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7 Reasons For
1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution
The DreamColor Z24 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. Across all medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago the display resolution ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 2560 x 1600 pixels (best).
Based on 928 expert and user reviews, HP has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the DreamColor Z24 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the DreamColor Z24. Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the DreamColor Z24 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.
Most PC displays of this age and spec have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the DreamColor Z24 which has two DisplayPorts.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
The least display colour count of LCD screens that have been available for more than two years is 0.21M and the most is 1,100M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the DreamColor Z24 has one of the more display colour counts amongst PC monitors of this age.
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Fairly Bright Display Brightness
Medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the DreamColor Z24 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m². The HP DreamColor Z24 has a quite bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the DreamColor Z24 do not have a built-in speaker. The HP DreamColor Z24 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.
Not 3D Compatible
The HP DreamColor Z24 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.
LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the AOC D2769[plb_1563236_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the DreamColor Z24, the DreamColor Z24 does not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in camera to this PC screen and we think the 272P4QPJKEB[pl_2997140_price], or the 241P4QPY[pl_1398366_price] both from Philips which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The DreamColor Z24 does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DreamColor Z24 also do not have an integrated card reader.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors with an integrated card reader and we think the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the U2413[pl_1565290_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price] is also worth considering.
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Only 1280 X 720 (HD 720) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the DreamColor Z24 is 1280 x 720 (HD 720). That's 56% less resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. This PC display also have graphics resolutions of 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The worst resolution of all medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the DreamColor Z24 is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.
Only One HDMI Port
The HP DreamColor Z24 is a one HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type have between one and three HDMI ports.
Fairly Slow Response Time
At 6 milliseconds, the HP DreamColor Z24 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other PC screens that were launched more than two years ago. The average response time of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 6.1ms.
PC monitors of this age and type have weights of between 3g and 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. With a weight of 7 kilograms, the DreamColor Z24 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the DreamColor Z24.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP DreamColor Z24
Released Over Two Years Ago
This PC display was released over two years ago.
LCD Display Type
The HP DreamColor Z24 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
There are a number of other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Eizo FlexScan S2133[plb_1735097_price].
PC screens with a better display type that might be worth considering include the e2250Swdnk[pl_1364842_price] (LED), the U2868[pl_2276998_price] (LED), or the I2276[pl_2256588_price] (LED) all from AOC which also has a higher rating.
At 559.4 millimeters, the DreamColor Z24 has a pretty standard width compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the DreamColor Z24.
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1920 x 1200
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1440 x 900, 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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