HP 2011xi Monitor Review

August 13, 2012|  

Let’s take a quick peek at the features of this latest IPS (In Plane Switching) monitor to hit the market.
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  • Display: 20-inch IPS LED-backlit 
  • Native resolution : 1600 x 900 pixels, HD content displayed at max 720p 
  • Static contrast ratio : 1000:1 
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 3,000,000:1 
  • Display brightness 250 cd/m² 
  • Response time : 7ms 
  • Ports: VGA , HDCP 
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.277 mm 
  •  Weight: 7.5 pounds 
  •  Warranty: Limited, one year. 
  •  HDMI port: No 
  • Audio Ports: No 
  • USB Ports: No 
  • Stand: Tilt only 

The look is mutedly stylish. The cabinet is a little curved and has jet black bezels and has a matte finish which doesn’t reflect light. The HP Logo is displayed on the lower bezel and to its right you will see four function buttons and a power switch. 

You can easily adjust the settings through the user friendly On Screen Display; the Video Overdrive setting helps to reduce blurs caused by fast movement. 

There are four color settings:
  • Warm 
  • Custom 
  • Standard 
  • Cool 
Picture Modes Available:
  • Movie 
  • Gaming 
  •  Custom 
  • Photo 
Choose from these Gamma Modes, based on available lighting
  • High 
  • Medium 
  • Low 
  • Off 
Fonts as small as size 6, were displayed crisply. The colors are vibrant and rich and it has excellent wide viewing angles. The grayscale performance is also great. This means that no matter where you are sitting you can still get a great view of the picture without any reduction in the quality of image clarity or colors. The IPS monitors are far more efficient than the earlier TP (twisted pneumatic) panels. 

This is especially helpful when you want to play games with your friends or family around. Instead of crowding over the computer screen, they can be comfortably seated anywhere in the room, and still enjoy the game just as much. You don’t have to fret when you’re watching YouTube videos or uploading photos either. A big advantage with this IPS monitor is that it uses much less power than S-IPS and H-IPS monitors. 

For the price, it’s not a bad buy, but the only-one year warranty and lack of HDMI port is a little put off. There are similar monitors from other companies, for example ASUS which offer the HDMI port and a longer warranty period as well. Acer and NEC offer warranty for 3 years. In spite of this it is a good budget monitor, and it does come from a reputed company like HP.

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