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HP Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
Based on 950 expert and owner reviews, HP has good ratings for its flatpanel monitors. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers.
Has Four Cables Included
The Compaq LA2205 has a greater number of cables included than most comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to it. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC displays of a comparable type and age to the Compaq LA2205. The cables included "DVI", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.
At only 332.7 millimeters, the Compaq LA2205 is fairly short compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type. The heights of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Compaq LA2205 range from 41mm to 4,800mm.
At only 510.54 millimeters, the Compaq LA2205 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the Compaq LA2205. Across all the medium monitors that were released around the same time as the Compaq LA2205 the widths range from 52mm to 6,500mm, and the average width is 580mm.
Other flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Benq GW2260 (510mm), or the Samsung S22B300 ($383.59) (511mm).
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The HP Compaq LA2205 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the Compaq LA2205 also do not have a built-in speaker.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC displays of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The Compaq LA2205 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you want a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the AOC d2757Ph, or the Asus VG236 which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most PC displays of this spec and age do not have a built-in camera. The Compaq LA2205 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The HP Compaq LA2205 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the Compaq LA2205 also do not have an integrated card reader.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader including the U2413 ($429.99), or the U2713H both from DELL or the Acer DA220.
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Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution
The Compaq LA2205 has a maximum display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC monitor, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 2560 x 1600 pixels.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The horizontal viewing angles of comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years range from 60° to 1,800°. At only 160 degrees, the HP Compaq LA2205 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Compaq LA2205.
With a weight of 6.8 kilograms, the Compaq LA2205 is one of the heavier PC displays of this type and age amongst similar spec PC displays of this age. The weights of PC displays of this age and type range from 3g to 39kg.
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Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when HP released the Compaq LA2205.
LCD Display Type
The HP Compaq LA2205 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including the Planar PLL2210W ($60.00), or the Eizo ColorEdge CX270 which has better reviews.
PC displays with a better display type that might be worth looking at include the AOC e2250Swdnk (LED) which also has a higher rating.
1680 x 1050
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720 x 400, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1440 x 900, 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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