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HP L2045w

HP L2045w
alaScore 86

66 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of HP L2045w. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP L2045w is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = 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 products in the same category on

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

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

HP L2045w


The HP L2045w is a solid business monitor with good performance but few multimedia features.

Good overall performance. Fully adjustable stand. Includes USB ports.

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

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Apr, 2007

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 : 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

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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 (

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

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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

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Can't Beat it for the price


excellent value

Oct, 2012

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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

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Quality, like-new


Received this monitor about a week ago. For the price it is the best value around. Integrated 2-port USB hub offers easy connectivity of devices and flash drives with the tower out of the way. The one I got seems to have a problem dimming the lower...

Mar, 2012

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Excellent Product


I am very impressed with this monitor. It is definitely wide enough to put many applications on at the same time. The setup came with out instructions but was easy to figure out.

Mar, 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


Certification:Australian ACA Approval, Canadian Requirements/CSA, CE Marking, CISPR Requirements, Energy Star Compliant, German Ergonomic (TUV and GS Mark), ISO 9241-3,7,8 VDT Guidelines, ISO 13406-2 Pixel Defect Guidelines, MPR-II Compliant, PC2001 Certified, S. Korea


Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Product color:Black, Silver / Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:20.1
Display number of colors:16.2 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050
Display scan frequency (horizontal):24 - 93
Horizontal scan range:24 - 93
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Pixel Pitch:0.0102 x 0.0102
Response Time:5
Vertical scan range:50 - 76
Viewing angle, horizontal:160
Viewing angle, vertical:160

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

Energy Management

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

Environmental Standards

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


Cable lock slot: Yes
Pivot: Yes
Pivot angle:0 - 90
Plug and Play: Yes
Swivel angle range:-45 - 45 / 45 - 45
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt adjustment: Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 30
Tilt angle range:-5 - 30
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


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


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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Relative humidity:20 - 80
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-34 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-34 - 60

Other Features


Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.94 / 2.95
Depth (with stand):8.78
Height:12.4 / 18.5
Height (with stand):18.5 / 18.9
Weight (with stand):17.2
Weight with stand:17.2
Width:12.4 / 18.5
Width (with stand):18.5 / 18.9