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Geek Deals: 25″ Widescreen 1080P LCD Monitor for $189?

I’ve been planning on upgrading my home desktop setup with some new, bigger monitors, and I came across this deal over on Newegg which seems like a really great deal—and I figured I’d share it with you, the readers, to get your opinion.

So what do you think? Is this a really great deal for a monitor that size? It’s got great reviews, seems to have pretty decent specs, and it’s 25 inches, which is a really large monitor for this price range—everything else I’ve found is a lot more expensive. It’s got a 1920×1080 resolution, which is what I was looking for, and all the other specs seem pretty decent—though it’s not LED, but for the price, it’s a trade-off.

Should I get two of these? Have you used one before? Share your advice in the comments.

Hanns·G HZ251HPB Black 25″ 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor [Newegg]

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  • Published 10/6/10

Comments (18)

  1. InDiSent

    Looks like a great deal. I say go for it…..oh and get me two while you’re at it :)

  2. Hatryst

    Thumbs up !
    Go for it, Geek ;)

  3. Joel

    That’s not a bad price. If you want a LCD moniter for a good price you can get an ASUS VW224U Black 22″ 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 5000:1) Built in Speakers, at newegg for 154.99 (promo code EMCZYYS47) and there a $20 Mail in rebate. In fact that’s the monitor I’m using right now and I’m thinking of getting another one. Here’s a link.

    http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/oct-0-2010/weeklysale49/index-landing.html?nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL100510&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL100510-_-EMC-100510-Index-_-E0G-_-monitor#per

  4. Colshy

    I’m reading this on a Hanns-G monitor I’ve been using for years. Good, no-frills kit in my experience.

    I’d go for it!

    Col

  5. Southy

    I bought 3 19″ Hanns-G monitors a few years back. They still all work great and I absolutely love them.

  6. Joel
  7. TheBeard

    i want it toooooooooooooooooooo

  8. Darrell

    I have the 28″ hannspree and I wouldn’t buy it again, the contrast is horrible on light colored images. My older 24″ gateway and 20″ Dell blow it away, only bothers me if I’m looking at a picture and can’t see the difference between white and light yellow.

  9. lastlifelost

    I bought this monitor’s little brother, the HZ201 20 incher, two of them, actually, and have been very happy with their quality and clarity. The only complaint I have is with their base. The mount is a little wobbly, causing the monitor to shake when I type sometimes. I had seen this is mentioned in some of the reviews at Newegg and just discounted it, but I have to say that it bugs the heck out of me now. Otherwise, these are wonderful monitors for the money.

  10. jjfox82

    I’ve had the 19″ since 2004 and it’s been a great monitor. The built-in speakers work in a pinch, but the quality isn’t exactly what I would call “good”, but after 6 years, the screen is still bright and vibrant with no dead pixels.

  11. Chronno S. Trigger

    Question; how can it be a 25″ screen if the dimensions are 22.9″ x 17.1″ x 7.9″?

    Looks like a good deal, I may pick up one of them myself. Tiger direct has a 0.6″ smaller screen for $10 cheaper though. HannsG HH251HPB

  12. David

    Hanns-G is one of the “bone” brands they sell at Staples. I know a number of folks who have bought this brand over the years and just out of warranty they go bad. Not saying of course all of them do, that would be ludicrous for me to make a claim like that. However, it seems that in my memory I don’t recall any of the other “major” brands, ie; Samsung, LG, Acer, Viewsonic-Optiquest and so on going bad in such a short time. Good luck my friend and may you enjoy many years of joy out of that “bone”.

  13. Earl

    @Chronno
    All monitors and TVs are sized by the diagonal measure of the screen. See “Pythagorean Theorem”.

  14. Ken

    @Chronno S. Trigger

    Those are the external dimensions so lose about 1.5″ on each measurement for the bezel, then plug in the numbers…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_theorem

    :D

  15. Chronno S. Trigger

    @Earl and Ken
    Full screen monitors were measured diagonally, it was a throwback to when TVs where round not square. When wide screen displays started coming out they always measured horizontally, it fit better with the shape of the display. If manufacturers started measuring diagonally again to screw customers, then it would fit.

  16. ron davison

    I dragged my “old” 37 LCD inch tv into work and bought a 55 LED tv for home, still need to set it up with the computer for couch surfing. This is like 4 18 inch screens in quad formation. resolution at 1900×1280 is a little course at this size but only if you re really close and only is noticible if you focus on it with detailed pictures wallpaper ect

    But the price is pretty good…for now.

    3d wizbang latest greatest is bringing prices down on 2d tv and monitors you may want to wait and get the same thing with LED (Saves money and the enviroment) or get even bigger monitor/tv as the price comes down for LCD, LEDs as 3d get pushed out and marketed.
    not sure how this is playing in monitors vs tv though.

  17. Agam

    I purchased this exact monitor a couple months ago and it has actually decreased in price since then (I bought mine for $200, still a great price for the size and quality). This is a wonderful monitor that I haven’t had any problems with. The picture and color quality is great, and the monitor itself is simple and stylish.

    I would highly recommend this monitor, and I plan on getting another in the future.

    Go for it Geek!

  18. abetageek

    Fun site. Thanks

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