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HP ZR2740 PC Monitor

anandtech.com Editor's Choice Bronze
27" LED 646mm Aug 2013
Display Diagonal Display Width Release Date
When you want the best and brightest displays, you choose HP Performance Monitors. And now we have a new arrival. The HP ZR2740w 27 LED Backlit IPS Monitor is HP's first 27-inch diagonal... More
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site said that this medium monitor was good. Anandtech.com gave this LCD screen an "Editor's Choice Bronze" award.

Reasonably Priced

Several HP ZR2740 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Brian Riches said four years ago “I would not hesitate to buy another oneNo problems what so ever with the supplier - delivered within two days at an excellent price” in his review. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The HP ZR2740w sacrifices customization to deliver a powerful monitor at a reasonable price”. Uk.hardware.info said “Although larger screens are slowly becoming more affordable” in their review.

Robust

Several HP ZR2740 reviewers concluded that it was strong and durable. Five years ago Cnet.com said on CNET.com “FeaturesBased on its thick, sturdy” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good Size

Two customers reckoned that this PC monitor was thick.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was easy to use. Expert website Videomaker.com mentioned “An HD webcam! The ability to take a video of your computer is really handy”.

Good Connectivity

One HP ZR2740 reviewer reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Four years ago Photographybay.com mentioned “The monitor also includes the full gamut of ergo options and plenty of USB ports” in their review of the HP ZR2740.

Good Webcam

One HP ZR2740 reviewer thought the product had a good webcam. Five years ago expert review site Videomaker.com mentioned “The webcam itself is nicely tucked away above the screen, with a tiny light to indicate function” in their review of the HP ZR2740.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

Most PC displays of this age and type have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the HP ZR2740 which has four USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar type and age to it.

Alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the LG 34UM65, or the Benq BL2201 (£119.99).

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HP LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

HP medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all PC monitors HP is one of the better rated brands.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

Medium monitors that have been available for more than two years have display colour counts of between 16M and 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 80M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the HP ZR2740's display colour count is one of the most amongst medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the ZR2740.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 380 candellas per square meter, the HP ZR2740 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZR2740 is 25 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

The smallest viewable size, horizontal of PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the ZR2740 is 1mm and the biggest is 820mm. At 598 millimeters, the HP ZR2740 has a quite big viewable size, horizontal compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the ZR2740.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

Most LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the ZR2740 have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the HP ZR2740 which has four USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Viewable Size, Vertical

At 336 millimeters, the HP ZR2740 has a fairly big viewable size, vertical compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec. Across all the PC screens that were released more than two years ago the viewable size, verticals range from 100mm to 630mm, and the average viewable size, vertical is 310mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, layersmagazine.com, CNET.com.au and gadgetreview.com the average expert rating of this PC screen is 65%.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other PC monitors of this age and type, the HP ZR2740 does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago, the HP ZR2740 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP ZR2740 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other PC screens of a similar spec and age to the ZR2740, the HP ZR2740 does not have a card reader integrated.

Alternative PC displays which also have a card reader integrated that you might also want to look at include the UP2414Q (£449.00), the UP2715K (£596.00), or the UP3214Q (£598.80) all from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Height Adjustment

The average height adjustment of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the ZR2740 is 130mm. The HP ZR2740 has one of the lower height adjustments (only 100 millimeters) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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High Running Costs

The ZR2740 is in the most expensive 4% of all 1,019 LCD screens of a comparable type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the ZR2740 will cost £254 over 8 years to run.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The HP ZR2740 has a quite slow response time (12 milliseconds) compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the ZR2740. The fastest response time of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 1ms and the slowest is 69ms.

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Heavy

The weights of PC displays of this spec and age range from 3g to 39kg. The weight of the HP ZR2740 of 10.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst medium monitors that are a comparable age to the ZR2740.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP ZR2740

Released Over Three Years Ago

HP released the ZR2740 over three years ago.

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1 Award

anandtech.com Editor's Choice Bronze

Expert Reviews

(20)
18 December 2013

I picked up a new 27? iMac a couple weeks ago when B&H dropped the price of the previous generation iMac by $300. Specifically, I bought the 3.2GHz Core i5 unit with a nVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB... Read more…

Ergonomics
The HP Z 2740w's pixel-packing 2 560 1 440 resolution makes high-end PC games look incredible
The monitor also includes the full gamut of ergo options and plenty of USB ports
At 700, it's the cheapest way to get an extreme-definition (XD) monitor on
The HP Z 2740w's pixelpacking 2 560 1 440 resolution makes highend PC games look incredible
No OSD
Narrow color gamut Share EnjoyTweet Author
Steve Baczewski When Steve was young, he was struck by the work of Richard Avedon
Cartier Bresson, and Eugene Smith
He writes and teaches about both traditional and digital fine arts photography
19 August 2013

Most IT product categories tend to evolve rapidly, but developments in computer monitors have been decidedly slower. Although larger screens are slowly becoming more affordable, the most common... Read more…

16 May 2013

Until cutting-edge UHD (3840×2160) displays hit the mainstream, most enthusiasts have to be content with QHD monitors at 2560x1440 pixels. In the lab today, we have two more 27-inch QHD screens:... Read more…

15 February 2013

High-resolution 27? Display with 1 Billion Colors The HP ZR2740w is a 27? LED backlit, nonglare display with an impressive screen real estate and native resolution of 2560×1440?a 16:9 aspect... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 22 October 2013 by Brian Riches
(Verified Purchase)

For those who do not like a reflective screen - you have found your answer. Unable to see this monitor "in the flesh" before purchase, I had my doubts, but it is all that it is stated to... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £243.56
Electricity cost when on standby £10.26
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Total running cost over 5 years £253.82
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
33
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 33 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers xw476a8, xw476a8a, xw476a8ab, hp zr2740, hp xw476a4, hp zr2740w, hp xw476a8, xw476a8aba, hp xw476a8a, hp 2560x1440, hp xw476a8ab, hp xw476a8aba
Barcodes 00885631975626, 00885631975688, 00885631975800, 00971472922308, 04053162345683

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