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6 Reasons For
1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution
The DreamColor Z24 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all PC monitors of this age and spec the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.
HP LCD Screens Have Good Reviews
Based on 934 user and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its PC screens. HP also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other brands.
Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical (178 degrees) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the DreamColor Z24 is 15° and the widest is 180°.
Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Across all the medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the DreamColor Z24 the viewing angle, horizontals range from -5° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. At 178 degrees, the DreamColor Z24 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DreamColor Z24.
Two DisplayPorts Quantitys
Most medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the DreamColor Z24 have between one and two displayPorts quantitys, including the DreamColor Z24 which has two displayPorts quantitys.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The display brightnesss of LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the DreamColor Z24 range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the DreamColor Z24 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the DreamColor Z24.
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Poor Expert Reviews
This medium monitor received a score of 60 out of 100 from expert review site alphr.com. If all the LCD screens of a comparable age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this LCD screen is in the bottom 2%.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The HP DreamColor Z24 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the DreamColor Z24 also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
Other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the AOC G2770[plb_2305284_price], the Benq BL2411[plb_1541459_price], or the Philips 241P4[plb_1485096_price] which also has a higher rating.
Very High Running Costs
Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the DreamColor Z24 is £96, which is in the most expensive 13% of all 993 PC displays of this age and spec.
The DreamColor Z24 is not 3D. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the DreamColor Z24 are also not 3D.
If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Benq XL2411[plb_2130532_price].
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The DreamColor Z24 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the DreamColor Z24 also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC monitors with a built-in camera and we think the HP EliteDisplay S231[plb_2198924_price], the Apple 27" Cinema Display[plb_1999154_price], or the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The DreamColor Z24 does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other PC screens of this spec and age also do not have a card reader integrated.
Only 1280 X 720 (HD 720) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The DreamColor Z24 has a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD 720). That's 56% less resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). This PC screen also have supported graphics resolutionss of 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Flatpanel monitors of this type and age supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).
Only One HDMI Ports Quantity
Most similar spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the HP DreamColor Z24 which has one HDMI ports quantity.
Quite Slow Response Time
With a response time of 6 milliseconds, the DreamColor Z24 has one of the slower response times amongst LCD screens of this age. LCD screens of this age and spec have response times of between 1ms and 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms.
PC monitors of a similar age and type to the DreamColor Z24 have weights of between 3g and 39kg. With a weight of 7 kilograms, the HP DreamColor Z24 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec.
2 Other reasons to consider the HP DreamColor Z24
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the DreamColor Z24.
The HP DreamColor Z24 has a better display type than most flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to it. This PC screen has an LCD display, whereas most medium monitors that are a comparable age to it have an LED display.
We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC displays that have an LCD Display and we think the iiyama B2280WSD-B1[plb_1378652_price], the Acer B276[plb_1659701_price], and the Lenovo Tiny-in-One 23[plb_2671558_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
PC screens with a better display type that might be worth looking at include the 239C4[pl_1395262_price] (LED and higher rated), or the 221P6[pl_2497489_price] (LED and higher rated) both from Philips or the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] (LED and higher rated).
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1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1440 x 900, 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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