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HP L1706

HP L1706
alaScore 84

90 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of HP L1706. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the size.

price, usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the HP L1706 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 90 reviews)

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Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

HP L1706


An entry-level business-class LCD monitor, the HP L1706 ($319 direct) is a bare-bones analog-only 17-inch display with a 1,280- by 1,024-pixel resolution and a 12-ms (black to white) pixel-response rating. It's an average straightforward LCD that lacks...

Good overall image quality. First-rate warranty policy

Analog only. No height or swivel adjustment

The HP L1706 is a solid, no-frills entry-level 17-inch LCD monitor for budget-minded businesses.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Bill Fulks (

HP's L1706 17" LCD Monitor is Very Average


This monitor is mainly intended for business use, and I think for a little more money you could get something a lot better.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Dan Littman (

HP L1706


In the L1706, HP offers an affordable flat panel with satisfactory image quality, but the display lacks any extra adjustability and inputs. The L1706 will serve office workers well, but other more-adjustable and better-performing monitors are available...

Fine colour quality ; Easy to operate ; Good image adjustability

No side-to-side swivel ; No height adjustment ; Inferior text rendering and viewing angle

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: LuckyCynic (

Good Monitor


I have had it for a while and have recently upgraded. It's a good monitor, but nothing super fantastic or mind blowing. Works just fine. :) If you just need a monitor, and you want a good brand and avoid shoddy worksmanship, this Monitor is worth the...

This is a very good monitor. 1280x1024 resolution, comes with good cables. No backlight leaking or dead pixels either. Very pleased with it

No DVI. Kind of Pricey

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: mhanneyltd (

looking for quality,this is it...


as what everybody said NO DEAD PIXELS.


Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: bradp (

Worked great with Call of Duty 2


I was worried about playing games on this monitor, but it worked great with call of duty 2! i would recommend this monitor.

Plug and Play. Auto adjustment

none so far

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: TravisO (

The gritty details


Anybody who thinks this is a good monitor is NOT looking very close. Please note I am very picky and very sensitive to screen quality.

Honestly can't think of any

The dot pitch on this monitor is horrible, you can easily see the black lines (spaces) between the pixels. The price of this monitor is as much as a quality 19", or pay a little bit more and get a good 20

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: roxyc0c0 (

Text Not Very Sharp


Shortly after we got these monitors at work, I bought a 20" Viewsonic LCD which cost only $40 more than this HP 17". Apart from the obvious size difference, the viewsonic picture/color/sharpness is FAR superior.

Nice looking LCD, never had any problems with it other than the somewhat blurry text

Need to mess around with the settings quite a bit to get sharp text, even then it's not all that sharp

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Chuck (

Very Good Monitor


Very good for Business and some game play


Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Ed Ellks (

Pretty nice, but there are better


The product is expensive now compared to 20" wide-screen versions. If you're looking specifically for a 17" monitor, this one does an admirable job. I have recently gone with a Q20WB (do a NewEgg search) for a mere 30 clams more.

Very clean display. No dead or stuck pixels even after a year. Easy to setup

No DVI input. The biggest gripe I have is that it flickers when viewing web pages under Vista x64 edition. Oddly, I didn't have this problem under XP Pro 32-bit, also running IE 7

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

HP L1706 is a business-ready 17-inch flat panel monitor delivering excellent image quality and value - ideal for mainstream use in professional environments.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.264mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:500:1
Image Max H-View Angle:140
Image Max V-View Angle:130
Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Country Kits:Europe/United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP

Input Device

Type: None


Color:Carbon / Silver/Carbonite / Silver/Silver / Carbon/Silver / Carbonite
Compliant Standards:CE / FCC / ISO 13406-2 / ISO 9241-3 / ISO 9241-7 / ISO 9241-8 / MPR II / Plug and Play / RoHS / TCO '03 / VCCI / TCO 03/FCC / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / ISO 9241-3 / ISO 9241-7 / ISO 9241-8 / MPR II / Plug and Play / TCO '03 / TCO '99 / UL/FCC / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / ISO 9241-3 / ISO 9241-7 / ISO 9241-8 / MPR II / Plug and Play / TCO '03 / TCO '99 / UL / TCO 03 / TCO 99/FCC / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / ISO 9241-3 / ISO 9241-7 / ISO 9241-8 / MPR II / Plug and Play / TCO '03 / UL / TCO 03/Plug and Play / TCO 03 / CE / MPR II / VCCI / ISO 9241-3 / ISO 9241-8 / ISO 9241-7 / ISO 13406-2 / FCC / RoHS / TCO '03/Plug and Play / TCO 03 / MPR II / UL / ISO 9241-3 / ISO 9241-8 / GOST / ISO 9241-7 / ISO 13406-2 / TCO 99 / FCC / TCO '03 / TCO '99
Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: No