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HP S2031a PC Monitor

20" LCD Dec 2012
Screen Size Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
Introducing a budget-friendly business monitor that is a perfect fit for your growing business the HP S2031a 50,8 cm (20") Widescreen LCD Monitor. More
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2 Reasons For

Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the S2031a which do not have a built-in speaker, the HP S2031a has a built-in speaker.

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HP Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

Based on 928 owner and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its PC monitors. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other brands.

6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The HP S2031a is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the S2031a are also not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the AOC D2769, or the Asus VG236.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP S2031a does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC screens of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at including the 272P4QPJKEB, or the 241P4QPY both from Philips which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC displays that came out around the same time as the S2031a do not have an integrated card reader. The HP S2031a is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth also looking at other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the U2713H ($682.40), or the U2413 ($444.83) both from DELL or the Acer DA220 which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other flatpanel monitors of this age and type that we have assessed, the display diagonal of the HP S2031a of only 50.8 centimeters is one of the smallest. The average display diagonal of flatpanel monitors of this age and type is 66cm, and the screen sizes range from 50cm to 770cm.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The HP S2031a has a quite low RMS rated audio power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other PC displays that are a comparable age to the S2031a. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 49W.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the S2031a is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. The HP S2031a has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP S2031a

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when HP released the S2031a.

LCD Display Type

The HP S2031a has a better display type than most medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it. This PC screen has an LCD display type, whereas most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have an LED display type.

PC displays with a better display type that might be worth considering include the e2250Swdnk (LED), the U2868 ($549.00) (LED), or the I2276 (LED) all from AOC which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Adjustable Height
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15 January 2011

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Electricity cost when switched on $43.40
Electricity cost when on standby $4.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $48.11
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.31 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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