This LCD screen is one of the most awarded of all the latest comparable spec LCD screens.
Two expert review sites liked this HP PC monitor. This flatpanel monitor received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag and it received a "Smart Buy" award from Cnews.cz.
The experts at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this PC monitor was good. Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com both gave this LCD screen an "Elite Award" and Thg.ru gave it an "Elite" award.
Owner Reviews Are Average
The average owner rating of this PC monitor is 70 out of 100 based on 8 owner reviews.
Easy to Use
One person reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Pcmag.com rated it 5 stars and wrote on expert review site PC Mag “An impressive settings menu with”.
Good Technical Features
One customer wrote in their reviews that the HP Z27x had good features. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “Is equipped with plenty of features, including built-in calibration software” in their review of this PC monitors.
HP Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens
Medium monitors produced by HP have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just medium monitors) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.
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The HP Z27x is a two DisplayPort PC monitor. Most of the other PC displays that were launched around the same time as the Z27x only have one DisplayPort.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
Across all the new medium monitors the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M. The HP Z27x has one of the more display colour counts (1,070 million) amongst medium monitors of this age.
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A Bit Expensive
One HP Z27x owner who purchased it reckoned that it was not good value for money. Two years ago expert review site Tomshardware.co.uk wrote “At this price point, there is no other monitor that is as accurate or capable as the HP Z27x”.
Only 1000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the HP Z27x is 1000:1. That's 96% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 25000:1. Similar spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Z27x dynamic contrast ratios range from Mega Contrast (worst) to 100000000:1 (best).
If the contrast ratio of this flatpanel monitor is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the 2408WFP (3000:1), or the P2014H (£73.54) (2000000:1) both from DELL which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The HP Z27x does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that came out in the last year.
There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider including the Lenovo X1 (£43.55), the iiyama GB2488HSU (£192.29), or the Acer XB270H (£242.00) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the Z27x do not have an integrated card reader. The HP Z27x is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth also looking at alternative PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the 2408WFP, the U2413 (£262.00), or the UP2715K (£634.80) all from DELL.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other latest medium monitors, the HP Z27x does not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Lenovo X1 (£43.55) which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
The HP Z27x is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last year are also not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Asus PG278Q (£359.99) which is also higher rated.
Only LCD Display Type
The HP Z27x has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as it.
This PC display's display type (LCD) is in fact the worst display type across all PC screens that came out in the last 12 months.
The best display type amongst comparable types of PC display is LED.
We compared all the other PC screens that have an LCD Display to this LCD screen and we think the Benq XL2720Z (£319.98), the AOC Q2781PQ (£289.54), and the Lenovo X1 (£43.55) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If the display type of this flatpanel monitor is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Eizo FORIS FS2735 (£1,083.49) (LED and higher rated).
Running Costs Are High
Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the Z27x is £112, which is in the most expensive 7% of all 371 new medium monitors.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
Across all the medium monitors that were released in the last year the maximum height adjustments range from 20mm to 1,200mm. With a maximum height adjustment of only 120 millimeters, the HP Z27x has one of the lower maximum height adjustments amongst PC displays of this age.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The HP Z27x is a two USB 2.0 port LCD screen.
Quite Slow Response Time
Across all the PC monitors that were released in the last 12 months the response times range from 1ms to 20ms. The HP Z27x has one of the slower response times (12 milliseconds) amongst LCD screens of this age.
The average weight of latest PC displays is 4.8kg, and the weights range from 2.6g to 33kg. The weight of the HP Z27x of 8.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst newly released medium monitors.
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The z27x series has massive quality control issues. Just received my third unit, and it's the worst one yet, exhibiting extreme uniformity issues. The first had a small scratch, beneath the panel,... Read more…
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Cheap 10-bit Color
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
This is an amazing monitor. Rich colors, clear, no deadpartial pixels. If you are thinking of moving up from consumer grade to 'pro' grade this is THE monitor to get. Picture, web pages, etc. , look g
Good Color Rendition
Falsely Advertised Gamut
Price, but you do really get your money's worth. When I see a "normal" monitor's display now, I cringe to think about what I was staring at all those years
Dave would recommend the HP Z27x (Verified Purchase)
I use it for lightweight color grading and editing. When using DaVinci Resolve, I am outputting from ThunderBolt on my MacBook Pro Retina thru a BlackMagic Ultrastudio Mini Monitor to HDMI input... Read more…
Jim E would recommend the HP Z27x (Verified Purchase)
A calibrated display is really only useful if it can display billions of colors. It took some fiddling and tech support from my video card manufacturer to get there, but once I did, the full... Read more…
Great monitor but not optimised for Mac so all text looks terrible on it - including every website.
Hp have not made any drivers for it and have said its optimised for Windows. However it renders... Read more…
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