Viewing Angle: Reasonably good horizontally, but quite poor vertically, with noticeable (and asymmetrical) shift in overall brightness levels even at just a few inches above or below direct screen center
Audio: Roughly equivalent to a clock radio, and not helped by the rearward firing speakers. Best to go with a separate desktop audio system.
The HP’s overly vivid color palette will impress some and disappoint others. But, the set’s gray scale (white point) is actually fairly good, maintaining a mostly neutral color temperature from the darkest grays all the way up to peak white. The screen’s landscape/portrait rotating capability makes it ideal for photo editing and desktop publishing, and the HP is reasonably priced too. It’s also a bright set, with well over 100 foot-Lamberts of light available at the highest backlighting setting, which makes the HP useful in a brightly lit office or dorm.