Over the past year, HP has built up a diverse lineup of displays. While they haven't always been on the cutting edge, the company's monitors have generally offered solid performance at reasonable prices. The Pavilion 23xi 23-in is no exception. It's not as fast or as bright as some of its competitors -- but it does have good image quality and solid performance at an affordable price point.
The HP Pavilion 23xi 23-in is a mid-range monitor that offers plenty of features for the price. It has a 23.8-inch display, 1920x1080 resolution and a 5ms response time. It has DVI, VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity options for easy hookup to your computer or laptop. The 300 cd/m2 brightness means you can use it in bright environments without losing too much visibility on screen.
It also comes with some nice extras such as pivot functionality so you can adjust the screen angle depending on your needs; tilt functionality so you can change how high or low it sits; VESA mounting holes if you want to mount it on the wall instead of placing it flat on top of something else; plus 100 x 100 mm pattern compatibility so you're not limited by what type of monitor stand you want to use with this device (standard VESA patterns are 200 x 200 mm).
The HP Pavilion 23xi is a capable but basic monitor that delivers good image quality and solid performance at a very reasonable price.
If you're on the hunt for an affordable, feature-rich display that can be used for work or play, this isn't it—but if your priority is high contrast and low response time in an attractive design, it's worth considering.
The ViewSonic VX2452mh 24-inch monitor has the 1920 x 1080 resolution you’re looking for, so it can be used in a variety of situations. The 6ms response time and 250 cd/m2 brightness will make your viewing experience even more enjoyable as well as keep your images crisp and clear.
The 16:9 aspect ratio is ideal for widescreen viewing, and the DVI, VGA, and HDMI ports give you plenty of options when connecting devices such as laptops or Blu-ray players. The convenient controls allow quick adjustments to settings like contrast level. And since it’s VESA mount compatible, this monitor can be neatly installed on another surface or hung on a wall using an optional bracket if desired!
The Viewsonic VX2452mh is a reasonably priced monitor that delivers an assortment of features and decent image quality, but color accuracy could be better.
The VX2452mh has a great build quality, with a sturdy stand that supports the panel well at all viewing angles. The adjustable stand also allows for height adjustment, which is helpful for keeping your eyes level with the top of the screen as you sit or stand. There are no VESA mounting holes for alternative mounting options (like wall-mounting).
The ergonomics are good too; there's enough room to use this monitor from several different distances without feeling cramped, although it may feel too large if you're used to small monitors or want something portable. The 1-millimeter gap between its bezel and full viewable area might cause some distortion when watching movies with black bars on either side of the picture—if this bothers you then consider one of our other picks instead.
Dell UltraSharp UZ2715H 27-inch
The Dell UltraSharp UZ2715H 27-inch is a beautiful monitor that allows for accurate color reproduction and a sharp picture. While not the most expensive monitor on this list, it's certainly one of the best. It features an LED backlight and 1920 x 1080 resolution, with 16:9 aspect ratio and 250 cd/m2 brightness rating. The viewing angle is 178° horizontal and vertical. It has DisplayPort connectivity as well as HDMI inputs so you can connect multiple devices at once (which comes in handy if you're using a laptop). This monitor also offers adjustable height up to 5X tilt to give you an ideal viewing angle no matter where you sit or stand in front of it!
The Dell UltraSharp UZ2715H is an attractive full HD monitor with good ergonomics, solid build quality and strong performance, but some competing models offer higher brightness and better color accuracy.
Dell's UZ2715H is a 27-inch IPS panel panel with a bezel that's only 1 inch thick on the top, sides and bottom. It has a glossy finish that makes colors pop. The stand supports the monitor well and offers height adjustment, swivel and tilt adjustments.
Connectivity options include one Mini DisplayPort input (with daisy chain support), two HDMI ports (a third HDMI port can be used when daisy-chained), one MHL port for connecting mobile devices to the monitor's USB 3.0 hub as well as audio line-in/out jacks for connecting headphones or speakers directly to your computer's sound card.
The Philips Brilliance 275P4VYKEB 27-inch display is a solid choice if you want to get into the 4K game. It has a 2560x1440 resolution, an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, and a slim bezel that makes it feel like you're looking at something much larger than 27 inches. The stand is also adjustable, so you can easily adjust it to your preferred angle and height.
The monitor's 10-bit color support means there are billions of colors available at all times on this monitor—and as an added bonus, its 1ms response time makes it great for gaming or watching movies in 4K resolution without having any image lag (the time difference between when something occurs on screen versus when you see it).
It also comes with one HDMI port and two DisplayPort connections along with its native Mini DisplayPort connection
If you're looking for a large, high-resolution display with plenty of connectivity options, the $600 Philips Brilliance 275P4VYKEB is designed to handle both productivity and entertainment duties on your desktop. It's not perfect, but it's worth considering -- if you can find it for sale at its list price or less.
The biggest issue here is that while this monitor performs well in some areas, there are other aspects where it falls short of its competition. While the image quality is excellent and ergonomics are good enough, its build quality doesn't stand up to scrutiny (especially compared to something like Dell's UltraSharp line) and performance isn't quite as strong as we'd like to see from a premium product in this category.
On top of that, at $600 (£650), we were expecting more screen space than what's offered by this model--especially considering that there are better alternatives available from competing brands at similar price points (such as Acer's Predator X27). Finally, while some might appreciate having speakers built into the monitor frame itself rather than relying solely on built-in soundbars or external units like Bose Companion 20 speakers ($200), those who prefer having their audio separate from their displays will be disappointed here: There aren't any speakers with this model!
The Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-inch monitor has a 1920x1080 resolution and a 5ms response time. It also has a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 178-degree viewing angles, VGA and DisplayPort connections, and VESA mounting holes.
The speakers are built in to this monitor and it comes with 1-year warranty from Acer
The HP Pavilion 23xi is a good choice if you want a budget-friendly monitor that'll cover all the basics. It's not as colorful or sharp as some of its competitors, but it offers solid image quality and strong performance at an affordable price point.