HP 23″ LED Monitor 2311x – unboxing, setup and review

1 Product Features

LCD Monitors

Figure 1-1 LCD Monitors
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The HP LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors have an active matrix, thin-film transistor (TFT) screen with an LED backlight and the following features:

  • Large diagonal display
  • Maximum graphics resolution
  • 2011x/ 2011xi/ 2011s: 1600 x 900 @ 60Hz
  • 2211f / 2211x: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
  • 2311cm / 2311f / 2311x/ 2311xi: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
  • 2511x: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
  • 2711x: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz
  • Plus full-screen support for lower resolutions (all models)
  • Video graphics array (VGA) input signal
  • Digital visual interface (DVI) digital input signal (select models)
  • High-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) input signal (select models)
  • Tilt and Slide adjustment for easy viewing from a sitting or standing position, or while moving from one side of the monitor to the other

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  • Dynamic contrast ratio (DCR) to provide deeper blacks and brighter whites for brilliant shading effects while gaming or watching movies
  • External USB powered speakers with audio cable provided (select models)
  • Plug and Play capability, if supported by your computer system
  • On-screen display (OSD) adjustments for ease of setup and screen optimization (choose English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, or Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Power Saver to reduce energy consumption
  • Quick View Settings to optimize the picture based on the different types of content.
  • Text mode (optimizes e-mail and Web surfing)
  • Movie and Game modes (highlights the picture for motion video)
  • Photo mode (improves images)
  • Custom mode (allows you to create your own optimized profile)
  • High-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) on DVI and HDMI (for select models with HDMI) inputs
  • Software and utilities CD, containing the following:
  • Drivers
  • Documents

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2 Safety and Maintenance Guidelines

Important Safety Information

A power cord is included with the monitor. If another cord is used, be sure that the power source and connection are appropriate for this monitor. For information on the correct power cord set to use with the monitor, see Power Cord Set Requirements on page 33.

HP 2311x User Manual 3 WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment:
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Do not disable the power-cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature. Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet.

  • Plug the power cord in a grounded (earthed) outlet that is easily accessible at all times.
  • Disconnect power from the product by unplugging the power cord from the electrical outlet.

For your safety, do not place anything on power cords or cables. Arrange them so that no one might accidentally step on or trip over them. Do not pull on a cord or cable. When unplugging from the electrical outlet, grasp the cord by the plug.

To reduce the risk of serious injury, read the Safety and Comfort Guide. It describes proper workstation, setup, posture, and health and work habits for computer users, and provides important electrical and mechanical safety information. This guide is located on the Web at www.hp.com/ergo or on the documentation CD (if one is included with the monitor) or both.

CAUTION: For the protection of the monitor, as well as the computer, connect all power cords for the computer and its peripheral devices (such as a monitor, printer, scanner) to some form of surge protection device such as a power strip or uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Not all power strips provide surge protection; the power strips must be specifically labeled as having this ability. Use a power strip whose manufacturer offers a Damage Replacement Policy so you can replace the equipment, if surge protection fails.
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Use the appropriate and correctly sized furniture designed to support your HP LCD monitor.

WARNING! LCD monitors that are inappropriately situated on dressers, bookcases, shelves, desks, speakers, chests, or carts might fall over and cause personal injury.
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Care should be taken to route all cords and cables connected to the LCD monitor so that they cannot be pulled, grabbed, or tripped over.

Safety Precautions

  • Use only a power source and connection compatible with this monitor, as indicated on the label of the power adapter.
  • Be sure that the total ampere rating of the products connected to the outlet does not exceed the current rating of the electrical outlet, and the total ampere rating of the products connected to the power cord does not exceed the rating of the power cord. Look on the power label to determine the ampere rating (Amps or A) for each device.

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  • Install the monitor near a power outlet that you can easily reach. Disconnect the monitor by grasping the plug firmly and pulling it from the outlet. Never disconnect the monitor by pulling the cord.
  • Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not walk on the cord.

