HannsG (and their parent company, Hannspree) are well known for providing surprisingly good monitors at very competitive prices. The firm uses good quality panels and achieves the savings through choosing lower-quality nonessential components – elements like the stand, buttons, inputs and speakers. If you’re  buying on a budget, HannsG are ideal.

But for their success, HannsG hasn’t made a name for itself on the cutting edge. That’s what makes the monitor I’m looking today, the elegantly named HT231HPB, so interesting. It’s a touchscreen monitor, designed to be using in the Metro environment of Windows 8, and at first glance it actually has a pretty modern looking design compared to the majority of the firm’s monitors. And like the majority of HannsG monitors, it’s highly affordable – just £200 for a 23″ Full HD model.

In this article, we’ll take a look at this new touchscreen monitor from HannsG, putting it to the test to see if any important corners have been cut to reach this price point or whether this is just a straight up good deal. Let’s get started.


  • Touch Screen LED Backlit Monitor
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 WUXGA Resolution (23″ Diagonal viewable screen)
  • 80,000,000:1 Active Contrast
  • 5 ms Fast Response Time
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Multi-Video Modes: PC / Movie / Game / ECO
  • Windows 8 compatible
  • VGA + HDMI Compatible Inputs
  • Tilt up to 80 degrees


Display Size58.4 cm / 23″ Diagonal White LED
Brightness250 cd/m2 (typical)
Contrast1000:1 (typical). 80,000,000:1 (active contrast)
Pixel Pitch0.265 (H) + 0.265 (V)
Resolution1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio16:9
Response Time5 ms (typical)
View Angles (CR>10)H 170 degrees / V 160 degrees
Display Colours16.7 million colours
Touch TypeProjected Capacitive Type. 10 Point Multitouch
OS SupportWindows 8
InputVGA. HDMI, DVI, PC audio in, Audio out, USB Type B
Speaker1.5 W * 2
Tilt-10 to 60
OSD12 languages
Dimensions637.5  mm x 515.5 mm x 90 mm
Net Weight4.68 kg
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William Judd
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