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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Monitor for Home / Office Set-Up

    Posted
    pauldar
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    I was excited to receive this complimentary HP – 27f27 Inch IPS LED FreeSync Monitor In exchange for an honest review. It was replacing my older 20 inch monitor. Out of the shipping box I had the stand assembled, plugged in to my surge protection strip, HDMI cable connected, and running in less then 15 minutes. This monitor is simple to install. I only needed a flat-blade screwdriver to assemble the stand and set-up in my home office. First Impressions: * The stand is solidly built, tilts top forward, and, or, top backwards for more personalized viewing angles. However, it does not move side to side or rotate. * The monitor is ultra thin and has a small bezel framing the top and both sides to provide maximum viewing area. * 2 HDMI and VGA inputs. * The monitor screen is finished in matte black, which provides great anti-glare protection. This is an important feature for me because of the overhead lighting in my home office. * Security cable slot, which is ideal for office working environments to prevent theft. * There are five buttons located on the far right-hand bottom of the monitor: - The first button, farthest to the right, turns the monitor ON/OFF. An LED facing the front indicates the status of the unit. White LED indicates ON. Amber LED indicates no signal. - The next four buttons control the On Screen Display (OSD) settings. - The first button activates the Main Menu/OK functions. You can select the settings for Brightness, Contrast, Color, Input, Power, Management, Language, and Information about the monitor. - The next two buttons move your selection up or down with indicating arrows. - The fourth OSD button allows you to select various Viewing Modes – Low Blue Light, Night, HP Enhanced+, Gaming-FreeSync, Movie, Photo, and Custom. * Both HDMI and VGA cables are furnished with this monitor. What I Love About This Monitor: * Screen resolution is crisp, clear, and awesome * The monitor screen is wide enough so that I can work on two pages of documents at the very same time. WooHoo! * Colors are dynamic, rich, and vibrant. When I use HD Videos the colors are very accurate. * Black matte finish on the monitor screen is so important to me because of my home office lighting and abundant sun light from a nearby window. No eye strain. Great! * Easy to operate OSD controls to adjust brightness and viewing modes for that particular display you are using. It was an unbelievable difference when I adjusted from Custom, the setting I mostly use, to Photo, to work on editing some recent photos I took. * No 'cheesy', on-board speakers to deal with, which most monitors are infamous for. Have my own upgraded sound system through my computer because I got tired of the 'tinny' sounding monitor speakers. * This HP 27f27 only uses 27 watts of power. Low energy cost saves me money. YooHoo! * The IPS viewing angles allow me to move around in my home office (within reasonable limits) and still read the display without distortion. * Am so impressed with this monitor am thinking of purchasing another since my computer has two video cards and supports two monitors. I can always use the other just for my laptop. * Easy to clean monitor screen. Wipe with a dry anti static cloth or a 50/50 mix of water and isopropyl alcohol as recommended by the manufacturer. * Energy Saving Feature – By default in the reduced power mode the screen will go blank and the ON/OFF LED will glow amber when no signal is detected. However, you can adjust the predetermined time the screen goes blank and reduced power mode is activated. * One Year Warranty. You can register this monitor on-line at the HP website. TIP – You can go online to HP Support and download the 'On-Line User Guide' for more comprehensive details and illustrations concerning the operation of this monitor. For the past two weeks I have enjoyed using this HP monitor and getting familiar with the OSD settings (which I change frequently for the display I am working on). It is easy to operate and it is an outstanding home / office monitor with lots of great features. I highly recommend the purchase of this HP 27f27 for your own use, a back-to-school-student, or any family member or friend, who needs an all-around monitor with excellent quality. At its price-point it offers a lot of value for what you purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Monitor

