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HP LP1965

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder HP LP1965 Dual DVI / Black/Silver LCD Monitor

    PCWorld Rating

    This model shows sharp text and colorful graphics. Its clean design and easy adjustments also set it apart.

HP's LP1965, the company's latest 19-inch monitor, performed well in our image quality tests. Jurors noted crisp lettering in a Microsoft Word document, and sharp, well-defined lines in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The display also rendered graphics well, with bright, realistic colors and skin tones in photographs and on a Web site.

The attractive design includes a silver stand and a smooth black bezel. Making adjustments is a breeze--the LP1965 tilts, swivels, and pivots with ease; and it holds steady without any bobbling if the desk it's sitting on gets jostled.

HP stores Pivot Pro software and the monitor's documentation on a single CD. The manual includes detailed descriptions of setup and installation, plus explanations of how to make on-screen adjustments. One appealing software extra is a program called Lite Saver, which allows you adopt power settings, should you wish to have the monitor switch off after a certain amount of time (minutes or hours) when it's not in use. And at $339 (as of January 12, 2007), the LP 1965 is reasonably priced.

All in all, with its solid image quality and easy adjustability, the LP1965 should satisfy most users looking for a reliable, easy-to-use 19-inch display.

Kalpana Ettenson

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    This model shows sharp text and colorful graphics. Its clean design and easy adjustments also set it apart.

    Pros

    • Intuitive on-screen menus
    • Tilts, swivels and pivots smoothly

    Cons

    • No cord management
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