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15 Reasons For
Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The Z Display Z30 is a five USB Type-A downstream port PC display. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that came out more than two years ago have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
Five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Z Display Z30 is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port LCD screen.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.
There are a number of other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price], or the NEC MultiSync EA244[plb_2270820_price].
2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the HP Z Display Z30 is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
A 2560 x 1600 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of LCD screen.
HP has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other manufacturers.
Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The vertical viewing angles of PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the Z Display Z30 range from 50° to 180°. The HP Z Display Z30 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type.
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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the PC monitors of this age and type the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Z Display Z30 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age.
Five USB 2.0 Ports
The Z Display Z30 is a five USB 2.0 port PC monitor.
Five USB 3.0 Ports
Most LCD screens that have been available for more than two years have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Z Display Z30 which has five USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The Z Display Z30 has one of the brighter display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the Z Display Z30 is 30 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m².
Quite Big Viewable Height
The average viewable height of similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the Z Display Z30 is 310mm. At 400.8 millimeters, the Z Display Z30 has a fairly big viewable height compared to most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago.
Fairly Big Viewable Width
The viewable widths of comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1mm to 880mm. With a viewable width of 641.2 millimeters, the Z Display Z30 has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst PC screens of this age.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
The screen sizes of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the Z Display Z30 range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. At 75.78 centimeters, the HP Z Display Z30 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Z Display Z30.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The HP Z Display Z30 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this HP PC display). In addition, this PC screen have graphics resolutions of 720 x 480, 1280 x 800, 1376 x 768, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The resolution of all comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the Z Display Z30 ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).
1080p Video Mode
This PC screen has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the Z Display Z30, the Z Display Z30 does not have a built-in speaker.
Not 3D Compatible
The Z Display Z30 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.
LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The HP Z Display Z30 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the Z Display Z30 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The HP Z Display Z30 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the Z Display Z30 also do not have an integrated card reader.
We think you might also be interested in other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price] which also has a higher rating.
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High Running Costs
The efficiency rating of this PC display is C, and the Z Display Z30 is one of the more expensive to run PC monitors of a comparable age and spec that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the Z Display Z30 will cost £140 over 5 years to run.
Only HD HD Type
This PC display has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
Only One HDMI Port
Most medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Z Display Z30 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Z Display Z30 which has one HDMI port.
Across all the PC monitors of a similar type and age to the Z Display Z30 the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The Z Display Z30 is quite heavy (7.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z Display Z30.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The Z Display Z30 has one of the slower response times (8 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age. The fastest response time of PC displays of this age and spec is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms.
Quite High Maximum Power Consumption
At 125 Watts, the HP Z Display Z30 has a fairly high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age. Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z Display Z30 the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
At 97 kilowatt hours, the Z Display Z30 has a very high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago. The average annual energy consumption of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 250kWh.
1 Other reason to consider the HP Z Display Z30
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this LCD screen was released.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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