the company’s wallpaper model.” [end]

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