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HP f2105

HP f2105
alaScore 86

130 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the HP f2105 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 130 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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HP F2105


HP breaks the mold with their new F2105 21-in. widescreen LCD monitor. This unique LCD looks like it belongs in outer space with its curved base and metallic design. While it looks like the F2105 should belong in your family room, don't let its...

Unique design; beautiful display; comes with multiple cables; integrated speakers

Cannot swivel or pivot; no buit-in microphone

In our tests, the F2105 proved to be one of the brightest monitors we have seen.

Expert review by:

HP f2105


The $700 HP f2105 will look good with any media center, whether it's in your living room, den, or study--especially if your PC's design runs toward the chrome or brushed-steel look. With a 21-inch-wide screen and built-in speakers, the f2105 is ideal...

Excellent image quality; height is adjustable; easy to use; good-looking; built-in speakers: two-port USB hub.

No PIP, component, or S-Video.

The HP f2105 is an excellent 21-inch LCD for entertainment, home, and business computing.

Consumer review by:

HP f2105


I too called HP after the power button failed (two weeks after my warranty expired) and they tried to sell me another HP monitor! They should have issued a recall or at least an extended warranty. HP lost a long-time customer.

I love the size, picture quality, and flexibility of this monitor

Poor power button and customer service


Consumer review by:

HP f2105


If a company stood behind their product, and would make products designed to last more than a year, this would be a great monitor - great purchase. Guess this is just part of the throw away philosophy we have adopted in today's culture. Make a cheap...

Love the size...especially for gaming

A few days after warranty expired, a yellow line appeared down the middle. This was followed by a blue and red line a few months later. BTW - HP doesn't care, warranty is expired. Also speaker is going out, just started using them

Consumer review by:

HP F2105


Monitor started developing vertical lines about a month after warranty expiration (1 year) at 18 months it now has 3 such lines. HP offered to let me buy a discount refurbished one of a similar size for $300 – other than that though they said too bad.

Consumer review by:

HP f2105


A much cheaper GEM monitor and others I've had have easily lasted at least five years. Other LCD monitors rate at over five times the hours this one was used. It was never dropped or even moved and was power surge protected and used in a home office...

Donate money to HP

My monitor lasted about 18 months

Consumer review by:

HP F2105


The same thing happened to our power button after about a year… glad we purchased the extended warranty. All around great picture. DVI compatible monitor w/ speakers is nice, as well as a style that is coordinated with our HP tower.

Consumer review by:

HP F2105


I like the monitor, have not had an issue with the buttons. Three days age I had a blue vertical blue line 2/3rds from the center, today now I have a red vertical line near the blue line. HP says they will replace it. I only have 3 months left on...

Consumer review by:

HP f2105


It is an excellent monitor with the exception that the on button is not as durable. I have only had the monitor for a year and now it needs repair. The on button broke simply due to use.

Easy setup, excellent picture, and audio quality with 2 usb ports and a headphone jack

Fragile on botton

Consumer review by:

HP f2105


I am usually very loyal to HP products, having purchased them for decades. I bought this monitor bundled with an HP media center PC. The monitor worked great for a while, and as far as picture, features and performance was very good. However, within 6...

Great picture quality and features

Exhibited streaks within 6 to 7 months; HP support is weak

Product Specifications

The 21-inch monitor's 1680x1050 optimal resolution brings photos, high-definition DVDs and PC games to life. View up to two A4 pages side by side, perfect for working on spreadsheets with less scrolling. Enjoy great picture quality thanks to the digital and analog inputs, fast response rate, and up to 900:1 contrast for photo-realistic quality. Better still, the monitor is high definition ready (TV tuner not included, YUV analog format not supported). Innovative ergonomic and space-saving features include integrated speakers, front controls, two USB ports for easy connection to a range of entertainment devices, and a height-adjustable stand, enabling comfortable viewing at a clutter-free desk. Easy to set up and use, you simply plug and play to get started. This monitor has been designed to respect the environment, offering low energy consumption and low emissions, and is made using recyclable plastics for Energy Star compliance.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:21in
Diagonal Size (metric):53.3cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.27mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1/900:1
Image Max H-View Angle:178
Image Max V-View Angle:178
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Response Time:16ms/8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Pavilion

Input Device

Type: None


Color:Alloy metallic / Carbonite
Compliant Standards:CCC / CE / CSA / cUL / FCC / ISO 13406-2 / MIC / MPR II / NOM / TCO '99 / TUV GS / UL / WHQL/CCC / CE / CSA / cUL / FCC / ISO 13406-2 / MIC / MPR II / NOM / TCO '99 / TUV GS / UL / WHQL / TCO 99/CE / FCC / ISO 13406-2 / MPR II / TCO '03 / TUV GS / UL / TCO 03

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No