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Four people who purchased it reckoned that it was thin. In August last year Digitaltrends.com said “Slim side bezels”. Last year Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “Slim bezels enhance the visual appeal of the color accurate screen, making a multi-monitor setup appear seamless” in their review of the HP Z2.
One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was ergonomic. Techradar.com wrote “HP has created a versatile and ergonomic display with the Z25n” in their review of this PC monitors.
One HP Z2 owner who bought it mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Techradar.com wrote in their review “The display integrates a four-port USB hub, slim side bezels” and scored it 4 stars.
One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of the HP Z2 “Solid, adjustable stand” yet only rated the HP Z2 60 out of 100.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most PC screens that are a similar age to the Z2 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the HP Z2 which has four USB Type-A downstream ports.
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Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the HP Z2 is more than most flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|DisplayPort|USB are also found on this PC screen.
The HP Z2 has more DisplayPorts than most of the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the Z2. Most of the LCD screens that are a comparable age to the Z2 only have one DisplayPort, however this PC screen has two DisplayPorts.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The HP Z2 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type. The average horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z2 is 170°.
HP Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors
HP has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other manufacturers.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
The HP Z2 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age. The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year range from 10° to 180°.
Very Big Viewable Height
Across all the flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the Z2 the viewable heights range from 230mm to 630mm, and the average viewable height is 320mm. When compared to other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the Z2 that we have assessed the viewable height of, the HP Z2's viewable height of 596.74 millimeters is one of the biggest.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the HP Z2 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the Z2. Across all the flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z2 the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².
Quite Large Color Gamut
PC screens that have been around for more than a year have color gamuts of between 68% and 110%. At 99 percent, the HP Z2 has a fairly large color gamut compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The HP Z2 is a four USB 3.0 port LCD screen.
1440p Video Mode
The most resolution of the HP Z2 is 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than the most frequently found video mode of 1080p. Comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for more than a year video modes range from 480p (worst) to 2160p (best).
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1600 x 900|1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1366 Ñ 768|1440 x 900 (WXGA+)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than a year.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type have a built-in speaker, however the HP Z2 does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the 275C5QHAW, or the 231P4QUPEB ($336.72) both from Philips or the Acer H257HU ($278.99) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age, the HP Z2 does not have a built-in camera.
Other PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Philips 241P6 which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
The HP Z2 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the Z2 are also not 3D compatible.
PC screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the iiyama B2783QSU-B1, or the Acer XB240H ($785.54) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC displays of a similar age and spec to the Z2 do not have an integrated card reader. The HP Z2 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
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Very Small Viewable Size Diagonal
Medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the Z2 have viewable size diagonals of between 260mm and 780mm. The HP Z2 has a quite small viewable size diagonal (only 335.66 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the Z2.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on medium monitors that have been around for more than a year.
Quite High Maximum Power Consumption
At 83 Watts, the HP Z2 has a fairly high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age. The average maximum power consumption of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the Z2 is 49W, and the maximum power consumptions range from 16W to 170W.
The average weight of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg. At 7.7 kilograms, the HP Z2 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PC displays that are a similar age to the Z2.
Quite Slow Response Time
The response times of comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the Z2 range from 1ms to 40ms. The HP Z2 has one of the slower response times (14 milliseconds) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.
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LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to it.
We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the S24E650MW, and the T27D590CW both from Samsung or the Acer G257HU ($213.99) is also worth considering.
5000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 5000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on PC screens of this type and age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have a 5000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including because of it's better review score, the 29UB67 ($307.98), or the 29UM67-P ($189.99) both from LG or the HP Pavilion 27.
If you would prefer a PC screen with a higher contrast ratio then you might want to consider the HP EliteDisplay S270 ($322.32) (10000000:1 and higher rated) or the HP Pavilion 25xw ($191.38) (10000000:1 and cheaper).
At 614.3 millimeters, the HP Z2 has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other PC screens of this type and age.
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
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