It's actually a bit of a stretch to advertise a new monitor as specifically conceived for the Windows 8.1 OS, but that's what HannsG did with the HT231HPB.
The 23-inch LCD will work just fine with the regular Windows 8 though. After all, the 10-point touch control can work very well on the regular Windows 8 OS.
Spec-wise, the 23-inch newcomer isn't all that shocking, with a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a brightness of 250 cd/m2 and LED backlighting.
Even the 80,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio isn't all that stupefying, since it only determines clarity in low-light scenes during films, when watching the monitor in a dark room. DCR is actually relevant more to TVs, which the HT231HPB is not, and even there, it's just a nice curiosity that looks good on paper.
Likewise, the native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) is nothing to gawk about (16:9 aspect ratio), and neither is the 5ms response time. They are still decent parameters though.
The viewing angles are also pretty good, for a non-IPS LCD anyway: H/V 170°/160°.
Other important assets include built-in stereo speakers, -10°~60° tilt stand, VESA mount support (can be put on a wall) and three video inputs: HDMI, DVI (HDCP) and VGA.
Add to that the support for multiple operation/ color calibration modes (intuitive settings menu for PC / Movie / Game / Eco modes) and there isn't much to complain about.
HannsG has even managed to make the 23-inch 10-Point Touch LED-backlit monitor compliant with Energy Star 6 and China Energy Level 1 standards. All in all, not bad for a £199 / $319 / €235 product