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HP ZR30w PC Monitor

£874.00
30" 2560 X 1600 3000:1 LCD Dec 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £343.56 Electricity cost over 5 years
Three industry awards
Reasonably priced
Limited picture settings
15 Reviews + 3 Awards
alphr.com Recommended A-List hothardware.com Recommended maximumpc.com Kick Ass Award
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Review sites Hothardware.com and Alphr.com both wrote that concluded that they would endorse this flatpanel monitor and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The expert at one additional expert review site wrote that this HP PC screen was good. Maximumpc.com gave this PC monitor a "Kick Ass Award".

Expert Reviews Are Average

Eight experts from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, PC Mag and layersmagazine.com have rated this PC display on average 74 out of 100.

HP Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

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


Design

Limited Picture Settings

Two owners agreed that it was not easy to use the menus. Website It Reviews.com said “Limited picture settings” in their review of this PC monitor. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote four years ago “Its lack of picture settings and limited video inputs hold it back”.

Impeccable Build Quality

Two owners reckoned that the HP ZR30w was good quality. Seven years ago Techradar mentioned “Impeccable build quality”. Expert website Alphr.com wrote “HP’s gargantuan screen delivers luscious image quality.”.


Price

Price Has Gone Up by £312 (36%)

There was a cheaper price of £562 on Amazon UK 61 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 54% chance that the price will go up further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 46% chance that the price will actually go back down.

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Reasonably Priced

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Expert website Itreviews.com wrote “A massive 30-inch IPS monitor with an equally massive price tag, offers good grayscale performance” nonetheless they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “The HP ZR30w is a massive 30-inch IPS monitor with an equally massive price tag” in their review of this PC monitor nonetheless they rated the product 3 stars out of 5.

Pricey

The cheapeast PC monitors of a similar age and type that we found costs £49 and the most expensive costs £9,999. We think that this PC screen looks expensive for a PC display of a similar type and age.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market since December 2012.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP ZR30w does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to this LCD screen.

We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Asus PQ321QE (£879.99), the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display (£850.79), or the LG 31MU97 (£965.15).

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Display

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. The display resolution of all PC screens that were launched around the same time as this flatpanel monitor ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels to 3440 x 1440 pixels.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

When compared to other LCD screens of this spec and age that we have assessed, the HP ZR30w's viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees is one of the widest. The average viewing angle, vertical of medium monitors that came out around the same time as this LCD screen is 170°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 178 degrees, the HP ZR30w has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age. The viewing angles, horizontal of LCD screens of a comparable type and age to this LCD screen range from 18° to 1,800°.

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Ports & Interfaces

Five USB 2.0 Ports

The HP ZR30w is a five USB 2.0 port PC monitor.

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Energy

High Running Costs

The ZR30w is one of the less economic to run PC displays of a similar spec and age that we have looked at for 8 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the ZR30w is £344.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp wm493etvm617at, hp inc vm617at, hp vm617atabb, hp vm617a4abb, hp inc zr30w, hp 2560x1600, hp zr30w, hp z220s
Barcodes 00884962375518, 00884962375617, 00884962375679, 08849623755186

HP ZR30w Review Sources

To prepare this HP ZR30w 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 692,351 product attributes, 78,668 PC monitor reviews and 7,521,600 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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