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HP PC Displays Have Good Reviews
Medium monitors produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just medium monitors) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The HP Dreamcolor Z27 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Dreamcolor Z27 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 180°.
The Dreamcolor Z27 is a two DisplayPort PC monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have between one and three DisplayPorts.
Quite Many Display Colour Count
The display colour counts of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the Dreamcolor Z27 range from 0.21M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 110M. The Dreamcolor Z27 has a quite many display colour count (1,070 million) compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.
4096 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The Dreamcolor Z27 has a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160. That's over eight times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1280 x 800. This HP LCD screen also have graphics resolutions of 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 1366 x 768, 2048 x 1080, 2560 x 1440, 3840 x 2160, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).
This LCD screen's resolution (4096 x 2160) is actually the best resolution across all PC monitors of a similar type and age to the Dreamcolor Z27.
Across comparable types of LCD screen the worst resolution is 320 x 240.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Dreamcolor Z27 is 66cm, and the screen sizes range from 50cm to 770cm. The Dreamcolor Z27 has one of the bigger screen sizes (68.6 centimeters) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.
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Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the Dreamcolor Z27 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Dreamcolor Z27 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
Across all the LCD screens of this age and type the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Dreamcolor Z27 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Dreamcolor Z27 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth noting that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age also do not have a built-in speaker.
Not 3D Compatible
Most medium monitors that were released around the same time as the Dreamcolor Z27 are not 3D compatible. The Dreamcolor Z27 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you want an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at 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 PC screens that were released around the same time as the Dreamcolor Z27, the HP Dreamcolor Z27 does not have a built-in camera.
Alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the 272P4QPJKEB[pl_2997140_price], or the 241P4QPY[pl_1398366_price] both from Philips.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The HP Dreamcolor Z27 does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years also do not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth also looking at other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the U2413[pl_1565290_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price] which is also higher rated.
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Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and spec.
Only One HDMI Port
The HP Dreamcolor Z27 is a one HDMI port PC display.
Quite High Maximum Power Consumption
The Dreamcolor Z27 has a quite high maximum power consumption (110 Watts) compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and type. The maximum power consumptions of LCD screens of this type and age range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 53W.
PC screens of this age and spec have weights of between 3g and 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 8.8 kilograms, the HP Dreamcolor Z27 is quite heavy compared to most of the other PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the Dreamcolor Z27.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The average response time of PC displays of a similar age and spec to the Dreamcolor Z27 is 6.1ms. With a response time of 12 milliseconds, the Dreamcolor Z27 has one of the slower response times amongst medium monitors of this age.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the Dreamcolor Z27.
LCD Display Type
The HP Dreamcolor Z27 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Alternative PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Eizo FlexScan S2133[plb_1735097_price].
If the display type of this PC screen is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the e2250Swdnk[pl_1364842_price] (LED), the U2868[pl_2276998_price] (LED), or the I2276[pl_2256588_price] (LED) all from AOC which is also higher rated.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
720 x 480, 720 x 576, 1366 x 768, 2048 x 1080, 2560 x 1440, 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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