Maintenance Guidelines

To enhance the performance and extend the life of the monitor:

  • Do not open the monitor cabinet or attempt to service this product yourself. Adjust only those controls that are covered in the operating instructions. If the monitor is not operating properly or has been dropped or damaged, contact an authorized HP dealer, reseller, or service provider.
  • Use only a power source and connection appropriate for this monitor, as indicated on the label of the power adapter.
  • Be sure that the total ampere rating of the products connected to the outlet does not exceed the current rating of the electrical outlet, and the total ampere rating of the products connected to the cord does not exceed the rating of the power cord. Look on the power label to determine the ampere rating (AMP or A) for each device.
  • Install the monitor near a power outlet that you can easily reach. Disconnect the monitor by grasping the plug firmly and pulling it from the outlet. Never disconnect the monitor by pulling the cord.
  • Turn the monitor off when not in use. You can substantially increase the life expectancy of the monitor by using a screen saver program and turning off the monitor when not in use.
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HP 2311x User Manual 11 CAUTION: Monitors with a “burned-in image” are not covered under the HP warranty.
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  • Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation. These openings must not be blocked or covered. Never push objects of any kind into cabinet slots or other openings.
  • Do not drop the monitor or place it on an unstable surface.
  • Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not walk on the cord.
  • Keep the monitor in a well-ventilated area, away from excessive light, heat, or moisture.
  • When removing the monitor base, you must lay the monitor face down on a soft area to prevent it from getting scratched, defaced, or broken.

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Cleaning the Monitor

CAUTION: Spray the cleaner on a cloth and use the damp cloth to gently wipe the screen surface. Never spray the cleaner directly on the screen surface. It might run behind the bezel and damage the electronics.
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Do not use cleaners that contain any petroleum based materials such as benzene, thinner, or any volatile substance to clean the monitor screen or cabinet. These chemicals might damage the monitor.

  1. Turn off the monitor and unplug the power cord from the back of the unit.
  1. Dust the monitor by wiping the screen and the cabinet using a soft, clean antistatic cloth.
  1. For more difficult cleaning situations, use a 50/50 mix of water and Isopropyl alcohol.

Shipping the Monitor

Keep the original packing box in a storage area. You might need it later if you move or ship the monitor.

To prepare the monitor for shipping:

  1. Disconnect the power and video cables from the monitor.
  1. Press the button on the front of the pedestal (1) and lift the monitor panel from the base (2). Figure 2-1 Removing the Monitor Panel

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  1. Set the panel on a soft, protected surface.
  1. Carefully pull the pedestal away from the base to release and separate them.

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  1. Place the monitor, pedestal, and base in the original packing box.

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3 Setting Up the Monitor

Unpacking the Monitor

  1. Unpack the monitor. Make sure all contents are included. Store the packing box.
  1. Turn off the computer and other attached devices.
  1. Prepare a flat area to assemble the monitor. You may need a flat, soft, protected area for placing the monitor screen-down while preparing it for installation.

Assembling the Monitor

Place the monitor in a convenient, well-ventilated location near your computer. Connect the monitor cables after you have assembled the monitor.

CAUTION: The screen is fragile. Avoid touching or applying pressure to the LCD screen; doing so can cause damage.
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  1. Set the monitor panel down on a flat, soft, protected table or desk surface.
  1. Slide the pedestal into the slot on the base (1) until the pedestal clicks into the base. HP 2311x User Manual 43NOTE: The bottom side of the monitor base might look different on your model.

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2511x and 2711x models only: Install one screw (2) in the base to secure the pedestal to the base.

Figure 3-1 Assembling the Base and Pedestal
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  1. Slide the hinge bracket on the monitor into the opening on top of the pedestal. The panel will click into place when fully inserted.

Figure 3-2 Inserting the Monitor Panel
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Connecting Monitor Cables

CAUTION: Before connecting cables to the monitor, ensure that the computer and monitor are powered off.
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The video source is determined by the video cable used. The monitor will automatically determine which inputs have valid video signals. The inputs can be selected by pressing the source button on the front panel.

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Connecting the VGA Video Cable

Connect one end of the VGA video cable to the back of the monitor and the other end to the VGA video connector on the computer. The VGA cable is included with select models.

Figure 3-3 Connecting the VGA Cable (cable provided with select models only)
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Connecting the DVI-D Video Cable (Select Models)

Connect one end of the DVI-D video cable to the back of the monitor and the other end to the DVI-D video connector on the computer. You can use this cable only if your computer has a DVI compliant graphics card that is either integrated or installed. The DVI-D connector and cable are included with select models.

