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HP Dreamcolor Z27
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HP Dreamcolor Z27 PC Monitor

27" 1000:1 LCD 641mm May 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Width Release Date
Work in brilliant, trusted color and bring your ideas to life with the HP DreamColor Z27x Professional Display, featuring HP's unrivaled integrated calibration engine, 4K[1] input support, and... More
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10 Reasons For

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

The HP Dreamcolor Z27 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC display. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for more than two years have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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HP Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

HP medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all PC displays HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angles of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the Dreamcolor Z27 range from 50° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the HP Dreamcolor Z27 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Dreamcolor Z27.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the HP Dreamcolor Z27 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec. The average horizontal viewing angle of PC monitors of this spec and age is 170°.

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Two DisplayPorts

Most LCD screens of this type and age have between one and two DisplayPorts, including the Dreamcolor Z27 which has two DisplayPorts.

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Fairly Many Display Colour Count

The least display colour count of PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the Dreamcolor Z27 is 0.21M, the most is 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 100M. At 1,070 million, the Dreamcolor Z27 has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the Dreamcolor Z27.

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4096 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The Dreamcolor Z27 has a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160. That's over thirty-four times the resolution of a 640 x 400 flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. This 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).

A 4096 x 2160 graphics resolution is actually the best resolution across all PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the Dreamcolor Z27.

A 320 x 240 graphics resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of PC screen.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The Dreamcolor Z27 has a quite big display diagonal (68.6 centimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Dreamcolor Z27. The smallest display diagonal of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the Dreamcolor Z27 is 28cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec PC screens that have been around for more than two years have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the HP Dreamcolor Z27 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Dreamcolor Z27 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Dreamcolor Z27.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most LCD screens of a similar type and age to the Dreamcolor Z27 do not have a built-in speaker. The Dreamcolor Z27 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Dreamcolor Z27 are not 3D compatible. The HP Dreamcolor Z27 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the AOC d2757Ph, or the Asus VG236 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Dreamcolor Z27 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The HP Dreamcolor Z27 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth considering alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the U2413 ($429.99), or the U2713H ($412.54) both from DELL or the Acer DA220 ($240.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors of a similar type and age to it.

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Only One HDMI Port

The HP Dreamcolor Z27 is a one HDMI port LCD screen. Most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the Dreamcolor Z27 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

The Dreamcolor Z27 has a fairly high maximum power consumption (110 Watts) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type. Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W.

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 12 milliseconds, the Dreamcolor Z27 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the Dreamcolor Z27. The average response time of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the Dreamcolor Z27 is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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Heavy

Across all the PC displays that have been around for more than two years the weights range from 3g to 39kg. The HP Dreamcolor Z27 is one of the heavier medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the Dreamcolor Z27 (8.8 kilograms) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Dreamcolor Z27

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the Dreamcolor Z27.

LCD Display Type

The Dreamcolor Z27 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

Other flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Eizo FlexScan EV2316.

If you want a PC screen with a better display type then you might also want to look at the AOC e2250Swdnk (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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TV Tuner Integrated
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Electricity cost when switched on $126.55
Electricity cost when on standby $4.67
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Total running cost over 5 years $131.22
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the HP Dreamcolor Z27uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.86 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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