Cnet Review: HP w2408h True Color Widescreen

The $460 HP w2408h True Color Widescreen is a moderately priced 24-inch monitor with performance nearly comparable to our top-tier 24-incher, the $689 Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP. Still, this monitor lacks a few of the features that would let it compete mano a mano with its top-end counterparts. Although we saw good performance while testing the HP w2408h in movies and games, we did notice some color and grayscale problems. The display has a stylish design, a pivoting feature, and an innovative and useful ambient light sensor, but the screen itself does not rotate.

And although this monitor includes HDMI, it lacks a DVI port and does not include a DVI-to-HDMI cable. Comparatively, the $499 Samsung SyncMaster 240HD includes many more features, connection options, and better movie performance, albeit with inferior games performance. If you can live with purchasing a DVI-to-HDMI cable on your own and don't mind spending some time calibrating the color, the HP w2408h is a good choice.

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