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HannsG HT231HPB review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : 187
inc VAT

This cheap touchscreen is easy to use and has excellent contrast levels

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Ports are all located on the side of the monitor, making them very easy to reach. Here you’ll find VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs as well as a USB port to enable the touchscreen and separate headphone and microphone jacks.

The touchscreen itself was a joy to use. Multi-touch gestures such as two-finger scrolling and pinch zooming all worked perfectly, and swiping from the side to bring up the Windows 8 Charms bar and switch between windows was completely effortless thanks to its frameless bezel. We had to tap icons and files quite firmly when navigating the desktop, but on the whole we were able to open and close files and windows accurately with no trouble at all.

HannsG HT231HPB

The only part of the HT231HPB we didn’t like was its fiddly menu buttons. These are located on the rear of the screen, making it difficult to tell which button you’re pressing, and we found them particularly frustrating to use when we were trying to navigate the menu settings.

The HannsG GT231HPB isn’t the greatest monitor out of the box, but if you’re willing to tweak the image settings, this is easily one of the best 23in touchscreens we’ve tested. It’s cheaper and easier to use than most other budget touchscreens we’ve tested and we much prefer it to the similarly priced Iiyama Prolite T2452MTS. It wins a Budget Buy award.

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Basic Specifications

Rating****

Physical

Viewable size23 in
Native resolution1,920×1,080
Contrast ratio1000:1
Brightness250cd/m²
Horizontal viewing angle170°
Vertical viewing angle160°
Response time5ms
Response time typeblack-to-black
Screen depth12mm
Base (WxD)575x44mm
Screen elevation0mm

Features

Portrait modeno
Wall mount optionyes
Height adjustableyes
Internal speakersyes (2x 1.5W)
Detachable cablesyes
USB hubnone
Integrated power supplyno
Kensington lock lugyes
Display extrastouchscreen
VGA inputyes
DVI inputyes
S-video inputno
Component inputno
Composite inputno
HDCP supportyes
Audio inputs3.5mm line in

Environmental

Power consumption standby1W
Power consumption on26W

Buying Information

Price£187
Supplierhttp://www.debenhamsplus.com
Detailswww.hannsg.co.uk
Warrantythree years RTB