In addition to the new Internet Monitor, HP rolled out a couple of new IPS computer displays tonight. At 23 inches and 20 inches, respectively, the new HP 2311xi and 2011xi make great color and fantastic viewing angles within easy reach.
Display enthusiasts and photographers, as well as everyone else who is responsible for doing color critical work, knows that an IPS-based display is one of the best monitors you can get. You know the color shifting and poor viewing angles you might see with lower quality displays? Those are far less likely on premium panel technologies such as IPS. Viewing angles go up to 178 degrees, both vertically and horizontally, and colors are better represented.
One curious choice that HP made was to go with a matte, and not glossy, display. I asked them about the decision, and they said that customer feedback has been really negative with regards to glossy displays on standalone monitors. So – matte it is.
The 23-inch 2311xi delivers a full HD resolution of 1920×1080, while its 20-inch brother comes in at 1600×900.
The new displays are thin and quite light, and come with tilting stands that adjust easily.
HP also unveiled two new business monitors, the HPW2071d and HP2371d. These come in the same form factor as the two new IPS consumer displays, but swap that delicious IPS out for more affordable TN. All four are LED backlit.
All of the new displays, both consumer and business, are due out on June 24th. The IPS-based 2311xi and 2011xi will come in at $239.99 and $169.99, while the business-focused HPW2071d and HP2371d will come in at $139.99 and $199.99, respectively.