    Posted
    stoptheclocks
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    For a 27 inch monitor, the box was very light. Next I unpacked the screen. It has a thin micro-edge on sides, top and is quite thin. It is almost completely viewable screen with on the bottom half, a little bigger. It was a simple operation to put the stand together with the screen, just two steps. You slide a piece of the stand on the monitor and then screw in the base. This 27 inch monitor (which is larger than I suspected) is loaded with features and that can help you get the best picture possible, whatever you taste. Viewing modes include: Low Blue Light, Reading, HP Enhance +, Gaming – Free Sync AMD, Movie, Photo and Custom. While the Controls listed for even more viewing customization and information: Contrast, Color, Input, Image, Power, Movie and Management. The HP monitor also has some really cool settings that are worth noting. The viewing angle is 178 degrees! Which means you can see from the extreme sides. The monitor doesn’t lose color and screen erosion because of the IPS (In Plane Switching) that allows the LCD screen to be very clear working with the LED backlight part of the screen. With great wide viewing angle, the Monitor has another great feature that tilts the monitor 178 degrees forward to back. This is great depending on where you place the Monitor. The resolution is an amazing 1920x1080 full HD. And just as amazing is the contrast which is 10,000,000:1. The brightness that the screen produces is clearly seen in even in rooms that are bright. Interesting to note is the “FreeSync Technology”. It basically allows the frame rate to “sync” with any AMD graphics card. Meaning that what you see will be in time with the monitor. I plugged a NES Classic into the monitor through one of the monitor’s two HDMI ports. Now the NES Classic is not know for graphics but the clarity of the gaming system was astounding! It looked better than the HD TV I use with it. Also connected with the monitor’s HDMI port (2 HDMI ports total) to my computer and played some games in HD. The picture did not disappoint at all. The computer games came to life with clarity, color and contrast. The big difference connecting to a game system and using it with a computer, is there is no sound/speaker when connecting to a game system. You do get sound when connected to the computer because it already speakers. The refresh rate is 75hz and 5 milliseconds which is very acceptable when watching or playing in Full HD. Watched a DVD and some Netflix and the picture performed as described, and if you didn’t like what you see, as stated earlier there are many options for you choose to produce the best possible looking screen. There are 5 square buttons on the bottom right of the screen. The first one on the right is power. Buttons 2 and 5 allow the user to choose the menu options or controls. Buttons 3 and 4 allow you to bring up the scroll between the option on Controls and Menus. It is a simple setup and after you have done it a few times, it is easy to get the hang of it. As mentioned earlier the Monitor has 2 HDMI in ports and even a VGA input if you had an older computer. A nice surprise was that the HP Monitor included a HDMI cable. The power cable is a thin cord you plug into a brick and from the brick to the outlet. Overall, I was impressed with the functionality and options on this monitor. Controls are easy to use and so was setup. The 75hz and 5 milliseconds work great together for game play. Loved the super thin bezel on 3 sides, the monitor is literally all screen which is great. And the 27 inch monitor provided a really big, but nice size to look at.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice

    Posted
    KansasMeddlingMom
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    Like other reviews posted, I too found the packaging of the HP - 27f 27" IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor in Natural Silver well-done and in great shape, and the setup was effortless because only the monitor's stand needed to be attached. The only items that accompanied the monitor in the box were the stand, carefully wrapped to prevent damage, an HDMI cable, the power source, and a quick setup guide. The design is very sleek from an aesthetics standpoint and it does have both HDMI and VGA ports on the back of the screen which allows it to be used on both old and new computers that may or may not have HDMI ports. So, since I initially attached this monitor to an older computer, I needed VGA cables to make the connection and unfortunately, those were not included. While that is not a deal breaker in any way, it would have been nice to have both type of cables included since HP does not know what type of monitor ports are on the computer being attached. The connection is seamless and easy to make. The picture is beautiful and the screen resolution is crisp and clear. I like that the monitor screen is wide enough so that it is easy to minimize a few screens and line them up next to each other so that I can simultaneously be working on various tasks. The matte finish on the monitor is a great anti-glare feature since the lighting in my office is overhead fluorescent back from the 1980's. I am a CPA and tax season hours can create huge eye strain.. I also like that it is easy to get a good view from the sides without distortions, in case you get up, but still want to reference the data on the screen. All the setting controls are on the far right side, underneath, of the screen. I did go onto HP's website and download their more in depth user guide, which informs you about all the various settings that are available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Big Basic Monitor!

