Although it sells these days for just above $100, the HP V223ve FHD monitor is surprisingly feature-rich. It’s one of those budget monitors that are best suited for household or home-office use and comes with a VA screen with fairly narrow bezels and ergonomic tilt adjustment.
- Good overall image quality
- The ideal ratio of resolution and size
- Very good value
- No built-in speakers
- Limited port selection
The panel it closely resembles is the Editors’ Choice-award-winning HP 24mh, a new monitor that shares most of the V223ve’s features while adding a DisplayPort connector and a brighter 24-inch IPS display. The HP V223ve only features HDMI and VGA ports, that’s fine at this price point. It’s a fine alternative to that winner, though, especially if you’re shopping on a tight budget and don’t need that input.
HP V223ve Specs
- Panel Size: 21.5 inches
- Native Resolution: 1920 by 1080
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Screen Technology: VA
- Rated Screen Luminance: 250 cd/m^2
- Rated Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
- Video Inputs: DVI, HDMI
- Tilting stand: YES
- Dimensions: 19.85 x 6.85 x 15.43 inches
- Weight: 5.86 pounds
Simple, elegant design
The V223ve employs a 21.5-inch (measured diagonally) VA screen, with Full HD/1080p resolution (1,920 by 1,080 pixels) and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. The panel gets a respectable pixel density of 102 pixels per inch (PPI), which is more than enough for typical home or office use. However, photo or video creators will likely want a display with a higher pixel density.
As with IPS and VA panels alike, the V223ve has very wide viewing angles, rated at 178 degrees for both vertical and horizontal. You’ll see minimal color distortion or posterization when you view the screen from the most extreme off-center angles.
The V223ve’s stand supports tilt adjustment of up to 5 degrees toward the user and up to 30 degrees away, but unlike the HP 24mh, it cannot adjust the height or pivot between landscape and portrait modes. Around the back are four holes spaced 100mm apart that fir a VESA bracket, should you need to mount the display or affix it to a movable arm.
The HP V223ve includes the usual basic set of video inputs – HDMI and VGA – available in most budget monitors, including the Acer SB220Q Bi, the Dell SE2419HR, and the Samsung CF396. The class-leading HP 24mh adds a DisplayPort connector, while the LG 24MP88HV-S maxes out with a pair of HDMI ports.
On the V223ve ports face downward in the back. This is a common, but the unwieldy arrangement, requiring the user to turn the monitor upside down or place it face down on a desk to add or remove cables, or else fumble around trying to seat the cables by touch. Once again, since the monitor lacks pivoting, you can’t twist it into a portrait position to easily access the hidden ports.
Just good enough performance
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The V223ve’s refresh rate maxes at 75Hz, and it lacks adaptive sync technology to eliminate screen tear and stutter. This makes it a less appealing display for gamers than the Acer SB220Q bi, which has a 75Hz refresh rate and supports AMD FreeSync adaptive sync. If you want a low-priced gaming monitor, the LG 27GL83A-B offers great 1080p gaming performance on an affordable 165Hz display.
As ever with budget office monitors, there are a couple of sacrifices to be made, luckily with the HP V223ve, some of the omissions made don’t affect performance. For instance, the lack of built-in speakers isn’t a glaring flaw, since your PC must be having its built-in speakers, and the lack of tilt and height adjustment doesn’t keep it from delivering great color quality.
Still, with a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time, and 250cd/m2 brightness, this is one great monitor for the home office and will handle basic computing needs hassle-free. Out-of-the-box it delivers good visuals that you’d ordinarily get with more expensive monitors, but not the kind of clarity you’d find on HDR monitors with higher resolutions. If you’re a professional content creator in need of perfect picture quality, a 4K panel like the LG 32UN880-B is worth investing in.
Verdict – A Tale of Two HP Budget Monitors
Recently, we’ve seen three budget monitors clinch the Digital Weekly’s Editors’ Choice award status by delivering a bit more than is typical for a low-priced display. The Samsung CF396 was notably bright and features a curved screen with a mini-joystick controller. Then we had the LG-24MP88HV-S with two HDMI ports in addition to VGA, dual 5-watt speakers, outward-facing ports and a nearly bezel-free design, and a joystick controller, too.
Then recently we reviewed the gorgeous HP 24mh, featuring 2-watt speakers; a stand with height tilt, pivot control, and a DisplayPort connector. The HP V223ve has most of these features except for the DisplayPort input and built-in speakers. This makes the HP 24mh more appealing, and it retains the Editors’ Choice win.
If you don’t need DisplayPort and speakers, though, the HP V223ve FHD monitor will save you some money and is still well worth considering.
The HP V223ve FHD monitor is surprisingly feature-rich for its price, packing a 1080p resolution, decent inputs, and a stand with some ergonomic chops. Plus, the panel delivers a high contrast ratio and stellar brightness for the money.
Last update on 2023-04-02 at 01:01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
HP V223ve FHD Monitor, 1080p VA Display, 75Hz Refresh Rate, 21.5-inch Computer Screen, TÜV Certified Low Blue Light Mode, Ergonomic Tilt, 3000:1 Contrast Ratio, HDMI & VGA Ports, VESA Mounting (2021)
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