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HP L1906

HP L1906 PC Monitor

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7 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at Gcn.com concluded that this PC display was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Nice Design

A number of HP L1906 owners considered that this PC monitor was good looking. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The finish is elegant” however they scored the HP L1906 50 out of 100. Pcadvisor.co.uk said “The OSD controls are pretty st”. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and said in their HP L1906 review ten years ago “Plain unit displays reasonably good-looking text”.

Easy to Use

Several HP L1906 owners who bought this PC monitor considered that it was easy to setup.

Robust

A number of HP L1906 owners who purchased it agreed that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

Three HP L1906 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “Easy to set up and use; good image quality; easy-to-navigate onscreen menu” in their HP L1906 review however despite that they only rated it 3 stars. Eight years ago Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on Good Gear Guide.com.au “The monitors overall build quality is excellent” in their HP L1906 review but in spite of that they only gave the HP L1906 a score of 3 stars.

Good Picture Quality

A few people who reviewed the HP L1906 thought it had good picture quality.

HP Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

Flatpanel monitors produced by HP are some of the better flatpanel monitors according to average expert and user reviews.

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Expert Reviews Are Poor

Six experts from sites including CNET.com, PC Advisor.co.uk, Good Gear Guide.com.au and CNET.com.au have rated this LCD screen on average 60%. If all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than a year ago are ranked by average expert review score then this PC screen is in the bottom 15%.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the L1906, the HP L1906 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other PC screens of this spec and age, the HP L1906 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, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the L1906 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The HP L1906 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the L1906 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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1 Award

gcn.com Editor's Choice

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…

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i515tb6, hp px850, hp l1906, hp gj099, i515tb6g, hp gj099a, i515tb6gb, hp l1906r, hp px850a, hp l1906i, hp l1906rf, hp px850aa, hp gj099aa, hp l1906rfb, hp 438372001, hp 409284001, hp questions
Barcodes 04056572619139
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