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HP ZR2740
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HP ZR2740 PC Monitor

anandtech.com Editor's Choice Bronze
27" LED 646mm Aug 2013
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When you want the best and brightest displays, you choose HP Performance Monitors. And now we have a new arrival. The HP ZR2740w 27 LED Backlit IPS Monitor is HP's first 27-inch diagonal... More
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7 Reasons For

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

There are a number of other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at including the 34UM65, or the 27MB85 ($333.99) both from LG or the AOC e2250Swdnk which has better reviews.

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Good Brand

HP is one of the superior flatpanel monitor brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and HP also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

Fairly Many Display Colour Count

Medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZR2740 have display colour counts of between 0.21M and 1,100M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the HP ZR2740 has a quite many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the ZR2740.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 30 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of 380 candellas per square meter, the HP ZR2740 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the ZR2740.

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Quite Big Viewable Width

With a viewable width of 598 millimeters, the HP ZR2740 has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst PC screens of this age. PC displays of this age and type have viewable widths of between 1mm and 880mm.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

The smallest viewable height of similar spec LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to the ZR2740 is 28mm, the biggest is 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm. With a viewable height of 336 millimeters, the HP ZR2740 has a quite big viewable height compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the ZR2740.

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Short

The average height of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 370mm. At only 235 millimeters, the HP ZR2740 is very short compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZR2740.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The HP ZR2740 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the ZR2740 also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that came out around the same time as the ZR2740 are not 3D compatible. The HP ZR2740 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the AOC D2769, or the Asus VG236 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The HP ZR2740 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the ZR2740 also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the 272P4QPJKEB, or the 241P4QPY both from Philips.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the ZR2740 do not have an integrated card reader. The HP ZR2740 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in other PC screens which also have an integrated card reader including the U2713H ($689.99), or the U2413 ($440.95) both from DELL or the Acer DA220 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

Across all the PC screens of this spec and age the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm. With a maximum height adjustment of only 100 millimeters, the HP ZR2740 has a fairly low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZR2740.

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 12 milliseconds, the HP ZR2740 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the ZR2740. The fastest response time of PC screens that were released around the same time as the ZR2740 is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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Heavy

The lightest PC monitor of a similar age and spec to the ZR2740 is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg. With a weight of 10.5 kilograms, the HP ZR2740 is very heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the ZR2740.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP ZR2740

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium monitor was released over three years ago.

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anandtech.com Editor's Choice Bronze

Expert Reviews

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18 December 2013

I picked up a new 27? iMac a couple weeks ago when B&H dropped the price of the previous generation iMac by $300. Specifically, I bought the 3.2GHz Core i5 unit with a nVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB... Read more…

Ergonomics
The HP Z 2740w's pixel-packing 2 560 1 440 resolution makes high-end PC games look incredible
The monitor also includes the full gamut of ergo options and plenty of USB ports
At 700, it's the cheapest way to get an extreme-definition (XD) monitor on
The HP Z 2740w's pixelpacking 2 560 1 440 resolution makes highend PC games look incredible
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Cartier Bresson, and Eugene Smith
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19 August 2013

Most IT product categories tend to evolve rapidly, but developments in computer monitors have been decidedly slower. Although larger screens are slowly becoming more affordable, the most common... Read more…

16 May 2013

Until cutting-edge UHD (3840×2160) displays hit the mainstream, most enthusiasts have to be content with QHD monitors at 2560x1440 pixels. In the lab today, we have two more 27-inch QHD screens:... Read more…

15 February 2013

High-resolution 27? Display with 1 Billion Colors The HP ZR2740w is a 27? LED backlit, nonglare display with an impressive screen real estate and native resolution of 2560×1440?a 16:9 aspect... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 22 October 2013 by Brian Riches
(Verified Purchase)

For those who do not like a reflective screen - you have found your answer. Unable to see this monitor "in the flesh" before purchase, I had my doubts, but it is all that it is stated to... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $117.38
Electricity cost when on standby $9.39
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Total running cost over 5 years $126.77
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.82 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp xw476, hp zr2740, hp xw476a, hp xw476at, hp xw476a4, hp zr2740w, hp xw476ata, hp xw476a4a, hp xw476atab, hp xw476a4ab, hp 2560x1440, hp xw476a4abu, hp xw476atabb, hp xw476atabu, hp xw476a4abb, hp 2560x1440hati, hp 2560x1440hatis, hp 2560x1440hatisw, hp 2560x1440hatiswp, hp 2560x1440hatiswpi, hp 2560x1440hatiswpid, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidv, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidvi, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidvid, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidvidd, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidviddp
Barcodes 00885631975817, 00885631975824, 04054843780069
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