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HP DreamColor Z24
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HP DreamColor Z24 PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 5000000:1 LCD Apr 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
OverviewEnjoy pure, consistent 10-bit color accuracy from design to production with push-button color space selection and easy color calibration on the amazingly affordable HP DreamColor Z24x... More
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8 Reasons For

Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DreamColor Z24 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DreamColor Z24 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the DreamColor Z24 the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Good Brand

Based on 950 expert and owner reviews, HP has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angles of comparable spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the DreamColor Z24 range from 50° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the DreamColor Z24 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the DreamColor Z24 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the DreamColor Z24 the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Two DisplayPorts

The DreamColor Z24 is a two DisplayPort PC display.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

When compared to other PC monitors that were released around the same time as the DreamColor Z24 that we have assessed the display colour count of, the HP DreamColor Z24's display colour count of 1,070 million is one of the most. The least display colour count of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 0.21M, the most is 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 100M.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the DreamColor Z24 have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the DreamColor Z24 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst PC displays of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The DreamColor Z24 does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the DreamColor Z24, the HP DreamColor Z24 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The DreamColor Z24 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the DreamColor Z24 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The DreamColor Z24 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DreamColor Z24 also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with an integrated card reader and we think the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price] is also worth considering.

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Only 1280 X 720 (HD 720) Graphics Resolution

The DreamColor Z24 has a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD 720). That's 56% less resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). In addition, this flatpanel monitor have graphics resolutions of 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1440 x 900 (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 monitors of this age and type is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most LCD screens of this age and spec have between one and three HDMI ports, including the HP DreamColor Z24 which has one HDMI port.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The HP DreamColor Z24 has one of the slower response times (6 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average response time of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the DreamColor Z24 is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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Heavy

The average weight of flatpanel monitors of this spec and age is 4.9kg. The HP DreamColor Z24 is one of the heavier similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the DreamColor Z24 (7 kilograms) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP DreamColor Z24

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this HP flatpanel monitor was released.

LCD Display Type

The DreamColor Z24 has a better display type than most LCD screens of a similar age and spec to it. This LCD screen has an LCD display type, whereas most medium monitors that were released around the same time as it have an LED display type.

Other PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Eizo FlexScan EV2316[plb_1717439_price].

PC screens with a better display type that might also be worth considering include the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Width

At 559.4 millimeters, the HP DreamColor Z24 has a pretty average width compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the DreamColor Z24.

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Specification

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Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
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Swivelling
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Electricity cost when switched on $68.66
Electricity cost when on standby $2.25
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.91
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp z24, e9q82a4, hp z24s, e9q82a4abu, e9q82a8aba, e9q82a4aba, e9q82a4uuz
Barcodes 00887758930946, 00887758930991, 00887758931028, 00887758931042, 00887758931059, 00887758931073, 00887758931127, 00887758931134, 00887758931233, 00888182379219, 04053162592575, 04053162945906, 05054533631892, 05054629459614, 05054931104035, 05712505316498, 08877589309464, 08877589311344, 08877589312334

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