The HP DreamColor Z24 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC display. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the DreamColor Z24 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the DreamColor Z24 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most common display resolution. Across all medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the DreamColor Z24 the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.
We calculated the average reviews for all HP PC screens and specifically for HP medium monitors and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other brands.
The DreamColor Z24 is a two DisplayPort PC display.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the DreamColor Z24 have display colour counts of between 0.21M and 1,100M. At 1,070 million, the HP DreamColor Z24 has a quite many display colour count compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the DreamColor Z24.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
LCD screens of this age and type have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². The DreamColor Z24 has a quite bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the DreamColor Z24.
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Four USB 3.0 Ports
The DreamColor Z24 is a four USB 3.0 port PC monitor. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The HP DreamColor Z24 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC displays that were released around the same time as the DreamColor Z24 which have a built-in speaker.
Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the HP 2310, the LG 27MT93V, or the Benq GL2450 ($149.99) which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
The DreamColor Z24 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.
If you want an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the LG 27MT93V which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The DreamColor Z24 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DreamColor Z24 also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera to this PC monitor and we think the Asus VK228H ($107.99) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The HP DreamColor Z24 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on PC screens that are a similar age to it.
Fairly Slow Response Time
With a response time of 6 milliseconds, the DreamColor Z24 has one of the slower response times amongst medium monitors of this age. The average response time of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the DreamColor Z24 is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms.
At 7 kilograms, the HP DreamColor Z24 is quite heavy compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the DreamColor Z24. The lightest comparable spec PC screen that is a similar age to the DreamColor Z24 is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
HP released the DreamColor Z24 over two years ago.
5000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The DreamColor Z24 has a maximum contrast ratio of 5000000:1. That's 75% less contrast ratio than a 20000000:1 PC monitor, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
If the contrast ratio of this medium monitor is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 25 ($179.00) (10000000:1 and cheaper); or the HP 2310 (8000000:1 and higher rated).
LCD Display Type
The DreamColor Z24 has an LCD display type which is better than most PC screens of this type and age. Most medium monitors that are a similar age to it have an LED display type.
Other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available which you might want to look at include the HP Pavilion 25 ($179.00) which is cheaper; or the Benq GL2450 ($149.99), or the HP 2310 which has a better Rating.
If you would prefer a PC display with a better display type then you might also want to look at the G226HQL ($90.99) (LED), or the S221 (LED) both from Acer or the HP Z Display Z23 (LED).
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The DreamColor Z24 has a fairly standard width (559.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the DreamColor Z24.
LCD screens with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 25 ($179.00) (578mm) which is also cheaper.
1920 x 1200
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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