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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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8 Reasons For

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the AOC e2250Swdnk which has better reviews.

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

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

Very Many Display Colour Count

The average display colour count of PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the ZR2740 is 100M. The display colour count of the HP ZR2740 of 1,070 million is one of the most amongst similar spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the ZR2740.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 380 candellas per square meter, the HP ZR2740 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens of this type and age. The dimmest display brightness of flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the ZR2740 is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Quite Big Viewable Width

The smallest viewable width of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the ZR2740 is 1mm, the biggest is 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm. With a viewable width of 598 millimeters, the HP ZR2740 has a fairly big viewable width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the ZR2740.

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Fairly Big Viewable Height

Across all the PC displays that were released more than two years ago the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm. At 336 millimeters, the HP ZR2740 has a quite big viewable height compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the ZR2740.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The HP ZR2740 has one of the bigger screen sizes (68.5 centimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. Flatpanel monitors of this age and spec have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.

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Short

The shortest medium monitor that was released around the same time as the ZR2740 is 41mm tall, the tallest is 4,800mm, and the average height is 380mm. The HP ZR2740 is one of the shortest medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years (only 235 millimeters) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.

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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 this is within the context that most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The HP ZR2740 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 HP ZR2740 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the ZR2740 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as 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.

It is worth also looking at other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the U2413 ($450.99), or the U2713H 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 monitors of this spec and age the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm. The HP ZR2740 has one of the lower maximum height adjustments (only 100 millimeters) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The HP ZR2740 has one of the slower response times (12 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average response time of LCD screens of this age and spec is 6.1ms.

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Heavy

Across all the medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the ZR2740 the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. When compared to other comparable spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the ZR2740 that we have checked, the weight of the HP ZR2740 of 10.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP ZR2740

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC display was released over three years ago.

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1 Award

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
No OSD
Narrow color gamut Share EnjoyTweet Author
Steve Baczewski When Steve was young, he was struck by the work of Richard Avedon
Cartier Bresson, and Eugene Smith
He writes and teaches about both traditional and digital fine arts photography
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 $112.46
Electricity cost when on standby $9.00
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Total running cost over 5 years $121.46
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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 zr2740w, hp xw476at, hp xw476a4, hp xw476ata, hp xw476a4a, hp xw476atab, hp xw476a4ab, hp 2560x1440, hp xw476atabu, hp xw476a4abb, hp xw476a4abu, hp 2560x1440hati, hp 2560x1440hatis, hp 2560x1440hatisw, hp 2560x1440hatiswp, hp 2560x1440hatiswpi, hp 2560x1440hatiswpid, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidv, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidvi, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidvid, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidvidd, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidviddp
Barcodes 00885631975824, 04054843780069
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