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April 26, 2007 1:20:53 PM

HP LP2065, 20.1", 1600x1200, S-IPS panel... $385 and free shipping. $40 rebate if purchased by 4/30.

http://www.pcsuperstore.com/products/J46443-HP-EF227A8A...
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April 26, 2007 6:22:44 PM

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HP LP2065, 20.1", 1600x1200, S-IPS panel... $385 and free shipping. $40 rebate if purchased by 4/30.

http://www.pcsuperstore.com/products/J46443-HP-EF227A8A...

Wow, great find. :)  That's around the price the same size MVA panel was just a few months ago with special pricing and a rebate at that.
April 26, 2007 8:15:59 PM

There is more...

Buy.com has the Planar PL2010M, #997-3469... 20.1", 1600x1200, supposedly S-IPS panel, 250 brightness, 700:1 contrast, 16ms response... for $262 w/ free ship.

Buy.com also has the Planar PL2010M, #997-2827... 20.1", 1600x1200, supposedly S-IPS panel, 300 brightness, 1000:1 contrast, 8ms response... for $362 w/ free ship.

I called Planar tech support and ask about the differences.

1. He could not confirm panel type on either model.
2. He said the 3469 was an earlier model.
3. He also said "I have one of each on my desk and they look the same"...

Buyer reviews on the 3469 at Buy.com are high... (4.5/5 average on 9 reviews)

So, $262 might be a cheap price on a good monitor for other than games.
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May 1, 2007 3:48:37 PM

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HP LP2065, 20.1", 1600x1200, S-IPS panel... $385 and free shipping. $40 rebate if purchased by 4/30.

http://www.pcsuperstore.com/products/J46443-HP-EF227A8A...


Price went up to $392, still with Free Shipping... but the rebate has been increased to $50.. and good to July 31.

Good price on an all-around very nice monitor. (I took advantage of this rebate to buy my 2nd one.)
May 3, 2007 5:04:59 PM

Hose

Price was back down to $385.06 today, but I don't see any reference to a rebate--and no free shipping!
May 3, 2007 5:14:16 PM

You can go to that monitor on the Newegg site and get a link to the $50 rebate. It apparently is not retailer specific.

Free Shipping comes and goes. You've got until 7/31 on the rebate... maybe price will come down a bit by then and free shipping return...

BTW, colors and text contrast are very nice...

Good luck
May 3, 2007 6:00:52 PM

Hose

Thanks for the response--I searched and found the *generic* rebates as you mentioned.

Question--I was also looking at the Viewsonic VP2030b as an option--the specs are very similar to the HP model, but with slightly higher contrast ratio and slightly lower viewing angle--but the panel type for the Viewsonic is P-MVA and the HP is S-IPS--do you know what the major differences in these panels are?

Is there a reference that compares these different panel types--pros/cons?
May 3, 2007 6:13:35 PM

There are a few more detailed explanations of the differences floating around this board, but I didn't bookmark any of them.

Some are better at showing DVDs, some better at colors, some faster... each has strengths and weaknesses.

Here's a link to "relative" performance of various types.

http://lcdresource.com/tools/matrix-of-all-matrices.htm
May 6, 2007 5:00:21 PM

Hose

My best read on the difference between the P-MVA and S-ISP panels is that the P-MVA are somewhat better with multi-media--i.e. video and playing DVD movies.

And S-ISP will slightly better with stationary pictures--i.e. photo editing, text, etc.

It sounds like you have the HP LP2065, 20.1", 1600x1200, S-IPS panel--what's your subjective experience watching DVD movies on it?
May 6, 2007 5:58:37 PM

Yes, I have LP2065... but I haven't watched DVDs on it.... good colors on my TV tuner, though.
May 17, 2007 4:31:57 AM

Hose and others

Be forewarned--this HP LP2065 is now a *lottery panel* model--most are getting a S-IPS panel (LG. Phillips LM 201U05-SLA1), but some (10-20% ? est.) are getting an A-MVA panel (AUO M201UN02-V6). Most suppliers will not check for the panel type sticker on the box, and will not take the monitor back for refund if you loose the *lottery*! So be careful!

See here:

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1162417&highl...
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