HP tends to deliver products, in all categories, that are very functional and well-made tools of the trade. Its monitors aren’t always mentioned first in conversations about specialized applications, but the company’s displays are well-suited for enthusiasts, as well as productivity-oriented business users. The screens we’ve tested from HP show up in the top tier of pretty much every benchmark category. They are responsive enough for gamers, accurate enough for both graphics pros and movie fans, and they deliver solid image quality, regardless of the content.
The E271i utilizes an AH-IPS panel from LG, along with a white LED backlight rated for 250 nits of maximum brightness. Other goods in the package include HP’s Display Assistant software, which lets you manage document windows in multiple screen regions, adjust and calibrate the monitor, manage power-saving settings, and more. We’ll give you a more complete rundown of HP’s utility shortly.