Thinner models are preferred in fashion runways because casting directors claim ‘they don’t take the attention away from the clothes.’ How about HP’s 11mm-thick monitor? Are we running out of desktop real estate?It all starts with the novelty of having a 24-inch diagonal LED backlit monitor called HP x2401 on your desk, courtesy of HP, straight off their X series of thinnorexic monitors. Your friends would gasp, cover their mouths in awe, view your screen from all angles and ask you, how on earth is that possible? You tell them you have no clue, and all you know is you’ve paid Hewlett-Packard $249 for this thin baby, which gives you 1920×1080 uber-HD screen resolution, 5,000:1 and 10,000,000:1 static and dynamic contrast ratios, respectively, connected via DisplayPort and HDMI.
And although these types of monitors could be wall-mounted, of course you wouldn’t do that, since it’s so thin it’s a piece of art and you want it sitting on top of your desk, along with a couple of framed pictures, your iPhone-dock slash speaker and a cactus plant.
But then to your dismay, below all the svelte, space-saving, minimalist parade of goodness, is your big, fat, CPU.