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HP Business Monitors: What's the difference?

See how our monitor series differ to give you the performance you need
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What's the difference
Make an informed decision. Here are some details to help you choose the right monitor for you:
Essential Monitors Advantage Monitors Performance Monitors
(visual comparisons)
15"–, 17"– and 19"– diagonal 17"–, 19"–, 20"–, 22" and 24" diagonal 19"–diagonal/20"–, 24"– and 30"–diagonal
Input Analog VGA input Analog VGA & DVI-D input Analog VGA & DVI-D input
Stand adjustments Fixed height stand Height adjustable Height adjustable
Ergonomics Tilt Tilt, pivot rotation, swivel Tilt, pivot rotation, swivel
USB capability n/a 2 integrated USB ports 4 integrated USB ports
LCD Panel TN panel TN panel IPS/VA panel
Limited warranty Three-year limited warranty Three-year limited warranty Three-year limited warranty
Here are some terms to know when choosing the right monitor for your business:


In common usage, this refers to the number of pixels displayed on screen horizontally and vertically. A resolution of 1680 x 1050 means you can see 1680 pixels horizontally and 1050 vertically. Higher resolution means that you can see more of your image on the screen without scrolling or panning.

Contrast ratio

The measure of a display system, defined as the ratio of the luminance of the brightest color (white) to that of the darkest color (black) that the system is capable of producing. The higher the contrast ratio, the more brilliant the display.

Response time

Refers to the amount of time it takes for the crystals in the panel to move from an on to off state. This is most important in gaming, although it is applicable to all PC or workstation uses. It is measured in milliseconds.

Viewing angles

The horizontal or vertical angle at which the user can view the screen image with no loss of color fidelity or image clarity. Many HP monitors have the same viewing angle for vertical or horizontal use because they can have portrait or landscape orientation.

Aspect ratio

The ratio of the width of the picture to the height. For standard monitors, this ratio is 4:3. For widescreen monitors, it is normally 16:10. The difference is based on preference of how you would like to view your picture.

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