Summary: I like how this monitor looks, thin bezel is nice and colors on it look vivid. Unfortunately I need it for a lot of text editing and reading and it's terrible for text. Letters look slightly out of focus and just not clear enough. I had HP w2338h which I was replacing after it died that had much better clarity of text. I was hoping new HP monitor would be at least on that level or better but I was wrong. New technology does not mean better this time.
Summary: This Pavillion 23xi its a good monitor, it is not an outstanding monitor. It replaced my HPw2207 and it is no better, the colors in general are not very vibrant as I expected to be and the pictures are kind of dull..... so I give it 3 stars because (for me) there has been no improvement in more than 4 years, in fact I don't like it much more than the older monitor I replaced with.
Summary: I got myself one of these to add some screen space to my awful 12.5 inch tablet laptop that was 'issued' to me (despite the fact that I still had to pay 2 grand for it, but that's another story) at the Colorado School for Wayward Boys and Girls. Got this one through HP directly. It took me about 15 minutes to set up completely, at least half of which was dealing with my cord situation, which is my problem and not yours...hopefully.
Summary: I decided to purchase a second monitor, so I purchased an additional HP. I am happy with the color and contrast of the old HP monitor, but I cannot get the new monitor to come close to matching the color, contrast and brightness. It's more than a little annoying to have two monitors with such a different picture. The monitor wouldn't be bad as a stand alone, but the difference is stark side by side with my old HP monitor.
Nice IPS monitor for the price, but there are caveats
24 March 2013
Summary: My reliable HP 2509m monitor got the black screen of death after 3 years of use. I began researching IPS monitors and I had narrowed my selections to Asus, Dell and Viewsonic, but at the last moment HP released the Xi series of IPS monitors with great specs: an IPS LED-lit panel with an almost bezeless screen, with HDMI, DVI and VGA, all for less than the price of competitors I researched.
Summary: The display was fine, I think I'm just surprised by the number of monitors with no speakers included. 15 years ago you needed to buy them. 10 years ago monitors had them built in, now they are going back to no speakers. At least with HP items. Apple, a nice visual and sound in their products. You need to go buy a hdtv. Who wants more "stuff" all over the desk.
Summary: I purchased this on sale for about the same price as many non-IPS screens. The real reason I purchased at all is because of the sale price + I had a coupon at a local retailer for another $25 off which means I paid 25% less then here. As much as I'd like to keep it, I think its going back. I'm not happy with the inability to adjust the height which I feel is too high and likewise I don't like the fact that I can't vesa mount the screen.