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HP ZR2740W PC Monitor

£475.00
27" LED 646mm Aug 2013
Display Diagonal Display Width Release Date £253.82 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Robust
Good size
20 Reviews + 1 Award
anandtech.com Editor's Choice Bronze
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Reviews

One Industry Award

This PC screen was given a "Bronze" award by review sites Anandtech.com who wrote that this medium monitor was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, layersmagazine.com, reviewed.com and prad.de the average expert rating of this PC screen is 65 out of 100.

HP Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

Based on 2,072 expert and user reviews (including 394 verified purchases), HP has good ratings for its PC monitors. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers. 91% of those that bought a HP PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Robust

Two owners said in their reviews that the HP ZR2740 was strong and durable. Five years ago expert website Cnet.com mentioned “However, is its price-to-performance ratio high enough to make its lack of options worth dealing with? Design and featuresBased on its thick, sturdy” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the HP ZR2740 was thick.


Price

Price Has Gone Up by £163 (34%)

There was a cheaper price of £312 on Amazon UK 73 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 70% chance that the price will go back down. However the future is never certain and there remains a 30% chance that the price will actually go up further.

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Reasonably Priced

Four people who reviewed the HP ZR2740 reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert review site Uk.hardware.info wrote in their review of this PC monitor “If we look at which monitors have allround good performance with a reasonable price” . Five years ago expert website Cnet.com said “The HP ZR2740w sacrifices customization to deliver a powerful monitor at a reasonable price” in their review of this PC monitor and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Brian Riches mentioned on expert website Amazon “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 of this PC monitor.

Not Cheap

We think this PC display looks expensive compared to other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years. The price range of similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years is from £49 to £9,999.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

HP released the ZR2740 in August 2013.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP ZR2740 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to this LCD screen which have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC screen and we think the XB2776QS (£479.99), or the XB2779QS (£485.39) both from iiyama or the LG 27MB85 (£475.79) are also worth considering.

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Ports & Interfaces

Four USB 2.0 Ports

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

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The HP ZR2740 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to this PC monitor.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

The average 8 year running cost of the ZR2740 is £254 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more expensive to run PC monitors of this age and spec.


Display

Has an HDCP

The HP ZR2740 has an HDCP, as do most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as this LCD screen have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. The HP ZR2740 has a fairly slow response time (12 milliseconds) compared to most of the other PC displays that are a similar age to this PC display.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 2560x1440hatiswpidviddp, hp xw476a4abb, hp xw476a4abu, hp xw476at, hp zr2740w
Barcodes 00885631975817, 04054843780069

HP ZR2740 Review Sources

To prepare this HP ZR2740 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 687,657 product attributes, 78,608 PC monitor reviews and 7,539,100 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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