Review: HP 27m 27-inch HD monitor: does this low-cost computer monitor skimp on basics?

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27m 27-inch HP HD monitor reviewIf you spend a lot of time working or playing on a laptop, you know sometimes that portability has a downside, and that’s limited screen real estate. One way to organize your workspace is by adding an external monitor.  I’ve been reviewing many different monitors over the last couple of years in my quest to find the perfect one for my work from home life. I need one that is both clear and easy on the eyes, has good screen resolution and colour quality since I do a lot of video and document work. The newest monitor I’ve bought is the 27m 27—inch HP HD monitor. I’ll put the link to the actual monitor below so you can check it out, since it can be a bit hard to find online based on its model number. In this review I’ll tell you what it’s like to set up and install, what it’s like to use for audio, video, photos and documents, and whether I think it’s a good choice for you.

HP 27m 27-inch HD monitor
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Summary

This monitor is clear and easy to read, it’s a good size, and the edge to edge design lets me focus on what’s in front of me, not on the monitor’s lines. If you’re shopping around for HD monitors this one is checks all the basic boxes.

Pros

  • Bezel-less edge to edge design
  • Decent resolution
  • Clear screen, colorful & true to life
  • Decent cable management

Cons

  • Minimal adjustability on stand
  • Could use another HDMI input or two
  • No VESA mount

HP 27m HD monitor review

Set up

This monitor is pretty much plug and play when it comes to the set up. Plug in the power, then use the included HDMI cable to connect to your computer or laptop. I had the HP 27-inch HD monitor connected to my Apple MacBook Pro in seconds.

27m 27-inch HP HD monitor reviewThere is only the single HDMI input, but there is also a VGA connector, though a VGA cabe isn’t included.

This monitor comes with tilt feature, but not pivot, swivel or height adjustment. It also does not have a VESA monitor adapter for transferring it to a monitor arm or wall mount. There are no built in speakers.

Design & size

This monitor is a 27-inch monitor which I’m realizing for me personally is a little smaller size for the work that I do, but it certainly does add lots of screen space over my 15-inch laptop.

It has a great edge to edge design with no bezel on three sides, and a very small bezel across the bottom. The entire monitor is extremely thin and it weighs hardly anything at all, making it easy to move if needed.

Cable management is decent; the cables plug into the back and fall easily down the back of any desk and aren’t really visible while you’re working.

The stand is big and clunky and takes up a decent footprint on my smaller desk.

Resolution

27m 27-inch HP HD monitor reviewThis monitor is an HD monitor, and while lots of folks are upgrading to 4K these days, those monitors can be very costly. If you don’t have a specific need for Ultra High Reslution (UHD) or it’s for kids or occasional use, getting way with an HD monitor can be a good choice, since these tend to be extremely inexpensive.

After using this monitor for several weeks say for an HD monitor the HP 27m is reasonably clear and sharp, easy to read, and seems to have acceptable colour replication. If it’s seems I’m less than bowled over by it, it’s probably because I’ve recently been spoiled by using a 4K monitor for a while… the Huawei ????? So going down is resolution is noticeable. But even so this is a fine monitor.

Viewing angles

The viewing angles on this monitor are pretty good; it’s easily possible to see clearly even off to the side, or when standing. There is some anti-glare technology on the panel and I found it seemed to resist a lot of glare.

Menu buttons

There are controls on the bottom of the monitor for making adjustments to settings. The buttons and Manu are easy enough to navigate though the placement of the buttons isn’t ideal.

Additional features

There’s not a lot of flashy other features; this is a basic workhorse monitor made for people who need more screen and don’t want to fuss. For that reason it’s a fantastically easy plug and play computer monitor.

Overall review: HP 27m 27-inch HD monitor

27m 27-inch HP HD monitor reviewOverall, when it comes to using this monitor for work, it’s decent in quality. It’s clear and easy to read, it’s a good size, and the edge to edge design lets me focus on what’s in front of me, not on the monitor’s lines. If you’re shopping around for HD monitors this one is checks all the basic boxes.
Downsides? There’s limited movement and adjustments to the monitor with the included stand and there’s no VESA adapter to get it up and off your desk.
But if you only need a simple HD monitor, this one will do the job handily. This monitor is a great combination of basics and affordable price.
For my personal taste I think I’m going to check out another 4K monitor, and I’ll be looking for one I can put on a monitor arm. It sells for about $199USD and you can find it, as I did, on Amazon.


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