We have had this monitor for a few months now and it has been great. I will let you read the specs from the item description, but here is what I think... Having updated from a laptop to a desk top I suppose the difference in all things was going to be a great improvement, but I must say that when I occasionally dig the old laptop out it is the screen that stands out as being substandard by comparison. Similarly, my square monitor at work drives me crazy, now I have this one at home. The 2159v is a perfect size, I feel. It is a spacious, panoramic screen that is good for the way we see, because it is wide enough to fill a comfortable proportion of our field of sight without becoming uncomfortable. You can, therefore, have multiple windows open at once. The picture is crisp and highly defined and bright and is good for photos, games and films. It is also thin, so does not take up the whole depth of your desk.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A "TECHIE" REVIEW ON THIS MONITOR, THEN PLEASE READ NO FURTHER. I wouldn't know a 19mg LCD, VGA Hz Thingummy from a lesser spotted nurdle scruncher. This quick review is aimed at people like me, those who just want to know how easy it is to use and what's it like. If you want all the technical Gen, then please look in PC World or on Amazon, thanks.
The monitor is a Flat screen LCD (See I know that bit)...typical HP offering, very easy on the eye and in typical HP corporate colours, Black with a brushed Aluminium style surround.
There is minimal clutter on the front, the HP logo, the model number and a handful of carefully hidden finger controls under the front Right hand lower edge. I know these are used to set the screen variables to your own particular taste, but the only one I ever use is the Volume control. The rest were set up by my tame computer engineer and I leave well alone.
The monitor has built in speakers which, whilst not brilliant nor excessively loud, are quite adequate for listening to music or sounds generated within your computer. They are most certainly not Hi Fi but then you wouldn't expect them to be.
The screen image is lovely and clear with no distortion or any other form of interference, and the proportions are very pleasing to the eye.
The screen supports itself on a very solid looking Silver base / stand which cleverly folds out from the transit state. It is very unobtrusive and very effective; the Monitor is rock solid and does not move about unless you physically move it. All cabling is connected at the rear of the monitor and is invisible from the front when tidied correctly.
I have used this monitor for about three months now and am happy to report that I am very, very pleased with it in all respects, I have had no problems at all with it, not even a little niggle.
I would not hesitate to recommend it to anybody, not that anybody would waste their time in asking me about Computers.......