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HP DreamColor Z24x

HP DreamColor Z24x PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 5000000:1 LCD Apr 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
Enjoy pure, consistent 10-bit color accuracy from design to production with push-button color space selection and easy color calibration on the amazingly affordable HP DreamColor Z24x Professional... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

This medium monitor received a rating of 80 out of 100 from expert review website apcmag.com.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, DreamColor Z24x owners rated this flatpanel monitor 87%.

Robust

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. Expert review site Apcmag.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said “While performance is paramount, HP's workstation line-up is also claimed to have better reliability, with carefully tested parts backed by a three year warranty”.

HP LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

HP medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC screens HP is one of the superior brands.

Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

The DreamColor Z24x is a two displayPorts quantity PC screen. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type only have one displayPorts quantity.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

At 1,070 million, the HP DreamColor Z24x has a quite many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year. Across all the medium monitors that were released one year ago the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 160M.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the DreamColor Z24x the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the DreamColor Z24x has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the DreamColor Z24x.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP DreamColor Z24x does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the DreamColor Z24x do have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider including the Benq BL2711[plb_2838535_price] or the Eizo FlexScan EV2736W[plb_1720119_price], or the LG 34UB67[plb_2816657_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP DreamColor Z24x does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the DreamColor Z24x also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched more than a year ago, the HP DreamColor Z24x is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The DreamColor Z24x does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the DreamColor Z24x also do not have a card reader integrated.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have a card reader integrated which you might want to consider including the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which is also higher rated.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The DreamColor Z24x has an average 5 year running cost of £96 based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 12% of all 486 similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than a year ago.

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Pricey

The price range of medium monitors that have been available for more than a year is from £64 to £4,006. We think that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.

Quite Low Height Adjustment

At only 120 millimeters, the DreamColor Z24x has a quite low height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the DreamColor Z24x. Medium monitors that were released one year ago have height adjustments of between 17mm and 180mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm.

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Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the DreamColor Z24x is 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 62% 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, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 350 to 4096 x 2160.

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Heavy

The HP DreamColor Z24x is quite heavy (7 kilograms) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the DreamColor Z24x. The lightest medium monitor that is a similar age to the DreamColor Z24x is 2.3g weight and the heaviest is 79kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP DreamColor Z24x

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this LCD screen was released.

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the HP DreamColor Z24x is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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LCD Display

The DreamColor Z24x has an LCD display which is better than most medium monitors that were released more than a year ago. Most LCD screens that were launched around the same time as it have an LED display.

Other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to consider include the Viewsonic VP2780[plb_2884616_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which has better reviews; or the Philips BDM3270[plb_2783117_price] which is cheaper.

If the display type of this PC screen is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Eizo FlexScan EV2736W[plb_1720119_price] (LED), the Benq XL2730[plb_2752099_price] (LED), or the LG 34UB67[plb_2816657_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.

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Expert Reviews

(2)
25 March 2015

Were it not for the iffy backlighting on our review unit, we'd have been inclined to be very positive about the DreamColor Z24x. Our only closing thought is that other retail units might not...

10 February 2015

While performance is paramount, HP's workstation line-up is also claimed to have better reliability, with carefully tested parts backed by a three year warranty.For best effect you'll obviously... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 June 2015 by Blueson

I've tried two separate units and had to return them both. This monitor is poorly designed and poorly built. The first unit was returned because it had 3 dead pixels. The second unit I returned... Read more…

Lightweight
Accurate
Easy on the eyes
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Backlight Leak
Inaccurate Color
Poor Quality
10bit Is By 8bi 2bit Frc
10 Bit Through 8bitfrc
Reviewed 28 May 2014 by Light-Master
Light-Master would recommend the HP Z24x (Verified Purchase)

Very nice monitor and a great value for color correct monitors. Used my Spyder Pro 4 on it and it rated it as 96% of Adobe RGB. I have another monitor that I also calibrated but it displays much... Read more…

Reviewed 21 September 2014 by Peter Lafayette
Peter Lafayette would recommend the HP Z24x

Pros: Calibrated to a Delta E of less than 1.0 in the center. The price to performance ratio is outstanding. Cons: Extreme lower right and left corners of mine are just noticeably green and... Read more…

Reviewed 17 September 2014 by ShadowThug666
ShadowThug666 would recommend the HP Z24x

Got this mostly as a viewer for FCP X and as a second screen in Illustrator and general computing tasks. Sometimes we also use it for lightweight grading in Resolve for smaller projects that dont... Read more…

Reviewed 16 September 2014 by Pro on a budget
Pro on a budget would recommend the HP Z24x (Verified Purchase)

I am a student filmmaker and can't afford a proper calibration monitor. So I struggled with getting my videos to look even slightly similar on different devices. then comes along this beauty. I... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £148.70
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £151.26
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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