The HP V223ve is a basic monitor for displaying content. It suits productivity and a little bit of casual gaming purposes. Professionals might not be satisfied, but it is a great monitor for everyday home-office tasks. It can handle reading, document processing and can also suffice your entertainment requirements.
It is for those who don’t care about the bells and whistles because it lacks many things, but you cannot expect more from a cheap monitor intended for basic tasks. It is a VA monitor with questionable viewing angles but has decent peak brightness and contrast ratio, making it great for well-lit and dark rooms.
- VA Panel
- 3000:1 Contrast
- HDMI & VGA Ports
- Low Blue Light Mode
- VESA Mount Compatible
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The HP V223ve is suitable for productivity because of its excellent text clarity, but it is too small for professional use.
It does not have VRR so that gamers won’t be interested, and it also misses out on speakers, making it not entertainment ready out of the box.
It also lacks screen real estate for media creation.
Design & Ergonomics
Monitor Type – Flat
Width – 47.6cm
Height (without stand) – 30.53 cm
The HP V223ve looks excellent from the front, with that frame finished in black. It has thick bezels, but that makes this monitor look sturdy and muscular.
You get HP branding in the middle of the bottom bezel and buttons for the OSD menu on the right with an LED indicator.
Depth (without stand) – 5.2 cm
VESA Mount – 100x100mm
Ports Position – Down-Facing
The back of the HP V223ve is similar to its bigger variant, V24ib. It is mostly clean, and you get vents on top for heat circulation so that the monitor can work flawlessly for long hours.
You get VESA mount holes in the middle, and the ports are down-facing, which gives a clean look to the monitor. We do not have the exact depth of the monitor with the stand, but it should not be deep.
Thinness – N/A
The HP V223ve has thick bezels compared to most modern monitors hence it is not the best monitor for dual setups. However, the thick bezels add sturdiness to the monitor, and it still suits office spaces.
Build Quality 7/10
Weight (without stand) – 2.66 kg
The HP V223ve has a decent build quality, as you would expect from a brand like HP, but it does not feel premium because it is plastic. However, the parts are very well put together, and the thick bezels add sturdiness to the form factor.
Removable Stand – Yes
Cable Management – N/A
The stand is basic on the HP V223ve, as you would expect from a cheap monitor. It has poor ergonomics, and it has a medium footprint. However, the grip is fine, but not a solid stand to prevent wobbles completely.
It does not have a cable management hole on the stand, which is disappointing since it helps route the cables without exposing them.
Tilt – 20° Backward, 5° Forward
Swivel – N/A
Height – N/A
Pivot – N/A
The HP V223ve has poor ergonomics, offering only tilt function. A fully adjustable stand would have been great for professionals. Nevertheless, you get VESA mounting holes on the back to mount this monitor on the wall or custom arm.
Display & Performance
Panel Type – VA
Panel Size – 21.4″
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Panel Depth – 8 bits (6 bits+FRC)
The panel is VA on the HP V223ve, so you will encounter excellent deep blacks making it great for dark rooms. However, the viewing angles are questionable because they are not as wide as IPS panels.
The aspect ratio is standard 16:9 that you get on most monitors, and it gives a great mixture of wide and tall space.
Screen Clarity 8/10
Resolution – FHD | 1920x1080p
PPI – 102 PPI
The screen clarity on HP V223ve is excellent due to its tight arrangement of pixels. Texts appear clear and super crisp, but many would feel the absence of screen real estate.
Also, the screen size feels small for professional use, so this monitor is only for those who need a small budget monitor.
Peak Brightness – 250-nits
The 250-nits peak brightness is satisfactory for a sub-$150 monitor, which should do the job for most. It has decent reflection handling because it has an anti-glare coating on the front that should eliminate the most reflections, but this is not an ideal monitor to place in front of a window or light.
Contrast Ratio – 3000:1
The contrast ratio is 3000:1 on the HP V223ve, which is way higher than the IPS monitors, so the blacks appear black instead of gray in the dark, and it has excellent black uniformity. If you are looking for a monitor for a dark room, the HP V223ve is a perfect choice.
Viewing Angles 8/10
Viewing Angles (H/V) – 178°/178°
HP claims 178-degrees wide viewing angles on the V223ve, but the colors start to shift at extreme angles, and the top-bottom viewing angles are not that great.
So, this is not a suitable monitor for mounting on the wall at a height or for sharing your display with a colleague or client sitting beside.
Color Coverage 7/10
NTSC – 72%
sRGB – 99%
The color coverage is decent on this cheap monitor. It covers 72% NTSC and 99% sRGB making it great for entry-level color demanding tasks. The colors are rich, and the visuals appear vibrant on this monitor.
Response Time 6/10
Response Time – 7ms
The HP V223ve can achieve a minimum 7ms response time which is not bad for a cheap monitor, but you will find faster monitors in this price segment with TN panels.
The causal gaming experience is satisfactory and should please most gamers, but it is not for immersive gaming.
Refresh Rate 5/10
Refresh Rate – 60Hz
The refresh rate on the HP V223ve is limited to 60Hz, which is basic. It should do the job for productivity and entertainment, but gamers won’t be satisfied because of its low refresh rate.
Black Frame Insertion – N/A
The HP V223ve does not have BFI (Black Frame Insertion).
HDR – N/A
It is a cheap monitor; hence it does not have HDR certification.
Low Blue Light
The HP V223ve has a low blue light mode which you can activate from the OSD menu via one of the buttons on the front.
It has a flicker-free technology that stays on all the time to reduce flicker and provide a consistent viewing experience to the users.
Video Inputs 6/10
1x HDMI 1.4
The HP V223ve has poor connectivity as it does not have many video inputs. It has a single HDMI 1.4 and a single D-Sub port, which should do the job for basic productivity.
USB, Other Ports N/A
The HP V223ve does not have USB ports or audio ports.
Models & Variants
Similar Options To Consider
The AOC 24B2Xh is an excellent option to consider that comes at the same price as HP V223ve. It offers a 24-inch IPS panel that is excellent with colors and viewing angles, and you also get thin bezels and an audio port.
If you need a monitor with an ergonomic stand, consider the HP 24mh because it offers tilt, height, and pivot adjustments with a bit of extra price that is worth paying.
HP V223ve: ConclusionHP V223ve: Conclusion
Display1.5/5 Below parThe display is sharp, has satisfactory peak brightness and darkroom performance, but the viewing angles are mediocre.
Design2.5/5 AcceptableThe design is average, and it offers poor ergonomics.
Features1.8/5 Below parIt lacks a lot of features such as speakers, VRR, and rich connectivity ports.
- Good dark-room performance
- Decent text clarity
- Has VESA holes
- No speakers
- Fat bezels
- No FreeSync