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Hanns.G HP222DJ0 review

Are there too many compromises in this budget screen?

Our Verdict

If you've literally no more than £135, this will do nicely, but an extra £10 buys a lot more screen.

For

  • Extremely affordable
  • Reasonable image quality

Against

  • Not Full HD
  • Lacks vibrancy and contrast

Is there a point at which a cut-price screen becomes a false economy? It's certainly tempting to think the Hanns.G HP222DJ0 is plenty cheap, but not particularly cheerful.

After all, by at least one obvious metric it's well behind the competition. This is an old school 16:10 aspect ratio screen where the rest of the known universe has gone 16:9. The old-school means full 1080p HD is not on the menu here. Instead, you must make do with 1,680 x 1,050.

Of course, you're only losing out to the tune of 30 vertical pixels. It's the horizontal that really hurts, down from 1,920 pixels. Making matters worse, LG's E2350 is available for about £10 extra. Not only does that screen offer the full-HD 1080p pixel grid, it's also an inch bigger and packs an LED backlight, no less. The Hanns.G HP222DJ0 has a seriously tough fight on its hands.

Power consumption
Watts at: maximum / approx 170cd/m2 – lower is better
Hanns.G HP222DJ0: 25W / 18W
LG E2350: 28W / 19W
Iiyama E2271HDS: 21W / 16W

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
HDCP SupportedYes
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityTCO '03, ENERGY STAR, RoHS
VESA Mount CompatibleYes
DVIYes
Adjustable Display AngleYes
ColourBlack
Brightness250 cd/m²
Screen ModeWSXGA+
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours
Maximum Resolution1680 x 1050
Brand NameHanns.G
Contrast Ratio1,000:1
Screen Size55.9 cm (22")
Aspect Ratio16:10
Response Time5 ms
SpeakersYes
Built-in DevicesSpeaker
Operating Power Consumption35 W
Height404 mm
Width510 mm
Depth203 mm
ManufacturerHannspree, Inc
Product ModelHP222DJ0
Product NameHP222DJ0 Widescreen LCD Monitor
Manufacturer Part NumberHP222DJ
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.hannspree.com/eu/en/
Package Contents
  • HP222DJ0 Widescreen LCD Monitor
  • VGA Cable
  • Audio Cable
  • Power Cable
  • User's Manual CD
  • Quick Start Guide
Limited Warranty3 Year
Weight (Approximate)5.05 kg