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Re: HP 25er & 25es Review: Almost-Glossy 1080p LG AH-IPS
« on: May 03, 2018, 02:19:51 am »
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Just like the 2015 25-27" HP monitors I tested (HP 25XW, 27CW and two 27XW's), the 25er/es offers outstanding results comparable to monitors which cost five times as much. The 2er/es can cover 98% of the sRGB color space superior to most 1080p IPS/PLS monitors (85-93%), especially the 23" 1080p IPS/PLS panels as well as many TV's and monitors with VA panels which cap out around 90% and suffer from color vibrancy and accuracy reducing gamma shift. The 25er/es are not perfect though since it fails to completely cover the sRGB color space and has minor grey scale accuracy related issues, but it's still offers excellent and very accurate performance for a budget display, and is capable of providing color vibrancy with minimized glare and reflections compared to a regular glossy panel.

Fake frame-less monitors perceived black depth is marred by the frame-less casings inner black bezel, but this can be negated with the use of a bias light which I have mentioned multiple times, but will mentioned more times in this review. The frame-less casings inner black bezel does reduce the perceived black depth a bit, especially if the monitors brightness is kept cranked in a dark room, but this can be combated by turning down the brightness, and by only using a bright bias light (light placed behind the monitor when close to a wall) to vastly increase the perceived black depth. I recommend using a bright light 2600 lumen Daylight/6500k CFL (example) behind the display while keeping the brightness below 160cdm/2 in order to make black and dark content indistinguishable from the inner black bezel. A bias light can hide IPS glow as well as make an AHVA/IPS/PLS panels black depth equally as dark as a VA panel.

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