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Figure 3-4 Connecting the DVI-D Cable (cable provided with select models only)
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Connecting the HDMI Cable (Select Models)

Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the back of the monitor and the other end connector to the input device. The HDMI cable is included with select models.

HP 2311x User Manual 65NOTE: The audio stream must be connected directly to external speakers or to an audio receiver.
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Figure 3-5 Connecting the HDMI Cable (cable provided with select models only)
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Getting HDMI Sound

If you use HDMI to connect to a monitor model without speakers, you must activate HDMI sound by adjusting the setting in Microsoft Windows. If HDMI is not activated, you can not hear any sound. To activate HDMI sound on your computer:

  1. Right-click on the volume icon in the Windows system tray.
  1. Click Playback Devices. The sound window opens.
  1. On the Playback tab, click the HDMI output audio device that is listed.
  1. Click Set Default.
  1. Click Apply.
  1. Click OK to close the window.

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Connecting the Power Cord

  1. Follow all electrical and power warnings

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Do not disable the power-cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature.

Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet.

Be sure that the grounded power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily accessible to the operator and located as close to the equipment as possible. A power cord should be routed so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items that are placed on it or against it.

Do not place anything on power cords or cables. Arrange them so that no one might accidentally step on or trip over them. Do not pull on a cord or cable.

See Technical Specifications on page 27 for additional information.

  1. Connect the round end of the power supply cord to the monitor, and then connect one end of the power cord to the power supply and the other end to a grounded electrical outlet.

WARNING! To prevent injury from electrical shock, you should do one of the following if a properly grounded electrical outlet is not available: (1) You should use an electrical outlet adapter that provides proper grounding. (2) You should have a properly grounded electrical outlet installed.
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Figure 3-6 Connecting the Power Cord
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Installing the Cable Management Clip

Install the cable management clip over the input cable and power cord to gather them together behind the monitor.

Figure 3-7 Installing the Cable management Clip
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High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) select models

Your monitor supports HDCP and can receive high-definition content. High-definition content is available in many sources, such as Blu-ray disc devices or HDTV air or cable broadcasts. If you do not have an HDCP-enabled monitor, you will see a blank screen or a lower resolution picture when playing high-definition protected content. Your computer graphics card and monitor must both support HDCP to display protected content.

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Turning on the Monitor

  1. Press the power button on the computer to turn it on.
  1. Press the power button on the front of the monitor to turn it on.

CAUTION: Burn-in image damage might occur on monitors that display the same static image on screen for a prolonged period of time.* To avoid burn-in image damage on the monitor screen, you should always activate a screen saver application or turn off the monitor when it is not in use for a prolonged period of time. Image retention is a condition that might occur on all LCD screens. Monitors with a “burned-in image” are not covered under HP warranty.
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* A prolonged period of time is 12 consecutive hours of non-use.

When the monitor is powered on, a Monitor Status message is displayed for five seconds and the power source LED on the rear of the monitor is green. The message shows which input is the current active signal, the status of the auto-switch source setting (On or Off), the default source signal, the current preset display resolution, and the recommended preset display resolution.

HP Watermark and Image Retention Policy

The HP 2011xi IPS and HP 2311xi IPS monitor models are designed with IPS (In-Plane Switching) display technology which provides ultra-wide viewing angles and advanced image quality. IPS monitors are suitable for a wide variety of advanced image quality applications. This panel technology, however, is not suitable for applications that exhibit static, stationary or fixed images for long periods of time without the use of screen savers. These types of applications may include camera surveillance, video games, marketing logos, and templates that are displayed on the screen for a prolonged period of time. Static images may cause image retention damage that could look like stains or watermarks on the monitor’s screen.

Monitors in use for 24 hours per day that result in image retention damage are not covered under the HP warranty. To avoid image retention damage, always turn off the monitor when it is not in use or use the power management setting, if supported on your system, to turn off the display when the system is idle.

