HannsG has unveiled has range of 'hard glass' monitors that are designed to withstand knocks and constant prodding by frustrated PC users (us? never!). They are particularly aimed at industrial settings and for use in schools.

The range features the HP191DGBE 19in display and the 22in HP222DGB. Both feature a tough acrylic screen surface that shields the sensitive underlying panel from damage.

The monitors can be tilted to angles between -5 and 15 degreeas, a 15,000:1 contrast ratio and a 170-degree viewing angle. They are EnergyStar 5.0 certified.

Both monitors are wall-mountable and have two integrated 1.5 Watt speakers.

"Monitors are a vital part of an ICT setup and so we believe that they should be given a little bit more respect, but when all else fails, our new hard glass monitors are prepared to survive," said Martin Kent, territory manager for the UK and Northern Europe at HannsG.

The HP222DGB costs £139.99 and is available now from Misco, while the HP191DGBE is priced at £119.99 and will be available in February.

See also: HannsG HH251HP HD widescreen display