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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  • araczynski - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    coming out of the gate late (compared to the dell 2405) and also charging more for the same thing is hardly a good way to try to compete...

    this just guarantees that dell will continue to the winner in this round.

    i mean the average consumer will see 2 of the same monitors with a $250+ price difference, hardly a decision that will take more then a few seconds to 'analyze'.

    HP needs hooked on phonics...going the way of gateway, cept gateway at least mattered at one point...
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  • headbox - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    It is retarded when they crack open a monitor to show the insides. There's NO REASON to do it if we already know what kind of screen it has. It can't be upgraded. It can't be modified. It's just a hunk of silicon we've all seen before. Big deal. Reply
  • Deinonych - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    Dell's high-end monitor line is branded UltraSharp, not UltraSync. You may wish to change these references in the article. :) Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    BoboSama: 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) or image quality (it's much higher on a CRT).

    Also keep in mind that a 21" Trinitron has about the same viewable area of a 19" or 20" LCD.

    What do you use your displays for primary? If it isn't gaming or photographic work then the LCDs reviewed today will probably be just fine.

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

    I don't get the comment in the article "but it's only been a few weeks since it broke the magic $1,000 barrier."

    I can't see it for under $1000 anywhere...
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  • BoboSama - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    Is there anyway to benchmark this LCD against a 21" Trinitron Flat Tube CRT for image quality and other specifications? I currently have dual 21" CRT's for development and I would like to know if two of these monitors would be a suitable replacement. Reply
  • flatblastard - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    #10 We should be asking you that question, since you have both of them on-hand. Reply
  • flatblastard - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    ....and maybe then we'll finally have a screen technology worthy of replacing direct-view CRTs. Reply
  • Quanticles - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    If you want headshots in counter-strike there's only one way to go... and those usually weight 60 lbs...

    two more years and maybe..
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  • Bghead8che - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    I have the Dell 2405 and the HP 2335 on hand. Has Anandtech reviwed the Dell? Which one is superior for gaming and color accuracy?

    Any thoughts?
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