Summary: It's a great size, perfect for minimizing desk space and maximizing viewing space. It's very easily adjustable, perhaps too easily. I had a hard time plugging in the cables because every time I pushed in, the monitor slid up. Had to install at maximum height. The main problem I have with this monitor is the slow response time. 25ms makes for very blurry motion in FPS and RTS games with lots of fast action and scrolling. It works for gaming but it's not ideal.
Summary: This monitor only lasted me for 14 months and then the screen went blank (dead.) I called technical support and even tried to troubleshoot the problem myself but the bottom line was that once the warranty on HP products expire then (LOOK OUT!!) because you will soon need to purchase a new computer or monitor. I have had nothing but problems with HP's products(I have gone through 2 new computer systems and monitors.
Summary: I've had this monitor paired with a Sony Vaio computer for over a year now and have had NO problems with either one. The monitor is a marvel! It swivels, you can adjust its height, and you can tilt it. I have the XP Media edition and I must say, the quality picture this monitor puts out makes watching TV shows on my computer better than watching them on the television.
Summary: I compared to many other monitors including Samsung, NEC, Sony, etc. and was leaning toward a Sony based strictly on specs alone because of the higher brightness and contrast ratio. I decided it just wasn't worth the price difference since I really couldn't tell a difference staring at them side by side in a local store. When I got this home I had to adjust the brightness down considerably. I can't imagine why I would need anything brighter.
Summary: I have a graphics card with two plugs, so I was able to compare this monitor side-by-side with a 19" X-Brite Sony LCD (one monitor used DVI, the other analog, but I switched back and forth and it didn't seem to make any difference which one was on which for my observations). The Sony was bright and brilliant, and made the HP look positively dull by comparison.
Summary: This is my first LCD monitor, and I'm so picky that I did a lot of research and in-store playing before making my selection. Comparing models side-by-side in the store, I found that despite the f1903's reported contrast ratio of only 500:1, I found it consistently as bright if not brighter than others with higher reported contrast ratios. (I was sure to check all the brightness/contrast settings.) So I wonder what that number really means.
Elevates your desktop to new levels and a good tv screen
19 is beautiful, Amazon
9 June 2006
Summary: A 19 inch monitor is pretty big these days for a PC. Apple with their new 30 widescreen is in a different league (more like furniture), but for normal people this monitor will suffice. It makes my old 17 inch LCD feel small and is probably as big as my 20 inch TV. For the price (get it at discount), you can't beat this HP F1903.