HP w2338h: 23″ 1080p LCD Monitor

HP w2338h Specifications

Display: 23″ (58.42cm) TFT LCD with BriteView
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (static), 3000:1 (dynamic)
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Response Time: 5ms (on-off)
Connectivity: VGA, HDMI (v1.3) with HDCP
Adjustability: Tilt
Mount: VESA 100 x 100mm
Dimensions: 22.2 x 16.3 x 7.6″ (41.5 x 56.3 x 19.4 cm)
Weight: 13.23lbs (6kg)
What’s in the box: Monitor, Power Cable, VGA Cable, Audio Cable, CD with Instructions, Warranty Card
Price: US$299.99

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HP just unveiled its w2338h 23″ LCD monitor. The w2338h sports a 16:9 aspect ratio and a pixel format of 1920 x 1080. It has VGA and HDMI connections. The 1000:1 contrast ratio is quite good but bear in mind that the 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is only when the w2338h is displaying video.

And you’d want to do that while connected to the HDMI port, which supports HDCP. As you can see HP is not including an HDMI cable so you’ll need to get one. Also, most graphics cards have DVI out rather than HDMI. If so, then you’ll need to find a DVI-to-HDMI cord. Check out eBay before you head out to the store since you’ll get much better prices. Oh, and this is something I learned from a friend who is in the A/V business: You don’t need to spend money on good digital cables because they are all the same. On the other hand, you should spend a bit of money on good analog cables. The 5ms response time is on the fast side and the price is a pretty good $299.99. If you’re in the market for a large LCD monitor and you don’t need it to be in portrait mode, you might consider the w2408h, which is an excellent 24″ LCD monitor. I should know: I own a few! I would recommend investing another $50 for an extra inch, much better colors, and 120 extra vertical pixels. Check it out at Amazon.

Source: HP Store (Home & Home Office)

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