This widescreen monitor won’t wow you with state-of-the-art features, but it will bring solid performance to your desktop. Geared to the home or home-office user, the HP W2007 has a bright, 20-inch panel with 1,680-by 1,050-pixel resolution and a quick pixel response rate. Some users, however, may find the glossy screen overwhelming. A pair of light-duty 2W speakers is embedded in the rear of the case.
On our standard quality tests, the HP W2007 reproduced all shades of dark gray without difficulty, and black levels were also good. Light gray performance was not as thorough, but I saw no tinting or color-tracking errors.
HP’s BrightView screen technology provided a sharp image. DVD movies looked fine on this monitor. But while viewing darkly lit scenes, I thought the shiny coating was too reflective, as it took on a distracting mirror-like quality. Text readability, on the other hand, was impressive: The w2007 had no trouble displaying Arial fonts set to 5.3 points.
Despite a few flaws and a chintzy warranty, the HP w2007 is an excellent choice as an affordable midsize widescreen display.HP w2007: $260 Check This Out: Toshiba 37HL67 REGZA: Disappoints in Standard Def Samsung HP-S4273: A Media- SavvyPlasma HDTV VIEWSONIC N3751W: HD DONE CHEAPLY