    Posted
    SgtRock
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    For the price it's available at now this monitor is practically a steal! It's huge, thin and very sleek for a 27" monitor, without feeling 'flimsy' at all. The stand is cool-looking as well (sort of Star Trekish) and very easy to put together---I didn't need any tools at all as hand-tightening was more than sufficient. Out of the box and plugged in and playing took maybe 15 minutes. I'm very impressed with how thin this monitor is--it looks amazing! It also barely has a bezel to it, so you're looking at all screen! The stand tilts up and down very easily--which I love since I'm 6'2" and need to tilt screens up most of the time to be a comfortable viewing angle. The ports are pretty limited, and there are no speakers installed which makes this a great option for a gaming monitor since I'm typically on headphones anyway (I also have separate computer speakers so wouldn't have used on-board speakers anyway). It's a great way to help keep the costs down so all the expense can go straight to the monitor. HP also includes two different connection wires--which is almost unheard of anymore! Most important, the picture is terrific. I have a 4k TV and I use that for movie-watching. I use my computer for work, family pictures and movies, and gaming. For me (as, I suspect, is the case for most gamers) 1080p is more than sufficient. The picture is sharp and beautiful, even on the most detailed games (Far Cry 5 looks stunning on this monitor) and the reaction time seems on the money, even though my video card is made by the 'other guys' (i.e. not AMD) which this monitor is made to be paired with. I can't imagine there's much of a difference. There are fairly in-depth controls, though I found them a pain to use. They're located on the right underside of the monitor, and are very awkward to try and toggle through since you have to have your hand facing upward to use them. My biggest annoyance with this monitor was how many times I accidentally hit the wrong button while trying all the different modes. Fortunately it's mostly "set and forget"--I put it on the gaming preset and found that looks great for everything I do, so I've just left it there. If you're looking for an expensive looking 27" monitor that delivers (especially for gaming),but don't want to pay the usual prices then this is the one for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent IPS Display

    Posted
    DotNetJon
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    I decided to hook this beauty up to my 15" gaming laptop, as a primary display using the included HDMI cable. The IPS display is very bright and crisp, and the 27 inch size allows me to sit several feet away and read the display with ease. I have it setup on my coffee table with the laptop closed in front of it, and using a wireless keyboard and mouse from the couch. No more hot laptop on my lap!! The display is ultra thin and almost has no bezel. It's ALL display, and is beautiful. I have no need for anything above 1920x1080, so it's perfect for my needs. I would imagine some would want a display this size to be 2k or 4k. The setup was super easy. The base has one thumb screw, so no tools needed and assembles in less than 2 minutes. Snap the monitor into the base, and ready to go! It is very light and the base is minimalist and looks great. Brushed aluminum on the bottom where the controls are. The power brick is small, and connects to the monitor like a laptop power adapter would. The monitor controls are easy to access and pretty robust. Several presets allow you to quickly select Nightmode, Reading, Low Blue Light, AMD Free Sync, Movie, HP Enhance + and CUSTOM. I found the AMD Free Sync and CUSTOM to be the best for my taste. The base is not adjustable, and there aren't any USB ports like some professional grade monitors have. The monitor does have tilt, though which is nice to get the display angle just right. The display looks the brightest head-on, and dims when viewed from an angle, although it maintains good clarity. 2 HDMI ports and a standard VGA port are on the back and easy to access. I'm going to hook up an XBOX One to the 2nd HDMI slot. Overall, a great display! With the sale price at the moment, it's an excellent deal. The monitor does not have speakers, which some might expect in a monitor this size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Thin and Bright HP Monitor

