22-Inch HP Debranded DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Frank Stroupe
Date: 10-26-2008
Provided by: Geeks
First Look

Package contents include the monitor itself, power cable, VGA cable, audio cable, DVI cable and a single sheet instruction manual (not pictured). Notably missing is a USB cable to connect the monitor to your computer. The unit has two USB ports but without a cable to connect the third port, these are rendered useless and unfortunately, most users won't have this cable just lying around.

Although this is a debranded unit, it is entirely identical to its branded counterpart. That being said, this monitor packs some pretty cool features, with the first being this easy height adjustment. This adjustment is spring-loaded so it requires very little effort to adjust and offers a wide range of adjustments so you can get the monitor leveled perfectly with your viewing angle. Gone are the days of having to put books or other items under your monitor to raise it up to your eye level.

As mentioned earlier, this monitor has two USB 2.0 ports directly behind the screen. This is a nice addition if your computer does not have USB ports on the front bezel. On the bottom of the monitor we find a USB port, VGA port, DVI port and audio-in jack. On the HP brand monitors I found online, there is an HDMI port in the space between the audio-in jack and VGA port and also, that model lacks a DVI port. I wonder if there is an HDMI port hidden behind the metal here? On the opposite side we find the 3-prong power outlet and a Kensington lock slot.

Another really cool feature of this monitor is the ability to rotate it 90-degrees. This puts the display in portrait view and you would be surprised at how much more usable space you get from your monitor when viewing websites. I will show some examples of this a bit later.

To change the orientation of the monitor, simply rotate the display counter-clockwise and vice-versa.

That pretty much covers all of the external features. Continue ahead as we connect the monitor and take it out for a test drive.

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