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Selecting Video Input Connectors

The input connectors are:

  • VGA (analog)
  • DVI-D connector (digital) select models
  • HDMI connector (digital) select models

The monitor automatically scans the signal inputs for an active input and uses that input for the display. If two inputs are active, the monitor will display the default input source. If the default source is not an active input, then the monitor will display the other input if it is active. You can change the default source in the OSD by pressing the front-panel Menu button and selecting Source Control > Default Source.

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Adjusting The Tilt

For optimal viewing, adjust the screen tilt to your own preference, as follows:

CAUTION: To avoid breakage or other damage, avoid applying pressure to the LCD screen while changing the tilt.
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  1. Face the front of the monitor and hold the base so that you do not topple the monitor while changing the tilt.
  1. Adjust the tilt by moving the top edge of the monitor either toward or away from you, without touching the screen.

Figure 3-8 Tilt Adjustment
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Connecting External Speakers and Audio Cable (Select Models)

Use the following procedure to connect the external speakers to a computer.

  1. Turn the computer on.
  1. Connect the audio cable to the audio-speaker connector on the computer, and then connect the USB power cable to a USB connector on the computer.

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Figure 3-9 Connect the External Speaker Audio and USB Cables
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4 Operating the Monitor

CD Software and Utilities

The CD that is included with this monitor contains drivers and software that you can install on your computer.

Installing Drivers

If you determine that you need to update the drivers, you can install the monitor driver INF and ICM files from the CD, or download them from the Internet.

Installing the monitor driver software from the CD

To install the monitor driver software from the CD:

  1. Insert the CD in your computer CD drive. The CD menu appears.
  1. Select the language.
  1. Click Install Monitor Driver Software.
  1. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  1. Ensure that the proper resolutions and refresh rates appear in the Display Control Panel settings. Refer to the Windows® operating system documentation for more information.

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Downloading updated drivers from the Internet

To download the latest version of drivers and software files from the HP Support site:

  1. Refer to: www.hp.com/support.
  1. Select your country/region.
  1. Select Download Drivers and Software.
  1. Enter the model number of your monitor. The software download pages for your monitor are displayed.
  1. Download and install the driver and software files by following the instructions on the download pages.

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Front-Panel Controls

Control buttons (represented by icons) are located on the bottom right of the monitor.
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ButtonIconDescription
Quick ViewOpens the OSD Quick View menu where you can select a viewing mode which
compliments or optimizes the content you are viewing.
MinusNavigates down through the OSD menu and decreases adjustment levels.
SourceChooses the video input source from the computer. Not supported on the 2011s
model.
PlusNavigates up through the OSD menu and increases adjustment levels.
Auto AdjustmentPress to automatically adjust the screen image.
NOTE:  This item can only be used with a VGA input signal.
OKEnters the selected option in the OSD.
MenuOpens, selects, or exits the OSD menu.
NOTE:  Pressing the Menu button for 10 seconds will disable operation of the
remaining OSD buttons. Pressing it again for 10 seconds will re-enable
functionality.
PowerTurns the monitor on or off. The Power button is located on the bottom-right of
the monitor.
NOTE:  Pressing the Power button for 10 seconds will disable operation of the
Power button. Pressing it again for 10 seconds will re-enable functionality.

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Using the On-Screen Display (OSD)

Use the On-Screen Display (OSD) to adjust the screen image based on your viewing preferences. To access the OSD, do the following:

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  1. If the monitor is not already on, press the Power button to turn on the monitor.
  1. To access the OSD menu, press the Menu button. The OSD Main Menu is displayed.
  1. To navigate through the Main or sub-menu, press the + (Plus) button on the front panel of the monitor to scroll up, or the (Minus) button to scroll in reverse. Then press the OK button to select the highlighted function.
  1. To adjust the scale of a selected item, press the + (Plus) or (Minus) button.

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  1. Select Save and Return. If you do not want to save the setting, select Cancel from the sub-menu or Exit from the Main Menu.
  1. Press the Menu button to exit the OSD.

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OSD Menu Selections

The following table lists the on-screen display (OSD) menu selections and their functional descriptions.

After changing an OSD menu item, and if the menu screen has these options, you might choose to:

  • Cancel — to return to the previous menu level.
  • Save and Return — to save all changes and return to the OSD Main Menu screen. This Save and Return option is active only if you change a menu item.
  • Reset — to change back to the previous setting.

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