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HP - 25f 25" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor - Natural Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 605 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Inescapable backlight & color performance issues

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    WyldeBlue
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    PROs: - Super-easy assembly—2-piece stand and the monitor snaps in place—you’ll be up and running inside of a few minutes - PC quickly recognized native 60 and 75hz refresh rates and locked in at the highest setting with no problems at all - Not a SINGLE dead pixel to be found—great quality control on the panel itself! - FreeSync worked as advertised and kept framerates silky smooth and the huge bumper-sticker OSD telling you it’s on or off is definitely handy as you toggle through various game/OS settings - Actually a good looking monitor even turned off—the slim black bezel around 3 edges and single band of silver across the bottom is sharp, modern-looking, and uncluttered - LOTS of customization options in the menu for adjustments to color, image, auto power, sleep timers, menu overlays, etc. - Horizontal and off-axis viewing is pretty good; you can easily sit close 2-across and not lose much of anything in image quality - Accurate colors once set properly. Though it took me a little while to get colors dialed in just right, I was able to reach 6493K after some tweaking of the RGB sliders - Great performance at budget pricing…definitely a sold monitor for the money CONs: - Minimalist bezel design and ornamentation maybe a little TOO minimalist—the four menu/action buttons are hidden under the bottom edge of the bezel with not even a notch, LED, or simple mark on the frame to indicate where the row of buttons begins and ends—you can’t really tell which button you’ve pressed until you see the results first on the OSD display - Yes, sadly, there’s quite a bit of backlight bleed around the edges, especially in the lower left corner. In full-screen gaming and desktop computing I never noticed it one bit, but it does show up in black-bars around widescreen movies or in dark backgrounds on screen - None of the built-in color modes are accurate (i.e. heavy emphasis or desaturation on red, blue, green, or more than one.) and you can’t change the colors in the only color mode with FreeSync (hello?) - Whose idea was the HP Enhance + mode? It pumps up the edge/detail enhancement and sharpness to stratospheric levels creating the illusion that everything is more detailed (i.e. “pop”) but it totally butchers the picture--surfaces look like they’ve been painted with rough cell-shaded textures; definitely an acquired taste; suitable if you’re COMPLETELY fed up with the textures your game designers have already dished out onscreen This is a decent budget monitor; it’s good looking and you get a lot of screen real estate for your dollar. FreeSync, for those who can take advantage of it, is a nice inclusion, but even those with NVIDIA (or other) cards will appreciate desktop computing and gaming at 75hz. The screen has reasonably wide off-angle viewing and after about 5-10 minutes with a Datacolor Spyder colorimeter, the custom color profile looked great. But you DO get what you pay for—while certainly offering respectable performance and actually capable of looking great with some effort, this isn’t a blow-your-socks-off monitor right out of the box. There is no escaping the backlight bleed though how sensitive you’re going to be to it will depend a lot on what you typically have on the screen. None of the built-in color presets on my monitor seemed very accurate though at least there were plenty to pick from and those you’re likely to use most (movie & gaming) are reasonably close to ideal--if you even care about that stuff at all. Note that if you DO want to calibrate your monitor, you might have to sacrifice FreeSync…maybe someone else can crack the code on this one, but each time I tried adjusting color accuracy of the Gaming mode, FreeSync turned off because it shifted back to the custom viewing mode! FWIW, I measured the Gaming-FreeSync profile to be a little under-saturated on red and just a tad high on blue (7542K); Movie mode actually had the most consistent levels with just a hint of green push (6631K), and Photo mode (6869K) had just a hair more emphasis in the blues than in Movie mode. That said, all three still looked great on screen and would likely serve most gamers/users very well. All the other presets seemed gimmicky/unnatural to me but YMMV depending on your needs (i.e. blue light reduction, night time viewing, reading comfort, etc.). At the very least, you’ve got a few color profiles that are reasonably accurate to pick from if you don’t want to/can’t spend time in the color menus tweaking every little setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Display, Great Value, Small Compromise

