We calculated the average ratings for all HP PC displays and specifically for HP medium monitors and found that in both cases HP had good ratings.
At only 3.3 kilograms, the ProDisplay P231 is quite light compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the ProDisplay P231. The weights of medium monitors that were released one year ago range from 2.3g to 79kg.
10 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The ProDisplay P231 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC screens that came out around the same time as the ProDisplay P231 which have a built-in speaker.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most PC displays of a comparable age and type to the ProDisplay P231 do not have a built-in camera. The ProDisplay P231 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The HP ProDisplay P231 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the ProDisplay P231 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The ProDisplay P231 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the ProDisplay P231 also do not have an integrated card reader.
+7 More reasons against
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens that are a comparable age to it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.
Quite Small Viewable Height
Across all the PC screens that are a comparable age to the ProDisplay P231 the viewable heights range from 230mm to 630mm. With a viewable height of only 286.4 millimeters, the HP ProDisplay P231 has a fairly small viewable height compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the ProDisplay P231.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The average vertical viewing angle of PC displays of this age and type is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°. At only 160 degrees, the ProDisplay P231 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProDisplay P231.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of PC screens that were launched more than a year ago range from 18° to 180°. At only 170 degrees, the ProDisplay P231 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the ProDisplay P231.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP ProDisplay P231
Released Over a Year Ago
HP released the ProDisplay P231 over a year ago.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.
4000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The ProDisplay P231 has a maximum contrast ratio of 4000000:1. That's over one thousand, three hundred and thirty-three times the contrast ratio of a 3000:1 PC screen, which is the most common contrast ratio.
+2 Other reasons
At 544 millimeters, the ProDisplay P231 has a pretty typical width compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the ProDisplay P231.
1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 400, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 900, 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1440 x 900
Full HD, HD
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 76
Horizontal Scan Range
24 - 94
0.265 x 0.265
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Thin Client Installed
-5 - 25
Cable Lock Slot
Plug and Play
On Screen Menu Display
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Maximum Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Input Voltage
5, 90-265, 9, 90
0 - 5000
0 - 12192
Relative Humidity Storage Range
20 - 90
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 70
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certificate
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Weight With Stand
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Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Quick Start Guide
VGA, DVI, AC
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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