The display itself is quite large, actually a 23-inch display is quite odd of a size for a 1920 x 1080 resolution. As you can see there are no markings or labels on the display, this is because it is de-branded. Which means HP has taken their name off the display so they can sell it refurbished. The screen itself is glossy, which usually is hit or miss for most people.
At the top of the display you have a large power button. I did notice a small scratch at the top of the display, nothing major at all. You really don’t even notice it when using the display.
Towards the bottom of the display you have the controls, which consist of: Menu, plus, minus, and select. The base on this display is unlike many that I have seen previously.
Looking at the display from the side you can see that it is not that thick, which means you don’t need a lot of room on your desk to place the display. You can also see how the stand connects to the display and supports it. The stand allows for angle adjustment, but you have no vertical or horizontal adjustment at all, which I’m not a fan of. There are 2 little pieces of plastic that stick up on each side of the stand that act as a cable management system.
As far as connections go you have HDMI, VGA, and audio. I really would have liked to see DVI and HDMI, not VGA, but oh well. The speakers are actually on the back of the display, which once again makes no sense, but who really uses the speakers on their monitor anyways.