The HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional LCD Display is the world's only color-critical LCD based on HP DreamColor Engine technology. This uniquely affordable monitor delivers broad color support,...
The writer at Apcmag.com strongly endorse this LCD screen and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.
The experts at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this medium monitor was good. Stuff.tv gave this PC screen a "Hot Buy" award, it received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus and Extrahardware.cz gave it a "We Want It" award.
This flatpanel monitor received a "Good Purchase" award from Cw.no.
Good Expert Reviews
This PC screen has an average expert rating of 88% based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, T3.com and Digital Versus. This puts this LCD screen in the top 18% of all the PC displays of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.
Good Owner Reviews
The average owner rating of this LCD screen is 88% based on 23 owner reviews.
Good Product Quality
Several people who bought the HP DreamColor LP2480zx considered that it was good quality. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said “When you do you quickly gain an appreciation for what true quality looks like”. Expert website Digitalversus.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said eight years ago “According to HP, this screen has an extensive colour range and a rich visual quality and homogeneity”.
A few people who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money. Stuff.tv mentioned “A breakthrough for almost affordable LCDs that should filter down to cheaper panels soon” and rated the product 5 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their HP DreamColor LP2480zx review on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “HP calls the 24in DreamColor LP2480zx uniquely affordable”. Expert website Digitalartsonline.co.uk said in their review of the HP DreamColor LP2480zx nine years ago “The DreamColor LP2480ZX is the first monitor to offer a 10-bit-per-colour output at a price that’s affordable to many creatives” .
HP Has Good PC Display Reviews
We checked 934 expert and owner reviews for HP PC screens and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.
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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical
Across all the medium monitors that came out around the same time as the DreamColor LP2480zx the viewing angle, verticals range from 10° to 180°. The HP DreamColor LP2480zx has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Very Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal
At 178 degrees, the HP DreamColor LP2480zx has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DreamColor LP2480zx. Across all the PC screens that are a comparable age to the DreamColor LP2480zx the viewing angle, horizontals range from 18° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The highest resolution of the HP DreamColor LP2480zx is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this HP flatpanel monitor). In addition, this PC screen have supported graphics resolutionss of 720 x 400, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the DreamColor LP2480zx is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.
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Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys
The HP DreamColor LP2480zx is a two USB Type-A downstream ports quantity flatpanel monitor. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that came out more than a year ago have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The DreamColor LP2480zx does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released more than a year ago.
There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to look at including the Benq GW2760H[plb_3402570_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC screens of this age and type, the DreamColor LP2480zx does not have a built-in camera.
Like most of the other PC displays that came out around the same time as the DreamColor LP2480zx, the DreamColor LP2480zx is not 3D.
LCD screens which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price].
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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The DreamColor LP2480zx does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the DreamColor LP2480zx also do not have a card reader integrated.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays with a card reader integrated and we think the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] is also worth considering.
Running Costs Are Very High
The average running cost of the DreamColor LP2480zx is £86 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 15% of all 486 PC displays of this age and spec.
Quite Low Height Adjustment
With a height adjustment of only 100 millimeters, the DreamColor LP2480zx has a fairly low height adjustment compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type. Across all the similar spec PC monitors that were released one year ago the height adjustments range from 17mm to 180mm.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the DreamColor LP2480zx have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The DreamColor LP2480zx has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age.
With a weight of 12.5 kilograms, the HP DreamColor LP2480zx is one of the heaviest LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the DreamColor LP2480zx amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The lightest comparable spec PC monitor that was launched around the same time as the DreamColor LP2480zx is 2.3g weight and the heaviest is 79kg.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP DreamColor LP2480zx
Released Over a Year Ago
HP released the DreamColor LP2480zx over a year ago.
1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the DreamColor LP2480zx is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The HP DreamColor LP2480zx has a better display type than most PC displays of a comparable age and spec to it. This flatpanel monitor has an LCD display, whereas most medium monitors that were released around the same time as it have an LED display.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC screens that have an LCD Display and we think the Viewsonic VP2780[plb_2884616_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
720 x 400, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 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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