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HP DreamColor LP2480zx PC Monitor

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24" 1920 X 1200 LCD 565mm Jul 2015
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The HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional LCD Display is the world's only color-critical LCD based on HP DreamColor Engine technology. This uniquely affordable monitor delivers broad color support,... More
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Nine Industry Awards

Amongst PC screens of this spec and age, this medium monitor is one of the most awarded.

This PC display was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Justechn.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Gcn.com all of whom concluded that this flatpanel monitor was excellent.

This LCD screen was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Apcmag.com who said that this PC screen was very good.

The editors of three more expert review sites all thought that this medium monitor was good. Stuff.tv gave this HP PC monitor a "Hot Buy" award, it received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus and it received a "We Want It" award from Extrahardware.cz.

The expert at one other expert review site concluded that this PC display was good. Cw.no gave this LCD screen a "Good Purchase" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, T3.com and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 88%. LCD screen experts think this flatpanel monitor is one of the better medium monitors that were released more than a year ago.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 23 owner reviews this HP flatpanel monitor has an average owner rating of 88 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A number of HP DreamColor LP2480zx reviewers who bought it considered that it was good quality. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “When you do you quickly gain an appreciation for what true quality looks like” in their review and rated the HP DreamColor LP2480zx 5 stars. Expert review site Digitalversus.com scored the product 5 stars and said “According to HP, this screen has an extensive colour range and a rich visual quality and homogeneity”.

Reasonably Priced

Three customers who bought this PC monitor thought it was good value for money. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote eight years ago “A breakthrough for almost affordable LCDs that should filter down to cheaper panels soon” and gave the product an excellent review score. Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “HP calls the 24in DreamColor LP2480zx uniquely affordable”. Expert website Digitalartsonline.co.uk mentioned “The DreamColor LP2480ZX is the first monitor to offer a 10-bit-per-colour output at a price that’s affordable to many creatives”.

HP Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

HP has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other manufacturers.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the DreamColor LP2480zx has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the DreamColor LP2480zx. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the DreamColor LP2480zx have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year is 18°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the DreamColor LP2480zx has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the DreamColor LP2480zx.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The DreamColor LP2480zx has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this LCD screen). This HP PC monitor also have graphics resolutions of 720 x 400, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The worst resolution of all PC displays that were launched around the same time as the DreamColor LP2480zx is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The HP DreamColor LP2480zx is a two USB Type-A downstream port PC screen.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The HP DreamColor LP2480zx does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the DreamColor LP2480zx.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the Benq GW2760H[plb_3402570_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the DreamColor LP2480zx, the HP DreamColor LP2480zx does not have a built-in camera.

Other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year, the DreamColor LP2480zx is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The HP DreamColor LP2480zx does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very High Running Costs

The DreamColor LP2480zx has an average running cost of £86 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 15% of all 505 PC displays of this spec and age.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

At only 100 millimeters, the HP DreamColor LP2480zx has a quite low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the DreamColor LP2480zx. The maximum height adjustments of medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the DreamColor LP2480zx range from 17mm to 510mm.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP DreamColor LP2480zx is a two USB 2.0 port LCD screen. Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago have between one and four USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

Across all the LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the DreamColor LP2480zx the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At only 250 candellas per square meter, the DreamColor LP2480zx has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays that were released one year ago.

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Only One HDMI Port

The DreamColor LP2480zx is a one HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the DreamColor LP2480zx have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Heavy

When compared to other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the DreamColor LP2480zx that we have assessed, the DreamColor LP2480zx's weight of 12.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the DreamColor LP2480zx have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP DreamColor LP2480zx

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the DreamColor LP2480zx over a year ago.

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the DreamColor LP2480zx is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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LCD Display Type

The DreamColor LP2480zx has an LCD display type which is better than most similar spec PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most flatpanel monitors of this type and age have an LED display type.

Alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VP2780[plb_2884616_price].

If you want an LCD screen with a better display type then you might want to consider the Benq XR3501[plb_2943761_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Width

The HP DreamColor LP2480zx has a pretty typical width (565 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

If you would consider a PC monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the Eizo ColorEdge CG248-4K[plb_2900659_price] (553mm).

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9 Awards

cw.no Good Purchase apcmag.com Highly Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star CNET.com Editor's Choice gcn.com Editor's Choice extrahardware.cz We Want It Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice justechn.com Editor's Choice stuff.tv Hot Buy

Expert Reviews

(27)
19 August 2010

The HP DreamColor LP2480zx is a performance monster that costs too much for the features it offers...

CNET.com

9 February 2010

Gcn.com

Given that this is the most accurate LCD we?ve ever tested, we expected to see one of the highest prices, too. Although that was true, the $2,059 sticker price is more than worth it if you need... Read more…

28 September 2009

We asses monitors on a lot of different criteria: design, handling, measuring color accuracy, response times for games and movies ... The ideal screen, of course, would excel in all of these... Read more…

28 April 2009

The DreamColor tag on the HP DreamColor LP2480zx ? it appears only in marketing, and not on the monitor itself ? comes from a collaboration between HP and SKG Dreamworks movie studio. The studio... Read more…

1 April 2009

Trusted Reviews

It's not often you get to sit in front a PC display as complete as the HP DreamColor LP2480zx, but when you do you quickly gain an appreciation for what true quality looks like. Born through a... Read more…

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Reviewed 9 May 2010 by Photo Guy
Photo Guy would recommend the HP LP2480ZX

Pros: This is a beautiful monitor. I'm a nature photographer and work almost exclusively in Adobe RGB. This monitors built in profile is a real plus. In addition, the LED backlighting and IPS... Read more…

Reviewed 13 July 2010 by Christopher T.

I should make it clear that I do NOT own this monitor. I was using it in the school's imaging lab, and was very impressed with it...

HP has very little information on their site regarding support for this monitor and its profiling kit. I admit I went through a lot of struggles and frustration to get the monitor profiled but now... Read more…

Reviewed 12 January 2012 by Labelle
Labelle would recommend the HP LP2480ZX (Verified Purchase)

I'm a producer/editor. I do tons of on-air promotions for TV. I need a critical monitor to cut my projects with so when they air there won't be any unsightly surprises. The monitor MUST be... Read more…

Reviewed 24 August 2010 by JustAnotherGuy
JustAnotherGuy would recommend the HP LP2480ZX (Verified Purchase)

I have many visual and print needs where calibration is key. This monitor fills them all nicely...

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Electricity cost when switched on £67.30
Electricity cost when on standby £18.27
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Total running cost over 5 years £85.57
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers hp lp2480, hp gv546a4, hp lp2480z, hp p245082, hp gv546a4a, hp lp2480zx, hp p245082p, hp gv546a4ab, hp inc lp2480, hp gv546a4abu, hp inc lp2480z, hp inc gv546a4, hp inc lp2480zx, hp inc gv546a4a, hp inc gv546a4ab, hp inc gv546a4abu
Barcodes 00883585411689

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