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7 Reasons For
HP Has Good PC Monitor Reviews
HP medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all LCD screens HP is one of the better rated brands.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
The average power consumption when off of comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for the last year is 0.4W, and the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 4.3W. The EliteDisplay E242 has one of the lower power consumptions when off (only 0.24 Watts) amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.
Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment
At 150 millimeters, the EliteDisplay E242 has a fairly high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC screens that are a similar age to the EliteDisplay E242. The lowest maximum height adjustment of latest medium monitors is 20mm and the highest is 1,200mm.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA)|720 x 400|800 x 600 (SVGA)|1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1440 x 900|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|1600 x 900|1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on similar spec PC monitors that came out in the last 12 months.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The HP EliteDisplay E242 is a three USB 2.0 port LCD screen. Most of the other LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the EliteDisplay E242 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.
Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the EliteDisplay E242 the depths range from 7mm to 610mm. At only 50 millimeters, the EliteDisplay E242 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other newly released medium monitors.
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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
At only 30 kilowatt hours, the EliteDisplay E242 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the EliteDisplay E242. The lowest annual energy consumption of new similar spec flatpanel monitors is 3kWh and the highest is 98kWh.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The EliteDisplay E242 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EliteDisplay E242 which have a built-in speaker.
The EliteDisplay E242 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other recently released flatpanel monitors are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most LCD screens that are a comparable age to the EliteDisplay E242 do not have an integrated card reader. The EliteDisplay E242 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most recently released medium monitors do not have a built-in camera. The HP EliteDisplay E242 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC displays with a built-in camera and we think the HP EliteDisplay E240c ($209.89) is also worth considering.
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Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on new similar spec LCD screens.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many new flatpanel monitors.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The average response time of PC monitors that are a comparable age to the EliteDisplay E242 is 5.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 20ms. With a response time of 7 milliseconds, the EliteDisplay E242 has one of the slower response times amongst PC displays of this age.
5 Other reasons to consider the HP EliteDisplay E242
Released Twelve Months Ago
This PC display has been on the market for twelve months.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display to this LCD screen and we think the HP V243, the Acer KA240H ($130.75), and the DELL P2217 ($129.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution
The EliteDisplay E242 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
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5000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the EliteDisplay E242 is 5000000:1. That's 95% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 100000000:1.
If you want a PC display with a higher contrast ratio then you might also want to look at the DELL SE2216H ($94.99) (8000000:1 and cheaper).
With a width of 562.2 millimeters, the EliteDisplay E242 has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the EliteDisplay E242.
Flatpanel monitors with a wider width that might be worth considering include the DELL SE2416H ($130.97) (556.6mm), or the HP EliteDisplay E240c ($209.89) (563.9mm).
1920 x 1200
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 400, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1280 x 800, 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1600 x 900, 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 60
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 80
0.27 x 0.27
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Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Built-In USB Hub
0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 25
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45
Cable Lock Slot
Plug and Play
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AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Input Voltage
24, 100, 100-240, 240
Relative Humidity Storage Range
5 - 95
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certificate
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
Previous and future annual running costs of the HP EliteDisplay E242 assuming future electricity price inflation of 0.0600% per year. Edit inflation assumptions
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