The ProDisplay P232 has a greater number of cables included than most comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this HP flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|DisplayPort|VGA are also found on this LCD screen.
On average HP medium monitors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all flatpanel monitors produced by HP.
12 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The HP ProDisplay P232 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProDisplay P232.
There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at including the Philips 226V4LAB[plb_2997403_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the ProDisplay P232 do not have a built-in camera. The ProDisplay P232 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The ProDisplay P232 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC screens of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago, the HP ProDisplay P232 does not have an integrated card reader.
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Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on PC screens of a similar type and age to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Z23i[plb_3011084_price], or the Philips 226V4LAB[plb_2997403_price].
Quite Small Viewable Height
At only 286.4 millimeters, the ProDisplay P232 has a quite small viewable height compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than a year. Medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the ProDisplay P232 have viewable heights of between 230mm and 630mm, and the average viewable height is 320mm.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
At only 160 degrees, the ProDisplay P232 has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were released more than a year ago. The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the ProDisplay P232 range from 10° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
With a horizontal viewing angle of only 170 degrees, the ProDisplay P232 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago. The average horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the ProDisplay P232 is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°.
Very Small Color Gamut
Flatpanel monitors that came out more than a year ago have color gamuts of between 68% and 110%, and the average color gamut is 83%. With a color gamut of only 72 percent, the HP ProDisplay P232 has a fairly small color gamut compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProDisplay P232.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
Across all the comparable spec PC screens that have been around for more than a year the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². The ProDisplay P232 has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP ProDisplay P232
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this PC display was released.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on LCD screens of this spec and age.
Alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HP Z23i[plb_3011084_price], or the Philips 226V4LAB[plb_2997403_price].
5000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 5000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
There are a number of alternative PC screens that have a 5000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might want to consider including the HP Z23i[plb_3011084_price] which has a better Rating.
If the contrast ratio of this flatpanel monitor is too low for you then you might want to consider the LG 22M37A-B[plb_3315786_price] (10000000:1 and cheaper) or the Philips 226V4LAB[plb_2997403_price] (10000000:1 and higher rated).
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At 548.6 millimeters, the ProDisplay P232 has a pretty average width compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year.
If you would consider a flatpanel monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the Philips 227E6[plb_2497490_price] (511mm and cheaper).
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