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The World Is Flat

Reviewing: Hewlett Packard W22 22 Inch Flat Panel Monitor  |  Rating:
eggy By eggy on
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Actually, the world may or may not be flat, but my W22 LCD Monitor certainly is. I got this monitor 2 years ago for about $300 and I believe that prices have come down since then.

It would be silly to say "There is no comparison between a 17 or 19 inch monitor and a 22 inch one". Of course there is a comparison, the 22 inch one is a lot bigger! The extra space is great for having multiple windows open at once (you can read scholarly articles in one window, instant message in another, and watch SharedReviews Community Updates in a third).

The W22 is an attractive monitor, it is a single silver color and has a modern look which goes well with most PCs. Assembly is easy (just snap on the base). It feels pretty sturdy.

The screen is polarized, anti-static, and anti-glare. The display resolution is 1680 x 1050. It has a 5-millisecond response rate.

I think that it sits a bit low, so I put it on top of a Fellowes 91713 Monitor Riser Plus (watch for a future review). It also does not swivel, which might be a concern if you frequently share information on your screen with other people. For my uses, it works great.

The W22 had VGA and DVI connections, and comes with a VGA cable in the box. There are small integrated stereo speakers (2 watts each) with a volume controls on the lower edge of the monitor.

I am very happy with my Hewlett Packard W22 Flat Panel Monitor.