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    TECHBEENGOOD
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    HP - 25f 25" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor: This HP 25” monitor has made balancing my competing computer needs easy and affordable. Although I prefer smaller laptops for my everyday use, and I insist on the most acreage I can get for my work screen. I’ve connected this 25” HP 1080p monitor to a 13” Mac, and I’m still within my budget. The HP serves up easy-to-read, crisp spreadsheets, WEB. and mail for my everyday activities. And, it has no trouble delivering satisfyingly colorful, balanced, and natural images for my video and photo interests. It’s a simple design that looks great on the desktop. SETUP: The QUICK SETUP poster made assembly easy, but I discovered the controls on my own. Never did find the instructions. The controls offer a fair amount of adjustments, even if they aren’t convenient to access. Besides the POWER button on the underside of the slim, very attractive, frameless screen, there are four CONTROL buttons allowing you to select among the FOUR MENUS: Settings Menu includes a list of brightness, contrast, etc. Info Menu identifies the input and resolution. Input Selection (cycles between 2 HDMIs and VGA port). Viewing Modes: The Viewing Modes Selection submenu is very useful if these things matter to you. There are Night, Gaming (FreeSync), Custom, Reading, Low Blue, Movie, Photo and HP’s Enhanced. Pick the one you prefer or maybe even calibrate your monitor. I preferred Photo (with minor adjustments) because it had a natural color palette and an appealing contrast range. The MOVIE mode was over-cooked to my eyes, but you may feel differently. If you modify anything in your selection, the changes are saved under CUSTOM. My Mac laptop has NO HDMI input, but has four Thunderbolt-3 ports. A USB Type-C (male) to HDMI (female) Adapter (purchased separately) readily accommodates the HDMI cable which HP includes in the box. The HP has a minimalist base mount. It was plug and play, no hiccups. I should note that there is no VESA hole pattern for external mounts. That said, this 7lb monitor could be attached with heavy duty velcro, if desired. PERFORMANCE: I use my monitor in two different lighting environments: mid-day and later at night in a darkened room. Viewing my spreadsheets to assess the eye comfort and screen geometry, I couldn’t find any issues. This is a comfortable, high resolution screen, more than capable of substituting for even the best laptop screens or contributing to a monitor array for maximum layout coverage. With my wall of windows behind me, I wasn’t having much of a reflection problem, but this is a glossy screen, so the tilt may be helpful. I used a streaming movie, Jurassic Park, to evaluate color, contrast, and color accuracy. Using the PHOTO MODE, I was very impressed with the rich color and blacks that were deep and highlights that got impressively bright. Viewing from well off-center was still pretty nice. The screen design allows some backlight leakage which was mostly noticeable on the lower left corner of my unit. I revisited this later at night, and you can see from my photo that it’s not overwhelming, but it’s very distinct when viewed live. (On my photo, you should see the bleed at the lowest left icon menu bar, NOT the movie which is reproduced without flaw, using a fraction of the screen. It simply isn’t visible in the photo.) Other screen edges did show some light bleed, but less so. SUMMARY: This is a tale of two screens. For everyday, business, accounting or communications, this is an easy-to-recommend screen that fulfills any fantasy you might have for a wall of one or many monitors, at a very low price. It earns 5 stars. For movie/video/gaming purposes, I can live with some light bleeding from the edge. The colors and contrast are fine for video or games and the lag time for images is quite low. I can’t fuss over the edge bleed issue because I do my movie watching on my TVs. You may feel differently, so I’ve lowered my rating to 4 stars. This is my idea of a great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unique styling and nice price point.

