Specifications

The HP L2335 is advertised as a business 23" display. We certainly have no problem using the L2335 for business, but in our opinion, this may be the ultimate gaming monitor under $1000. Like other Super IPS displays, the HP L2335 features a 0.258mm pixel pitch, 16ms response time and a relatively conservative contrast ratio and brightness. This is a true 8-bit LCD and our benchmarks should reflect that later on in the benchmarks of this review - almost a necessity in our book.

 Hewlett Packard 23" L2335
LCD Panel 23" WUXGA LCD (Active Matrix)
pixel pitch: 0.258mm
Anti-glare coating
Super IPS Panel
Advertised Scanning Frequency Horizontal: 30-94kHz
Vertical: 48-85Hz
Advertised Response Time 16ms (Typical)
Advertised Viewing Angle 170 / 170 (Horizontal / Vertical)
Advertised Contrast Ratio 500:1 (Typical)
Advertised Compatibility 1920 x 1200 (Native)
Advertised Brightness 250 cd/m2
Advertised Warranty 3 years parts, labor and on-site

Almost everything about this display is identical to the Dell 2005FPW except size and resolution. Viewing angle, response time and contrast ratio are all identical - a common trait, since both displays use panels from the same LG.Philips LCD family. The L2335 also features component, composite and S-Video inputs, a pivotable panel and Picture In Picture, features that we saw on the Dell 2005FPW lineup too.

It seems odd that we would pat a company on the back for advertising their product specifications to be the same as the OEM, but it feels so good to not see a company flat out lying about their specifications. If anything, HP may have been a little conservative in their specifications of the display, as the 170/170 viewing angle is slightly below what the panel manufacturer advertises (but we will get more to that in a minute). Consider HP's only real competitor in the 23" segment is Apple, and in the whole Ultra-Enthusiast market, they only really need to look out for Dell. Given Dell's move to tone down some of their "marketecture", it looks like the whole industry may be moving away from exaggerating their specifications. After all, LCDs are running out of room to innovate.

Even though the HP website claims that the L2335 display uses less than 100W during operation, the actual number that we recorded with a Kill-A-Watt device in the lab was 73W during operation, and 4W in sleep mode. Compare this to displays like the Dell 2005FPW that uses 53W during normal operation.

Index Cable Management, Pivot, Stand
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  • svi - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    >>Widescreen gaming is the only way to play IMO.>>
    But most engines stretch or clip a 4:3 picture to produce widescreen output. Source is an exception, and a big one, but you can't make a generalization like that based on a single case where widescreens are better.
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  • MadAd - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    Finally!!! The L2335 gets to Anandtech, I gave up asking for a review.

    BUT, now you have acknowleged that widescreen gaming is here to stay, will you now do some video benchmarks at 1920x1200 for current top line videocards PLEASE!

    Can anyone say SLI? Do the latest PE's cut it at 1920x? Noone else can tell us, comeon help us out here.

    Its not as if you dont have the screens now ;-)

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  • Pastuch - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    I bought my Dell 2005fpw about 2 weeks before Anand reviewed it. I even have the same location and manufacturing date as the monitor they used in their review. I am more than happy with it. I think my Dell 2005fpw is probably my best hardware purchase in the last 3 years. I paid $682 Canadian for my Dell 2005fpw after taxes and shipping. That is 30% less than any comparable LCD in its size range, widescreen or not. Prior to owning my Dell 2005fpw I had a Samsung 1200NF and a Samsung 900nf. The NF series from Samsung are my favorite CRTs other than NEC/Mitsu and I still dont think they can compare to the 2005fpw. Widescreen gaming is the only way to play IMO. Reply
  • arswihart - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    #23:
    "#19

    Also, this monitor was out more than a year earlier than the Dell 2405."

    How true, just another countless example of how Anandtech readers are some of the dumbest asses around. If Anandtech hasn't reviewed it, it doesn't exist apparently, for a lot of Anandtech devotees.

    Honestly I'd never heard of the monitor either, but obviously this monitor has been out for a damn long time, and its about time Anandtech did a review of it.
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  • KristopherKubicki - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    Houdani: Ah, I submitted my image of Max Payne but I think I had the naked patch on Mona --- probably why it isn't in the article :-X

    Yeah I dunno what I was thinking with UltraSync, that's fixed. It's been a long week. :(

    Kristopher
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  • Houdani - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    Overall, a very nice review. Makes me wish I had the moola for either the 2405FPW or the L2335.

    Are you hiding a screen cap for Max Payne 2 somewhere (page 7)?

    And props to 17 for pointing out why "UltraSynch" just didn't sound right.
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  • Capt Caveman - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    #19

    Also, this monitor was out more than a year earlier than the Dell 2405.
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  • Capt Caveman - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    #19

    How are they the same thing???? Did you read the review?

    The reviewer wrote that the L2335 has a better screen than the Dell 2405.

    Plus, the L2335 isn't for the average customer as it's listed as Business Monitor. If you go to HP's website, you can't find it under Home and Home Office LCDs. It's actually been upgraded to be the f2304 w/ speakers and is to be used as a MCE display.
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  • Questar - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    "HP needs hooked on phonics...going the way of gateway, cept gateway at least mattered at one point"

    Huh? The second largest computer company in the world doesn't matter?
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  • Questar - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    " Unfortunately I don't think any LCD could really stand up to a CRT as far as response time (since there isn't any on a CRT) "

    Techinically no, but there is phosphor persistance.
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