    Posted
    dronedad
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    The first thing I said out loud after sliding the box off this monitor was Wow. It's Wow thin. I can't believe how thin they can make an LED/LCD these days. Pros: Super Bright Matte Screen kills glare Almost no bezel to speak of physical buttons for controls multiple inputs WOW THIN, amazingly thin display classy silver color Included stand Adjustments at the stand/monitor mounting point Cons: Three inputs... but two are HDMI and no DVI No VESA mounting points for other stands the included stand is a little finicky/not as sturdy as I'd like physical buttons aren't labeled not 4k This monitor is at home on your desk at work or attached to your gaming PC at home. Quick responses, bright backlighting, and matte finish to reduce glare make it ideal in both situations. I think the most glaring negative for this particular screen is that it HAS to be used with the included stand, no VESA mounting points are to be found. They may be casualties of the thin screen. Overall a great performer, just beware if you should be in the market for a 4K display, scaling the screen of a surface/surface pro/new macbook from 4k to 1080p will look funny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    NoSpaces
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    First, this was not a bestbuy opened box item. As far as i could see, there was no apparent signs that the box had been opened and reclosed or even tampered in the slightest. There was only one layer of tape sealing the box. With any display purchase, I do not unwrap or remove any protective layers the factory installs until I am finished assembling and handling. In this case, the assembly of the two piece base and attachment to the display was very simple. I placed the display at it's new home, removed the protective foam cover and was greeted by what you can see in the picture. Dust, debris, scuffs, and fingerprints? Really? Fingerprints from a factory sealed unit? Being that my nearest store is 45 minutes away, I contacted HP. Their only concern was that the display was not physically damaged and I should clean (a brand new display) to make sure. The display is not damaged. I upgraded from a 10yr old 22" Samsung with 1680x1050 resolution. The difference is night and day. My face is about 20 inches away from the display. I use this primarily for ps4 and ps3 racing games. I feel the picture is great. While I'm very disappointed in this experience, I am very happy with the monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the $$, not the best.

    Posted
    thewakaman
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    Lengthy review, but if you are serious about a monitor, you will find this helpful. I hope! Have a section below for gamers, since i bought this, for this reason. and the $$ First off, out of the box was great. looked sleek. Easy connection for both my latop and desktop. Picture quality vast improvment over my 1080p naturally. You must have a freesync compatible graphics card to use freesync (it makes a huge difference. go into detail below) HP Enhance was nice, it added some really good detail to the game, but pixels kind of "bled" through when i would play my games on the high setting. I recomend if you game with this setting, use medium :) Overall this is a great monitor with different settings, for overall home use its more than a fine monitor **GAMERS** I originally bought this monitor for the freesync for the full screen resolution buff. I played on a Geforce 950 8gb (non compatible with freesync) before my new build came in. Could definitely tell a difference in quality over my viewsonic 1080p New build with freesync graphic card. MSI RX 570 8gb oc WOW! This LOOKS GREAT!! The HDR and Freesync made my game look AMAZING. Tested it on the same settings using Overwatch. Great imporvement. Epic mode. YOU CAN SEEN SO MUCH DETAIL. If youre a gamer and HAVE FREESYNC and a budget. this monitor will due you just fine :) otherwise refer above to my reference to gaming with the HP Enhance setting There are better monitors with freesync that are in the 2k and 4k resolutions, or ones with higher FPS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Performs well. Looks great. Great Value.

    Posted
    skylog
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    There is a lot to like about this monitor. It is easy to setup, light, performs well and has a nice design. It has a modern look, is quite thin, although solidly built, and has very thin bezels that help the screen melt away when watching content. It has a nice silver color, although I would have preferred black for my setup. There is a matte finish on the screen, which I very much prefer as it helps minimize glare. As for connections, there are 2 HDMI ports and 1 VGA. Given where this monitor sits in the market, this is good, but I would have loved to see a display port in there as well for added versatility. I also would have liked to see a VESA mount (and USB and speakers), but again, not really a knock, just a preference (and honestly, not all things to be expected here). Lastly, the controls are pretty much what one would expect, and I had no issues with them. So, how does it perform? Here, I am very much pleased. The resolution is 1920 x 1080, and it looks great. The picture is crisp, clear, vivid and bright. I really appreciate the IPS panel, which is still quite fast at 5 ms response time and has a nice 75 hz refresh rate, but, for me at least, the main benefit is the great viewing angles. The distortion in colors and clarity that TN and other panels give you when not in the viewing “sweet spot” is just something I can not do anymore. Happily, with this one, I do not have to. If you are looking for a crispy big HD screen you should definitely take a look. It may not have all the bells and whistles of pricier models, but it will perform as well as some and serve you well as a second or even your main screen. It looks great, performs very well and is a fantastic value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, modern design