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    banjo
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    This is a basic “no frills” monitor that is very good for office and school use, with adequate performance for gaming. The appearance is very stylish, with an extremely thin profile and edge-to-edge display. Check the style, as it is very distinctive and as such you may or may not choose this as a second monitor if you are picky about your monitors having the same or similar appearance. Overall, the monitor is very easy to assemble and set up, just a matter of a few minutes to get it up and running. Please note that there is no VESA mounting capability, so this will need to sit on your desktop or computer stand. The loop-shaped base has a large footprint (see pictures) which makes it very stable. If you have very limited space on your desktop, you might want to have a close look at the footprint to be sure you have room. Colors are as good as other monitors in the price range. For twice the price you could get a better image, but this is not a high-end monitor and should not be expected to be the best of the best. The 1080p resolution is just as good as any other I have tried at this price point. I have not noticed the bleeding around some edges that other reviewers have noted, so suggest you check your monitor out as soon as you get it home in case there is some issue with the light bleeding on your monitor. For adjustments, if you frequently change your monitor settings depending on what you are doing at the time, the adjustments on this monitor may slow you down. The menu buttons are out of sight around the back of the monitor and require some getting used to and generally more than normal clicking around to get the right button for the desired adjustments. If, however, you are a “set it and forget it” user – once you get your preferred settings, you should be good to go. Windows 10 picked up on the 75Hz refresh capability, and automatically adjusted to the higher refresh rate. Connections are either HDMI or the old-style 15-pin VGA. The monitor is so thin that the HDMI connector really “sticks out” on the back due to the straight plug-in angle (in other words, the HDMI does not plug in the side, but goes straight into the back of the monitor – see picture of the back of the monitor). If your video card requires a DVI connection, you will need to get an inexpensive adapter or DVI-in to HDMI-out cable. This was my solution to run this as a second monitor off a video card, and fortunately there is no loss of performance. The power block is proprietary and comes in the box with a small plug connecting power to the monitor (see picture of back of monitor). This monitor should give you good performance once you get it set up to your liking. High intensity gamers will pass over this to go for the higher refresh rates (at a higher price), but the rest of the world should find this meets everyday use and most gaming needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally, a reasonably priced, nice looking monitor

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    Gizmo
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    The first thing I noticed as I unboxed the HP 25f monitor is the sleek, minimalist design. It took less than 5 minutes to unpack and put the monitor together. The resolution on this monitor is 1080, not 4k, it features a decent set of specs including AMD Freesync, 5ms response time, 75mhz refresh rate and 2 HDMI inputs as well as 1 VGA. While these are respectable specs, they’re not as fast as a dedicated gaming monitor such as Alienware, which are typically more pricy as well. The monitor doesn’t have a frame on the sides or the top, just a silver 3/4” border on the bottom, this gives it a nice sleek look. When turned on, there’s a 3/8” black border on the sides and top. There are no buttons on the face of the frame, instead, there are 4 buttons hidden on the bottom right, it will take a few tries to figure out what they do, but fairly intuitive once you get the hang of it. The thin metal stand is stable and does a good job in holding up the monitor. Note there are no holes on the back to mount it to a wall. Performance: There is some, not much, backlight bleed on the upper and lower left corners, if you’re using this for office applications and web browsing, you probably won’t even notice. I only noticed when I pulled a backlight bleed testing image. There are no dead pixels on the monitor, which is great. Those annoy me more than backlight bleeding since they’re usually more noticeable. I put this to the test with Fortnite and watching 2 movies. Fortnite handled beautifully. At 75mhz refresh rate, it performed great, no tearing or blurred motion. As I’m more of a causal gamer, I’m fine with a reasonably priced monitor that can handle occasional games, if you’re looking for a gaming monitor, this isn’t it. Using “Movie mode”, the monitor does a great job here as well. As noted earlier, the bleeding is evident is evident with the black bars on top and bottom. Aside from that, I had no complaints while watching streaming videos, good color and detail in dark scenes. Conclusion: Overall this monitor is an excellent choice for price and what you get. While there are some features I wish it had such as adjustable height, speakers and USB ports, it is a great option for those looking for good monitor at this price point. A few weeks back, I was looking for a nice-looking monitor at a decent price, after a week, I gave up. Prices were either $500+ or inexpensive ($150-200), but constructed out of cheap looking plastics and the base was wobbly. This fills the gap nicely. Pros: 1 Great overall monitor for office applications, videos, some gaming 2. Nice design overall, stable base design. 3. Good quality control – no dead pixels. Cons: 1. Lack of height adjustment 2. No USB ports 3. No speakers 4. Some light bleeding on left corners. 5. No VESA mount

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Backlight Bleed etc, but otherwise GOOD

