One HP Z27x reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “An impressive settings menu with”.
Good Technical Features
One HP Z27x reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it had good features. Pcmag.com said in their HP Z27x review on expert website PC Mag “Is equipped with plenty of features, including built-in calibration software”.
One HP Z27x owner said in their reviews that it was good looking. Louize mentioned on Amazon “However it renders video beautifully, you can tilt adjust height” in their HP Z27x review.
One HP Z27x reviewer thought it was a good height.
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors
We checked 950 user and expert reviews for HP PC monitors and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.
The HP Z27x has more DisplayPorts than most of the medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Z27x. Most of the flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the Z27x only have one DisplayPort, however this PC display has two DisplayPorts.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
PC screens that came out more than a year ago have display colour counts of between 16M and 1,100M. At 1,070 million, the HP Z27x has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the Z27x.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
At 68.6 centimeters, the HP Z27x has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age. The smallest display diagonal of PC displays that were released one year ago is 48cm and the biggest is 600cm.
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User Reviews Are Average
This LCD screen has an average user rating of 69 out of 100 based on 10 user reviews.
A Bit Expensive
One person thought it was not good value for money. Expert website Tomshardware.co.uk said “At this price point, there is no other monitor that is as accurate or capable as the HP Z27x”.
Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The HP Z27x is a two USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Z27x have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
The price range of PC displays of a similar spec and age is from £46 to £4,106. We think that this PC display looks expensive compared to other PC displays of a similar spec and age.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The HP Z27x does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the Z27x.
Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider include the Acer XR341CK[plb_2972210_price]; or the HP ENVY 34[plb_2697216_price], or the Acer Predator X34[plb_2934830_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC monitors that have been available for more than a year, the HP Z27x does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Most PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the Z27x are not 3D compatible. The HP Z27x is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the Z27x, the HP Z27x 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 DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which is also higher rated.
High Running Costs
The Z27x has an average 5 year running cost of £112 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run PC screens of a comparable spec and age.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
The maximum height adjustments of flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago range from 17mm to 510mm. With a maximum height adjustment of only 120 millimeters, the HP Z27x has a quite low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the Z27x.
Quite Slow Response Time
The HP Z27x has a quite slow response time (12 milliseconds) compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released around the same time as the Z27x. The fastest response time of similar spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the Z27x is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 5.7ms.
The HP Z27x is quite heavy (8.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the Z27x. Across all the flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the Z27x the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This flatpanel monitor was released over a year ago.
LCD Display Type
The HP Z27x has an LCD display type which is better than most flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. Most medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it have an LED display type.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price].
If the display type of this PC display is too bad for you then you might want to look at the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] (LED and higher rated), or the Asus PA328[plb_2731937_price] (LED and higher rated) or the HP ENVY 34[plb_2697216_price] (LED and cheaper).
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Viewable Size Diagonal
0.233 x 0.233
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Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Ports & Interfaces
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 20
Swivel Angle Range
-45 - 45
VESA Mount Interface
-45 - 45
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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