    Posted
    Jamie
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    I purchased 2 of these monitors for my home office. I dock my work computer and love using the monitors instead of the small laptop screen. I also use them for my personal laptop. I have a sit/stand desk, purchased a dual monitor mount for the monitors and much to my dismay, I could not mount them. They do not have a mounting interface (the hole pattern on the back..not VESA compatible). I did some research and found a bracket kit that converted the monitors to be VESA compatibility. I ended up paying an additional $50 to get these beautiful monitors to mount on the dual monitor mount; there were cheaper alternatives, but would not have matched the good-looking monitors. If it were not for this debacle, extra money I spent, and the time it took to find what I needed to mount the monitors, I would give a 5-star rating; so, buyer be ware! I did not realize that not all monitors are VESA ready. If you do not plan on mounting them, they are beautiful, sleek, crisp image monitors. I am just not happy with all the extra effort and extra money I ended up paying for them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic for some, terrible for others

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    gldoorii
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    If you don't care anything about vibrant colors or don't use your computer for movies, then this monitor is fantastic at the $140 sale price. I've always been a fan of the glossy displays that make the colors pop and make movies look terrific, but I couldn't pass up a monitor this thin, light, and large for the price. After about full day of work and play I've made my decision to return it. The colors are washed out and the viewing angles are pretty bad. If someone gave this to me at work, then I wouldn't mind it. I found the PPI and resolution just fine for normal use, but when I started gaming and watching 1080p movies you could really see the downside of this monitor. Also, I keep reading that matte displays are supposed to stop light glare and stuff, but I see so much more glare and grey (the blacks are far from black and more just grey) on this monitor than any glossy monitor I've ever used. I would still recommend this to the general user that wouldn't notice these types of things (my relatives), but I'm very picky about these things and expected that at a $250 price point this monitor would look a whole lot better. At the $140 sale price it's just fine if you don't care about having the best colors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming / general use monitor

    Posted
    EngineerMom
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    This monitor is impressive with a very thin, light weight design and stellar graphics performance that is plug and play. Out of the box, it took less than 5 minutes to be up and running. I assembled the base to the arm and arm to the monitor. With the screw tab, you don't even need any tools for assembly. The monitor is super thin, so the only limiting factor in desk placement is the base. On the back are 2 x HDMI and 1 VGA port, with the 5 physical buttons along the bottom of the monitor. The buttons and stand are the only two issues I have with this monitor. I find that on a standing desk, the monitor has some wobble if I bump the table, slightly more than my monitors with solid base stands. The other downside to the design is that the buttons are not labeled, so I usually spend a few minutes pushing things until I get to the function I wanted. However, those are the only 2 issues I've found and the performance far outweighs the physical design quirks. The monitor settings allow for me to select low blue light, night, reading, gaming, movie, photo, custom, and HP Enhance settings. I can tell a visible difference between the settings, and love the flexibility to use this monitor for gaming and working. Using this with an HP laptop, I used the HP Display port to HDMI converter for best resolution since my HP doesn't have an HDMI port. Overall I found the graphics to be nothing less than stellar and met my expectations for a 1080p resolution. So far I haven't found anything that this monitor doesn't do well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dual HDMI Inputs Easy Setup

