HP F2304 review: HP F2304

Even with its limitations, after calibrating the panel as well as we could, DVDs looked pretty good. Chapter 25 of Seabiscuit was extremely sharp, and we were impressed with the relative lack of low-level noise and false contouring artifacts in dark scenes. In Alien, blacks were more like dark gray, but they didn't suffer from the video noise seen on most LCDs of this caliber. HDTV material from our DirecTV HD satellite looked extremely detailed, although blacks were again too bright. Most built-in monitor speakers sound tinny and faint, but the f2304's are noticeably louder, warmer, and fuller sounding. They won't substitute for a good set of stereo speakers, but they're better than we expected.

HP provides a three-year warranty for the f2304. Toll-free phone tech support is available 24/7, and HP's Web site offers additional support in the form of FAQs, a searchable database, e-mail, and live chat with technicians.

CNET Labs DisplayMate tests  (Longer bars indicate better performance)

Brightness in cd/m2  
Note: Measured with the Minolta CA210

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    HP F2304

    Part Number: P9612A#ABA Released: Apr 30, 2004
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    • Release date Apr 30, 2004
    • Display Type LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
    • Diagonal Size 23 in
    • Interface DVI
      VGA (HD-15)
      VGA (HD-15)
    • Pixel Pitch 0.258 mm
    • Image Aspect Ratio 16:10
    • Image Contrast Ratio 500:1