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Re: Best 24-25" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« on: June 15, 2018, 02:20:46 am »
HP

HP 25CW

Almost-Glossy. It's the same as the 25XW aside from the back casing.


HP 25XW

Almost-Glossy and overclock-able to 75hz.  Review by NCX (archived version). 


HP 25er

Almost Glossy; it's the same as the 25es, but the back of the case is black. Review by NCX


HP 25es

Almost Glossy; it's the same as the 25er, but the back of the case is white.  Review by NCX


HP 24 Envy

Almost-Glossy with native 75hz and AMD Free-Sync.  Review by NCX

The 24 Envy has slightly less accurate preset gamma (2.3 average) than the 25er/es and 27XW, which results very minor black crush of dark colors and shades, and minor over-saturation of some light shades.  The 24 Envy also has slightlyhigher sRGB color space coverage resulting in slightly more vibrant colors than most 1080p IPS/PLS panels after calibration. The 24 Envy does not need to have its contrast reduced from 80 to 75 like the 25-27 CW/er/es/XW. Set the Overdrive (Response Time Setting under Image Control) to Level 2 (Fast).

The coating the 24 Envy uses is also slightly different; the coating is a mix between an almost-glossy and semi-glossy coating.  Under bright lighting the 24 Envy looks a bit washed out compared to the 25-27 CW/er/es/XW monitors, but is also slightly less reflective.


HP 25f

Review by NCX

Fairly accurate 1920x1080 almost-glossy or low haze coated LG AH-IPS with AMD Free-Sync, native 75hz, 2x HDMI and 1x VGA.

The HP 25f offers a few improvements over the older models which are the inclusion of AMD Free-Sync, a native 75hz refresh rate, properly preset contrast (no need to drop the contrast from 80 to 75), faster pixel response times (Response Time Level 4) and vastly higher maximum brightness which makes the 25f suitable for use in very brightly lit environments.  Overall the 25f is slightly less accurate than the 25er and 25es monitors I tested in 2016, has a less accurate color gamut which prevents it from being able to display some colors as accurately as the older models, and the 25f I tested suffered from very obvious back-light bleed in the bottom left corner.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2019, 08:26:54 pm by NCX »