    Posted
    DctrMcCoy
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    There are a lot of 27" monitors out there and my needs are pretty business oriented so I did quite a bit of research before pulling the trigger on this HP 27f monitor. The setup out of the box was really easy (pop on the stand, plug in the power, and use the provided HDMI cable to connect to computer.) The power brick is the type that has a pigtail on both ends so it doesn't hog up a strip - love that and hate the type that have the plug directly on the brick. I have heard of some complaints about this being wobbly, but my desk is sturdy and I have to really shake it to get any movement. None from quick typing or general day-to-day stuff. Out of the box, visually, the settings were spot on. Blacks are good, little-to-no glare, and good angles. Finally, I use both HDMI inputs and it even has a third RGB. They auto switch nicely and the two ports was why I picked this monitor out of all the others. Basically this monitor has the features I wanted/needed, and none that I don't want, and it was on sale for more than a fair price. For gaming, you are probably going to want a higher rez monitor, but for my document reading and light graphical work, the 1080p is perfect. I think the only thing I'd like to see is a stand that adjusts height. For my set up its fine, but if I was using my old desk, it might be a little low for me. Really my only drawback and its mild.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent IPS display with AMD FreeSync tech

    Posted
    PhilGA
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    Today's monitors have really been upping their game in terms of baselining physical technology and offering value-added components to help differentiate themselves in the market. As such, if you're in the market for a overall, solid monitor, the HP 27f LED FreeSync monitor may be just for you. With its almost bezel-less design, the device itself gets out of the way of displaying up to HD-based visuals on screen. And with IPS manufacturing, there really is quite a wide angle of viewing for most images. AMD FreeSync is included with this model. Especially for gamers, FreeSync-equipped monitors allow more than simply bandwidth for video data to be shown; the tech essentially creates a synchronous connection with a similarly-licensed video card, allowing for a completely seamless video experience, with no stutter or image cutting, especially with fast-moving video of any type. One aspect of this monitor that is a slight drawback is that it can only be adjusted back-and-forth; the stand doesn't allow for height adjustments. Therefore, you may need to sit the monitor on some sort of stand or shelf if you need significant space underneath. Other than this limitation, I loved the fact that, besides VGA input, the monitor supports up to two HDMI ports. Overall, the HP 27f LED monitor represents a good buy in this segment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome monitor; don't forget to buy speakers

    Posted
    TechEnthusiast
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    This HP monitor is really nice. It's very thin, has two HDMI ports, and has a nice sharp image. Setup was quick and painless. I had a little trouble adjusting the monitor's angle at first, but I managed to wrangle it into a comfortable position. It should be noted that there don't appear to be any VESA mounting holes on the back of this. I don't believe that this monitor would be compatible with 3rd party stands or mounting solutions. My only real complaints about it are that the buttons are hidden underneath the screen and it doesn't appear to have built-in speakers. I doubt that I'll have much need to press the buttons on the monitor (except for the power button at the far right), so this is far from a deal breaker. The lack of speakers is a little more problematic, but a set of external speakers solved this nicely. It should be noted that my computer shows this monitor on the list of playback devices, but I checked everything that I could think of, and I'm 90% certain that this model doesn't include any kind of speaker. I think that it's just showing up because I'm using an HDMI connection for the display. Al in all, I'm very happy with this monitor; and I'd totally recommend it to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good Monitor

    Posted
    Chefnee123
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    Needing an update HD monitor, I saw this display. I looked at it and it’s specs. It has met and exceeded my needs. Here are what I like and don’t like. Pros: *1080p resolution and IPS technology . Nice for spreadsheets, movies, and games. *2 HDMI inputs. I’ve plugged a desktop and my workstation. *It’s stylish! The monitor has a slim profile and there is a minute bezel. *Lots of viewing presets. They include, but not limited to Low Blue Light, Reading Mode, Game mode, and many mode. *Easy setup! There are literally three steps. Connect the stem to the base. Then connect that setup to the monitor. Lastly connect your power and HDMI cable(s). Cons: *No integrated speaker. I guess the designers sacrificed them for the sleek design. *It has a “fat” bottom. It’s not sleek throughout. *Minimalist design. The buttons are on the bottom of the screen. They are out of sight. They are hard to see. I have to feel for them to be able to press them. *VGA input. Really? It’s 2018! Overall it is a good product! I highly recommend it. If you have other connectors, you’ll need cable adapters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Basic No-Frills Nice Big Monitor

