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HP DreamColor Z27x

HP DreamColor Z27x

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88 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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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." They also call the maximum black level "quite respectable," and while AnandTech notes it's "not as dark as an IPS panel can be ... most of its target users should be fine with what it achieves." AnandTech did have some issues with the z27's uniformity, but PC Advisor found it "cleanly viewable from all angles."

If color accuracy is what you desire, then you can't do much better than the z27, especially for the price. As Tom's Guide says, "nothing else even comes close for less than five figures."

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Professional
Screen size
2722
Screen resolution
Other
Brightness
250 cd/m²
Contrast ratio
800:1
Response time
734
Video inputs
Displayport, Hdmi
Built-in devices
USB hub
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Brightness
Contrast ratio
Response time
Video inputs
Built-in devices
Professional
2722
Other
250 cd/m²
800:1
734
Displayport, Hdmi
USB hub

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88 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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