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HP W2072a - Is it good?

bbqloverz 120 10 July 30, 2012 at 09:28 AM
Hi,

Could someone please tell me the pros/cons of the 20" HP W2072a monitor? The reviews on Amazon seem to be good, but I couldn't find any other reviews on the product elsewhere. Does this monitor have any deficiencies or any problems that previous users experienced?

Any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

P.S. I found this monitor at the price of $85 without tax. Is it a good deal?

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My question is what are you wanting to use this monitor for?
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Perhaps we are seeing something different.
The HP W2072A that I found on Amazon [amazon.com], has NO user reviews.
Please post the link for the product you are looking at.

PS: Guess what...
I just found it on Amazon [amazon.com] for 10 bux less, but still no reviews.

PPS: I'm on a roll.
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Just found it at Staples [staples.com] for yet another $10 less. ($89.99)
Not a bad deal for a 20 inch brand name monitor with a small pair of integrated speakers.
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Quote from menace33 View Post :
My question is what are you wanting to use this monitor for?
Quote from RockySosua View Post :
Perhaps we are seeing something different.
The HP W2072A that I found on Amazon [amazon.com], has NO user reviews.
Please post the link for the product you are looking at.

PS: Guess what...
I just found it on Amazon [amazon.com] for 10 bux less, but still no reviews.

PPS: I'm on a roll.
.
Just found it at Staples [staples.com] for yet another $10 less. ($89.99)
Not a bad deal for a 20 inch brand name monitor with a small pair of integrated speakers.
Thanks for the replies! And I will be mainly using it for gaming, with some light programming.

I was looking at this:http://www.amazon.com/HP-2011x-20...=HP+W2072a

I thought that they are the same thing, but I guess not? Could you clarify please?

And I was looking at the staples one too. There's a staple near by my place, and I was thinking of getting one from there. But, the lack of reviews and rating is bothering me.
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Thanks for the replies! And I will be mainly using it for gaming, with some light programming.

I was looking at this:http://www.amazon.com/HP-2011x-20...=HP+W2072a

I thought that they are the same thing, but I guess not? Could you clarify please?

And I was looking at the staples one too. There's a staple near by my place, and I was thinking of getting one from there. But, the lack of reviews and rating is bothering me.
The monitor in your link is superior to the ones I've been linking to.
Yours has more brightness and a much better viewing angle.
It's the old story of, you get what you pay for.
I'm sure that the cheaper model at $90 at Staples is a nice enough screen, but it would be nice to have that superior viewing angle and brightness that the $120 model at Amazon gives.
If money's tight, go with the Staples model.
If quality is really important to you, definitely go with your first choice, the $120 one with the great reviews.
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The monitor in your link is superior to the ones I've been linking to.
Yours has more brightness and a much better viewing angle.
It's the old story of, you get what you pay for.
I'm sure that the cheaper model at $90 at Staples is a nice enough screen, but it would be nice to have that superior viewing angle and brightness that the $120 model at Amazon gives.
If money's tight, go with the Staples model.
If quality is really important to you, definitely go with your first choice, the $120 one with the great reviews.
Iagree Without a doubt. Spend the little extra and get the much higher quality monitor. If you can't afford it right now, wait, it'll be worth it.
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Quote from RockySosua View Post :
The monitor in your link is superior to the ones I've been linking to.
Yours has more brightness and a much better viewing angle.
It's the old story of, you get what you pay for.
I'm sure that the cheaper model at $90 at Staples is a nice enough screen, but it would be nice to have that superior viewing angle and brightness that the $120 model at Amazon gives.
If money's tight, go with the Staples model.
If quality is really important to you, definitely go with your first choice, the $120 one with the great reviews.
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Iagree Without a doubt. Spend the little extra and get the much higher quality monitor. If you can't afford it right now, wait, it'll be worth it.
Thanks!
I am a little hesitant because I've seen that monitor I've posted sell for $80~90 or so (in the previous deal). I wouldn't mind spending up to $150 for a nice monitor, preferably with HDMI.

Do you guys know any great monitors for $150? I haven't seen any good monitor deals since the HP 2011x series sale.
And, HDMI isn't a necessity - if it makes a big difference in price ranges.
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Stick with DVI. No major differences in HDMI and DVI except audio which DVI does not support.
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Keep an eye out on Dell, their fiscal year ends in Sept and they always have incredible deals to make years end books look good. Last year scored a samsung 24 wide for $140 delivered, came with both vga/dvi AND HDMI.
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Keep an eye out on Dell, their fiscal year ends in Sept and they always have incredible deals to make years end books look good. Last year scored a samsung 24 wide for $140 delivered, came with both vga/dvi AND HDMI.
Nice! Do you know when the deals usually start? In Sept?

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Stick with DVI. No major differences in HDMI and DVI except audio which DVI does not support.
Thanks, will keep that in mind!
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Dell deals will start shortly, usually they try to catch the back to school rush and then depending on how sales go start slashing prices end of august early september. I'm looking to score antother 24" wide syncmaster myself hopefully.
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if you hate eye strain, don't choose LED.

the non-LED version of this is HP S2031, feebay still have it. two buddies have this model, one have 2+ years. one 1+ year, color is fine, compare to a $600 Dell i5 14" laptop, at least much less backlight bleed
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if you hate eye strain, don't choose LED.

the non-LED version of this is HP S2031, feebay still have it. two buddies have this model, one have 2+ years. one 1+ year, color is fine, compare to a $600 Dell i5 14" laptop, at least much less backlight bleed
I thought that LCD was worse for the eyes?


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Dell deals will start shortly, usually they try to catch the back to school rush and then depending on how sales go start slashing prices end of august early september. I'm looking to score antother 24" wide syncmaster myself hopefully.
Thanks! There's a recent deal for a 21.5" full HD screen for $110. How's this monitor?
http://slickdeals.net/f/4997164-Acer-S211HLbd-21-5-5ms-LED-Backlight-LCD-Monitor-110-FS-Reg-170?v=1
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LED use PWM(Pulse-Width Modulation) to control the brightness, for example, at 100% brightness, it maybe fine for eyes, but usually that's too bight for most people, but at 50% brightness, the Pulse-Width Modulation need to turn off the LED 50% off the time by turn it on and off very fast, can't see it but can feel it(because it's easier to get tired)

and a camera can see it too, here's a video example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lvtqqlhem8
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