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HP Compaq W185

HP Compaq W185 PC Monitor

18" Sep 2013
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3 Reasons For

Easy to Use

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Cnet.com.au said on expert review site CNET.com.au “The end result is annoyance for the user as the buttons are harder to use than face-mounted one” but despite that they only scored this PC monitor 3 stars.

Nice Design

One HP Compaq W185 owner who purchased the HP Compaq W185 reckoned that it was a good design. Seven years ago expert website Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of the HP Compaq W185 “The aim is clearly for a clean design.”.

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

We calculated the average ratings for all HP PC displays and also specifically for HP small monitors and found that in both cases HP had good ratings.

6 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com.au and Zdnet.com.au this PC monitor has an overall expert rating of 60 out of 100. It seems that PC monitor experts are not that keen on this PC display.

Poor Product Quality

One HP Compaq W185 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was not good quality. Cnet.com.au rated the HP Compaq W185 3 stars and mentioned on CNET.com.au “Poor text quality”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Compaq W185 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth noting that most of the other small monitors that are a comparable age to the Compaq W185 also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most small monitors that were launched around the same time as the Compaq W185 do not have a built-in camera. The Compaq W185 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Compaq W185 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC screens that are a comparable age to the Compaq W185 do not have an integrated card reader. The Compaq W185 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Compaq W185

Released Over Three Years Ago

HP released the Compaq W185 over three years ago.

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Expert Reviews

(2)
1 October 2009

Its limitations mean that the only scenario we can recommend the w185 in is where you need a dirt cheap monitor for extremely basic use, like to throw in a server room. Otherwise if you're looking...

Low price
Limited adjustment
Poor viewing angles
Poor text quality
1 October 2009

Its limitations mean that the only scenario we can recommend the w185 in is where you need a dirt cheap monitor for extremely basic use, like to throw in a server room. Otherwise if you're looking...

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Barcodes 00000504000524, 07427456164149
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