22″ HP Debranded DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/USB Hub & Speakers

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Published: October 3, 2008
Author: Amber Lupala
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Geeks

Conclusion

22" HP Debranded DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/USB Hub & Speakers Review 22" HP Debranded DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/USB Hub & Speakers Review
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If we look at the left picture we can clearly see how the whole stand folds together and lowers the monitor to your desired height. On both sides of the stand there are cable clips mounted to keeps the cables in place and give a nicer look around your table. A personal note is that it will also save you from your cat chewing the cables.

22" HP Debranded DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/USB Hub & Speakers Review 22" HP Debranded DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/USB Hub & Speakers Review

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At a 1680 x 1050 resolution you can see how small the Rbmods design actually is. The picture is very clear in windows even though we found one dead pixel. There is an 8 pixel warranty like most manufacturers so you will just have to live with it in case you get a dead pixel. We tested the monitor in fast games like NHL 08 and Quake 4 and we saw no lag or delays on the monitor. I personally feel it is a very comfortable screen to view after you have got used to it. You can find more information about dead pixels on the Geeks product page.

The OSD menu allows you to change various settings on the menu and it is easy to use the buttons and set your preference.

Conclusion:
The monitor is also wall mountable like a flat screen tv. You can tilt the monitor at a -5° to +25° degrees which is more than enough for most users.
Speaker wise I think this monitor has a big flaw, the speakers are mounted behind the monitor which means that the sound faces the opposite way of you so it sounds very bulky even at higher volumes. Picture wise as I said earlier the picture is crystal clear and very comfortable to look at.

You can get the monitor for 190$ from Geeks which is affordable for a 22 inch monitor. I would surely give out a award to the monitor if it wasnt for the speakers. although I think the monitor is very nice.

Pros:
+ Nice looking
+ Well priced
+ Good picture
+ Well packed

Cons:
- Bad speakers
- One dead pixel

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  • r

    It does have a pivot, and you didn’t do a very good review of the image quality.

  • justaguest

    ” While I’m not positive, I believe the mounting holes are VESA
    compatible which would allow for mounting using a VESA-compatible stand
    or wal mount.” Measuring the holes will put this issue to rest.