Hannspree HF237HP 23-inch monitor review

A cost-effective way to go high-definition

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Our Verdict

A great value, capable display, but make sure you get a set of speakers for it

For

  • Cost-effective HDMI
  • 1080p high definition
  • Good screen quality

Against

  • Dreadful sound

The Hannspree HF237HP impressive 23-inch widescreen monitor has inputs for VGA and HDMI, and comes bundled with a HDMI-to-DVI cable: just the thing if you want to use the same display for computing, high-definition movies and video games.

The HF237HP boasts a sturdy base and a screen that can be tilted, but not vertically adjusted.

It has decent viewing angles too, with colours that begin to shift at about 30 degrees to the screen on the horizontal plane, with the vertical angles being slightly weaker – this is very agreeable at the price.

The lighting consistency is satisfying too, though it falls short of perfection. There's an over-bright band at the top of the screen and a slightly wider one at the bottom, but neither are very intense. Only the fussiest professionals would complain.

Screen quality is also impressive. Snow Leopard's Aurora desktop is well realised, with good detail and contrast, though maybe a little bitty in the darker areas.

The colour ramps in our gradients test were smooth and clear, and it did a great job of distinguishing between 95% and 100% black, a task that proves problematic for many budget monitors. It struggled a little with 5% and 0% black, but the distinction was there.

Where the HF237 really falls down is in its integrated audio. The tinny, bass-free speakers pump out tunes that sound like overspill from the room next door, making them intolerable for anything other than basic computing.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
HDCP SupportedYes
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR, RoHS
VGAYes
Product FamilyHF
ColourGlossy Black
Brightness300 cd/m², 300 cd/m²
Screen ModeFull HD
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours (24-bit)
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand NameHannspree
Contrast Ratio1,000:1
Screen Size58.4 cm (23")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Response Time5 ms
SpeakersYes
Built-in DevicesSpeaker
Height178.7 mm
Width553.1 mm
Depth411.8 mm
Product SeriesHF
ManufacturerHannspree, Inc
Product ModelHF237HP
Product NameHF237HP Widescreen LCD Monitor
Manufacturer Part NumberHF237HP
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.hannspree.com/eu/en/
Marketing Information

This metropolitan and minimalistic HF multi function HF237HP Widescreen LCD Monitor comes in 23" size to deliver the next evolution for work and entertainment quality. The 23" model in the HF series are also capable of rendering high resolution images in Full HD 1080p. Hannspree's HF237HP offers full support for HDMI digital input along with stunning 15000:1 contrast, blazingly fast response and fluid image performance to easily display high definition images and allow the users to experience realistic 3D graphics for gaming. Its slim frames feature exquisite, curved contours to further accentuate the brilliant and esoteric black mirror surface; adding a dash of elegance to the product for any modern designed space. Enthusiastic fans of modern metropolitan styles will embrace this ultimate combination of multimedia and exquisite taste.

Weight (Approximate)4.50 kg