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HP ZR2740w PC Monitor

anandtech.com Editor's Choice Bronze
27" LED 646mm Dec 2012
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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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Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

The ZR2740w is a four USB Type-A downstream ports quantity PC monitor.

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LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on PC monitors of a comparable type and age to it.

Other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price], the DELL U3415W[plb_2678877_price], or the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price].

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HP Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

Medium monitors manufactured by HP have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all flatpanel monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have viewing angle, verticals of between 15° and 180°. With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the HP ZR2740w has a quite wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the ZR2740w.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the ZR2740w have viewing angle, horizontals of between -5° and 1,800°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the ZR2740w has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the ZR2740w.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 380 candellas per square meter, the HP ZR2740w has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the ZR2740w the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The ZR2740w has one of the bigger display diagonal (metric)s (68.6 centimeters) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. The display diagonal (metric)s of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the ZR2740w range from 28cm to 590cm.

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The ZR2740w has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The worst resolution of all LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the ZR2740w is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Has Four Cables Includeds

The ZR2740w has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens of a comparable age and type to it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that are a similar age to the ZR2740w. The cables includeds "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this LCD screen.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the ZR2740w do not have a built-in speaker(s). The ZR2740w is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price], or the LG 27MB85[plb_2256104_price] or the HP EliteDisplay S240[plb_2319729_price].

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Expensive

The cheapeast LCD screens of a similar spec and age that we found costs £46 and the most expensive costs £2,475. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive for a medium monitor that has been available for more than two years.

Not 3D

Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the ZR2740w, the ZR2740w is not 3D.

If you would prefer a PC monitor that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the ZR2740w do not have a built-in camera. The ZR2740w is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] or the HP EliteDisplay S240[plb_2319729_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the ZR2740w do not have a card reader integrated. The ZR2740w is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

There are a number of other PC displays which also have a card reader integrated that you might want to look at including the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], the UP3214Q[pl_2251540_price], or the UP2715K[pl_2678878_price] all from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Height Adjustment

With a height adjustment of only 100 millimeters, the ZR2740w has one of the lower height adjustments amongst PC screens of this age. The average height adjustment of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the ZR2740w is 130mm.

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High Running Costs

The ZR2740w has an average running cost of £165 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run LCD screens of this spec and age.

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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 have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The ZR2740w has a fairly slow response time (12 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the ZR2740w. The response times of PC screens that were released more than two years ago range from 1ms to 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms.

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Quite High Power Consumption (max)

Flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the ZR2740w have power consumption (max)s of between 16W and 250W, and the average power consumption (max) is 55W. With a power consumption (max) of 120 Watts, the HP ZR2740w has a quite high power consumption (max) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the ZR2740w.

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Heavy

The average weight of PC displays that are a similar age to the ZR2740w is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg. At 8 kilograms, the ZR2740w is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP ZR2740w

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.

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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 hp xw476, hp xw476a, hp zr2740, hp xw476a4, hp xw476at, hp zr2740w, hp xw476ata, hp xw476a4a, hp xw476atab, hp xw476a4ab, hp 2560x1440, hp xw476atabb, hp xw476a4abb, hp xw476atabu, hp xw476a4abu, hp 2560x1440hati, hp 2560x1440hatis, hp 2560x1440hatisw, hp 2560x1440hatiswp, hp 2560x1440hatiswpi, hp 2560x1440hatiswpid, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidv, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidvi, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidvid, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidvidd, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidviddp
Barcodes 00085631975633, 00085631975817, 00885631975657, 00885631975817, 00885631975824, 04054843780069, 08856319756334, 08856319758178

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