Summary: once I connected the included display port (full sized) cable, it went to the full resolution. Not really familiar with monitors of this size and resolution, but seems to give off more heat than my other monitor.
Pros: bright, works, reasonable cost for refurbished high res 27"
Cons: didn't work at full resolution with the DVI connection
Summary: So yesterday I had to spend an hour on the phone navigating through options and then talking to people with foreign accents working from scripts. I was rewarded with a promise of a fast local delivery truck with a new monitor. And a new box. And a prepaid UPS label to send the old monitor back to HP.
Pros: This monitor displays very sharp text. Colors pop nicely. Somebody else commented that the text was fuzzy with jaggies. This is IMHO the fault of the operating system. Here's how I fixed it in Windows 7: right click on the icon you use to run a program, choose "Properties". Inside Properties, choose the "Compatibility" tab. Inside the Compatibility tab click "Disable DPI scaling on high DPI settings". Then the program in question will display fine, crisp text. But it ...
Cons: broke after a month & a half. The raster faded out from right to left, with fine horizontal bars during the transition.
Summary: I had to RMA my first monitor. Newegg promptly sent me another, but I ended up buying a new graphics card to get a display port connection. The display looks great now. My recommendation is to skip this monitor and spend the extra to get the features, such as an OSD.
Pros: Matte screen with no dead pixels. High resolution. Color can be adjusted through display card software driver
Cons: Maximum resolution only obtainable through display port connection. All resolutions other than 1280x720 have dropped pexels with a DVI connection
Pros: If I'd known how poorly this monitor does text--I'm a photo-journalist who is best served by sharp text as well as good photo viewability--I'd have stayed with Dell's products. This HP is good for photography, but gives me a headache even with larger text. I had read raves about its sharpness, comparing it favorably to Dell products.
Cons: Text is poor, even smallest type suffers the "jaggies", something I hadn't seen in years. As above, it was compared in numerous areas to Dell's top products. It does not come very close.
Summary: This is a great monitor at a great price but, I have now received two of these (first one RMA) and both have had a yellow discoloration that runs from the bottom to the top of the monitor, which is made more apparent with a plain white background.
Summary: I owned the monitor for more than a year, been a system analyst for years and here is my honest advice. - The maximum potential of the monitor can only be reached if you have a powerful enough video card for it and use display port. You may have to adjust color profile. - Monitor fried after a certain amount of time ?! I did have this and HP just mailed me a new one. The process is painless. Since the monitor has built in USB ports, don't abuse it.
Summary: I love the monitor - it's fantastic in every way, easy on the eyes, easy to read, great pixel density, great anti-glare, etc. When I first bought the monitor, I noticed that ever hour or 2, the monitor would switch off for about 2 seconds, then come back. I blamed it on the display port adapter. 5 months later, the monitor has died completely, and won't turn on.
Summary: I can't be sure, but I'm fairly confident this is really an HP branded Samsung monitor. It has the Samsung monitor base. Looks like a Samsung. Has no style. It's an Industrial run-of-the-mill monitor. It's large. Video quality is good. Not exceptional. It has an USB hub built-in making Desktop USB ports accessible. We have it matched up to a 27" iMac and although not as nice looking as the iMac, it performs it's job in the dual screen setup.
Mac Users Don't Forget Mini-DisplayPort to Displayport Cord
6 March 2012
Summary: The excitement of opening this glorious piece of equipment quickly dissipated after connecting it to my MacBook Pro and only being able to set the max resolution to 600x400 or barely more than my cellphone on a gigantic screen. Apparently this is a common issue. Dual-link DVI won't cut it, you need a mini-display port to display port cord. Not expensive, but save yourself some time and order it at the same time as the monitor. For discussion of the issue see: [...
Summary: Well, 5 days after the e-tailer's return policy expires - in the middle of a complex re-factoring project - this monitor just up and dies. Half second of weirdness, then complete power loss. Will have to deal directly w/HP on the replacement. Before that, coding was a virtual dream... but for a couple things that may sound familiar. 1) Out of the box, the color temperature was rather green, not just a little, but noticeably green. Correctable, though.