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    Disco
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    After buying and returning an equivalent Dell monitor, the brightness, picture clarity and performance of this monitor really stood out. With low response time and upto 75Hz refresh rate this is a very competent Gaming Monitor. PROs: - Low Haze panel coating gives better picture clarity than most monitors with 'Anti-Glare' coating (and better quality viewing angles) - Super Bright. I keep mine at a lower brightness but having the option for those in brighter rooms is great - Great pixel density. For me, 25in is still outside the "screen door effect" area for 1080p screens so it looks great - Tons of Contrast! So much, i'm looking at how to reduce it and still keep good colors intact CONs: - No height adjust - Decent colors out of the box but will still require a lot of tinkering to get it just right - Semi-Glossy finish might reflect too much for some with many light sources (I'm fine with this Low Haze finish, looks amazing) - Color Modes, Especially HP Enhance, are garbage and FreeSync Mode cannot be customized. So you either have FreeSync OR good color/picture quality - BACKLIGHT BLEED is horrendous!! All HP panels so far have had this problem for me (my Acer monitor was nowhere near this bad) - Color and Picture options are very limited. Some only go by level instead of a gradual 0-100 setting like Image Sharpening. (Level 4 is too low and Level 5 is a bit too high) Overall; unless you're a professional Content Creator or Hardcore Gamer or Photoshop etc. I would recommend this monitor over any 'Anti-Glare'

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Good Everyday Monitor

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    lambda100
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    HP delivers a very good performing versatile LED full HD monitor that works as an everyday display for general productivity work and has plenty of horsepower with the AMD FreeSync technology for casual video game play. Judged by aesthetics alone, its a beautiful, lightweight, and super slim monitor with very thin bezel edges along the top and sides and a smooth silver border along the bottom edge. Out of the box the monitor is super easy to assemble. Just attach the support arm to the stand on one end and the monitor to the other end, plug the ac power brick and cord into an outlet, and connect the supplied hdmi cable to your computer. It's all done in less than five minutes and what's great is that you don't need to break out any tools. It's a very simple set up. The stand takes up little table top real estate and the contemporary design of the stand blends in well with modern furnishings. Here are the good things about the monitor: +Almost zero bezel along the top and sides +The monitor is slim and lightweight, but feels sturdy +Images on the screen are rich, vibrant, bright and vivid, and contrast is good. +Wide viewing angles. I can still clearly see the display from extreme angles. +Once you locate the buttons along the right underside of the monitor, there are a number of adjustments you can make to the display to your liking. And the things that were not so good... -The monitor I have has some pretty bad light bleeding along the lower left and right corners of the screen. It was bothersome when watching movies where the black areas in the corners of the screen are lit up. -The only physical adjustment to the monitor is to tilt the angle up or down. To move the monitor left and right, you'll have to move the entire monitor and stand. No big deal since the monitor is rather light. The monitor also does not rotate into portrait mode. Landscape is all you're limited to. Finally, you will not be able to adjust the height of the monitor. -The glossy screen has its drawbacks. It's very reflective making it troublesome to see images and text on the display at times in environments with bright light when so much of the background is being reflected. -HP decided to omit VESA mounting for the monitor. Not sure why they did so other than to save a few pennies in manufacturing. The lack of VESA mount may be a deal breaker for you. Summary If you're able to overlook some of the shortcomings and focus on the rich and vibrant images the display is capable of, then this HP monitor is definitely worthy for consideration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Larger Monitor at Price Point

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    RalphHenry
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    I have used monitors from 11 inches to 32 inches. Your desktop space will often limit the size of monitor that will fit on your desk and allow you to sit in a comfortable way and see the entire surface properly. This is a larger monitor at 25”. First I did find that monitors up to 27” will fit most home situations, so this one is a great choice for your home system. It does not have speakers and this can be important to many people; however with the availability of excellent Bluetooth speaker systems I think this is actually a plus i.e. the monitor-designer can focus on the best aspects of the video and not worry about cost adds or technology for speakers. I went through all the available adjustments which are very simple with on-screen displays. This is a very subjective area and I think it is advisable for each user to find the sweet spot for their situation based on existing lighting, applications you use, and viewing angles etc. Having said that, this monitor is wonderful in that you can customize the view easily and I did notice the colors are wonderful, the text is very readable and brightness and contrast settings provide all the adjustments most people and situations would need. HP gets an A+ in this important area. This is a FreeSync monitor and HDMI does support FreeSync so you are fine to use this for gaming and it means you should see less stutter for example. However if you are a high-end gamer you may need to check your graphics card to be sure you don’t require a DisplayPort on your monitor to match your computer’s capabilities. Construction is solid and you do have two HDMI ports and a VGA port (no DisplayPort option). It is super thin and lightweight yet has a very stable well-designed base. Instructions to assemble it are clear. The price performance I feel is a big plus also for a 25 inch monitor of this clarity and functionality. Be careful with cheaper monitors as the text may be fuzzy, so you do need to invest properly to get a nice monitor and this is one that has the proper features. Make sure you sample the image control options to ensure you get the right balance for your needs when you first set it up – very nice. I would definitely recommend this if you are moving up from say a 21 inch or 23 inch monitor – the extra ‘real estate’ does make a nice difference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Design, Beautiful Color, Freesync

