HP 2311xi review: When price and performance make all the difference

The HP 2311xi sports an IPS panel and costs only $240, giving it one of the best price to performance ratios of any monitor.

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Most 23-inch, LED-based monitors are very basic, general-purpose devices that likely won't impress you with their viewing angles. That's because most monitors feature Twisted Nematic (TN) panels, which are cheap (hence their ubiquity), but usually suffer in terms of viewing angle.

Simply put, when viewed from any angle other than directly in front, images on TN panels become more difficult to see.

The HP 2311xi , however, houses an in-plane switching (IPS) panel. IPS panels enjoy much wider viewing angles than TN panels, but are usually more expensive.

The catch here is that the 2311xi isn't expensive. In fact, even with its impressive panel technology, it's cheaper than most TN-based monitors.

Is that enough to warrant a recommendation? Check out the full review to find out.

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