HP DreamColor Z32x IPS 31.5" Black - PC flat panels (3840 x 2160 pixels, LED, IPS, 640 x 480 (VGA), 1440 x 900, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA), 720 x 400, 1600 x 900, 720 x 480, 160, 1000:1, 5000000:1)
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The HP Z32x is a four USB Type-A downstream port PC screen.
HP Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all HP PC monitors and specifically for HP medium monitors and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.
Two HDMI Ports
The HP Z32x is a two HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Z32x have between one and three HDMI ports.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 80 centimeters, the HP Z32x has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium monitors of this age. The screen sizes of LCD screens that were launched in the last year range from 52cm to 690cm.
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Quite Big Viewable Width
The HP Z32x has a fairly big viewable width (696.96 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months. The smallest viewable width of comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the Z32x is 290mm and the biggest is 820mm.
Fairly Big Viewable Height
Across all the similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Z32x the viewable heights range from 250mm to 69,000mm. At 392.04 millimeters, the HP Z32x has a fairly big viewable height compared to most of the other latest medium monitors.
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution
The HP Z32x has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. Across all medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
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Price Increase of £232.25
In the last 49 days the Z32x has increased in price by £232.25.
Not Cheap Compared to Other Latest Medium Monitors
We thought that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other latest medium monitors. We checked 347 latest medium monitors and they range in price from £42 to £3,140.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The HP Z32x does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months do have a built-in speaker.
Other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the Benq PV3200PT (£1,098.00).
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The HP Z32x does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months also do not have an integrated card reader.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Benq PV3200PT (£1,098.00) is also worth considering.
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Not 3D Compatible
The HP Z32x is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the Z32x are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The HP Z32x does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Z32x also do not have a built-in camera.
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 recently released PC displays.
High Running Costs
The Z32x is one of the more expensive to run medium monitors that were launched in the last year that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the Z32x is £141.
The average weight of similar spec PC displays that were released in the last 12 months is 4.8kg, and the weights range from 2.6g to 33kg. With a weight of 7.8 kilograms, the HP Z32x is one of the heavier new medium monitors amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The response times of medium monitors that came out in the last year range from 1ms to 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the HP Z32x has one of the slower response times amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.
Quite High Maximum Power Consumption
The average maximum power consumption of new medium monitors is 52W. With a maximum power consumption of 120 Watts, the HP Z32x has a quite high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the Z32x.
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Released Eleven Months Ago
It was eleven months ago when HP released the Z32x.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Eizo CG2420 (£766.14), or the Benq PV3200PT (£1,098.00) which is cheaper.
5000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The HP Z32x has a maximum contrast ratio of 5000000:1. That's 95% less contrast ratio than a 100000000:1 PC monitor, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
If the contrast ratio of this PC screen is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Benq PV3200PT (£1,098.00) (20000000:1 and cheaper).
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
640 x 480 (VGA), 1440 x 900, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA), 720 x 400, 1600 x 900, 720 x 480, 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768, 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800, 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1280 x 960, 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 1366 x 768
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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