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HP L1706 Flat Panel Monitor

HP L1706 Flat Panel Monitor
alaScore 84

95 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of HP L1706 Flat Panel Monitor. 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. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the size.

price, usability, design, reliability

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

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HP L1706 Flat Panel Monitor from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Reviewers are impressed by the usability.


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This summary is based on the products: HP L1706 17" TFT PC Desktop Computer MonitorHP L1706 17" TFT PC Desktop Computer Monitor

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

HP L1706


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

Good overall image quality. First-rate warranty policy.

Analog only. No height or swivel adjustment.

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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

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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

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looking for quality,this is it...


as what everybody said NO DEAD PIXELS.


Nov, 2007

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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

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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

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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

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Very Good Monitor


Very good for Business and some game play


Jul, 2007

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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


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes


Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:5:4
Contrast ratio (typical): / 500:1
Display: / LCD
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:17
Display Diagonal (metric):17
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 83
Display surface:Matt
Display Technology:TFT
HD type:Not supported
Horizontal scan range:30 - 83
Native Aspect Ratio:5:4
Pixel Pitch:0.0104 x 0.0104
Response Time:8
Supported graphics resolutions:1280 x 1024 (SXGA) / 640 x 480 (VGA),720 x 400,800 x 600 (SVGA),832 x 624,1024 x 768 (XGA),1152 x 870
Vertical scan range:50 - 76
Viewing angle, horizontal:140
Viewing angle, vertical:130

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

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):37
Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):33

Environmental Standards

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


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Height adjustment:N / No
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off switch:Y / Yes
Plug and Play: / Yes
Tilt adjustment: Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 30
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


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


Built-in camera:N / No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
TV tuner integrated:N / No


Type: None

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 90

Packaging Data

Package weight:13.4

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Built-in USB hub:N
DVI port:N
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):37
Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):33

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Technical Details

Active display area (W x H):13.3 x 10.6

Thin Client

Thin client installed:N / No

Video Input

TV Tuner Presence: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):7.99
Height (with stand):15.6
Package weight:13.4
Weight with stand:10.1
Width (with stand):14.8