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HP Z2 PC Monitor

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27" 5000000:1 LED 614.3mm May 2015
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Enable a virtually borderless panorama of multiple displays1 with the HP Z27n Narrow Bezel IPS Display, which has an edge-to-edge screen for maximum quad HD impact, out-of-the-box factory color... More
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19 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Techradar, Digitaltrends.com and techradar.com/au/ this medium monitor has an average expert rating of 73%.

Good Size

Some HP Z2 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar in December last year “HP brings flair to its display lineup with the introduction of slim side bezels on the Z25n ($529, £350, AU$729” and scored it 80 out of 100. Techradar.com also said “Slim bezels enhance the visual appeal of the color accurate screen, making a multi-monitor setup appear seamless”.

Nice Design

One HP Z2 owner who bought the product concluded that it was ergonomic. Techradar.com gave the HP Z2 a score of 4 stars and said in their review on Techradar “HP has created a versatile and ergonomic display with the Z25n”.

Good Connectivity

One customer mentioned that the HP Z2 was good in terms of USB connections. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar last year “The display integrates a four-port USB hub, slim side bezels” in their review of the HP Z2.

Reasonably Priced

One HP Z2 owner who bought the HP Z2 reckoned that it was good value for money. In December last year expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Discrete, grow stronger and more affordable, 1440p is quickly replacing 1080p as the standard” in their review of this PC monitor.

Robust

One person who bought the product considered that it was well made. In December last year Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of the HP Z2 “Solid, adjustable stand” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the Z2 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the HP Z2 which has four USB Type-A downstream ports.

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LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

Other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider include the Philips 272B4[plb_2512917_price], the AOC U2477PWQ[plb_3149688_price], or the Hannspree HU282PPS[plb_3012440_price] which has better reviews.

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Good Brand

HP is one of the better rated PC monitor manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and HP also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

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Two DisplayPorts

The HP Z2 has more DisplayPorts than most of the comparable spec PC screens that came out around the same time as the Z2. This flatpanel monitor is a two DisplayPort PC screen compared to most of the LCD screens of this age and spec which only have one DisplayPort.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the Z2 the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°. The HP Z2 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The HP Z2 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the Z2. Across all the similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z2 the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Very Big Viewable Height

With a viewable height of 596.74 millimeters, the HP Z2 has a very big viewable height compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the Z2. The average viewable height of PC monitors that were released around the same time as the Z2 is 320mm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of PC monitors of this spec and age is 25 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The HP Z2 has a quite bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Z2.

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Quite Large Color Gamut

With a color gamut of 99 percent, the HP Z2 has a fairly large color gamut compared to most of the other PC screens of this type and age. The smallest color gamut of comparable spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the Z2 is 68% and the largest is 120%.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP Z2 is a four USB 3.0 port PC monitor. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the Z2 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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1440p Video Mode

The most resolution of the HP Z2 is 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than the most common video mode of 1080p. The worst resolution of all medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z2 is 480p and the best is 2160p.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The HP Z2 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 PC screen). This PC display also have graphics resolutions of 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1366 х 768, 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the Z2 the resolution ranges from 720 x 400 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Has Three Cables Included

The HP Z2 has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to it. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC displays that were released around the same time as the Z2. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this PC display.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z2 have a built-in speaker, however the HP Z2 does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the HP ENVY 32[plb_2562671_price]; or the Viewsonic VG2860MHL[plb_2884615_price], or the Asus MG278Q[plb_3037824_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP Z2 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC monitors that are a comparable age to the Z2 also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the Philips 241P6VPJKEB[plb_3021583_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The HP Z2 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the Z2 are also not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The HP Z2 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the Z2 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Expensive

After checking the price of 434 LCD screens of this age and spec they range in price from £46 to £4,106. We think that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of this age and spec.

Very Small Viewable Size Diagonal

PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the Z2 have viewable size diagonals of between 260mm and 870mm, and the average viewable size diagonal is 560mm. At only 335.66 millimeters, the HP Z2 has a quite small viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the Z2.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

The HP Z2 has a fairly high maximum power consumption (83 Watts) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the Z2. The average maximum power consumption of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Z2 is 51W, and the maximum power consumptions range from 0.45W to 170W.

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Heavy

The weights of PC screens that came out more than a year ago range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg. With a weight of 7.7 kilograms, the HP Z2 is one of the heavier medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Z2 amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Medium monitors that are a similar age to the Z2 have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. The response time of the HP Z2 of 14 milliseconds is one of the slowest amongst medium monitors that were released around the same time as the Z2.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z2

Released Over a Year Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market for over a year.

OK Running Costs

This PC monitor is rated B for energy efficiency, and based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the Z2 is £63, which is typical compared to the other 505 medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

Average Width

At 614.3 millimeters, the HP Z2 has a pretty average width compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type.

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Specification

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Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
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3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Display Surface
Video Mode
HD Type
HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link
SRGB Display Feature
Viewable Size Diagonal
Viewable Height
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Color Gamut
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Socket Size
Headphone Output
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
Mini DisplayPort
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Maximum Height Adjustment
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mount Interface
Cable Lock Slot
VESA Mounting
Pivoting Base
Plug and Play
On/off Switch
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Non-Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certificate
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Manual Included

Expert Reviews

(4)
26 December 2015

The DT Accessory Pack Up your game with these accessories, hand picked by DT editors: Datacolor S5X100 Spyder5EXPRESS ($100) The Z25n needs calibration to open up fully, and Datacolor is the...

Solid, adjustable stand
Plenty of ports
Slim side bezels
Accurate color reproductions
Clever cable management
Finicky controls
Poor black level performance
Overpriced
Uneven brightness
Maximum resolution is not 4K
25 November 2015

HP has created a versatile and ergonomic display with the Z25n. The color-accurate WQHD 25-inch screen is mounted to an adjustable base. And to keep things clean, the display integrates a...

24 November 2015

HP has created a versatile and ergonomic display with the Z25n. The color-accurate WQHD 25-inch screen is mounted to an adjustable base. And to keep things clean, the display integrates a...

8 November 2016

Sein leuchtstarkes Display macht den schlanken HP Z27n zur ersten Wahl für helle Büros. Leider verfügt das Gerät über keine integrierten Lautsprecher.Ebenso wie der Dell U2717D und der AOC... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £59.29
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £62.33
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Energy Rating
0.31T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.31 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp z27, hp z25, k7c09a, hp z25n, hp z27x, hp z27i, k7c09at, hp z27q, hp z27s, hp z27n, code z27, home z27, k7c09ata, hp j3g14, hp d7r00, hp d7p92, hp j3g07, hp k7c09, hp d7p92a, hp j3g07a, hp k7c09a, code z27n, home z27n, k7c09atab, hp j3g14a, hp d7r00a, hp p197608, hp k7c01a8, hp p220292
Barcodes 00779184022138, 00779184119951, 00887758222454, 00887758227657, 00887758227664, 00887758227732, 00887758227749, 00888793135594, 00888793135693, 00888793155530, 00888793155615, 00888793155622, 00888793156339, 00888793156346, 00888793156421, 00888793156438, 00888793806104, 00888793806388, 00888793806487, 00888793806494, 00888793806517, 00888793806579, 00888793806586, 00889296577836, 00889296577850, 00889296577867, 04053162592414, 04053162945586, 04053162947634, 04053162947641

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