Mostly very happy -a keeper, indeed
I am very pleased with my new Envy 27: it looks and sounds great. I am upgrading from a 19" 720 display in a 2006 HP Touchsmart. I paid $408, which was $9 more than HP was charging on the day I checked last month -the Amazon account convenience and delivery-reliability was worth it. I am using a display port-to-display port connection and I didn't detect any difference when I tried a VGA connection using a DVI-I to VGA adaptor which came with my computer.
Very stylish looks, big display, glossy front
Checking the colour gamut coverage, sRGB reached 97%, Adobe RGB at 76% and NTSC at a lowly 71%. Brightness consistency was mostly satisfactory except for the right side which was much brighter - up to 16.3% difference at 100% brightness setting. Checking the screen on pure black there was clear light leak on that side too. Colour consistency across the display was fairly even, apart from the bottom centre third where it varied by Delta-E 4.4 at 100% Brightness.
Nice IPS monitor for the price, but there are caveats
My reliable HP 2509m monitor got the black screen of death after 3 years of use. I began researching IPS monitors and I had narrowed my selections to Asus, Dell and Viewsonic, but at the last moment HP released the Xi series of IPS monitors with great specs: an IPS LED-lit panel with an almost bezeless screen, with HDMI, DVI and VGA, all for less than the price of competitors I researched.
Fabulous IPS panelâ?¨ and impeccable build quality.
Twelve hundred British pounds is a huge amount of money for a monitor. But the HP ZR30W is an awful lot of screen. In fact, it's impressive even before you flick the power switch. It's solidly hewn from quality plastics and sports a cool-feeling brushed alloy bezel surround. Admittedly, the styling is rather corporate, but there's no denying the engineering integrity.
HP's ZR24w is a very affordable 24-inch display for those looking to do some professional graphics work. For a base price of $425, the display does a great job with a bright display with a very wide color gamut. Unlike consumer screens the anti-glare coating makes it work in a wider range of environments. About the only real issue is the lack of an HDMI input connector that is common to many consumer laptops and desktop graphics cards. Jun 24 2010.
Colorful IPS Panel
With a price tag of just $289, HP's ZR22w is one of the most affordable 22-inch class displays to offer an IPS panel that provides it with some excellent color and viewing angles. The panel offers full support for 1080p HD video and uses an anti-glare coating rather than more prevalent glossy coatings. It is just too bad that HP decided not to include an HDMI connector on the screen. Aug 6 2010.
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