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HP ZR30W PC Monitor

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30" 2560 X 1600 3000:1 LCD Dec 2012
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HP ZR30w 30 IPS 2560x1600 LCD Unboxing + My First Impressions
Test de l'écran HP ZR30w de 30 en 2560x1600
Unboxing HP ZR30w

15 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This flatpanel monitor was given a "Recommended" award by both Hothardware.com and Alphr.com, both of which wrote that this PC display was good.

Maximumpc.com gave this PC display a "Kick Ass Award".

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this LCD screen is 74% based on eight expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, PC Mag and layersmagazine.com.

Nice Design

One HP ZR30w owner reckoned that it was good looking. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned seven years ago “We suspect images of corporate cubes leap to mind more readily than sexy screens.” and scored this PC monitor 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who bought this PC monitor thought it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One customer who purchased the HP ZR30w said that it was good quality. Expert website Alphr.com said in their review “HP’s gargantuan screen delivers luscious image quality.”.

Good Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good in terms of USB connections. It Reviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com “Built-in USB hub” in their HP ZR30w review.

Reasonably Priced

Some people who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Pcmag.com mentioned “The HP ZR30w is a massive 30-inch IPS monitor with an equally massive price tag” in their review. Four years ago Itreviews.com mentioned on expert review site IT Reviews.com “A massive 30-inch IPS monitor with an equally massive price tag, offers good grayscale performance” yet they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

Most medium monitors that came out around the same time as the ZR30w have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the HP ZR30w which has five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP ZR30w has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most common display resolution. Across all medium monitors that are a similar age to the ZR30w the best display resolution is 3440 x 1440 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

We calculated the average ratings for all HP PC displays and also specifically for HP medium monitors and found that in both cases HP had good ratings.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The HP ZR30w has a quite wide viewing angle, vertical (178 degrees) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the ZR30w. Across all the PC displays of this age and spec the viewing angle, verticals range from 15° to 180°.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

With a viewing angle, horizontal of 178 degrees, the HP ZR30w has one of the wider viewing angle, horizontals amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the ZR30w is -5°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the ZR30w is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m². At 370 candellas per square meter, the HP ZR30w has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens that are a comparable age to the ZR30w.

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Five USB 2.0 Ports

The HP ZR30w is a five USB 2.0 port PC monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The HP ZR30w has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). That's 98% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZR30w the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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10 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

A number of HP ZR30w owners who reviewed the HP ZR30w wrote that it was not easy to use the menus. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “Its lack of picture settings and limited video inputs hold it back”. Four years ago It Reviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com “Limited picture settings” in their review of the HP ZR30w and gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Inferior Technical Features

One HP ZR30w reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good features. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site CNET.com seven years ago “The HP ZR30w lacks too many features to be competitive with other, lower-priced 30-inchers” but in spite of that they rated the product 3 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the ZR30w, the HP ZR30w does not have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth considering other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the G2770[pl_2305284_price], or the U2868[pl_2276998_price] both from AOC or the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price].

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the ZR30w, the HP ZR30w is not 3D.

PC screens which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP ZR30w does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera to this PC screen and we think the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the ZR30w, the HP ZR30w does not have a card reader integrated.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated to this PC display and we think the DELL UP2414Q[plb_2251567_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Cheap

Medium monitors that came out more than two years ago range in price from £43 to £9,999. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a similar type and age to it.

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Running Costs Are High

The ZR30w is in the most expensive 2% of all 1,019 flatpanel monitors of this spec and age that we have analysed for 8 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the ZR30w is £344.

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Very High Power Consumption (max)

Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the ZR30w the power consumption (max)s range from 15W to 250W. When compared to other PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the ZR30w, the HP ZR30w's power consumption (max) of 185 Watts is one of the highest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ZR30w

Released Over Four Years Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market for over four years.

LCD Display

The HP ZR30w has a better display type than most medium monitors that are a similar age to it. This LCD screen has an LCD display, whereas most PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an LED display.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC monitors that have an LCD Display and we think the iiyama B2776HDS[plb_1519015_price] which is cheaper; or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If the display type of this PC screen is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price] (LED), or the Samsung S27D590[plb_2243830_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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3 Awards

alphr.com Recommended A-List hothardware.com Recommended maximumpc.com Kick Ass Award

Expert Reviews

(15)
15 September 2013

The HP ZR30w, a massive 30-inch IPS monitor with an equally massive price tag, offers good grayscale performance and wide viewing angles...

Strong grayscale performance
Wide viewing angles
Built-in USB hub
Design
Price
No HDMI port
Oversaturated reds
Limited picture settings
No OSD
Only two connectors (DVI and DisplayPort)
13 September 2013

The HP ZR30w is a massive 30-inch IPS monitor with an equally massive price tag. It offers good grayscale performance and wide viewing angles but its lack of picture settings and limited video...

27 June 2013

With a steady stream of 27-inch QHD monitors coming through our lab, we thought we'd take a quick break and test two even bigger screens, the 30-inch, 16:10 aspect ratio HP ZR30w and DoubleSight... Read more…

30 April 2012

I love doing these comparisons. Moreover, I enjoy sitting two products next to each other that seemingly have no good reason to be compared. The mismatched bout between the burly Astro Gaming A40... Read more…

1 February 2011

30? DISPLAY FOR CREATIVE PROFESSIONALSWhat gets a creative person (designer, animator, photographer, etc.) drooling when you?re talking about hardware? A monitor with enough real estate to block... Read more…

10 January 2011

The HP ZR30w is a 30-inch widescreen LCD dis play that's huge in screen space, but also has some really good performance, including great brightness. However, rather frustratingly, HP decided to... Read more…

13 December 2010

The HP ZR30w lacks too many features to be competitive with other, lower-priced 30-inchers...

23 November 2010

Think about computing giant HP and we suspect images of corporate cubes leap to mind more readily than sexy screens. But there's no doubting the new HP ZR30W is an absolute stunner.It's a 30-inch... Read more…

27 September 2010

HP?s gargantuan screen delivers luscious image quality, but it?s light on features compared to some...

Alphr.com

25 August 2010

Maximumpc.com

Fit for a Dream Machine You might recall seeing three of HP?s ZR30w 30-inch displays gracing the cover of our September ?Dream Machine? issue. Considering our theme for that build was raw, wanton... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £333.30
Electricity cost when on standby £10.26
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Total running cost over 5 years £343.56
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the HP ZR30wuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
1.7T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
44
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 44 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp z220, hp zr30, hp z220s, hp zr30w, hp vm617, hp vm617a, hp vm617a8, hp vm617at, hp vm617a4, hp vm617ata, hp vm617a4a, hp vm617a8a, hp inc zr30, hp inc vm617, hp vm617a8ab, hp inc zr30w, hp vm617atab, hp vm617a4ab, hp vm617atabb, hp vm617a4abb, hp inc vm617a, hp vm617a8aba, hp inc vm617at, hp wm493etvm617, hp wm493etvm617a, hp wm493etvm617at
Barcodes 00884962375518, 00884962375525, 00884962375617, 00884962375679, 00884962375686, 08849623755186

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