CNET First Look
HP LP2275WWith its excellent performance, full set of ergonomic features, and reasonable price, the 22-inch HP L2275 is a smart choice.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Hi. This is Eric Franklin from CNET.com, and today we're looking at the HPL2275W. This is a 22-inch display with a host of ergonomic features. It has screen pivoting by 90 degrees. It has rotation to left and right by 30 degrees. It tilts back about 30 degrees. And the screen height can be adjusted by about four inches. As you can see, the footprint is pretty wide. The foot stand is about 13-inches wide and about nine inches deep. And one of the things this does is that it makes the display very stable when it's knocked from the sides. Even when the display is adjusted to its maximum inches, you can see the display, it's -- it doesn't even -- it doesn't even move. So it's a very sturdy display. The onscreen display, or OSD, is pretty standard fare. It has controls for brightness, contrast, and color temperature. The OSD is fairly easy to navigate as well, and the little LED light here makes it very easy to calibrate the OSD, or the display, when you're in a completely dark room. The connection options include DVI. But HP foregoes HDMI here in favor of display port. The display also included four USB downstream ports and one USB upstream port. As for performance, this it the highest scoring display we've ever tested, earning a 91 on our display mate base labs test. One of the reasons for this is because of its reproduction of color. It reproduces color very accurately. Another thing that impressed us about the performance was the display's viewing angle. You can pretty much view this display from any angle, and you don't see any kind of gamma correction happening where the screen gets lighter or darker in any part of the screen. Basically, you're getting the same quality no matter what angle you're viewing from. "Kill Bill, Volume One" looked great on this display. The bride's yellow jumpsuit, for example, really popped on the screen. One of the things we didn't like, however, was that the display has a very red push to it, meaning that the red is a little bit over calibrated, and you can see some of the red in some of the other colors. One the fixes for this, though, is to take the red in the RGB controls down to 245 from its default 255. We found that this helped make the colors more natural. The price is about $400.00. And for that you're getting great performance and a host of ergonomic features. Once again, this is Eric Franklin, and this has been the First Look at the HPL2275W. ^M00:02:24 [ Music ]