HP 27vc LED Monitor Review

Picked up this HP 27vc LED on sale at $185 which I thought was a decent deal. This is a 27" monitor, but with more recent technology behind it, when compared to my trusty old Philips monitor (which is still running strong six years later). The only real practical downside (for me at least) is that there's no built-in speaker, and that it only has a 1-year warranty (reading my old review, I was surprised that my old Philips monitor had a 4-year warranty!).

The screen real estate compared to a 24" monitor, is noticeable I must say. It's a nice upgrade, but you get used to it really quick and the "delight" factor wears off quickly. It also does make it hard to go back to a 24" screen though.

At first I couldn't find the control panel, but that's because they are kind of hidden. You have to know where they are to begin with, it only lights up, once you touch the aluminum area next to the power "button". When they turn off, they disappear completely. I only knew about this after reading the user manual. In a way, it's kind of cool how they seem to appear out of nowhere. There is a tilt on the monitor, but I haven't really moved it much myself. The screen is glossy as you can see in the photos. For some people this is a negative as you can see your reflection when the monitor is showing dark scenes (ie: when watching a movie). For web surfing (most sites are white) you don't even realize that it's glossy at all. In the end, real test is whether this monitor will also stand the test of time. I guess we'll see!

HP 27vc Monitor Specs

  • 1920 x 1080 resolution 
  • 24-inch LED display
  • 16 : 9 Aspect Ratio
  • Slim panel, 10 mm at the top
  • PLS panel (similar to IPS)
  • 178-degree viewing angle
  • FreeSync
  • 7 (GTG) Response Time

HP 27vc LED Monitor Photos

My unboxing photos of the HP 27vc LED monitor. Note that there is about a 1cm bezel around the top and sides of the image. It's not like some other monitors I've seen, where the image goes pretty much up to the edge of the monitor.

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