A number of customers who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was good quality. Expert website Pcworld.co.nz gave the HP ZR24w a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Remains a popular screen due to its high quality IPS panel and low price tag compared to professional monitors”. Expert website Alphr.com said “HP's gargantuan ZR30w won us over with its 30in panel and stunning image quality” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Alphr.com also wrote “Great build, great image quality and a 16”.
Good Picture Quality
Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality.
One HP ZR24w owner who bought the product reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Five years ago Digitalversus.com wrote in their HP ZR24w review on Digital Versus “On paper, DisplayPort is a better choice than HDMI”.
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One HP ZR24w owner who bought the product said that it was well made.
Good Technical Features
One HP ZR24w owner who bought the product reckoned that it had good features.
One HP ZR24w owner said in their reviews that the HP ZR24w was good value for money. Reviewed.com said four years ago “Good performance at a reasonable price”.
Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys
Most flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the ZR24w have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the HP ZR24w which has five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.
HP is one of the better rated PC screen manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium monitors.
Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical
The HP ZR24w has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical (178 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the ZR24w. The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZR24w is 15°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.
Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the ZR24w the viewing angle, horizontals range from -5° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. At 178 degrees, the HP ZR24w has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the ZR24w is 25 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the HP ZR24w's display brightness is one of the brightest amongst LCD screens of this age and spec.
Five USB 2.0 Ports
Most comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZR24w have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the HP ZR24w which has five USB 2.0 ports.
1080p Supported Video Modes
This LCD screen has a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This flatpanel monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Has Five Cables Includeds
The HP ZR24w has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC screens of this age and spec. The cables includeds "DisplayPort", "DVI", "USB" and "VGA" are also found on this HP PC screen.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The HP ZR24w does not have a built-in speaker(s), although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the ZR24w also do not have a built-in speaker(s).
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this flatpanel monitor and we think the FlexScan EV2316[pl_1717439_price], or the Flexscan EV2336W[pl_1716850_price] both from Eizo or the NEC MultiSync EA234[plb_1609015_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
The HP ZR24w is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the ZR24w are also not 3D.
Flatpanel monitors which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the XL2411T[pl_1522088_price], or the XL2411[pl_2130532_price] both from Benq or the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the ZR24w, the HP ZR24w does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the Apple 27" Cinema Display[plb_1999154_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Like most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the ZR24w, the HP ZR24w does not have a card reader integrated.
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Quite Low Height Adjustment
At only 100 millimeters, the HP ZR24w has a fairly low height adjustment compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the ZR24w the height adjustments range from 13mm to 1,200mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
Running Costs Are High
The average running cost of the ZR24w is £249 over 8 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 4% of all 1,019 medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.
Fairly High Power Consumption (max)
The HP ZR24w has a quite high power consumption (max) (85 Watts) compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to the ZR24w. Across all the similar spec PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to the ZR24w the power consumption (max)s range from 15W to 250W.
The HP ZR24w is one of the heavier PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the ZR24w (8.5 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age. The weights of similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago range from 3g to 39kg.
Fairly High Power Consumption (off)
When compared to other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the ZR24w, the power consumption (off) of the HP ZR24w of 1 Watt is one of the highest. The power consumption (off)s of comparable spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the ZR24w range from 0.005W to 21W.
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Released Over Four Years Ago
HP released the ZR24w over four years ago.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.
The HP ZR24w has an LCD display which is better than the LED display found on most similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as it.
Other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price], the DELL U2410[plb_1448035_price], or the iiyama XB2485WSU[plb_1448731_price].
If the display type of this medium monitor is too bad for you then you might want to look at the iiyama XB2780HSU[plb_1370714_price] (LED and higher rated), the AOC I2460[plb_2045326_price] (LED and higher rated), or the DELL U2515H[plb_2680650_price] (LED and higher rated).
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