HP unveils 2311x IPS LED-backlit monitor and two new LCD displays: prices start at $140

Though we've already seen HP's 23-inch 2311xi IPS LED backlit monitor -- the first of its consumer monitors to feature in-plane switching technology -- it's getting a second turn in the spotlight today as the company fleshes out its new line-up of displays. Accompanying the 2311x is the 20-inch 2011xi IPS LED backlit monitor, which for $170 offers 178-degree viewing angles and a 1600 x 900 resolution. Both versions will start shipping in the US on June 24th.

HP is also updating its selection of LED-backlit LCD monitors. The 20-inch W2071d and 23-inch W2371d sport resolutions of 1600 x 900 and 1920 x 1080, respectively, and both include VGA and DVI-D inputs. The 20-incher will go for $140, while the 23-incher costs $200 -- no word on availability yet.

HP 2011xi IPS LED-backlit monitor hands-on

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HP W2071d 20-inch LED-backlit LCD monitor

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HP W2371d 23-inch LED-backlit LCD monitor

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PALO ALTO, Calif., June 21, 2012 - HP today announced its first commercial internet monitor for the U.S. market, revolutionizing guest internet access for the office, and unveiled its first consumer in-plane switching (IPS) displays, redefining visual performance for the home with consistent, vivid color and increased brightness.

Offerings announced today include:
- HP Passport 1912nm Internet Monitor, a cost-effective and easy-to-manage multimedia solution that provides direct access to web content without requiring a PC;
- HP 2011xi and 2311xi IPS LED Backlit Monitors, delivering ultimate performance for consumers that value extraordinary image accuracy; and
- HP W2071d and W2371d LED Backlit LCD Monitors, built for consumers that need an affordable display with a slim, space-saving design.

HP Passport 1912nm Internet Monitor
Ideal for customer-facing environments, the HP Passport 1912nm Internet Monitor provides a visitor hub for internet access in lobbies, hotels, waiting rooms, airports and other business environments through an easy web interface with a locked-down operating system that prevents vulnerability to viruses.

With an Ethernet input and plug-and-play connectivity options, the HP Passport 1912nm is equipped with a Texas Instruments OMAP4430 processor, which features hardware acceleration of various multimedia codecs. This allows the HP Passport 1912nm to play back state-of-the-art 1080p HD video content within a power envelope similar to a mobile device. Additionally, an embedded Adobe® Flash plug-in brings HP Passport 1912nm users the very best Adobe Flash experiences with smooth HD content rendering.

HP 2011xi and 2311xi IPS LED Backlit Monitors
The 20-inch diagonal HP 2011xi and 23-inch diagonal HP 2311xi IPS LED Backlit Monitors are the first consumer displays from HP to feature IPS panel technology. As they offer a superior viewing experience from any angle, these monitors are an ideal medium for sharing photos, videos or games. Advanced IPS technology allows for consistent, vivid color and increased brightness, even if users are viewing content from the side of the monitor.

HP W2071d and W2371d LED Backlit LCD Monitors
The 20-inch diagonal HP W2071d and 23-inch diagonal HP W2371d LED Backlit LCD monitors provide an ideal combination of form, function and affordability and complement any workspace without sacrificing space. Both feature mercury-free LED backlit panels that help save power, allow for quick on/off switching and offer supreme brightness and clarity.

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HP unveils 2311x IPS LED-backlit monitor and two new LCD displays: prices start at $140