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HP Reveals 'Micro Thin' LED backlit 23-inch Monitor

By - Source: ZD Net | B 26 comments

This new monitor for the consumer market measures only 0.4-inches thick (or thin).

Monday HP unveiled a micro-thin LED backlit LCD display for the consumer sector called the x2301. So far HP hasn't released specific details, but the display is expected to have a 23-inch screen and measure just 0.4-inches thick (or thin). The news follows the release of a similar 21.5-inch LED backlit LCD monitor (HP Elite L2201x) for the business sector, also measuring 0.4-inch thick.

According to ZDNet, the HP x2301 will sport a brushed-aluminum bezel and a translucent aquamarine base that will play host to all the necessary connectors including HDMI, VGA and DVI-D, the adjustment buttons and the power. It will also be plug-and-play, requiring absolutely no need for manual installation.

On the specs side, the display will feature full HD (1920 x 1080), 72-percent of the color gamut, a 8,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 3-ms GtG response time, and glare-reducing BrightView technology. For those concerned about burning up the earth before its expected expiration date, the x2301 will also be mercury- and arsenic-free with Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Silver certifications.

The HP x2301 will reportedly be a limited edition panel, but there's no indication of how long the device will remain in production. Expect to see the HP x2301 panel to go on sale June 10 with a starting price of $279.99. We're betting we'll see this monitor make an appearance by the end of the month at Computex 2011.

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    burnley14 , May 17, 2011 10:07 PM
    That base is ugly. Totally ruins the whole idea.
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    dread_cthulhu , May 17, 2011 10:10 PM
    VGA? Seriously? Can I get a DP anyone??? Sigh...
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    memadmax , May 17, 2011 10:24 PM
    meh, you can go only so thin with these things before you render them unusable to do being unable to adjust the position/tilt of these things without breaking them.........
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    kastraelie , May 17, 2011 10:34 PM
    Yeah the base defeats the whole purpose....what they COULD do is make the base attach to the monitor with a single cable or wirelessly. That way you could mount it to a wall then plug your stuff in 4 feet away in the cabinet.
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    amk09 , May 17, 2011 10:35 PM
    burnley14That base is ugly. Totally ruins the whole idea.

    Its the base that makes this idea possible. There are components in that base, components that are usually on the back of the monitor, making it fatter.
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    razorblaze42 , May 17, 2011 10:35 PM
    QQ More? The monitor is beautiful, and full LED back a reasonable price... I want one!!!
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    Anonymous , May 17, 2011 10:47 PM
    Nice, I like a really thin monitor since my desk is almost in the middle of my room.
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    restatement3dofted , May 17, 2011 11:12 PM
    Now, if only more companies would produce displays with thin bezels, either in addition to, or instead of putting all of their efforts into depth...
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    nebun , May 18, 2011 1:43 AM
    burnley14That base is ugly. Totally ruins the whole idea.

    the base makes it easier to manage the cables....i like it a lot :) 
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    bin1127 , May 18, 2011 2:36 AM
    has all the manufacturers given up on high resolutions market?
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    enforcer22 , May 18, 2011 5:44 AM
    bin1127has all the manufacturers given up on high resolutions market?

    Seems so.. Looks like i wont be able to buy a good monitor anymore. Though HP and Dell both have nice 30" ones. I guess if i want a decent resolution ill have to get 3 monitors :/ 
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    dalauder , May 18, 2011 6:10 AM
    I thought 1" was thin enough. How about Display Port, higher resolution, & uniform color top to bottom instead of just making things thinner. I actually want improvements that actually improve functionality.
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    rantoc , May 18, 2011 10:28 AM
    Count me in when a 1600p version is available!
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    lamorpa , May 18, 2011 12:28 PM
    Wow. Now I can store an extra 0.6" of stuff behind my monitor. I don't need that extra bedroom!
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    lamorpa , May 18, 2011 12:30 PM
    bin1127has all the manufacturers given up on high resolutions market?

    has alls manufacturers givens ups ons highs resolutions markets?
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    wiyosaya , May 18, 2011 1:21 PM
    IMHO, the price is reasonable. I was recently thinking about the monster LCD I have on my desk. It must be at least two inches thick. ;) 

    However, OLED with 100%+ NTSC gamut, is not all that far out now as I see it.
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    lamorpa , May 18, 2011 1:28 PM
    wiyosayaIMHO, the price is reasonable. I was recently thinking about the monster LCD I have on my desk. It must be at least two inches thick.

    Yeah, know wacha mean. I keep bumping my nose on my screen too. If I could move it back 1.5" it would be sooooo much better (and maybe it would stop fogging up too!)
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    tsnorquist , May 18, 2011 1:39 PM
    If they could have thinned that base out and gone HDMI/Display Port/Power only, I think it'd be much more attractive.
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    eddieroolz , May 18, 2011 1:42 PM
    Holy crap, that is sexy.

    ....until I saw the base.

    Still, if you can cleverly hide the base, then you've got one sexy monitor.
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    decrypted , May 18, 2011 3:58 PM
    Ok, I don't get display companies lately. Why are they so focused on making panels thinner (TVs included in this), and not on making the actual display better? Most are still around 1000:1 static contrast ratio, have bad color range, and more importantly, poor black levels. For the last several years it's been the same issues year after year, but oh look how much thinner they are.
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