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HP L2045w

HP L2045w
alaScore 87

65 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of HP L2045w. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the HP L2045w is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of HP L2045w from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP L2045w 20.1" Inch Wide Widescreen Flat Panel Screen LCD Monitor, Carbonite/ SilverHP L2045w Widescreen LCD Monitor - 20.1" - Silver, CarboniteHP L2045w Widescreen LCD Monitor 20

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (

HP L2045W


HP's L2045W 20-inch LCD monitor is pretty sweet, with one minor caveat.

Fully ergo adjustable; USB ports; fine performer

Minor color-tracking imperfections

Being a professional model, the L2045w is not equipped with HDCP and thus, like the ViewSonic model, is unable to play copy-protected high-definition content, such as commercial HD DVD and Blu-ray discs, so take heed.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

HP L2045W


If you work out of your home, once the workday is done you're free to kick back and watch a DVD or get in a few rounds of gaming on the same computer you were just using to plot spreadsheets. But unless you have a monitor that can handle moving images...

Good overall performance. Fully adjustable stand. Includes USB ports

Lacks A/V connections. Mediocre grayscale performance. Does not include USB cables

The HP L2045w is a versatile 20-inch widescreen display that is more than capable of handling your everyday office workload. It features a few business-friendly amenities but lacks multimedia connections beyond the usual DVI and analog ports.

Apr, 2007


Expert review by: Jason Tomczak (

HP L2045w


When HP released the 20.1″ L2045w widescreen LCD monitor, they categorized it as a business-level LCD monitor. This classification hints that the L2045w is a lower-spec monitor reserved for boring desk jobs and monotonous Office-suite use. HP is...

Affordable; USB 2.0 hub built-in; beautiful screen ; 5ms response rate; widescreen display

600:1 contrast ratio; wide footprint; DVI cable is not included

The L2045w is a worthy 20.1" LCD monitor for general use, office use and even for mid-level video use.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Dave Bayon (

HP L2045w


A decent 20in widescreen LCD for the office, with a flexible stand and USB hub. But it is expensive.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: David Bayon (

PC Pro: Product Reviews: HP L2045w


A decent 20in widescreen TFT for the office, with a flexible stand, USB hub and an affordable price.

May, 2007

Expert review by: (

HP L2045w


The HP L2045w is a smart-looking screen with a minimal trim around the edge, so there's little to get in the way of your viewing.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: (

Stopped working ater 90 day manufacturer warranty.


Purchased two of these monitors. The first one stopped working after around 3.5 months.I called HP tech support and tried to find information about the manufacturers warranty. They originally told me the warranty expired in 2011, but it had been...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Gonnzo (

Completely satisfied


Monitor is everything I need at a GREAT price. Not using it for gaming so can't testify to that aspect (5ms should be adequate), but in my work environment with limited bench space, this monitor is perfect.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Can't Beat it for the price


excellent value

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: old dog (

Great product


Replaced an old monitor and was surprised at the improvement of this one. Did not come with a manual so had to call cust. serv. twice to finally get a download. I should have upgraded years ago.I have just begone to get used to the size and brightness...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Now you can enjoy the same widescreen comfort of your notebook when you're working at the office. The super-sized HP L2045w Flat Panel Monitor offers the advanced performance features of Advantage series monitors in an elegant 20-inch diagonal screen designed for users who prefer widescreen viewing, wherever they work. The HP L2045w monitor helps you find the most comfortable viewing position with a height adjustable base, tilt, swivel, and 90-degree pivot rotation features. The special low-point feature on the height adjustable stand lets you position the lower bezel flush with the desk or docking station if you prefer a low-sitting screen. Toggle seamlessly between legacy and developing graphics technology through VGA and DVI-D connections that support analog or digital modes. Enjoy quick peripheral connectivity right on top of the desk with the built-in USB hub that simplifies compatibility with a variety of peripheral devices, such as the optional HP Speaker Bar. The HP L2045w LCD monitor is just one more product that comes with the HP-standard peace of mind. The monitor is fully tested and qualified for out-of-the-box functionality and compatibility with HP notebooks, desktops, workstations, and other products.

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:20.1in/22in
Diagonal Size (metric):51.1cm/55.9cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.258mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:600:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:140
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Response Time:5ms
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


Compatibility:Mac / PC / Unix/PC
Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP


Compliant Standards:BSMI / CCEE / CCIB / CE / CSA / DEMKO / FIMKO / ISO 13406-2 / ISO 9241-3 / ISO 9241-7 / ISO 9241-8 / MPR II / NEMKO / NOM / NORDIC / PC 99 / Plug and Play / SEMKO / TCO '03 / TUV / TUV GS / UL / VCCI / TCO 03/FCC Class B certified / Plug and Play
Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Video Input

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