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HP ZR2740

HP ZR2740
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An award winning and fully featured 27" PC screen, with moderate running costs
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels No 12ms Aug 2013
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HP ZR2740 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have scored the HP ZR2740 as follows:
89
Reviews
11 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Age
4 Years Old
56
Running Costs
£250 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has excellent user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 78%, based on 11 reviews. This PC monitor has received a "Bronze" award from Anandtech.com. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer flatpanel monitors with better features are available. However this HP PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest PC screens 2018.
The ZR2740 has running costs of £250 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 3% of all 3,255 PC displays that we have compared it to. View all energy saving LCD screens.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Wider than average horizontal viewing angle
Very wide vertical viewing angle
Stunning at every angle
Productive from the start
Proven over the long-term

HP ZR2740 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The author at one expert review site decided that this PC display was good. This was from Anandtech.com who gave it an "Editor's Choice Bronze".

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, gadgetreview.com, CNET.com.au and layersmagazine.com this flatpanel monitor has an overall expert rating of 65%.

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HP Has Very Good PC Display Reviews

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

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The average running cost of the ZR2740 is £250 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run flatpanel monitors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

HP released the ZR2740 in August 2013.

Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

PC screens have display diagonals of between 3.5" and 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The display diagonal of the HP ZR2740 of 27" is bigger than average when compared to most other PC monitors. It is bigger than 86% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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2560 X 1440 Pixels Resolution

The HP ZR2740 has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. That's 78% larger resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all flatpanel monitors is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Slower Than Average Response Time

Flatpanel monitors have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms. The HP ZR2740's response time of 12ms is slower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 7% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most other flatpanel monitors, the HP ZR2740 does not have a built-in speaker(s). 53% of flatpanel monitors 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 HP ZR2740's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other PC monitors. It is in the widest 30% of all PC monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle of the HP ZR2740 of 178° is in the widest 5% of all PC screens when sorted by this feature. The vertical viewing angles of flatpanel monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The HP ZR2740's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is pretty standard compared to most other PC displays. It is higher than 29% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The HP ZR2740 is a four USB 2.0 port PC screen.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hp 2560x1440hatiswpidviddp, hp xw476atabu, hp xw476a4abu, hp zr2740w

Barcodes:

00885631975824, 04054843780069

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