Summary: Hard to beat this monitor. If you want 'true' colors you will need to calibrate this monitor just like you will any other monitor. I hear people complaining that the color is 'off'. Yep, it will be until you color correct it with something like a Spyder color correcting tool and software. You need to calibrate your monitor for different lighting, etc. I've had this monitor for over 5 years now and when/if it dies I'll purchase another one just like it.
Spec'd out better than Apple's own display, but needs some color calibration
Jack Tailor "Jack Tailor", Amazon
30 October 2013
Summary: HP makes good displays, especially considering the price. The colors were amazing, and it held up well for the professional video work I do. I did have to tinker with the color a bit, but it wasn't a big deal. I'd say, your normal consumer would not have to do this, and if you are a pro, you know the color calibration drill.
Summary: this monitor is great... but I noticed at least one was priced at nearly double to triple its real retail price when bought years ago. don't pay more than $200-$400 max for this.. this monitor came with a very pricey desktop.. and definatley was not $800+ even brand new.
Summary: I've had this monitor since it was introduced nearly 7 years ago and the price was 3x what it is now! Am very pleased with the performance, picture quality, styling, stand; well just everything! The ambient light control makes it easy to use in bright or dimly lit areas and the stand swivels from landscape to portrait. Never had a problem and have always kept the drivers up to date. Keep the drivers updated and use a high quality video card for a stunning visual treat!
Summary: Green Friendly Low Carbon Footprint Perfectly pleased with this gear, easy install, bright sharp clear imaging. HotKeys from my EEE at Native resolution, HOT Best of all, the Lowest power consumption of ALL monitors I polled..... Zero problems since install 4 years ago, will run on cheap inverters, not finicky or temperamental. Con, the speakers are useless, and if you are accustomed to using a super state of the art CRT like my Sanyo, there is no free lunch....
Summary: I love this monitor. Sure there all all the new fancy shamnsy led ones out now but so what. This monitor gets SO bright it's incredible. Cnet had said it's "nit" rating was double that of it's closest competitor. I usually have it at half unless i need it brighter in a game. Crystal clear with no fuzz on straight lines. Playing 3d games with full AA looks breathtaking. If you can find it for a good price this thing is WELL worth the money.
Summary: i own w2408h since 2008 bought it in costco for $600 have never had a problem with it. Started off with HP computer connected with VGA cable computer died. :( i was very upset in fact i spent $1500 on computer itself so than i got a Mac mini in mid 2009 for $500 never had a single problem with it (connected HDMI cable - that let me meet true potential of monitor- multiple of times i had friends touching the screen since 3D effects look incredibly realistic on it) Since i...
Great Monitor. Superb aesthetic designed tilt - swivel - rotate stand/base!
17 July 2011
Summary: This is a great monitor! I have several. The stand is unique well designed and highly functional in that it has great upward and downward mobility. the monitor is attached to the stand attaches using the industry standard 100 x 100 mm VESA format. The stand allows the monitor to rotate more than 180 degrees. Currently, I have two side-by-side and depending on the applications I'm using I can either extend the desktop across both or use them individually.
Summary: Purchased this product in 2008. The screen now has a blue line down the middle of the screen. Off the the junk yard! HP is not the company now known for quality. Save your money --- stay away from HP.............