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HP Z27X PC Monitor

PC Mag Editor's Choice thg.ru Elite tomshardware.com Elite Award tomshardware.co.uk Elite Award cnews.cz Smart Buy
27" 1000:1 LCD 641mm Oct 2015
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Work in brilliant, trusted color and bring your ideas to life with the HP DreamColor Z27x Professional Display, featuring HP's unrivaled integrated calibration engine, 4K[1] input support, and... More
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HP Dreamcolor Z27x monitor review - Hardware.Info TV (Dutch)
TECH REVIEW - NAB - HP DREAM COLOR Z27X & Z24X , DREAM COLOR CALIBATION, Z TURBO DRIVE, Canon T3i
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10 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This LCD screen has received five awards from experts.

The reviewers at two expert review sites thought that this medium monitor was good. This PC display received a PC Mag "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Smart Buy" award from Cnews.cz, confirming their endorsement.

The editors of three other expert review sites all concluded that this PC screen was good. Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com both gave this LCD screen an "Elite Award" and Thg.ru gave it an "Elite" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, digitalfotoforalla.se and prad.de the average expert rating of this medium monitor is 85 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One HP Z27x owner said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “An impressive settings menu with”.

Good Technical Features

One HP Z27x owner concluded that it had good features. Three years ago expert review site Pcmag.com said “Is equipped with plenty of features, including built-in calibration software” in their review of this PC monitor.

Nice Design

One HP Z27x owner reckoned that it was good looking.

Good Size

One HP Z27x reviewer who bought it considered that it was a good height. Louize wrote “However it renders video beautifully, you can tilt adjust height and rotate”.

Good Brand

HP is one of the superior flatpanel monitor manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

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Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

The HP Z27x is a two displayPorts quantity flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The HP Z27x has a quite big display diagonal (metric) (68.6 centimeters) compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the Z27x. Across all the similar spec PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the Z27x the display diagonal (metric)s range from 48cm to 89cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 64cm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The HP Z27x has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst PC monitors of this age. PC monitors of this age and spec have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 500 cd/m².

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12 Reasons Against

Average User Reviews

Based on 10 user reviews the average user rating of this PC display is 69 out of 100.

A Bit Expensive

One HP Z27x reviewer considered that this PC monitor was not good value for money. Tomshardware.co.uk wrote in their HP Z27x review “At this price point, there is no other monitor that is as accurate or capable as the HP Z27x”.

Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

The HP Z27x is a two USB Type-A downstream ports quantity PC display.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP Z27x does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the Z27x do have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at including the Asus PG279Q[plb_3066519_price], the Acer XR341CK[plb_2972210_price], or the Eizo FlexScan EV2750[plb_3262622_price] which is also higher rated.

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Expensive

We think this PC display looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of a comparable type and age. The cheapeast flatpanel monitor that has been available for more than a year that we found costs £64 and the most expensive costs £4,006.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the Z27x, the HP Z27x does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC screens that came out more than a year ago, the HP Z27x is not 3D.

If you want a PC screen that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the Z27x, the HP Z27x does not have a card reader integrated.

We think you might also be interested in other PC monitors which also have a card reader integrated including the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which is also higher rated.

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High Running Costs

The Z27x is in the most expensive 9% of all 486 PC screens of this age and spec that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the Z27x will cost £112 over 5 years to run.

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Quite Low Height Adjustment

With a height adjustment of only 120 millimeters, the HP Z27x has one of the lower height adjustments amongst medium monitors of this age. LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the Z27x have height adjustments of between 17mm and 180mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Across all the medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the Z27x the response times range from 1ms to 25ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms. At 12 milliseconds, the HP Z27x has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the Z27x.

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Heavy

The HP Z27x is one of the heaviest PC monitors that are a comparable age to the Z27x (8.8 kilograms) amongst LCD screens of this age. The weights of medium monitors that were released one year ago range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z27x

Released Over a Year Ago

This HP PC monitor has been on the market for over a year.

LCD Display

The HP Z27x has an LCD display which is better than the LED display found on most similar spec LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago.

There are a number of other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VP2780[plb_2884616_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price].

If you would prefer an LCD screen with a better display type then you might want to look at the Philips BDM3275[plb_2851024_price] (LED), or the LG 34UC87C[plb_2969397_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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5 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice thg.ru Elite tomshardware.com Elite Award tomshardware.co.uk Elite Award cnews.cz Smart Buy

Expert Reviews

(13)
19 January 2015

Professional LCD monitors promising 10-bit colour like the HP DreamColor Z27x are becoming more common, with attractive prices too compared to the high-end monitors of yore. Also see: Best... Read more…

18 December 2014

The HP DreamColor Z27x packs a lot into a $1,499 studio monitor. Unless you're willing to pay six figures for your new monitor, it's currently the best option for critical color work. And it's...

9 December 2014

The uniformity of the display is a big deal to me, though. Professionals need the colors they see on the screen to be accurate, even if they are at the edge of the screen and not in the center....

20 September 2014

At this price point, there is no other monitor that is as accurate or capable as the HP Z27x. We expect to see it populating film editing bays everywhere since nothing else even comes close for...

Tomshardware.co.uk

20 September 2014

At this price point, there is no other monitor that is as accurate or capable as the HP Z27x. We expect to see it populating film editing bays everywhere since nothing else even comes close for...

Tomshardware.com

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 August 2014 by Na

The z27x series has massive quality control issues. Just received my third unit, and it's the worst one yet, exhibiting extreme uniformity issues. The first had a small scratch, beneath the panel,... Read more…

Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Brainburst
Brainburst would recommend the HP Z27x

This monitor isn't perfect. But the claims made about how bad this unit is are simply overblown. We have or had Eizos, Ikegamis, JVCs, NECS FSI and Boland. Only he FSIsa re better with uniformity,... Read more…

Cheap 10-bit Color
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
This is an amazing monitor. Rich colors, clear, no deadpartial pixels. If you are thinking of moving up from consumer grade to 'pro' grade this is THE monitor to get. Picture, web pages, etc. , look g
Good Color Rendition
Falsely Advertised Gamut
Price, but you do really get your money's worth. When I see a "normal" monitor's display now, I cringe to think about what I was staring at all those years
Poor Black Level
Sharpening Artifacts
Terrible Uniformity
Reviewed 4 July 2014 by Dave
Dave would recommend the HP Z27x (Verified Purchase)

I use it for lightweight color grading and editing. When using DaVinci Resolve, I am outputting from ThunderBolt on my MacBook Pro Retina thru a BlackMagic Ultrastudio Mini Monitor to HDMI input... Read more…

Reviewed 21 July 2014 by Jim E
Jim E would recommend the HP Z27x (Verified Purchase)

A calibrated display is really only useful if it can display billions of colors. It took some fiddling and tech support from my video card manufacturer to get there, but once I did, the full... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Great monitor but not optimised for Mac so all text looks terrible on it - including every website. Hp have not made any drivers for it and have said its optimised for Windows. However it renders... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £166.65
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.86 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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