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HP ZR2740w
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HP ZR2740w PC Monitor

anandtech.com Editor's Choice Bronze
27" LED 646mm Dec 2012
Display Diagonal Display Width Release Date
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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16 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This PC screen received a "Bronze" from Anandtech.com who wrote that this LCD screen was good.

Robust

Several HP ZR2740w owners thought it was strong and durable. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert website CNET.com.au “Features Based on its thick, sturdy bod” in their review.

Good Size

Some customers who bought it reckoned that it was thick. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “However, is its price-to-performance ratio high enough to make its lack of options worth dealing with? Design and featuresBased on its thick, sturdy” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Videomaker.com mentioned “An HD webcam! The ability to take a video of your computer is really handy”.

Good Connectivity

One HP ZR2740w owner said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good in terms of USB connections. Three years ago Photographybay.com mentioned “The monitor also includes the full gamut of ergo options and plenty of USB ports” in their review of the HP ZR2740w.

Good Webcam

One HP ZR2740w owner concluded that the product had a good webcam. Four years ago expert website Videomaker.com mentioned “The webcam itself is nicely tucked away above the screen, with a tiny light to indicate function” in their review of this PC monitor.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The ZR2740w is a four USB Type-A downstream port PC monitor.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at including the iiyama XB2780HSU[plb_1370714_price], or the Samsung S27D390[plb_2204892_price] which has better reviews.

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

HP has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other manufacturers.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of PC screens of this type and age range from 60° to 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the ZR2740w has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type.

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Quite Many Display Colour Count

At 1,070 million, the HP ZR2740w has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the ZR2740w. The average display colour count of LCD screens that were released more than two years ago is 100M, and the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The ZR2740w has a fairly bright display brightness (380 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. The average display brightness of similar spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the ZR2740w is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The HP ZR2740w is a four USB 2.0 port LCD screen.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the ZR2740w have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm. At 68.6 centimeters, the ZR2740w has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the ZR2740w is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. Medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZR2740w graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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Has Four Cables Included

The HP ZR2740w has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this LCD screen.

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10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, layersmagazine.com, CNET.com.au and gadgetreview.com this PC monitor has an overall expert rating of 65%.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The HP ZR2740w does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth noting that most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at including the iiyama XB2779QS-W1[plb_1954340_price], or the Fujitsu P23T-6[plb_1495835_price]; or the Eizo FlexScan EV2416W[plb_1839116_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The HP ZR2740w is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Philips 278G4DHSD/94[plb_1499355_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The ZR2740w does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the ZR2740w also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the AOC I2472[plb_2126699_price], or the Philips 272C4QPJKAB/00[plb_1532812_price] or the HP EliteDisplay S231[plb_2198924_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the ZR2740w do not have an integrated card reader. The ZR2740w is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader which you might want to look at including the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

PC displays of this age and type have maximum height adjustments of between 13mm and 850mm. With a maximum height adjustment of only 100 millimeters, the HP ZR2740w has a quite low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to the ZR2740w.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

The maximum power consumptions of LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the ZR2740w range from 5.4W to 250W. With a maximum power consumption of 120 Watts, the ZR2740w has a fairly high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the ZR2740w.

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Heavy

Medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the ZR2740w have weights of between 3g and 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. With a weight of 8 kilograms, the ZR2740w is one of the heavier similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the ZR2740w amongst similar spec PC displays of this age.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the ZR2740w the response times range from 1ms to 40ms. With a response time of 12 milliseconds, the ZR2740w has one of the slower response times amongst PC displays of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP ZR2740w

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market for over four years.

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1 Award

anandtech.com Editor's Choice Bronze

Expert Reviews

(20)
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

(1)
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 $115.27
Electricity cost when on standby $9.22
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Total running cost over 5 years $124.49
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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 xw476atabb, hp 2560x1440hati, hp 2560x1440hatis, hp 2560x1440hatisw, hp 2560x1440hatiswp, hp 2560x1440hatiswpi, hp 2560x1440hatiswpid, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidv, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidvi, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidvid, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidvidd, hp 2560x1440hatiswpidviddp
Barcodes 00085631975633, 00085631975817, 00885631975657, 00885631975817, 00885631975824, 04054843780069, 08856319756334, 08856319758178
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