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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  • hoppa - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    Wish I could afford it! Reply
  • slayer01 - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    I work for LG and repair LCD monitors all day, and LG does make some good panels and monitors. But LG has screwed Dell for the last few years and Dell is probably going to drop them from all the Dell models. LG and Dell have been battling the "mura issue" as of late. Reply
  • bersl2 - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    Now, take *exactly* this display and scale it down to 19"-20" and $750-$800, and maybe then we'll talk. Reply
  • racolvin - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    I'm obviously missing something somewhere. Can someone give me a link that would explain the diff between SIPS and PVA? I have the Dell 2405FPW and so far its been awesome - and yes, I game with it :) There was obviously some preference for a SIPS panel that I just don't understand, and since I had considered the HP before I bought the Dell, I'd like to understand what I missed the first time around :) Reply
  • Questar - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    "...the drab silver bezel reminds us of a circa 1998 HP desktop."

    Or maybe a 2005 model? All HP corporate systems have a silver bezel.

    Reply
  • Shalmanese - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    What? No solitare benchmark? Reply
  • Gatak - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    I'd like to see colour accuracy with the tested TFT monitors. As a graphics artist and photographer this is very important. More so than response times. Reply
  • Capt Caveman - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    I've had this monitor for over a year. Back then it cost $1400 and was a steal compared to the Sony 23" and Samsung 24" LCDs both over $2000.

    I've always enjoyed playing games on it and glad to see it get some props. I was jealous of the Dell 24" LCD for it's price and supposedly 12ms response time but I guess that's just marketing spin and the L2335 is actually more responsive. Nice Review
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  • cryptonomicon - Friday, July 08, 2005 - link

    awesome. so does it take the gaming crown? Reply

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