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The DreamColor Z27x more than lives up to its name, offering up nearly perfect color and good contrast to create a professional-quality display that will feel right at home in any production studio.

The Z27x's leanings are apparent in its "workmanlike" build quality that PC Advisor calls "among the best on the market." PC Mag notes it has plenty of connectivity with its bevy of USB ports, though AnandTech finds the choices of an HDMI 1.4a port or dual DisplayPort 1.2 inputs rather "limited." Tom's Guide also feels that users in bright workspaces might want to purchase a hood, thanks to the "light density" of the anti-glare layer.

Those limitations are relatively minor considering the quality of the screen itself, which offers virtually "perfect" sRGB numbers and RGB balances according to AnandTech, finding color errors "practically non-existent." Tom's Hardware concurs, calling inaccuracies "completely invisible" and colors "perfect to the naked eye." show more

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Tom's Guide Sep 20, 2014

At this price point, there is no other monitor that is as accurate or capable as the HP Z27x. We expect to see it populating film editing bays everywhere since nothing else even comes close for less than five figures.

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PC Mag Aug 19, 2014

The HP DreamColor Z27x professional-grade 27-inch monitor that delivers outstanding performance across the board, and is equipped with plenty of features, including built-in calibration software, and a six-port USB hub.

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AnandTech Dec 2, 2014

The HP z27x is an impressive display, and if HP can improve the backlight uniformity on it, it might be the best display I've reviewed to date. As it stands, it does exceptionally well in most areas but it has an Achilles' Heel that needs to be addressed.

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PC Advisor Jan 19, 2015

The HP DreamColor Z27x is a high-performance 2.5K monitor suited to some professional applications. ... For any user though, the Z27x offers great build quality and comprehensive setup and adjustment functions while still maintaining essential ease of use.

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