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HP ProDisplay P221
HP ProDisplay P221
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HP ProDisplay P221 PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 Pixels 3000000:1 LED Feb 2013
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
Reasonably priced
HP PC screens have good reviews
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)
3 Reviews

Available used and from international sellers only

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This LCD screen was released in March 2013.


Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP ProDisplay P221 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC displays of this age and spec do have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the AOC I2770 which is also cheaper.

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HP PC Screens Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,117 expert and owner reviews (including 406 verified purchases) for HP flatpanel monitors and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range. 91% of those that bought a HP flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on LCD screens of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has an HDCP

The HP ProDisplay P221 has an HDCP. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than two years also have an HDCP.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the ProDisplay P221 has one of the narrower viewing angles, vertical amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to this PC monitor the viewing angles, vertical range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angles, horizontal of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago range from 18° to 1,800°. The ProDisplay P221 has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to this PC display.

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Energy Star Certified

The ProDisplay P221 is Energy Star certified, as are most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to this PC monitor.

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Packaging Content

Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the ProDisplay P221 is more than most medium monitors that were released around the same time as it. This HP flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on LCD screens of this spec and age. The cables included "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this PC screen.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp c9e49atabu, hp c9e49aa
Barcodes 00012304741589, 00753253008520, 00807320196648, 00887111729361, 00887111729378, 00887111729385, 00887111729392, 00887111729408, 00887111729415, 00887111729422, 00887111729439, 00887111729446, 00887111729453, 00887111729460, 00887111729477, 00887111729484, 00887111729491, 00887111729507, 00887111729514, 00887111729521, 00887111729538, 00887111729545, 00887111729552, 00887111729569, 00887111729576, 00887111729590, 00887111729606, 00887111729613, 00887111729651, 00887111729675

HP ProDisplay P221 Review Sources

To prepare this HP ProDisplay P221 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,106 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 695,162 product attributes, 84,733 PC monitor reviews and 7,161,700 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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