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HP DreamColor LP2480zx PC Monitor

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24" 1920 X 1200 LCD 565mm Jul 2015
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The HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional LCD Display is the world's only color-critical LCD based on HP DreamColor Engine technology. This uniquely affordable monitor delivers broad color support,... More
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Nine Industry Awards

Amongst PC displays of a comparable age and type, this HP PC screen is one of the most highly awarded by LCD screen experts.

This PC screen was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Justechn.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Gcn.com all of whom wrote that this LCD screen was brilliant.

The expert at one other expert review site decided that this LCD screen was great. This PC display received a "Highly Recommended" award from Apcmag.com.

The reviewers at three other expert review sites all concluded that this PC screen was good. Stuff.tv gave this HP LCD screen a "Hot Buy" award, Digital Versus gave it a "5 Star" award and it received a "We Want It" award from Extrahardware.cz.

The writer at one additional expert review site decided that this PC display was good. This flatpanel monitor received a "Good Purchase" award from Cw.no.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, T3.com and Digital Versus this flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 88%. The expert review sites think this medium monitor is one of the better PC screens of this type and age.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 23 owner reviews the average owner rating of this LCD screen is 88%.

Good Product Quality

A number of HP DreamColor LP2480zx reviewers who bought it considered that it was good quality. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “When you do you quickly gain an appreciation for what true quality looks like” in their review and rated the HP DreamColor LP2480zx 5 stars. Expert review site Digitalversus.com scored the product 5 stars and said “According to HP, this screen has an extensive colour range and a rich visual quality and homogeneity”.

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

Medium monitors built by HP have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just medium monitors) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The HP DreamColor LP2480zx has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of this age and type is 10°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the PC screens of this age and type the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°. The DreamColor LP2480zx has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the DreamColor LP2480zx.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The DreamColor LP2480zx has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this PC monitor. This flatpanel monitor also have graphics resolutions of 720 x 400, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all flatpanel monitors that came out more than a year ago is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The DreamColor LP2480zx is a two USB Type-A downstream port flatpanel monitor.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The DreamColor LP2480zx does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the DreamColor LP2480zx.

Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year, the HP DreamColor LP2480zx does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that are a comparable age to the DreamColor LP2480zx are not 3D compatible. The HP DreamColor LP2480zx is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC monitors of this type and age do not have an integrated card reader. The DreamColor LP2480zx is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens with an integrated card reader and we think the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

At only 100 millimeters, the DreamColor LP2480zx has a quite low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the DreamColor LP2480zx. Medium monitors that were released one year ago have maximum height adjustments of between 20mm and 180mm.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most PC displays of this age and type have between one and three HDMI ports, including the DreamColor LP2480zx which has one HDMI port.

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Heavy

PC screens of this type and age have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg. At 12.5 kilograms, the DreamColor LP2480zx is very heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the DreamColor LP2480zx.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP DreamColor LP2480zx

Released Over a Year Ago

This PC screen was released over a year ago.

1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The DreamColor LP2480zx has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels LCD screen, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

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LCD Display Type

The DreamColor LP2480zx has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VP2780[plb_2884616_price].

LCD screens with a better display type that might also be worth looking at include the XL2420[pl_1453626_price] (LED and higher rated), or the XR3501[pl_2943761_price] (LED and higher rated) both from Benq.

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Average Width

At 565 millimeters, the HP DreamColor LP2480zx has a relatively standard width compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the DreamColor LP2480zx.

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9 Awards

CNET.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star gcn.com Editor's Choice stuff.tv Hot Buy apcmag.com Highly Recommended justechn.com Editor's Choice extrahardware.cz We Want It cw.no Good Purchase

Expert Reviews

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19 August 2010

The HP DreamColor LP2480zx is a performance monster that costs too much for the features it offers...

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9 February 2010

Gcn.com

Given that this is the most accurate LCD we?ve ever tested, we expected to see one of the highest prices, too. Although that was true, the $2,059 sticker price is more than worth it if you need... Read more…

28 September 2009

We asses monitors on a lot of different criteria: design, handling, measuring color accuracy, response times for games and movies ... The ideal screen, of course, would excel in all of these... Read more…

28 April 2009

The DreamColor tag on the HP DreamColor LP2480zx ? it appears only in marketing, and not on the monitor itself ? comes from a collaboration between HP and SKG Dreamworks movie studio. The studio... Read more…

1 April 2009

Trusted Reviews

It's not often you get to sit in front a PC display as complete as the HP DreamColor LP2480zx, but when you do you quickly gain an appreciation for what true quality looks like. Born through a... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 May 2010 by Photo Guy
Photo Guy would recommend the HP LP2480ZX

Pros: This is a beautiful monitor. I'm a nature photographer and work almost exclusively in Adobe RGB. This monitors built in profile is a real plus. In addition, the LED backlighting and IPS... Read more…

Reviewed 13 July 2010 by Christopher T.

I should make it clear that I do NOT own this monitor. I was using it in the school's imaging lab, and was very impressed with it...

HP has very little information on their site regarding support for this monitor and its profiling kit. I admit I went through a lot of struggles and frustration to get the monitor profiled but now... Read more…

Reviewed 12 January 2012 by Labelle
Labelle would recommend the HP LP2480ZX (Verified Purchase)

I'm a producer/editor. I do tons of on-air promotions for TV. I need a critical monitor to cut my projects with so when they air there won't be any unsightly surprises. The monitor MUST be... Read more…

Reviewed 24 August 2010 by JustAnotherGuy
JustAnotherGuy would recommend the HP LP2480ZX (Verified Purchase)

I have many visual and print needs where calibration is key. This monitor fills them all nicely...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp lp2480, hp lp2480z, hp gv546a8, hp gv546a4, hp gv546a8a, hp gv546a4a, dual lp2480, hp lp2480zx, hp gv546a8ab, hp gv546a4ab, dual lp2480z, hp 1920x1200, hp gv546a8aba, hp gv546a4aba, dual lp2480zx, generic lp2480, generic gv546a4, generic lp2480z, generic lp2480zx, generic gv546a4a, generic gv546a4ab, generic gv546a4aba
Barcodes 00004000972848, 00021112304381, 00031112399058, 00072091597387, 00163120315680, 00632889508362, 00763615876674, 00801200931251, 00883585411665, 00883585411672, 00883585448784, 00883585957767, 08835859577678

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