The HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional LCD Display is the world's only color-critical LCD based on HP DreamColor Engine technology. This uniquely affordable monitor delivers broad color support,...
This LCD screen was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Apcmag.com who said that this PC screen was very good.
The editors of three more expert review sites all thought that this medium monitor was good. Stuff.tv gave this HP PC monitor a "Hot Buy" award, it received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus and it received a "We Want It" award from Extrahardware.cz.
The expert at one other expert review site concluded that this PC display was good. Cw.no gave this LCD screen a "Good Purchase" award.
Good Expert Reviews
On average, based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, T3.com and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 88%. LCD screen experts think this flatpanel monitor is one of the better medium monitors that were released more than a year ago.
Owner Reviews Are Good
Based on 23 owner reviews this HP flatpanel monitor has an average owner rating of 88 out of 100.
Good Product Quality
A number of HP DreamColor LP2480zx reviewers who bought it considered that it was good quality. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “When you do you quickly gain an appreciation for what true quality looks like” in their review and rated the HP DreamColor LP2480zx 5 stars. Expert review site Digitalversus.com scored the product 5 stars and said “According to HP, this screen has an extensive colour range and a rich visual quality and homogeneity”.
HP Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews
HP has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other manufacturers.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the DreamColor LP2480zx has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the DreamColor LP2480zx. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the DreamColor LP2480zx have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year is 18°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the DreamColor LP2480zx has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the DreamColor LP2480zx.
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution
The DreamColor LP2480zx has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this LCD screen). This HP PC monitor also have graphics resolutions of 720 x 400, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The worst resolution of all PC displays that were launched around the same time as the DreamColor LP2480zx is 720 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.
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Only Two USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The HP DreamColor LP2480zx is a two USB Type-A downstream port PC screen.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The HP DreamColor LP2480zx does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the DreamColor LP2480zx.
We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the Benq GW2760H[plb_3402570_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the DreamColor LP2480zx, the HP DreamColor LP2480zx does not have a built-in camera.
Other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year, the DreamColor LP2480zx is not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price].
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The HP DreamColor LP2480zx does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also do not have an integrated card reader.
We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which also has a higher rating.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
At only 100 millimeters, the HP DreamColor LP2480zx has a quite low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the DreamColor LP2480zx. The maximum height adjustments of medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the DreamColor LP2480zx range from 17mm to 510mm.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The HP DreamColor LP2480zx is a two USB 2.0 port LCD screen. Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago have between one and four USB 2.0 ports.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
Across all the LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the DreamColor LP2480zx the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At only 250 candellas per square meter, the DreamColor LP2480zx has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC displays that were released one year ago.
Only One HDMI Port
The DreamColor LP2480zx is a one HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the DreamColor LP2480zx have between one and three HDMI ports.
When compared to other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the DreamColor LP2480zx that we have assessed, the DreamColor LP2480zx's weight of 12.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the DreamColor LP2480zx have weights of between 2.3g and 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg.
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Released Over a Year Ago
HP released the DreamColor LP2480zx over a year ago.
1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the DreamColor LP2480zx is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
LCD Display Type
The DreamColor LP2480zx has an LCD display type which is better than most similar spec PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most flatpanel monitors of this type and age have an LED display type.
Alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VP2780[plb_2884616_price].
If you want an LCD screen with a better display type then you might want to consider the Benq XR3501[plb_2943761_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.
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The HP DreamColor LP2480zx has a pretty typical width (565 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago.
If you would consider a PC monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the Eizo ColorEdge CG248-4K[plb_2900659_price] (553mm).
1920 x 1200
Supported Graphics Resolutions
720 x 400, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 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)
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