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    Wishkid
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    This monitor has a beautiful slim design love the natural silver color. Perfect monitor size 25inch not too big or too small, I did not experience any lag during pc or console gaming. Monitor handles images very well, it produce beautiful and vibrant colors.,but it does horribly with the black color making it looks grayish. Monitor suffer from light bleed it is very noticeable with black image, and the brightness is not the best. This IPS 1080p LED monitor has few viewing modes: Low Blue Light, Night, Reding, Hp enhance, Gaming (FreeSync), Movie, photo and you can customize your own which is a plus. In the back it has 4 connectors, 2 HDMI and 1 VGA and the power connector. On the lower right-hand corner has 5 buttons, 1 for power 4 for the menu. This monitor was meant to be sitting on a desk it cannot be wall mount, as it is not VESA compliant or has mounting holes on the back. It does not have speakers or USB connectors, speakers are not must have on monitor as most of us like to use better sound system, but the USB comes handy very often. If don’t mind some of the cons mention for the price this a decent monitor with size, produce beautiful color images, and it comes FreeSync for the gamers. In the box you get the monitor, HDMI and VGA cable, power brick, and the manual. Pro: Design and Color Image color Freesync 2 HDMI Viewing Modes Cons: Light Bleed Brightness Cannot be wall mounted No USB

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good monitor, for the price

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    ravedave
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    Maybe we have become spoiled in this price range with certain features and results from monitors. This shines in several and fails at others. I am using a GeoForce GTX 750Ti with a Windows 10 64 bit computer and the supplied HDMI cable ( I had to put in a DVI to HDMI adapter) Pro: nice picture, was very bright and turned mine down to half brightness for office viewing. I think for even a very brightly lit office this would suffice. setup was easy, i love when you don't have to install software for a piece of equipment to work. For dual monitrs, the bezel is decently thin. I used this for a few games, all Steam based and no flutters or hiccups. Really good response time with 5ms. For movies I ran Netflix and Plex server movies and the all looked fairly good. I watched a movie with my roommate, and she sat off to the side and saw it just fine. the colors were pretty similar to other monitors I had on my desk. I ran 2 monitor calibrations and no dead pixels and no stuck pixels Cons: I hate all the buttons on the bottom with no labels. Once you get accustomed to the placement it gets better. I do not get why monitors still have a VGA, and no DVI? that is just crazy. does have 2 HDMI As with several others on here, I had some pretty major light bleed. Mine was on all 4 corners. Less noticeable on a game, much more so on a movie. When I ran this alone the picture quality was pretty good, but when I put it next to a similar monitor you can see the image is slightly washed out This does tilt, but wont raise or lower. No external USB connections or webcam. flat out 1080 connection, with so many in the price point have to get ahead, these items are becoming more common. super weird picture modes (all blue or a kinda rose colored one) As with all things you get what you pay for. This is a decent monitor that tends to fall in line with others in this class. Ya, if you see it grab one (and if it happens to be on sale even better.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A little Pricey, Good Monitor though

