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hp HP S2031a 20" Diagonal Widescreen LCD Monitor

Resolution: 1600 x 900 Dynamic contrast ratio: 15,000:1 Response time: 5 ms 16:9 aspect ratio for optimal widescreen viewing Anti-glare panel VGA and DVI-D (with HDCP) connectivity
Overall rating:
4.833 / 5
4.8
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5
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6 out of 6(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for HP S2031a 20" Diagonal Widescreen LCD Monitor
Review 1 for HP S2031a 20" Diagonal Widescreen LCD Monitor
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4 / 5
4 / 5

S2031a Review

PostedMarch 4, 2011
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Location:Ogden, UT
Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Advanced
Primary use:Personal
Age:40-54
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The monitor is easy to set up and it only takes a couple minutes to load the software. The only problem I have with this monitor is the speaker quality. I replaced a HP w1907 monitor with this S2031a monitor. The w1907 had a decent set of speakers built right into it the monitor. However, I give this monitors speakers a rating of 2 out of 10. If you buy this monitor, spend $20 to get the HP speakers if you don't already have speakers. If this monitor had the same quality of speakers the w1907 has I would have given it a top rating.
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Review 2 for HP S2031a 20" Diagonal Widescreen LCD Monitor
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Definitely no complaints

PostedFebruary 23, 2011
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Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Intermediate
Primary use:Business & Personal
Age:55+
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought two of these for a dual-display system running Windows 7 with an Nvidia GTS450 graphics card. They are great monitors and with coupon codes and such, they seem a very good value. In particular, I like the matted screen, as they make reflections, glare and fingerprints all non-issues. My only issue is I like them so much, now I wish I selected the slightly larger models, as more of a good thing may have been even better. That's a good problem though, and it was my choice at the time.
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Review 3 for HP S2031a 20" Diagonal Widescreen LCD Monitor
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Monitor

PostedDecember 17, 2010
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Location:Pittsburgh, PA
Computer proficiency:Intermediate
Primary use:Personal
Age:25-39
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Shopped around quite a bit for a monitor, decided on this one for the price & the HP name. Picture has rich color & very crisp. Photos look great on it. I like the sleep feature on the monitor because it actually works(the sleep on my last monitor didn't work very well). Sound is weak, use speakers instead.
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Review 4 for HP S2031a 20" Diagonal Widescreen LCD Monitor
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Black Beauties!

PostedNovember 7, 2010
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Location:Lehigh Acres, Florida
Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Advanced
Primary use:Business & Personal
Age:55+
Just Received my two S2031a LCD monitors which were delivered two days after ordering with no special shipping. HP is great about that.
I have one monitor hooked to Analog and the 2nd to Digital om my Nvidia G-Force 7300 graphics card and these babies are so clear I can't tell the difference between my analog and the digital.
The installation was very simple, amost automatic. I have Windows XP Pro and the auto driver it installed was fine but I did installed the HP drivers that came with the monitors anyway.
I thought the price was great and I would definately recommend these to anyone needing good resolution. I did not utilize the built-in speakers in the monitor because I have a sound system. I recommend buying a sound system because theye are only about $30 for a good system and sound great for all music lovers.
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Review 5 for HP S2031a 20" Diagonal Widescreen LCD Monitor
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Monitor Deal Ever

PostedOctober 25, 2010
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Location:Kentucky
Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Advanced
Primary use:Personal
Age:55+
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
When i first saw the slickdeals notice this was on sale for 64.99 i thought it was either a misprint or over,to my surprise it wasn't and was thrilled to receive it in 2 days with free shipping in perfect condition, i love it i have it hooked to my laptop and although i can't get the native resolution (computer graphics capability) it is very close. It came with both a VGA cable and DVI cable unusual for a monitor in this price range.
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Review 6 for HP S2031a 20" Diagonal Widescreen LCD Monitor
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Monitor for the money.

PostedOctober 13, 2010
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Location:Florida
Gender:Male
Computer proficiency:Intermediate
Primary use:Personal
Age:Under 25
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I got a great deal on this monitor with a coupon code , so I didnt have the bar set very high for it, but i must say I'm impressed with it. its not the nicest monitor in the world , but for a relatively low end piece it does a fantastic job. The color accuracy is very good , pictures look vibrant , there is no glare whatsoever , it looks good on my desk. I'm very pleased.
There are cons however , the built in speakers seem a tad weak , but thats not really an issue for me , and there is no HDMI input. Also for some odd reason mine came with a DVI cable , a VGA cable and a 3.5mm headphone cable , yet no power cord? Luckily i have one that will work lying around.
Note: this is a 1600x900 monitor , so it won't be as sharp as a 1080p one , but its still plenty crisp , but I didn't buy it with that expectation.
+6points
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