Summary: If you can look past a few minor issues, we can think of few people who would be unhappy to own HP's new w2207 LCD. Its attractive design, outstanding overall performance, and approachable price tag make this one of our favorite 22-inch screens to date.
Pros: The HP w2207 LCD monitor showed the strongest overall performance in its class; sharp new design; screen can swivel to portrait mode; reasonable price; HDCP-compliant.
Cons: HP's My Display software is buggy and needs refinement; HD video still better on a TV.
Excerpt: I had bought this HP w2207 22" inch LCD monitor last March 2008 to replace my old Acer 19" and to serve as my main external monitor. I was in need of a higher resolution and larger screen since an extra desktop real estate would really help during Photoshop work sessions. Initially, I was torn between Acer P223W and this one but decided to go the HP route.
Conclusion: Performance Summary: The Hewlett Packard w2207 is a quality display that performed well throughout testing. It's high-gloss BrightView screen makes colors more vibrant and dark black seemed deeper than usual. The glossiness helps to add a different dimension to watching movies or viewing photos. The monitor's Widescreen aspect is also a plus, and if you're not watching your movies or playing games at 16:9, then just what kind of a techie are you really?
Pros: Briteview techology, Pivots from landscape to portrait, Fast pixel response time, HDCP compliant, Customizeable using EasyClip
Cons: Warranty and support, MyDisplay software, Speakers
Conclusion: The HP w2207 is a great 22-inch LCD monitor that’s well-designed and aesthetically pleasing. With its low-glare, glossy screen, 5ms response time, and 1000:1 contrast ratio, the w2007’s operating specs are just what most people need. The added USB 2.0 hub and speakers (though marginal) are also important additions. At an average price of $350 USD, it certainly isn’t the cheapest around, but then again, you’re probably not in the market for “cheap.
Excerpt: HP’s oh-so-affordable 22-inch display isn’t the least bit spartan. It’s attractively styled with reflective-black and anodized-silver trimmings, and it has a dual-hinged neck for height adjustment; tilt, swivel, and rotate functionality; and numerous welcome acronyms: DVI, VGA, two USB ports, HDCP support, and OSD controls. A built-in speaker is hardly worth mentioning.
Pros: The neck is versatile in its adjustable-ness.
Cons: The glossy screen creates glorious contrast--but great glare too.
Summary: The only problem with this monitor is its reflective screen, which can be a bit of a nuisance in a well-lit environment. Apart from that, its colours and luminance were exceptional in all our tests. It's well-suited to viewing and editing photos, as well as movie-watching and game-playing.
Pros: Exceptional colour reproduction, Can be viewed in portrait mode, Built-in USB hub
Cons: Noticeable purple fringing on text, Some noise in dark-grey colours, Screen is too reflective