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9 Reasons For
Price Has Dropped by £70.38
In the last 53 days the price of the Z34c has dropped by £70.38.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The HP Z34c has a built-in speaker. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the Z34c also have a built-in speaker.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker and we think cheaper PC monitors such as the Acer B346CK[plb_3287892_price], and the LG 34UC88-B[plb_3316458_price] is also worth considering.
We think you might also be interested in other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the Acer XR342CK[plb_3427995_price].
HP is one of the superior PC screen brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and HP also has good ratings for its medium monitors.
Two HDMI Ports
The HP Z34c is a two HDMI port PC display. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the Z34c have between one and three HDMI ports.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
Latest comparable spec PC screens have screen sizes of between 52cm and 690cm. At 86.36 centimeters, the HP Z34c has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other newly released medium monitors.
Very Big Viewable Width
The viewable widths of flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for the last year range from 290mm to 820mm. When compared to other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Z34c that we have checked, the viewable width of the HP Z34c of 749.9 millimeters is one of the biggest.
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Quite Bright Display Brightness
At 350 candellas per square meter, the HP Z34c has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z34c. The dimmest display brightness of latest medium monitors is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 800 cd/m².
Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power
The RMS rated audio powers of medium monitors that are a similar age to the Z34c range from 1W to 32W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5W. At 6 Watts, the HP Z34c has a quite high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other recently released medium monitors.
3000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The HP Z34c has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 3000:1. That's over three times the typical contrast ratio of the most common typical contrast ratio of 1000:1.
A 3000:1 typical contrast ratio is actually the best typical contrast ratio amongst all medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Z34c.
Amongst comparable types of PC monitor the worst typical contrast ratio is 600:1.
11 Reasons Against
Not Cheap for a Medium Monitor That Has Been Available for the Last Year
We thought that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months. The price range of medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months is from £42 to £3,140.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the Z34c do not have an integrated card reader. The HP Z34c 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 DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Z34c, the HP Z34c does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The HP Z34c is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the Z34c are also not 3D compatible.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has an UltraWide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
Running Costs Are High
This PC display is rated C for energy efficiency, and the Z34c is in the most expensive 2% of all 371 similar spec PC displays that were launched in the last 12 months that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the Z34c will cost £153 over 5 years to run.
Fairly Slow Response Time
With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the HP Z34c has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for the last year. The response times of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Z34c range from 1ms to 20ms.
Across all the recently released medium monitors the weights range from 2.6g to 33kg. The HP Z34c is fairly heavy (8 kilograms) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the Z34c.
Very High Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of comparable spec PC screens that were released in the last year is 3kWh and the highest is 98kWh. When compared to other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the Z34c that we have checked the annual energy consumption of, the HP Z34c's annual energy consumption of 91 kilowatt hours is one of the highest.
Very High Maximum Power Consumption
Across all the new medium monitors the maximum power consumptions range from 18W to 170W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W. At 150 Watts, the HP Z34c has a very high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the Z34c.
With a width of 950.8 millimeters, the HP Z34c's width is one of the widest amongst comparable spec PC displays that were launched in the last year. The narrowest medium monitor that has been around for around the same time as the Z34c is 370mm wide and the widest is 960mm.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 950.8mm wide PC monitors currently available including the HP ENVY 34c[plb_2976258_price] which is cheaper.
PC screens with a wider width that might be worth considering include the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] (637.3mm and higher rated), or the Philips BDM3490UC[plb_2921352_price] (826mm and higher rated).
3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z34c
Released Eleven Months Ago
This flatpanel monitor was released eleven months ago.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many latest flatpanel monitors.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display and we think the Samsung LS34E790C[plb_3345522_price], and the LG 34UC88-B[plb_3316458_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 34UC98[plb_3323747_price] which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
10000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the HP Z34c is 10000000:1. That's 90% less contrast ratio than a 100000000:1 flatpanel monitor, which is the most common contrast ratio.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have a 10000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available that you might want to look at including the HP ENVY 34c[plb_2976258_price] which is cheaper.
Flatpanel monitors with a higher contrast ratio that might also be worth considering include the Philips BDM3490UC[plb_2921352_price] (50000000:1 and higher rated); or the AOC U3277PWQU[plb_3785215_price] (80000000:1 and cheaper).
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
720 x 400, 1600 x 900, 2560 x 1440, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1366 х 768, 1440 x 900, 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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Good trade between size and resolution
Capable of high brightness
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