The HP Pavilion 2009f LCD monitor is sleek, shiny and ergonomically designed. With just a flip of the base attached to the bottom of the screen, it can stand alone in an upright position on a table or any flat surface. Alternatively, the base can be removed relatively easily and be mounted on the wall. What I really liked was its stand that had a special swivel thingy attached to it, so it was swivel-able! Try this on a Dell monitor, it won’t even budge…
Purposely put the wide-screen HP LCD side by side with my old Dell LCD monitor, for comparison. I didn’t have a spare display card on the computer and was too lazy to hook up the Dell monitor to my notebook, so it’s off.
Setting up was a breeze, just plug and play. The screen comes with an informative manual that could guide even the most electronically-unsavvy people. Cables can be kept well out of sight by routing it through a hole in the base. Obviously the designers placed some priority on the aesthetic value of the product, which is great, since I’m a neat freak!
Ok, so we know it’s pretty, but can it get down to business? It sure did. Images on the monitor were crisp and crystal clear. And I especially loved its wide screen which is perfect for watching wide-format DVD movies, doing design work and viewing documents side-by side. It’s also a great companion to my laptop. I just plug it in and voila! I have two screens to work with.
Sound-wise, I was pretty much blown away too. Its built-in speakers were excellent, perfect for a higher level of experience when playing 3D games. Well, guess that makes me one satisfied user.
For those of you who are interested, here are the specs:
- 1600 x 900 factory-set resolution
- Supports DVI-D and VGA video input connectors
- Supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) to prevent transmission of non-encrypted high definition content
- Plug and Play capability, if supported by your computer system
- On-screen display (OSD) adjustments for ease of setup and screen optimization
Energy Star compliant