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.
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.
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.
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.