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    Indiaj0nes
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    Whats in the box --------------- 1. HDMI cable 2. HP 25f 25" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor 3. Owner's manual 4. VGA cable Pros ---- 1. It's full HD display with 75Hz refresh rate 2. Comes with HDMI cable 3. Has 2 HDMI port 4. Small bezel, dark blacks and wide viewing angle 5. Good grayscale performance Cons ---- 1. No USB Port 2. TIlt only stand 3. No internal speaker 4. No Camera Review ------- With the bezel free design and slim cabinet, the HP 25f monitor is a striking monitor. The monitor sits on a rectangular stand and it can let forward and backward but wont support height, swivel or pivot settings.I/O ports are located at the rear of the cabinet, facing outward. Here, you'll find two HDMI ports, a VGA port, and a power jack. The right side of the front bezel contains four function buttons used for navigating the settings menus, as well as a Power button. The display itself is quite good, i think its a good basic monitor for connecting your laptop or PC and can be suited for watching movies. Not having a speaker is a big bummer! I see some of the reviewers complaining about color bleeding although i did not notice any. the colors look acurrate and sharp. I did not test any gamies on it but it has Freesync technology so it should work well with AMD graphics card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great colors, horrible light bleed.

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    FoxTwoX

    So I wanted to love this monitor, and to some degree I do. The 75hz refresh rate, 5ms response time, and oh my lord the colors are amazing! The colors are great without being oversaturated and 'fake' looking like some OLED screens can be sometimes. However where the monitor fails horribly is the light bleed from the edges and corners on dark screens. I wanted this monitor so bad, I wanted to love it. but I exchanged it THREE times and finally returned the last one. That means I went through four of these monitors and all had bad light bleed. The bottom left hand corner was the worst in all but the bottom two corners bleed so much light that any blacks from bottom towards center look gray. However if youre on a bright screen with colors the monitor isn't so bad. But if you decide to watch a movie with a lot of dark scenes, or the black bars on the top and bottom, youre gonna see nothing but light bleed. Otherwise it looks horrible. Choose a different monitor.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor great HD image

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    Luis
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    At the current price and with the outstanding quality of this monitor, there is no more reason to leave your eyes in the laptop screen. After three weeks using almost daily the monitor, I am impressed by the resolution that is equality outstanding for my current word document, for a Netflix movie or for my son videogames, it’s what the factory call Full HD and I call impressive visual experience. I am not an expert but when I purchased my big screen TV, one of the most important items that the experts will recommend you is the refresh rate of the screen (I’ve been explained that is the speed of moving the images in the screen) and this monitor has 75Hz, that become better than two of my house TVs but is also an energy efficient LED screen. With several ports, two of them HDMI, I can connect here my old analog device (still family pictures in there) and the new digital laptop. A final positive experience that I think is worth to share it’s based in the capacity of this monitor to deliver a complete and quality image, with independence of the angle of the viewer and with independence of the environmental light in the room. This is important for me that I do some work from my house office where this piece of equipment has now a center role.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Monitor with Solid Specs

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    Alexei
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    Pros: The monitor itself has a solid build. It doesn’t feel flimsy at all. The color balance out of the box is a tad bit on the cool side, but isn’t too straining on the eyes (mind you this is based on my personal preference). Nice solid metal base that is relatively wide so when I move things on my desk or clean my desk I don’t have to worry about accidentally knocking it over. I do artwork time to time and it has a good range especially for dark colors like brown and black. I know in some case the color black projected on a screen can look a little splotchy monitor to monitor, but with this monitor the splotchiness isn’t present. As for gaming, there isn’t anything incredible that I’m able to utilize, but baseline I don’t deal with tearing or lag. Appearance wise, this monitor is nice for any set up. Cons: It’s doesn’t come in black. (Not even really a con, I’ll just paint the dang thing black if it bothered me that much and it really doesn’t :P)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought ONE, and had to have ANOTHER...

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    DJGFORC3
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    I told my store associate that I really wanted a pair. They were on sale, but being disabled and on a fixed income, I just could not pull it off. But, THE SPIRITS OF THE UNIVERSE were smiling, I noticed a good price and took at least a little advantage of a couple of the 3-DP and 1-HDMI ports on the back of my IBuyPower monster system to bring me up to where I have the pair of HP 25f monitors for my miniature "Take Over the WORLD Computer System". Thank you for your superior products, your good prices, your great sale prices, your outstanding sales personnel both in store in Barboursville, WV and on-line. AWESOMENESS, through and through. I'm so GRATEFUL for you folks and I am fairly certain I will be seeing you soon!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful monitor

