Great color and clarity at a low price
I purchase purchased and had to return 4 monitors before I got this one. I purchased an ACER which had strong LED bleed though on all sides, then I purchased a Samsung and there was bleed though on 2 sides, after that I went for two LGs and the first one did not have support for it in the US and I could not even register it on LGs website because it was not listed, I then purchased another LG and this one was good in most ways but it was cloudy.
Nice Wide Viewing Angles With Good Color, Very Thin and Compact
HP may have placed their Pavilion name branding on their latest 27-inch display but it frankly offers the same general performance of its more expensive ENVY monitor but at a lower price. The IPS display technology provides it with wide viewing angles and some good color but it still sits at that same 1920x1080p as smaller more affordable displays. Overall, it is a good option for those that are looking for large screen with a basic set of features that still has a relatively thin profile.
Very good image quality, Accurate color rendition
HP's Pavilion 27xi is an affordable 27-inch, full HD display. It looks good sitting on your desk, and image quality on the panel itself will please all but the most demanding users. With no height adjustment on the stand and the lack of VESA mounting capability, the ergonomics are lacking a bit. But, at right around $300 (it has a list price of $340, but we've seen it marked down by HP to $300 for at least a month now), it's also affordable.
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.
Exceptional large-screen monitor
The HP ZR2740w is an exceptional large-screen monitor that is ideal for the most demanding professional users. It's also hard to beat if you're looking for a great gaming or multimedia monitor, provided your budget and graphics card can handle it. Some strategic omissions from the monitor's feature set have allowed HP to offer this exceptional product for a much lower price than its competitors' professional-grade monitors.
Decent responsiveness and low input lag
The ZR2740W had some good areas but some which left us a little disappointed. From a positive point of view, the default colour setup was pretty good apart from the overly high brightness which is easy to adjust. Viewing angles were as you would expect from an IPS panel and luminance and backlight uniformity seemed good. Pixel response times were pretty good and input lag was low.
Stunning color accuracy & visual quality
The HP 27-inch ZR2740w IPS LED backlit LCD monitor is quite simply a beast! The standard-defying resolution and color accuracy are enough to turn heads. But the overall performance perches this one high above similar sized displays with their paltry 1080p resolution restrictions.
Colors are rich without being overbearing or too sweet
A few small details are missing from the ZR2740w, likely due to the extremely competitive price point. First, is a lack of on-screen display, which ultimately limits the amount of control you have over the calibration of the screen. This leaves you with just overall brightness control, which is a shame unless you already have hardware calibration tools. This is where the HP DreamColor displays kick ass.
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