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CNET First Look
HP 2310eThe HP 2310e is a great-performing, stylish monitor with a surprisingly low price.
-Hi guys! This is Eric Franklin from cnet.com, and today, we're taking a first look at the HP 2310e. From a strictly sexy, aesthetic design standpoint, the HP hits a pretty a high watermark. The rectangular footstand has a smooth gray, almost glittery-looking finish, and knocking the panel from the sides produced virtually no wobbling. However, when knocked from the back, the monitor tends to topple quite easily. At the top of the neck of the stand, is a hinge that allows the panel to tilt back 10 degrees. Directly above the hinge are 3 connections including DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. Touching the far right side of the bezel activates the OSD array which appears along the bottom of the bezel as glowing white LED touch areas/buttons. Color options include color temperature features and the custom preset allows you to adjust the red, green, and blue values separately. The HP displayed nighttime scenes in movies without missing any of the dark detail. The display also showed the picture with vibrancy and with mostly accurate color. However, the picture was slightly, only slightly greenish with compared to the Samsung PX2370. Also, the picture was not quite as sharp as on the Samsung. With games, we found that the display deliver a vibrant image with a good level of pop to the color. Not quite as eye-popping as on the Samsung, however. In power consumption, the HP will cost about $7 per year to run compared to the Samsung's $7.65 per year. The HP is a stylish-looking monitor with a great build quality that makes it feel more expensive than its $250 price tag. It delivers great performance, useful connections including DisplayPort and a robust OSD. While its performance is somewhat lacking compared to the Samsung PX2370, its $50 lower price goes a long way in making up for that. Once again, this is Eric Franklin and this has been a first look at the HP 2310e.