I don't test many displays from HP. That's partly because many of them (like Dell's) are made to be sold as part of a set comprising the computer, monitor, printer, etc. And often with that kind of package, the monitor is the last factor people take into account in making their choice. That's a mistake. Why? Because a display becomes obsolete less quickly than a PC! The HP W19 monitor is designed to ship with the manufacturer's computers. Yet it's available for individual sale, too, and its characteristics, in relation to its price, attracted my attention.
|Diagonal measurement||19 inches|
|Native resolution||1440 x 900|
|Latency||8 ms (GTG)|
|H/V viewing angles||150/130|
|Connectivity||VGA / DVI|
Design, Finish, Ergonomics, Connectivity
Design And Finish
Due to budget constraints, HP has produced a simple monitor with no flourishes. Except for the rather odd-looking base, the looks bespeak careful design. For the price, the finish is respectable, with simple but robust, high-quality plastics.
The ergonomics is also very basic, with a tilt adjustment only. The buttons are easy to access. The OSD is simple and very consumer-oriented.
Nothing to write home about - the monitor has the basic minimum: VGA and DVI connectors.