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HP L2045w
4.7 out of 10

HP L2045w

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Overall 8
8.0

Good buy

Carl U, Newegg
12 October 2013
  • Summary: Finally I can view a full page document in a readable size (yes, I have good eyes). Over all I'm happy with the value and would recommend to someone looking to get a low priced pivot monitor. To get 5 starts the cons would need resolved.
  • Pros: I purchased two of these because I wanted a monitor that would pivot for cheap.
  • Cons: -brightness is not great. I have them 100% and they are about right so I hope they don't get any dimmer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Monitor

Ryan M., Newegg
5 March 2010
  • Summary: I "inherited" this at work. I had a larger CRT based monitor this one is excellent. No more headaches and my cube does not feel crowded with it.
  • Pros: Height adjustment, usb hub, landscape/portrait modes. I use this monitor at work and it is very nice. While not as crisp as other displays, it is easy on the eyes. The size is just right for smaller work spaces, yet feels big with out being big. The stand is very solid and includes the ability to...
  • Cons: The management buttons are right in the center of the display and when I reach to get something from the tray built in to the base, sometimes I hit the auto set button.
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Overall 10
10

Excellant

Ginger W., Newegg
3 September 2009
  • Summary: If I had extra money, I would have two more of these.
  • Pros: Perfect right out of the box. I looked around a lot before buying it. I wanted one that had an an adjustable stand and they are getting harder to find. Perfect matte finish that matches my tower. Beautiful color,no glare and no dead pixels. It is perfect!
  • Cons: None
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Overall 6
6.0

Overall an Average LCD Monitor

Michael N., Newegg
13 March 2009
  • Summary: Would I buy this monitor again? No. In fact if I wouldn't loose $50 between return shipping and a restocking fee I would return it today. I still can't figure out why monitor manufactures brag about and jack up the brightness and contrast ratio of their cheap monitors when you are forced to turn...
  • Pros: The overall build quality is very good. I believe the original and possibly the current price reflects this. You are more paying for the quality of the stand and build than the quality of the LCD panel it self (see below). That being said the stand is very nice. The pivot and height adjustments a...
  • Cons: The LCD panel is of average quality at best. It is a typical TN panel with the typical over saturated colors and brightness. There is also the standard color/brightness shifting as you move around the monitor. Out of the box the monitor was washed out and way too bright. I have to say this was wh...
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Overall 10
10

We give it a 10!

BrianM, pcRUSH.com
27 December 2008
  • Summary: Comments about HP L2045w Widescreen LCD Monitor: This is a great monitor to have, I have 2 of them at the house and the kids as well as me and the misses love them. When I saw what a deal they were being offered for here I had to get 2 of them!
  • Pros: Adjustable, Lightweight, Sharp Image
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Overall 10
10

Good Gear

Frank C, pcRUSH.com
23 December 2008
  • Summary: Comments about HP L2045w Widescreen LCD Monitor: I use a monitor for everything from gaming on a high end PC to hooking up to a laptop for use in a recording studio to watching movies. This one is great for all purposes.
  • Pros: Adjustable, Lightweight, Sharp Image
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Overall 10
10

But it.... you'll like it.....

Andy K., Newegg
8 December 2008
  • Summary: Buy it! You won't be disappointed. Oh, and they shipped it with not one, but TWO DVI cables!! I read other reviews that said they didn't get any. I guess I got theirs hahaha. It also came with a VGA cable.
  • Pros: Nice, sturdy base, swivels in three planes (plus can be moved vertically as well), good brightness straight on. Easy to use controls. Detected immediately in Linux. Easy to use controls. Not one dead pixel. I've had this over 6 weeks and no problems to report at this time.
  • Cons: I hesitate to mention this, because I'm always looking straight on to the monitor. I noticed if you view it from an angle, it's not quite as bright, but who looks at their monitor from an angle anyway?
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Overall 10
10

Best of the rest

David C., Newegg
20 October 2008
  • Summary: Buy it
  • Pros: The best I have bought for myself or others (total of 17 monitors in 4 yrs) Love the USB and the tilt-height and pivot along with great graphics and color resolution
  • Cons: price (just kidding)
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Overall 10
10

Best Monitor Stand

Stuart T., Newegg
2 September 2008
  • Summary: I browsed for about a year before buying this monitor so I really did the comparisons and knew it would be good. But still, I was surprised by the solid construction of this product and the image quality.
  • Pros: Excellent features for a reasonable price. The sturdy, adjustable stand is greatly superior to what you usually get with a monitor. This is especially important if you use the pivot feature to switch between landscape and portrait viewing modes. The smaller pixel size packs a lot of resolution in...
  • Cons: On an older computer case, the DVI plug was a bit too thick to fit past an obstruction and plug into the video card. This was solved by shaving off a few millimeters of plastic from the plug using a wood chisel.
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Overall 10
10

Great buy!

Robert S., Newegg
3 August 2008
  • Summary: I bought 2 of these a few months ago, and I love them and do not regret the purchase at all. If you are looking for a monitor of this size, I would recommend it above all others. Out of both monitors, there is only 1 dead pixel, and it is not that noticable.
  • Pros: Crisp picture, easy set up. Nice to have a 20" with 1650 x 1080. Heavy, so they won't get knocked over easily. USB on the side is handy and works. VGA & DVI supported.
  • Cons: Does not support HD. Contrast ratio could be better, but it's not too noticable. Lower resolutions look like junk, but why run a lower resolution?
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