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HannsG HL249 23.6 inch Widescreen LED Monitor ( VGA, DVI-D, 1920 x 1080, 1000:1, 250 cd/m )
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The HL249DPB monitor combines the energy efficiency and design advantages of LED technology with HannsG's own proprietary display technologies. The New HL series serves to supply the latest technology at a sensible price and easily satisfies everyday computing tasks and enhances the multimedia experience making it an ideal home or office solution.
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Granted, it's a TN panel with all the inherent limitations, but the picture seems fine out of the box and viewing angles are good for such a panel. Also, the resolution is 1080p so could be good for casual tv/film viewing. It has DVI as well as VGA unlike some ultra-cheap monitors so you get the best possible picture without the blurring that you can get with VGA. You do not need HDMI on a monitor like this and in any case if you need to connect to an HDMI source, you can get an HDMI/DVI cable for the same price as a DVI/DVI or HDMI/HDMI cable and then connect the audio using the supplied audio lead.
Speaking of sound, for a very cheap monitor the inbuilt sound is surprising good, but still I would not recommend it for anything but the most basic uses.
Surprisingly, the monitor includes a VGA cable which seems a bit pointless and just adds to my pile of spare leads that will be worth something once we run out of metal to make wires! It's about time manufacturers reduced waste by leaving out things like leads and just send them out free on request. On the other hand if they had included a DVI lead, I could have made use of that.
One thing this monitor does not waste, though, is your electricity. It uses a maximum of 24 watts, which is excellent for a 24" monitor, but since it is excessively bright at this level, it also functions quite adequately in eco mode using an unbelievable low 11 watts (yes, I did say 11 watts) in moderate light conditions.
The monitor looks and feels quite reasonable for the price.Read more ›
Delivery was excellent even though I ordered close to Christmas.
I purchased this to replace my old Phillips 17" monitor having first tried a Benq 21" which did not suit and its screen was 20 mm less height than my old 17"!
I swapped the monitors using the same leads for convenience and because the Hanns is only supplied with a continental 2 pin plug!
On first sight the Hanns is massive but actually much lighter than the Phillips. The screen height is about 15 mm higher and almost 1.5 times as wide. When the monitor is off it does not look as massive as the neat black bezel is not obtrusive. The blue power light is a bit bright but does not detract as some monitors are reported to.
First view was not impressive but soon got better when I changed the screen resolution.
Brightness was excessive - pass the sun glasses - and I eventually reduced it to 30% before I was happy with it. There is an 'Active Contrast' which is good - but it overrides all other settings for brightness and contrast and so there is no way to limit the maximum brightness.
The controls are under the right hand corner of the monitor - by the blue light. They have a firm click operation but not too firm to operate satisfactorily. There is a wide range of adjustments including colour setting of 'warm, natural, cool or user set', Sharpness from -2 to +2 and mode of PC, Movie, Games, and Eco depending on what you normally use. The only thing to watch is that as all the buttons are fairly close to each other in dull ambient light it is easy to press the 'off' button in place of the movement button when using the menu - but this is minor.Read more ›
Good things about the monitor
x. It doesn't get hot. At all. It really doesn't produce any sort of warmth whatsoever which for me is FANTASTIC. The panel remains cold no matter how bright you set it.
x. It is incredibly bright. So bright, in fact, I personally run the monitor on it's lowest brightness setting as this for me at least is more comfy for my eyes.
x. Colour reproduction is incredibly good, some of the best I've seen on a LCD. Not as good as IPS, but definitely good LCD.
x. Monitor settings are nicely laid out without any stupid marketing names or anything for the features.
x. Supports DDC/CI
x. Extremely lightweight, carrying this thing around is almost fun.
x. The panel, bezel, and back are all well built
x. EXTREMELY energy efficient. As previously mentioned the thing doesn't get warm AT ALL and with my power meter I measure less than 10 watts.
Bad things about the monitor
x. The stand is a little cheap feeling, more than strong enough to hold the monitor up but just a little flimsy feeling and no adjustment other then horizontal tilt. At this pricepoint, I won't hold this against the panel.
x. Small point, but stupid stickers in the bottom left of the monitor "Windows 7 compatible, ECO FRIENDLY, Energy star compliant" - They just look tacky.
x. It has inbuilt speakers. Seriously manufacturers, just remove them. I would much rather a thinner panel then one with speakers.
After a year, the only ill effects I'm seeing is the stand looking a little scuffed up and the panel being a little dirty. All in all incredibly good value for money and when my financial situation is a little more healthy I'll consider picking up another Hanns G panel!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
doing well. contrast dies a little. I bought a second one about 8 months after my first and there's a clear difference in the "white" between the two screens. Read morePublished on 5 July 2014 by shinnon
got this one quite a while ago and it's still doing the job. clear picture, easy to move around, slim design. love it! worth the moneyPublished on 13 Jun. 2014 by vivalakat
Had it since 2008 and never had a problem apart from the off button not working, and it meets all my requirementPublished on 22 April 2014 by edtheone
Bought an HG281D some time ago (2 years) for my home office partly because of ageing eyesight.
Size was a luxury but is worth every penny. Read more
I can't provide much information as I had to send it back after I ordered another when this one never came. Read morePublished on 27 Oct. 2013 by Kian Mayne
This is the screen that I had promised myself for many years. Now that I have it I ask myself why did I not do it before? Read morePublished on 19 July 2013 by Ray O'brien
It's a fantastic screen for the price, not tried the built in speakers. The picture is sharp and clear for both general computer/internet use and for movies. Read morePublished on 9 April 2013 by ajarb