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HP L1906

HP L1906 PC Monitor

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19" 1280 X 1024 LCD 422mm Dec 2012
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- Essential business performance typical brightness level of 250 nits, a contrast ratio of 500:1, and ample native resolution of 1280 x 1024 means images look crisp and clear. - Wide viewing... More
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5 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

On average HP small monitors have good reviews as do all PC displays manufactured by HP.

1280 X 1024 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC screens that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of PC displays of a similar spec and age to the L1906 range from 180 cd/m² to 450 cd/m². The HP L1906 has a quite bright display brightness (270 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the L1906.

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1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution

This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 720 x 400|832 x 624|1152 x 870|1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC screens that were launched more than two years ago.

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Not Supported HD Type

This PC monitor has a Not supported HD type, which is typical of many small monitors that are a similar age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most small monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the L1906 do not have a built-in speaker. The HP L1906 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP L1906 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other small monitors that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera which you might want to look at including the Asus VK207 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the L1906, the HP L1906 is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Neovo C-17, or the Samsung SMT-1934 ($383.99).

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The HP L1906 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the L1906 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

Across all the PC screens of this age and spec the vertical viewing angles range from 40° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 130 degrees, the HP L1906 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst PC screens of this age.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The HP L1906 has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 140 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the L1906. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the L1906 is 40° and the widest is 180°.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

With a maximum power consumption of 37 Watts, the HP L1906 has one of the higher maximum power consumptions amongst small monitors of this age. Across all the similar spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the L1906 the maximum power consumptions range from 7W to 77W.

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Heavy

At 5.3 kilograms, the HP L1906 is quite heavy compared to most of the other small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the L1906. Small monitors that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 3.3g and 19kg.

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Quite Few Display Colour Count

The least display colour count of PC screens that have been around for more than two years is 0.065M and the most is 1,100M. At only 16 million, the HP L1906 has a quite few display colour count compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the L1906.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP L1906

Released Over Four Years Ago

This LCD screen was released over four years ago.

LCD Display Type

The HP L1906 has a better display type than most comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to it. This PC screen has an LCD display type, whereas most PC screens of a comparable age and type to it have an LED display type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available including the Philips 200S4 which has better reviews.

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Average Width

At 422 millimeters, the HP L1906 has a relatively typical width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the L1906.

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Specification

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3D Compatible
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Horizontal Viewing Angle
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Display Brightness
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VGA (D-Sub) Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
VESA Mount Interface
Cable Lock Slot
Power
Typical Power Consumption
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Maximum Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
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AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
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Certificates
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Cable Included

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Expert Reviews

(7)
30 January 2008

The monitors overall build quality is excellent, and the finish is elegant. However, given its price tag the HP L1906 is not particularly a value buy...

Low price
Extremely inexpensive, quick response time
Easy to set up and use
Good image quality
Easy-to-navigate onscreen menu
So-so image quality, sparse features The Final Word The monitors overall build quality is excellent, and the finish is elegant
However, given its price tag the HP 1906 is not particularly a value buy
Analog input only
Soso image quality
Sparse features
25 January 2008

To sum it up, the HP L1906s performance veers towards a product aimed at office use. On the design and usability front, the monitor can only be adjusted vertically. It also lacks a DVI input and...

29 December 2006

HP L1906 19" LCD MonitorFeatures of the HP L1906 19" LCD MonitorThe HP L1906 19" LCD Monitor uses active matrix TFT technology. The viewable image size is 19" and the viewing angle is 140 degrees... Read more…

17 July 2006

Gcn.com

A+ The L1906 was the only LCD in our roundup not to have a DVI port. As such, we expected image quality to be drastically inferior. However, the L1906 did surprisingly well in our tests. And with... Read more…

Dont let this models low price distract you from its so-so image quality and meager features...

3 January 2006

The VGA-only HP L1906 is as functionally simple as LCDs get these days, and while theres nothing wrong with simplicity, other 19-inch LCDs offer more features and cost less...

29 November 2005

Spec: 19 in, 0.294 mm, 1280 x 1024, TFT active matrix, PC
Good: Easy to set up and use; good image quality; easy-to-navigate onscreen menu.
Bad: Not adjustable; lacks... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $41.23
Electricity cost when on standby $9.49
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Total running cost over 5 years $50.72
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp px850, hp l1906, hp gj099, hp l1906i, hp gj099a, hp px850a, hp l1906r, hp px850aa, hp l1906rf, hp gj099aa, hp px850aar, hp l1906rfb, hp px850aarf, hp px850aarfb
Barcodes 00000389042001, 00000394821001, 00000438372001, 04056572535002, 04056572619139, 04056572817085, 04056572817214, 04056572818211, 05712505674666, 05712505674963, 05712505676554
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