HannsG HT231HPB 23-Inch Widescreen Touchscreen LCD Monitor
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HannsG introduce their first multitouch monitor, the 23 inch widescreen HT231HPB. Equipped with an LED-backlit screen and 16:9 aspect ratio, it also offers Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), 250 cd/m2 brightness, a large 80000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio (1000:1 typical), 5ms response time and wide viewing angles. Equippped with DVI and HDMI, there's no end of connection possibilities, and the 10-point multitouch functionality also showcases the full potential of the Windows 8 Operating System.
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I am in two minds as to whether to keep this monitor which clearly has a fundamental design fault. It looks beautiful, the display is crisp and neutral - all in all it is a very nice monitor, if monitor is all you want.
The touch interface is where things get troublesome. The monitor worked once when first switched on with DVI-D video connection, USB (for the touch HID feature) direct to a motherboard USB port on my HP Pro 3500 micro tower PC and power. Power is an external switching power supply directly attached to a moulded 3 pin plug; the output voltage is 12V via a fairly standard coaxial power connector similar to the type used for many laptops - polarity is positive on the inner connector, negative on the outer. The power supply has only a plastic pin where the earth pin would be as is common with this type of supply – no earth necessary.
At the second and every subsequent boot, the monitor simply did not come on. I have another monitor connected to the analogue (VGA) output on the computer so could see that it was booting, although it was complaining that no keyboard was connected. The keyboard was in fact connected to the motherboard USB port directly adjacent to the one I had used for the touch screen connection. By moving the keyboard to a different USB port on the front of the computer, I was able to regain control of the computer but there was still no display on the HannsG monitor.
As the USB connection seemed to be indicated as a likely problem, I disconnected the touch screen USB interface by pulling the USB plug at the monitor end. Two things happened immediately.Read more ›
It also managed to render my Anker keyboard and mouse useless, I have had to purchase another of those too.
Amazon said they cannot be held responsible for "collateral damage", I could understand that comment if it was a compatibility problem but you really don't think a friggin monitor and cable would gonna blow your PC up.
I just wished I read further on the reviews and spotted the other people who had this happen to them
I have used my LED TVs to display HDMI resolution 1080 PC pictures before and have never been satisfied with the results, particularly text was very poor. I was therefore fairly convinced that this monitor would give similar results and would be on its way back to Amazon.
I simply unplugged the a Dell DVI connection, plugged it into the HT23, connected the monitor power supply, and booted the PC. Windows booted, I changed the settings to make the HT23 the primary monitor. The picture was vibrant and crisp, slightly too bright but really excellent. Sitting next to the other Dell monitor the HT23 was clearly a far better picture. Text was really sharp and surprising for me considering my previous experience of 1080 big screens. Brightness was easy to reduce to around 80% from 100%, other adjustments are made from an onscreen menu system that is operated from switches on the back of the monitor.
I then connected the USB cable, Windows loaded some bits and pieces automatically and I rebooted the PC, the touch function then worked a treat. Very easy to use and sensitive to the touch, a very good touch experience indeed. I set windows to work with single tap and it is now just like using a really large tablet.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Item arrived on time; well packaged and in very good condition.
Bought it as a present for my husband who's very delighted to have it. Read more
Lots of admiring comments from those that see this on my desk. Have bought a further two for my work colleagues. Read morePublished 6 months ago by K G Geraghty
As this had to stand next to another monitor I needed it to stand upright - it won't. I had to make my own stand. If not for that I would have given it 5 stars.Published 8 months ago by Martin Palmer
I have used this as my main monitor for my computer setup for sometime now and its still amazing. Crystal clear (with minor colour correction needed) and convenient touch screen... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Colejj
Feel instructions could be easier to understand. Thought my computer wasn't compatible for touch screen until I linked it to what I thought was the printer connection as a... Read morePublished 14 months ago by keith dutton
Purchased to use as interface for a jukebox, works well. Its not supported by Windows XP but its fine on Windows 10. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Chris
Really good quality for price, does what is says in info.very good value for money, speedy delivery. would use againPublished 15 months ago by Catty