Wide Format LCD Monitors: Part 2

HP F2105

This HP monitor is an older model, but since it's now available on the Web, it can be had for a relatively low price. We thus decided to put it through our tests. Is the F2105 still a contender?

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Diagonal measurement21"
Native resolution1680 x 1050
Contrast900: 1
Brightness300 nits
Latency8 ms GTG
Colors16.7 M
H/V viewing angles178/178
ConnectivityVGA, DVI, USB, S-Video, audio
Average price$630

Design And Finish

The F2105 has the appealing look of a mini LCD TV set. The big speaker bars on the sides are a little old-school, but the monitor's lines are still up to date. The choice of materials is good and the build quality is serious.