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HP Z34c

HP Z34c PC Monitor

34" 10000000:1 LED Oct 2015
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
Raise the bar with the HP Z Display Z34c Ultra Wide Curved Display 34 diagonal inches of an elegant, immersive, curved visual and audio experience with enhanced peripheral readability for your... More
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17 Reasons For

Nice Design

One HP Z34c owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was good looking. A few weeks ago Macobserver.com mentioned “It's all wrapped in a stylish black” in their review although they only gave this PC monitor a score of 40 out of 100.

One HP Z34c reviewer wrote that this PC monitor was ergonomic. Macobserver.com said in December “Great ergonomic structure for proper claw grip” in their review of this PC monitor however they only rated the HP Z34c 40 out of 100.

One person reckoned that the product was a good design. Macobserver.com mentioned this year “Great design”.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was neat. This year Macobserver.com mentioned “Good electronics, for the tidy sum of 99” in their review of this PC monitor but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 2 stars.

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Robust

Some customers who purchased the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Macobserver.com said “Compared to its durability, you should easily be able to live” in their review of the HP Z34c but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Macobserver.com also wrote “Evolution seems sturdy”.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. A few weeks ago Macobserver.com wrote “Good layout build quality” in their HP Z34c review however despite that they rated the product 2 stars.

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Easy to Use

Several HP Z34c reviewers who bought the HP Z34c thought it was easy to use. This year Macobserver.com wrote “Controls are difficult to operate intuitively” but they rated the HP Z34c 2 stars. Macobserver.com also said “Aluminium jog wheels feel superb to use”.

One HP Z34c reviewer who purchased this PC monitor said that it had a good interface. In December Macobserver.com mentioned “One has an MHL interface (not supported by Apple” in their review.

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Reasonably Priced

One HP Z34c reviewer who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was a bargain for the price. Macobserver.com said in their review of the HP Z34c “Very cheap mouse”.

Good Technical Features

One HP Z34c reviewer mentioned that this PC monitor had good features. Macobserver.com mentioned “Plenty of features including 8 pad FX”.

Good Product Quality

One HP Z34c reviewer considered that the HP Z34c was good quality.

Good Connectivity

One customer considered that the product was wifi compatible. Macobserver.com wrote a few weeks ago “The 3 099 Samsung N 58 9850WG has WiFi, so you can control some of the oven's functions with a surprisingly responsive app” however they rated the HP Z34c 2 stars.

LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to it.

Alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Eizo ColorEdge CX241[plb_2573323_price], the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], or the Fujitsu P27T-7[plb_3367075_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The HP Z34c has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other PC screens that were launched more than a year ago.

There are a number of other PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at including the NEC EA275UHD[plb_3086784_price], the Philips BDM3275UP[plb_2997137_price], or the Acer XR341CK[plb_2972210_price] which has better reviews.

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays

On average HP medium monitors have good ratings as do all PC monitors produced by HP.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The average horizontal viewing angle of PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the Z34c is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the HP Z34c has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the Z34c.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

LCD screens of this type and age have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the HP Z34c has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst PC screens of this age.

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Two HDMI Ports

The HP Z34c is a two HDMI port PC display.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the Z34c is 65cm, and the screen sizes range from 48cm to 600cm. The display diagonal of the HP Z34c of 86.36 centimeters is one of the biggest amongst medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Z34c.

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Very Big Viewable Width

With a viewable width of 749.9 millimeters, the HP Z34c's viewable width is one of the biggest amongst PC screens of a comparable age and type to the Z34c. The average viewable width of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 530mm.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of LCD screens of a similar type and age to the Z34c is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the HP Z34c has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other LCD screens that came out around the same time as the Z34c.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The HP Z34c has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most common resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this flatpanel monitor. This PC screen also have graphics resolutions of 720 x 400, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1366 х 768, 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the Z34c graphics resolutions range from 720 x 400 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This LCD screen received an expert rating of 40% from macobserver.com. Experts aren't convinced by this PC screen.

Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of HP Z34c owners said in their reviews that the HP Z34c was not heavy and bulky. Macobserver.com mentioned in their review “Side buttons began to stick after heavy use”. Macobserver.com also said “Heavy and large”. Macobserver.com also mentioned “This also, unfortunately, makes it feels like somewhat heavy and big.”.

Pricey

We checked 434 comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year and they range in price from £46 to £4,106. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP Z34c does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the Z34c also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HP Z34c is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Z34c are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Z34c, the HP Z34c does not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader which you might also want to consider including the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which is also higher rated.

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High Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this PC screen is C, and the Z34c is one of the less economic to run PC monitors of a comparable spec and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the Z34c is £153.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Z34c have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the HP Z34c has one of the slower response times amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

Comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the Z34c have annual energy consumptions of between 22kWh and 140kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 91 kilowatt hours, the HP Z34c has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Heavy

LCD screens of this type and age have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg. At 8 kilograms, the HP Z34c is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z34c.

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Very High Maximum Power Consumption

When compared to other PC screens of this age and type that we have checked, the HP Z34c's maximum power consumption of 150 Watts is one of the highest. Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the Z34c the maximum power consumptions range from 0.45W to 170W, and the average maximum power consumption is 51W.

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Very Wide

Across all the PC screens of this age and spec the widths range from 340mm to 960mm. With a width of 950.8 millimeters, the HP Z34c is one of the widest medium monitors that were released one year ago amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 950.8mm wide flatpanel monitors currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP ENVY 34[plb_2697216_price].

PC screens with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the Philips BDM3490UC[plb_2921352_price] (826mm), or the LG 34UC87[plb_2748624_price] (830.5mm) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £149.02
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £152.06
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Energy Rating
0.75T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp z34, k1u77a, hp z34c, k1u77at, home z34, hp k1u77, k1u77ata, code z34, home z34c, hp k1u77a, k1u77atab, code z34c, hp k1u77at, k1u77atabu, hp p232220, hp p232221, code k1u77, hp k1u77a4, hp 350cdm2, hp inc z34, home k1u77, hp k1u77a4a, hp inc z34c, home k1u77a, hp k1u77ata, hp p232220p, hp p232221p
Barcodes 00888793587461, 00888793587553, 00888793587560, 04053162983632

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