HP Z27s 27" Black 4K Ultra HD Matt - computer monitors (3840 x 2160 pixels, LED, 4K Ultra HD, IPS, Matt, 720 x 400, 2560 x 1440, 3840 x 2160, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1440)
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5 Reasons For
One HP Z27s reviewer who purchased the HP Z27s concluded that it was a good height. Macobserver.com mentioned “Height, pivot, tilt and rotation (to portrait) adjustments” in their review of this PC monitors yet gave it a rating of 2 stars.
HP Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens
Medium monitors built by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
Fairly Many Display Colour Count
At 1,070 million, the HP Z27s has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. The display colour counts of PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the Z27s range from 16M to 1,100M.
Very Big Viewable Height
When compared to other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z27s that we have assessed the viewable height of, the HP Z27s's viewable height of 596.16 millimeters is one of the biggest. The average viewable height of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the Z27s is 320mm, and the viewable heights range from 230mm to 630mm.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 720 x 400|2560 x 1440|1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1440 x 900 (WXGA+)|1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)|2560 x 1600 (WQXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to it.
10 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The HP Z27s does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z27s do have a built-in speaker.
Other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider include the Viewsonic VA2452SM (£110.05) which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most PC monitors of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The HP Z27s is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the Viewsonic VG2437 (£163.84), or the DELL UZ2215H (£203.10) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The HP Z27s does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the Z27s also do not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth considering alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the SW2700PT (£523.19), or the BL3201 (£650.71) both from Benq or the DELL UP3214Q (£598.80) which is also higher rated.
Not 3D Compatible
Most flatpanel monitors of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The HP Z27s is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the iiyama B2783QSU-B1 (£249.97), or the Acer XB240H (£149.99) which is also higher rated.
+7 More reasons against
Running Costs Are High
Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the Z27s will cost £101 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 10% of all 486 PC displays of a comparable age and spec.
Very Small Viewable Size Diagonal
At only 335.34 millimeters, the HP Z27s has a quite small viewable size diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Z27s. The average viewable size diagonal of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Z27s is 550mm.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
Across all the LCD screens of this spec and age the maximum height adjustments range from 17mm to 510mm. With a maximum height adjustment of only 120 millimeters, the HP Z27s has one of the lower maximum height adjustments amongst medium monitors of this age.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on comparable spec PC displays that came out more than a year ago.
Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption
Flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the Z27s have maximum power consumptions of between 16W and 170W. With a maximum power consumption of 92 Watts, the HP Z27s has one of the higher maximum power consumptions amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.
The HP Z27s is one of the heavier comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Z27s (7.8 kilograms) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age. Across all the PC displays of this type and age the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP Z27s
Released Over a Year Ago
This medium monitor has been on the market for over a year.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many LCD screens that have been available for more than a year.
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer G257HU (£228.57).
5000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 5000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Alternative LCD screens that have a 5000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion 27 (£441.60), or the LG 34UM57 (£290.83).
If the contrast ratio of this LCD screen is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL UZ2315H (£155.00) (8000000:1), or the Asus VS229 (£54.71) (8000000:1) which also has a higher rating.
+2 Other reasons
The HP Z27s has a pretty average width (625.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the Z27s.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
720 x 400, 2560 x 1440, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1440 x 900, 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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LED backlit 4K IPS display that works with any modern Mac (or PC)
Many resolution modes less than 4K
Height, pivot, tilt and rotation (to portrait) adjustments
10bit color and reaches 111 percent of the sRGB color gamut
The onscreen display panel is hard to locate and the buttons aren't well marked
There is no builtin camera or speakers for conferencing
Boulder Glen would recommend the HP Z27s (Verified Purchase)
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