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    FlyingC
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    Physically, this is a very sleek monitor and looks good on the desk. The stand is not bulky like some, and the razor thin screen with no bezel looks really, really good. It's also lightweight and easy to move around. I think a pair of these, with the thin bezels, would make a nearly seamless two-monitor system for a desk. The display clarity, colors, and brightness are great for PC work and gaming. Some have complained about light leakage around the corners when watching streaming videos, and this is probably a valid complaint. But that's not how I'll be using the monitor and it seems perfect for computer work. It has pre-programmed display settings that you can easily switch to if you want to make quick adjustments like a TV has: Low blue light, night, reading, HP Enhance +, Gaming - FreeSync, Movie, Photo, and Custom. It's pretty intuitive to access the menus with the buttons tucked under the bottom of the screen, and easy to switch between modes when you want. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and I continue to be pleased with this monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such great quality for a low price

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    Joenac69
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    I love this monitor...The quality of the picture is amazing it's very thin takes up hardly any room and it's basically a full screen all the way around.. there is a tiny black maybe 1/2 inch frame around it if it's even that big. Very un noticable. I love it..To make it even more appealing I purchased when it was on sale.. and was $100 off the original price... cant beat it. The one flaw to me was that I didnt realize it wasnt a blue ray player. Just dvd which I dont buy anymore,I only purchase 4k uhd with HDR or blue ray at the least. But it's fine have 2 visio uhd 4 k HDR TVs to watch my movies.. So if looking for a great monitor I def would say "what are you waiting for" ??

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sleek design with a clear picture

    Posted
    DeviceMX
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    I purchased two of these monitors to replace two mismatched monitors I had on my desktop PC. The older monitors I replaced were very dated and one of them had a HDMI to VGA adapter, so the picture was not great. With these monitors, I can plug both in to the HDMI ports on my PC and the picture is amazing! I don't know what took me so long to get these, but I'm glad I did. I also love the fact that they have two inputs. I have a laptop that I use regularly, and now I have an HDMI cable tucked behind everything so I can plug my laptop in when needed. I also have another desktop PC which I use as a media server. It is not a computer I use regularly, so I previously did not have it linked up to a monitor. Now it is input 2 on my right hand monitor and I couldn't be happier. No more cumbersome wire juggling on the floor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice monitor

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    Dawntastic1
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The assembly was very easy, the stand simply snaps into place. It can be tilted up or down to fit your viewing needs. There are 5 buttons on the lower right corner, one for on/off and four for the menu, so you can adjust the brightness, contrast and all of that to your preference. On the back it has 2 HDMI, 1 VGA and the power outlet. The monitor is slim and lightweight, yet feels pretty sturdy. The colors are vibrant and bright. Games were played on here and everything looked great. We don't plan on streaming though so I cannot say if movies look good on this or not. It works great for what we're using it for. I'd say this is a pretty nice monitor for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good looking monitor

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    Xtant
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The HP 25f is a good looking monitor with good looking 1080p picture/video quality. Viewing angles are very good as well. I had no issues while watching HD movies. The 2 HDMI connections give me the ability to connect my pc and security camera system to one monitor. The vga plug adds to this monitors connection possibilities. Like most monitors these days the controls are on the lower edge of the monitor. They take some getting used to but not much. The design is sleek and clean. The way the base attaches to the screen is simple and so far seems solid. It allows you to break the monitor down if you ever need to. If this monitor meets the specs your looking for I think it is a good choice and should be given a good look at.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for gaming!!

    Posted
    Eddie
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Note: Bought on sale for $149. Originally I was looking for a monitor to hook up to my PS4 Pro as I was noticing some lag with my LG TV and also the size of my TV felt too big when playing a shooter game. I decided to look into monitors made for gaming at Best Buy and before I got to them this one in particular caught my eye so I decided to read the specs. After reading the specs on the HP monitor I moved on to the gaming monitors and couldn't find any difference or none that would affect my gaming experience. Also, did some research and came to a conclusion that you can't tell the difference between 5ms vs 1ms unless you have special vision. Both types come with Free Sync as well. In conclusion the quality of the monitor is great, it is very thin, the picture and colors are amazing so I am highly satisfied!

    I would recommend this to a friend