Ink maker HP seems to be really focused on monitors this week and today the company is announcing four new monitors. All four devices are LED backlit, but only two of them use decent quality IPS panels.
The more interesting products are obviously the IPS models, and these are called HP 2011xi and HP 2311xi.
The first one features a 20” diagonal size and the standard FullHD pixel resolution.
The response time is a secret according to the manufacturer’s press release, as IPS panels usually have higher latency and this is not something you’d like to put in your announcement.
We dug a little deeper and found out that the official response time is 7 milliseconds, but it’s not black-to-black but GtG.
The 178-degree viewing angle is standard, and the 3,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio would be truly impressive if it weren’t a dynamic/artificial feature.
The two IPS additions are priced at $170 and $240, respectively; that’s about €135 and €190 for European IPS buyers.
We wouldn’t call that cheap, but it’s clearly more affordable than what IPS monitors used to be.
The other two monitors introduced by the company today are the 20”-diagonal HP W2071d and 23”-diagonal HP W2371d LED Backlit LCD monitors that are most likely edge-LED models.
We completely dislike the fact that monitors maker doesn’t clearly state what kind of LED technology it is using.
It is very important to know if a monitor is FullLED or not and, in our humble opinion, only FullLED monitors are worth considering.
The HP W2071d and HP W2371d LED Backlit LCD monitors feature a 1600 x 1200 and FullHD pixel resolution, and the response time is not a secret anymore.
Both models have a 5 millisecond response time.
Pricing is set at $140 and $200, respectively; that’s about €110 and €160 for the European LED LCD buyers.
All four devices will be available starting June 24th, 2012.