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refurb HP P221 21.5" 1080p LCD monitor $44 at Tanga

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Tanga.com has the refurbished HP ProDisplay P221 LCD monitor [tanga.com], Grade A or B (not sure which one), for $43.99 with free shipping. Tax in AZ CT FL NY NV WA.

Specs [hp.com]:
- 21.5" TN LCD panel, LED-backlit, , 1920x1080 resolution
- 250 nits (when new), "170° horizontal; 160° vertical viewing angle" (to 10% brightness), 5ms on-to-off response rate
- ports: analog VGA and DVI with HDCP support (use a cheap DVI to HDMI adapter or cable)
- no built-in speakers
- tilt stand (-5 to 25 deg), no swivel, VESA 100x100mm mount
- 28W max, 22W typical power usage
- 2014 year model, so not "too old" and with good efficiency (I own a 2011 LED-backlit LCD monitor that consumes ~35W, and an older CCFL-lit one that burn even more).
- Refurbished, Grade A or B, 30 or 60 day warranty (product page is ambiguous)

Good as a cheap second, spare or occasional use (server, laptop, etc) monitor, always-on monitor (for security systems, etc), or even a main display. Nothing fancy.

Note: these are mundane business models (not gaming, graphics, or IPS), most likely off-lease, so backlight may have diminished brightness and other wear (not sure if burn-in is [still] an issue with LCD panels). If you have some expectation of quality maybe this is not for you.
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sweet thanks - needed a second display in the home office
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no HDMI port.....
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view angle? its important if do dual monitor.
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I've been considering making a monitor sized internet connected photo viewer for my parents. Does anyone think widescreen is a waste for photos?
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view angle? its important if do dual monitor.
Did you even read the description?

> "170° horizontal; 160° vertical viewing angle"
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Did you even read the description?

> "170° horizontal; 160° vertical viewing angle"
I updated the description a few times after bertfelin brought that up, so it's my fault Wink

AFAIK for TVs, the industry standard for rating viewing angle is when the intensity drops below 10% of straight-on viewing so it is pretty much too dim for us and meaningless. I suspect monitors use the same criteria though I can't find any ANSI/ISO/whatever procedure. I'd welcome any correction or addition.
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I've been considering making a monitor sized internet connected photo viewer for my parents. Does anyone think widescreen is a waste for photos?
Yes but you are going to pay considerably more for non-16:9 screens or they'll be really old.
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For a dual-monitor setup, am I ok getting a dvi to hdmi adapter for each monitor and then using an hdmi splitter to plug into a single hdmi port on my laptop?
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Yes but you are going to pay considerably more for non-16:9 screens or they'll be really old.
Yeah, exactly my thoughts
Ho-hum
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Deal is done done donnnnnnnnnnne
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Shipped today from Reno NV via FedEx Ground, 12 lb.

I've never seen a refurb monitor this cheap, other than decade-plus really-old 17-19" ones with CCFL backlight which I'll definitely avoid for more-than-casual use -- I have/had a few CCFL monitor/laptops and the backlight dim and yellow significantly from use, not to mention high electrical use for their small size.
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Got my monitor yesterday, shipped directly from Arrow Electronics (the refurbisher) with layers of bubble wrap.

Monitor is made in late 2014 and still has the previous company's asset tag barcode label, so it is possibly off a typical 3-year lease. There's a scratch on the plastic frame but LCD panel is OK (with slight cleaner residue), the included VGA and DVI-D cables are slightly dirty. No big deal and certainly cleaner than most public/work monitors I've seen. Can't locate any DVI to HDMI adapter or cable that I bought years ago, but VGA works fine at 1080p 60Hz. 20/19/13/7 watts power draw at 100/90 (default)/50/0 brightness levels.

LED bleed on both sides and dimmed bottom edge is noticeable especially with a dark/bright screen. Some dimming and discolorization (yellowing) when viewed from the side, more pronounced vertically. But then this is not a graphic design model and is perfectly adequate for office and web duty. Menu says 3068 backlight on hours (never knew monitors keep track of this, but I haven't bought one in over a decade being a laptop person, and never a business model).

BTW monitor is back in stock with a few left.
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