HP's new business monitors not bad for nonbusiness people

HP announces entertainment-supporting business monitors.

The 24-inch LA2405wg...they could have chosen a more exciting screenshot. Just saying. HP

HP is known for both consumer and business monitors. With its latest batch of business-focused displays, the company is seemingly attempting to meld the two categories.

On Tuesday HP announced three new business monitors that have a couple of unexpected features. The 19-inch HP LA1905wg, 22-inch LA2205wg, and 24-inch LA2405wg all feature a 16:10, wide-screen panel. Also, each monitor includes screen pivoting, height adjustment, and 30 degree backward tilt and swivel.

Now, for a business monitor, one does not expect lots in the way of connection options, however HP has outfitted each of these not only with VGA and DVI, but what are usually entertainment-focused ports: HDMI and DisplayPort.

Other specs include 5ms response times on each, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, and 250 cd/m2 brightness (300 cd/m2 on the LA2405wg).

All three monitors should be available today or within a few weeks. Pricing has not been announced at the time of this posting, but I'll update this post if pricing is released today.

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Eric Franklin is a section editor covering how to and tablets. He's also co-host of CNET's do-it-yourself and how-to show, The Fix and is a 20-year tech industry veteran.


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