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HP DreamColor LP2480zx

HP DreamColor LP2480zx
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Digital Versus 5 Star CNET.com Editor's Choice gcn.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and good spec 24" flatpanel monitor, with OK running costs
24" 1920 X 1200 Pixels No 6ms Jul 2015
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HP DreamColor LP2480zx Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the HP DreamColor LP2480zx as follows:
95
Reviews
60 Reviews + 9 Awards
79
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
59
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this PC screen to others. This PC monitor has received nine awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.com plus three other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Apcmag.com. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC screens with better features are available. However this HP PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest LCD screens 2018.
The DreamColor LP2480zx has running costs of £120 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 13% of all 3,255 PC monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC screens.
Customers report good product quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 pixels resolution
Very wide vertical viewing angle
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, rich visual quality, and consistent results.features
Billion-color possibilities: enjoy support for over one billion active colors 64 times the colors supported by traditional lcds from the innovative 30-bit LCD panel technology
Breakthrough color control: achieve what you intended with unprecedented color fidelity through a tri-color LED backlight; work with deeper colors, crt-class black, and programmable white all on a 24-inch diagonal wide-aspect screen
Vision-to-production precision: customize seven color space presets for luminance, gamma, gamut, and white point; achieve completely accurate rendition of srgb, adobe RGB, SMPTE-C, and rec.709, and 95% of DCI at the touch of a button
Enhanced connectivity: get connected to all your devices with analog, DVI-I, display port 1.1, HDMI 1.3, component, s-video, and composite inputs, HDCP support for protected content, and an integrated USB hub
Flexible positioning: be comfortable with adjustable tilt, swivel, height adjustment, and pivot rotation
Easy-to-use osd: quickly customize a range of user and color calibration settings with the completely redesigned onscreen display. new backlit bezel buttons enable easy viewing in bright and dark work environments
Slower than average response time
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

HP DreamColor LP2480zx Video Reviews

HP DreamColor LP2480zx In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Nine Industry Awards

This HP PC display is one of the most awarded of all the PC screens.

Websites CNET.com, Gcn.com, Trusted Reviews and Justechn.com all decided that this HP flatpanel monitor was spectacularly good and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editor of one other expert review site decided that this PC screen was great. This was from Apcmag.com who gave it an "Highly Recommended".

The authors at three more expert review sites all thought that this PC display was very good. This flatpanel monitor received a "Good Purchase" award from Cw.no, it received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus and Stuff.tv gave it a "Hot Buy" award.

One other expert review site concluded that this PC screen was very good. This was from Extrahardware.cz who gave it an "We Want It".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 18 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, T3.com and Digital Versus this LCD screen has an average expert rating of 88 out of 100. This means that flatpanel monitor experts think this PC screen is one of the better PC monitors.

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Good User Reviews

Based on 42 user reviews the average user rating of this PC display is 89%. Over 86% of reviewers gave this PC screen either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Three people who bought the HP DreamColor LP2480zx concluded that it was good quality.

HP Has Very Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

Based on 2,138 user and expert reviews (including 726 verified purchases), HP has very good reviews for its PC screens. 82% of those that bought a HP PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The DreamColor LP2480zx is in the most expensive 13% of all 3,255 flatpanel monitors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the DreamColor LP2480zx is £120.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the DreamColor LP2480zx in July 2015.

Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DreamColor LP2480zx of 24" is pretty average compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is bigger than 39% of all PC monitors when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the HP DreamColor LP2480zx is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% larger resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC monitor, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all PC monitors ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2880 pixels (best).

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Slower Than Average Response Time

The average response time of all LCD screens is 5.5ms, with the fastest being 1ms and the slowest being 55ms. The response time of the DreamColor LP2480zx of 6ms is slower than 77% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The average vertical viewing angle of all flatpanel monitors is 160°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°. The DreamColor LP2480zx's vertical viewing angle of 178° is very wide compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the widest 2% of all PC displays when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP DreamColor LP2480zx does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

Flatpanel monitors have horizontal viewing angles of between 40° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The horizontal viewing angle of the HP DreamColor LP2480zx of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the widest 26% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The DreamColor LP2480zx's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is pretty typical compared to most other PC screens. It is higher than 51% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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