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Written by Marc Fruchtman - Edited by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Hanns-G HZ281HPB WideScreen LCD Monitor
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: HannsG HZ281HPB
HannsG HZ281HPB Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Gaming Performance
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Hanns·G HZ281HPB Widescreen LCD Monitor Review

In the 2D market, the video monitor is essentially the last piece of hardware in the complex conversion of computer data into visual images. LCD monitors ranging from 22 inch to 26 inch, are now affordable to most consumers. But, many of you are hungry for bigger monitors with better than 1080p (1920x1080) resolution. And these features have generally been out of the acceptable price range.

This type of price adjustment often happens when new technology starts to enter the market place such as LCD screens with LED backlighting, and 3D capability. Many companies will pack the features into their products as they attempt to compete with emerging technologies. A keen consumer can grab a really great 2D monitor now as the 3D technology emerges.

Benchmark Reviews presents the Hanns·G HZ281HPB widescreen LCD monitor by Hannspree. It's an affordable 2D monitor with a 27.5 inch viewable screen, and native 1920x1200 resolution. If you are looking for a colossal monitor, with a great image and economic price, then the Hanns·G HZ281 might be the one for you.


Manufacturer: Hannspree, Inc.
Product Name: Hanns·G 27.5-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
Model Number: HZ281HPB
Price As Tested: $309.99

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been self-supplied.



# I OwnDK 2010-12-22 10:18
I own this amazing monitor and any of you who think they know what HD (720p 1080p) is at a smaller monitor is joking themselves... The Difference is amazing.
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# Your jokingToeringsandthong 2010-12-23 04:20
sorry chum my 30inch led samsung @2250x1920 HD THAT ! and with a 2ms response time and i only paid 350.00 usd blows this out of the water!plus i got a 5 year warranty to boot ! im sorry your joking yourself !
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# RE: Your jokingMack 2010-12-23 08:15
What model is that Samsung that has 2250x1920?
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# What do you get out of lying to strangers?Derp 2010-12-25 00:55
Is that really necessary? I have not seen any consumer screen go past 1600 resolution and that's already at 2560x1600. Unless you've got some specially manufactured monitor, get your head out of your a$$ and don't bother commenting.
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# RE: Your jokinghahaha 2011-01-12 05:16
LED, man you spent 350USD on an LED "backlight" Samsung. There are no real LED monitors yet available, these are all just backlight LED monitors.
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# I thinkshin0bi272 2011-07-31 23:52
I think he bought a TV and is using it as a monitor... either that or hes trolling
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# LairC 2011-01-19 12:40
Not only is there no Samsung 30" for 350, but there is no 30" of any brand for 350. They have some real cheap models of 28" for 300, but even the 22" Samsung monitors that are high quality are 250+. You're a liar.
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# HannsGharald 2012-09-10 10:51

Please give your opinion about your Hannsg monitor.

I am really looking for a 16:10 ratio for my flightsim.

Thanks for your replay.


The netherlands
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# RE: HannsGDavid Ramsey 2012-09-10 12:59
The review is the opinion.
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# RE: RE: HannsGSWAT 2012-09-18 12:23
Wow this thread still gets activity? I still have my 2 HANNSG monitors and they are working fine. I had one that has been back for repair 2 times but for the most part I am very happy with them. 1920x1200 resolution is nice. I don't game as much anymore because my computer business has been so busy. It was funny to read what my system was when I posted in this section. I have been through 2 Core i7 and 2 Core i5's since then, lol. Go Technology!
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# ips mva or gthips mva? 2010-12-22 21:31
wow a TN panel for cheap? wow so different than all the other tn panels for cheap that look like ass compared to a real monitor with a pva, or ips. this is a monitor for ppl that don't know any better. much like the rest of the tn garbage out there. anyone that thinks a tn panel looks good is either one of the unwashed masses, or needs their eyes examined, or replaced.
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# Got 2 of theseSWAT 2010-12-23 00:12
I purchased my 1st one in 2008 for about $450 and my second one this year on NewEgg when it was on sale for $279. I have sent in my 1st monitor 2 times in 2 years because of warranty work. HANNS-G customer service gets a 3 star out of 5 for me. My 3 year warranty is limited. The first time it went out on the 1 year mark costing me about $35 to ship to the manufacture. The 2nd time I had to pay for shipping plus $120 for the LCD screen, as it was not covered. So remember limited is a key word. Only the labor is covered for 3 years, not all the hardware.
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# LIMITED IS WHAT?Toeringsandthong 2010-12-23 04:31
SORRY to you too chum BUT your WRONG it clearly states right in the specs 3-Year Limited (3-Year Parts/Labor,1-Year LCD/Backlight) PARTS AND LABOR 3YEARS 1-YEAR LCD cant you READ?? so YES ALL PARTS AND ALL LABOR IS COVERED FOR three years EXCEPT THE LCD BACKLIGHT ! i know these backlights ALL BURN OUT regardless of the brand WHY DO YOU THINK I WENT WITH LED??? You'll be like that DK chap and always be repairing the backlights ,LCD lighting is considered OLD School these days !UPGRADE TO LED !
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# Smart ASSSWAT 2010-12-23 20:06
LED at this size was not available when I bought back in 2008 or at the beginning of 2010 for that matter, at least at the prices mentioned. So your LED is a 30"? I looked at Samsungs website, lol, you're a troll. And no one is selling a 30" LED Panel for $350 in the US, surely not a samsung. Hanns-G might not be the best out there for LCD's but for the price it is unbeatable. Samsung's top PC Model Spec is a 23" LED, don't believe it? Check it for yourself "O'l Chap".

Toeringsandthong = Troll & a Liar. Next Please! :)
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# Learn your stuff, before you blabDerp 2010-12-25 01:02
Again, get your head out of your ass. There is no such thing as LCD backlight, it's called cold cathode fluorescent backlighting and it does not burn out as easy as you think it does. I've got a 7 year old LCD monitor that has not burned out yet, despite being used almost everyday. Same concept for my laptops, I haven't had one burn out on me all these years.
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# Small CorrectionLoki 2010-12-29 13:29
Typically for almost all LCDs displays (stand alone/laptop) it isn't the cold cathode tubes themselves that burn out, it is the power inverters failing.
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# For the recordSWAT 2010-12-23 20:12
This monitor is not the best out there. But if you look hard on such sites like NewEgg you can pick it up for under $300 and have a nice 1920x1200 reso with 3-5ms response. If I had the money I'd throw down on an HP 30", but $1,100 is hard to swallow for gaming these days. My current rig has a 6 Core AMD 1090T Proc / 8gig DDR3 Memory / 2x 120gig G-Skill SSD's in Raid 0 / 3x 150gig WD Raptors in Raid 0 / 2TB HDD for media / EVGA GTX 580 GPU / 650watt BFG PSU / ASUS M4N98TD-EVO MoBo / Logitech G9x Mouse / Logitech G930 Wireless Headset / G13 Gaming Pad / and a simple logitech Wireless WAVE Keyboard.
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