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: Monitor arrived in good shape, with supplier foam packing, not the manufacturer packing. This type of packing is probably better than the manufacturer (and more expensive). This is the type where foam is injected into bags, which expands and fills the box. Delivery was prompt. Monitor itself is fine. No damage that I've found. Works great. I am satisfied with this supplier.
Summary: I purchased one of these monitors a couple of months ago. Note that this is a glossy display (one of only a handful left, it seems), with all of the pertinent advantages and disadvantages. I like the extra saturation that glossy displays provide. There are two panels used in this model: one is made by Samsung and other is made by LG (yes, the monitor is made by HP, but they buy the panel used inside of it from other companies). I have the LG panel.
Summary: I had to replace my 10 year old 19 inch CRT which I have been relying on to give me accurate color for photo printing. Everything you've read about the incredible color and contrast is true and most people will love it. The screen couldn't be sharper and works perfectly with Linux (I don't know anything about the software that came with it). There is a cost to this intense color however.
Summary: I didn't buy this at amazon but got it from some where else but wanted to sing praise about the HP w2408h anyways. Its a great monitor for the business that I'm in the resolution is awesome also the viewing angles are great. The only gripe that i have about it is that it doesn't have a DVI port like some of the newer or even the older lcd models do but i guess I'm gonna half to get the dvi to hdmi just another wire i gotta buy
Summary: The w2408h WILL put a lot of pixels in front of you. Beyond that, I find most of its features leave something lacking. I came from an HP f2105 21" monitor and by comparison, the 21 is a far better computer component. This monitor has a number of nagging weakness noted by others here. THe colors are overbright and odd. The speakers sound like headphones turned up full blast. It has only one HDMI and one VGA input.
Summary: I use this monitor mostly for business work involving a lot of graphics and videos for advertising. I use it in a dual monitor configuration with its' previous version (w2408). Overall it's a great buy for the money compared to the few 24" LCD monitors available elsewhere. The weakest feature is the sound quality and volume which is poor so plan on using an external speaker set up.
Excellent display when used without the HP software or driver
J. Chan, Amazon
30 November 2008
Summary: Pros: HDMI, Ambient Light sensor, crisp, very vivid and bright picture, high resolution, extra USB ports, includes all cables. Cons: Mistake laden installation guide, weak speakers, clumsy unpacking setup, no DVI input (dvi to vga does not count). Very nice monitor. Images look stunning on it. It appears that HP pumped up the vividness alot. This display is by no means accurate tho. But if you want to have something enjoyable to look at then this display is the one.
Summary: Pros: HDMI, Ambient Light sensor, crisp, very vivid and bright picture, high resolution, extra USB ports, includes all cables.
Cons: Mistake laden installation guide, weak speakers, clumsy unpacking setup, no DVI input (dvi to vga does not count).
Very nice monitor. Images look stunning on it. It appears that HP pumped up the vividness alot. This display is by no means accurate tho. But if you want to have something enjoyable to look at then this display is the one.