    Posted
    CoolBoomer
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I replaced a 23" Dell with this HP 27f. It is my first IPS monitor and I have to say it is easier on the eyes. The Dell looked like it had sharper contrast till I checked the HP's available tweaks in the onboard menu and got it where I wanted--sharp and lively. You can opt in to things like Dynamic Contrast, sharpness, response time, refresh rate... the usual personal preference ways to make it your own. The screen is nearly 100% of the width of the actual monitor, as the edge on top and sides is about 1/4". At it's widest point back-to-front it is only about 1.5" thick. The base is firm and easy to assemble. The power and menu selection buttons are hidden at the bottom right of the screen, facing downward. The power light also goes out when the unit is turned off, making it a little tricky to locate the on/off button. Sadly, there is no audio out jack for desktop speakers or headphones. That's worth a star to me as most PC audio speaker systems don't have a very long cable for connecting to a PC. A monitor this nice and this big would have been big bucks 10 years ago, but this one can be had for under $200. I am liking this one so far, and can feel less eye strain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Screen, Nice Presentation, Great Price

    Posted
    mobilelawyer
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    This monitor was a true pleasure to unbox and set up. You simply mount the stand to the monitor, and plug in the power and video cables and you are up and running. No tools are required. It weighs just over eight pounds and came with an HDMI cable. It has two HDMI ports and one VGA. The stand allows the display to be tilted, but if you want to rotate it, you'll have to pick up and rotate the entire stand. It's not that hard to do becuase the assembly is so light. The monitor has a matte surface on the screen. The silver color of the frame and base is just beautiful, and the 27 inches of screen real estate is something to behold. I have never had a monitor screen that large. This is an IPS monitor and offers great reproduction, even if viewed from an angle. Resolution is in HD, 1920 X 1080. It was a pleasure to view images and videos on this monitor. Still images and streamed video action were handled flawlessly. Relative black levels were very good. This is a pure monitor. There are no speakers. And there is no provison for having it serve as a USB hub. The only inputs are for video and power. It weighs only a little, but is beautiful to view and use, and the big screen is great for viewing and streaming movies and videos. She's a keeper!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Modern Sleek Monitor at a Great Price

    Posted
    MRWilson
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    I have been using an all-in-one desktop for a couple weeks now and finally was able to add a second monitor to my setup and after going to a second monitor it has been difficult only using one. However, HP has done a great job with this new lineup of monitors in my opinion as it has fit my needs perfectly. The monitor itself is visually appealing and has a very sleek and modern look to it with its minimal bezels which is a nice addition when compared to older models. This sleek look also goes with a steady base which is nice as you don`t have to worry about wobble as you can tell this is a very stable monitor made with solid quality materials. Then the actual performance of the monitor has been great as well as the colors have been very vivid while watching various videos and streams from Netflix, Twitch, and YouTube. I have not touched the settings much as the preset settings were actually fairly good out of the box. The matte finish is very nice as glare had previously been an issue with some other monitors I`ve had. Overall for the price, this is a great monitor with its minimal/sleek look and outstanding performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent display but I wish it had better resolution

    Posted
    xKing
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    It's a good display for the money it's sold for, almost no bezel, lightweight and extremely thin. Bright and contrast picture visible from almost any angle. Top refresh rate is 75Hz which allows for smooth movements. Colors are vibrant and black is deep, no color variations across the panel, no bright spots. However maximum resolution is just 1920x1080 for the 27" panel. It won't be a "retina display" experience at all. Other minor things: - no DisplayPort connection, just 2 of HDMI (one HDMI cable is included) and VGA - no VESA mount at the back, monitor can not be used with the 3rd party display stand or wall mount - power supply is external (small laptop kinda brick) which makes cable management little bit more difficult, on the other hand - it's easy to replace.

    I would recommend this to a friend