The HP P22VA is a cheap VA monitor for basic office use and document handling. It is a small monitor for work and reading purposes. A VA panel backs the monitor so it has excellent contrast ratio, but the viewing angles are narrow than IPS monitors. It is for basic consumers who are looking for a monitor for office without spending much.
VA monitors usually have narrow viewing angles, and it is the same with HP P22VA as well. It looks fantastic in the dark, and the FHD resolution seems very sharp on the 22-inch panel resulting in very high PPI count, making it a great monitor for text-reading. This monitor from HP is the smaller model of the HP VH240a and a basic version in terms of design, display, and ergonomics.
- 22″ VA Panel
- 1080p Resolution
- Anti-Glare Coating
- 60Hz Refresh Rate
- Low Blue Light Mode
- HDMI & VGA Ports
- VESA Mount
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The HP P22VA has a VA panel, but the screen clarity is excellent making it better for reading and office.
This monitor does not have FreeSync, and the refresh rate is limited to 60Hz only. Also the screen is way small for gaming.
It has no built-in speakers, also the screen real estate is poor making it terrible for entertainment and media creation.
Design & Ergonomics
Monitor Type – Flat
Width – 50.4cm
Height (without stand) – 30.02 cm
The HP P22VA has a very basic and old school appearance from the front. It does not have any modern elements so it is not the best monitor for placing at modern offices.
There is HP logo in the middle of fat bottom bezel and the chassis has noticeable frames and it looks very ugly to be honest. The dimensions of this monitor are exactly the same as its competitor Sceptre E225W-19203R.
Depth (without stand) – 4.4 cm
VESA Mount – 100x100mm
Ports Position – Down-Facing
The HP P22VA looks plain from the back and has a curvy design. It seems like way too curvy and fat so there is no evident slimness on this monitor. There is a large HP logo on the back with down-facing connectivity ports.
It has VESA mounting with 100x100mm interface and it is wall and custom monitor arm mountable.
Thinness – N/A
The bezels on the HP P22VA are very thick making it unsuitable for dual setups. We think it is more focused towards corporate spaces and the purpose behind giving thick bezels is to increase the ability of taking shocks on the desk.
Weight – 6.26 lbs
The build quality of HP P22VA is excellent. It is plastic, but of a robust quality resulting in fantastic build quality and it weighs more than most 22-inch monitors.
Removable Stand – Yes
Cable Management – N/A
The HP P22VA has a removable stand so it needs to be removed while mounting it on the wall or monitor arm.
This monitor does not have a cable management hole for routing the cables. However, the stability is of stand is good resulting in very less wobbles on the desk.
Tilt – 20° Backward, 5° Forward
Swivel – N/A
Height – N/A
Pivot – N/A
The HP P22VA has terrible ergonomics because it only offers tilt function.
However, the backward tilt range is slightly more than our previously reviewed monitors i.e. Acer SB241Y and Sceptre E209W-16003RT.
Display & Performance
Panel Type – VA
Panel Size – 21.45-inch
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Panel Depth – 8 bits (6 bits+FRC)
The HP P22VA features a VA panel with 21.45-inch screen size and that offers satisfactory dark-room performance with acceptable viewing angles.
If you are looking for an IPS monitor for a similar price, check out the Sceptre E249W-FPT. This monitor comes with 16:9 aspect ratio so it is perfect for modern web browsing and doing all the basic stuff like reading, MS Office and YouTube.
Resolution – FHD | 1920x1080p
PPI – 92 PPI
This monitor has FHD screen resolution which means 1920×1080 pixels resolution and that results in decent 102 PPI on the 22-inch screen size.
The screen clarity is perfect and optimum for reading because of the tight arrangement of pixels which makes it an ideal monitor for productivity.
Peak Brightness – 250-nits
The HP P22VA has satisfactory 250-nits peak brightness for a 22-inch screen and that is perfect for a sub-$100 monitor.
It should combat glares and reflections with ease and feels bright in low to medium-lit rooms.
Contrast Ratio – 3000:1
This monitor’s contrast ratio is 3000:1, meaning excellent dark-room performance. It is a perfect cheap monitor for using in the dark.
If you are someone who prefers dark-mode in applications, then this monitor is a good choice because it displays deep blacks.
Viewing Angles (H/V) – 178°/178°
HP claims wide viewing angles, but we are sure that this monitor has questionable viewing angles due to its VA panel. It is not the best choice for viewing from the sides or mounting this monitor on a wall at height.
sRGB – 72%
The color coverage is terrible on the HP P22VA which is shorter than most entry-level monitors. Hence it is not for media consumption and color-demanding tasks.
Response Time – 7ms
The HP P22VA has 7ms GTG response time and which makes it slower for gaming and there is noticeable blur while playing fast-paced games. Hence, it is a terrible monitor for gaming.
Refresh Rate – 60Hz
The refresh rate is limited to 60Hz only so that might not interest gamers. It feels old school because many $100 monitors offer 75Hz refresh rate.
Black Frame Insertion – N/A
The HP P22VA does not have BFI (Black Frame Insertion).
HDR – N/A
The HP P22VA is not HDR certified.
This monitor has anti-glare coating on the panel that eliminates glares and reflection from the screen.
Blue Light Shift
Low Blue Light Mode removes harmful blue light from the screen that causes eye strain and fatigue.
1x HDMI 1.4
The HP P22VA houses a single HDMI 1.4 and a D-Sub port, but we think the HDMI port will be in the use only because the D-Sub port has a very low use-case these days.
USB, Other Ports
There are no USB ports or audio ports on the HP P22VA.
That’s a Wrap!
The HP P22VA is one of the best selling monitors on Amazon, but we think it not a valuable monitor because it does not offer any value. There are monitors cheaper than this that offers better panels and viewing experience, so it does not make any sense to buy the HP P22VA at this price point.
It costs $120, if it would be under $100 then I would definitely call this a value for money monitor, but at this price-point, this monitor just does not make sense to me. There are buyers who will consider this monitor for the HP’s reliability and service, so if you are one of them, get the HP P22VA, it would not let you down for years.
HP P22VA: ConclusionHP P22VA
Display3/5 MediocreIts VA panel is perfect for dark rooms and has a decent sharpness, but feels small.
Design3/5 MediocreThe build is strong, but the bezels are very thick, and the ergonomics are poor.
Features2/5 Below parIt does not have VRR, speakers, and rich connectivity.
- Good sharpness
- Excellent dark-room performance
- Reliable monitor
- Thick bezels
- No speakers
- Size feels small