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9 Reasons For
Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The HP Z30i is a five USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on LCD screens that are a comparable age to it.
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Eizo ColorEdge CX241[plb_2573323_price], the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], or the NEC EA275UHD[plb_3086784_price].
HP Has Good PC Monitor Reviews
We checked 950 expert and owner reviews for HP LCD screens and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.
Five USB 2.0 Ports
The HP Z30i is a five USB 2.0 port PC monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago only have between one and four USB 2.0 ports.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The display brightness of comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the Z30i range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². When compared to other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the Z30i, the HP Z30i's display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest.
Quite Big Viewable Height
The smallest viewable height of PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the Z30i is 230mm and the biggest is 700mm. At 400.8 millimeters, the HP Z30i has a quite big viewable height compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Z30i.
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Quite Big Viewable Width
The smallest viewable width of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Z30i is 280mm and the biggest is 800mm. At 641.2 millimeters, the HP Z30i has a quite big viewable width compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the Z30i.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 75.78 centimeters, the HP Z30i has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age. The screen sizes of medium monitors that are a similar age to the Z30i range from 48cm to 600cm.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The HP Z30i has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this LCD screen. This flatpanel monitor also 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 worst resolution of all PC displays of a comparable type and age to the Z30i is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.
12 Reasons Against
We checked 434 medium monitors that were released more than a year ago and they range in price from £46 to £4,106. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The HP Z30i does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z30i do have a built-in speaker.
It is worth also looking at other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the Acer Predator Z35[plb_3049491_price], the Eizo FlexScan EV2730Q[plb_2746829_price], or the Asus PA328[plb_2731937_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the Z30i, the HP Z30i does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Most LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the Z30i are not 3D compatible. The HP Z30i is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The HP Z30i does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other PC monitors that came out more than a year ago also do not have an integrated card reader.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader to this PC display and we think the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] is also worth considering.
High Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this LCD screen is C, and the Z30i is in the most expensive 6% of all 505 flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the Z30i is £140.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
With a maximum height adjustment of only 120 millimeters, the HP Z30i has a fairly low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type. Across all the flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the Z30i the maximum height adjustments range from 17mm to 510mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm.
Only 2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to it.
The HP Z30i is one of the heavier medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Z30i (7.6 kilograms) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. The average weight of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the Z30i is 5kg, and the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg.
Quite Slow Response Time
The average response time of flatpanel monitors that were launched more than a year ago is 5.7ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the HP Z30i has one of the slower response times amongst medium monitors of this age.
Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption
At 125 Watts, the HP Z30i has a fairly high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Z30i. Across all the PC displays that were released one year ago the maximum power consumptions range from 0.45W to 170W, and the average maximum power consumption is 51W.
Very High Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the Z30i the annual energy consumptions range from 22kWh to 140kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 97 kilowatt hours, the HP Z30i has a very high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released one year ago.
1 Other reason to consider the HP Z30i
Released Over a Year Ago
This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over a year.
2560 x 1600
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
720 x 480, 1280 x 800, 1376 x 768, 1600 x 900, 2560 x 1440, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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