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3 Reasons For
HP Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens
Based on 937 user and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its PC displays. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands.
Has Four Cables Included
The HP Compaq LA2205 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that are a comparable age to it. This HP PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the Compaq LA2205. The cables included "DVI", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this PC screen.
The Compaq LA2205 is fairly narrow (only 510.54 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Compaq LA2205. Across all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the Compaq LA2205 the widths range from 50mm to 6,500mm, and the average width is 580mm.
Other flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Samsung S22A450[plb_1388338_price] (508mm and cheaper).
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Compaq LA2205 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type do have a built-in speaker.
Other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the X2380HS[pl_2051472_price], the GE2488HS[pl_2365276_price], or the E2278H[pl_1390594_price] all from iiyama.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC screens of a similar age and type to the Compaq LA2205 are not 3D compatible. The HP Compaq LA2205 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Lenovo E2323[plb_1632746_price], or the Edge10 ES240d Slim[plb_1904863_price]; or the HP LP2065[plb_1468281_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Compaq LA2205 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the Compaq LA2205 also do not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might want to look at including the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price].
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Compaq LA2205 does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the Compaq LA2205 also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution
The HP Compaq LA2205 has a maximum display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC monitor, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Compaq LA2205 the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Compaq LA2205 has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles amongst LCD screens of this age. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the Compaq LA2205 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 180°.
At 6.8 kilograms, the Compaq LA2205 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Compaq LA2205. The lightest PC screen of a comparable type and age to the Compaq LA2205 is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg.
2 Other reasons to consider the HP Compaq LA2205
Released Over Three Years Ago
This medium monitor was released over three years ago.
LCD Display Type
The Compaq LA2205 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.
We compared all the other PC displays that have an LCD Display to this PC monitor and we think the Acer V226[plb_1910007_price], and the Benq BL2211[plb_2022153_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo E2323[plb_1632746_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.
If the display type of this LCD screen is too bad for you then you might want to look at the LG 22MP65[plb_2196010_price] (LED and cheaper) or the LG 24M45[plb_2194306_price] (LED and higher rated).
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