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HP ZR30w PC Monitor

30" 2560 X 1600 3000:1 LCD Dec 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date $269.47 Electricity cost over 5 years
Three industry awards
Limited picture settings
Inferior technical features
15 Reviews + 3 Awards Recommended A-List Recommended Kick Ass Award
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Three Industry Awards

The experts at websites and both decided that concluded that they would recommend this LCD screen and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This HP LCD screen received a "Kick Ass Award" from

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including, Techradar, PC Mag and the average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 74 out of 100.

HP Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

Based on 2,104 user and expert reviews (including 391 verified purchases), HP has good reviews for its PC monitors. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a HP flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Ergonomic Stand

One customer concluded that it was ergonomic. Techradar said “Ergonomic stand” in their HP ZR30w review nonetheless they gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was good looking. Expert review site scored it 8 stars and wrote “Think about computing giant HP and we suspect images of corporate cubes leap to mind more readily than sexy screens.”.

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Impeccable Build Quality

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Seven years ago Techradar said “Impeccable build quality” in their HP ZR30w review. gave the product a rating of 6 stars and said “HP’s gargantuan screen delivers luscious image quality.” in their review of this PC monitor.


One owner who purchased it said that it was well made.

Limited Picture Settings

Three customers thought this PC monitor was not easy to use the menus. said “No OSD menu to adjust settings” in their review of this PC monitor. Four years ago It mentioned “Limited picture settings”. Expert review site mentioned in the same month “Its lack of picture settings and limited video inputs hold it back”.

Good Picture Quality

One customer said in their reviews that the HP ZR30w had good picture quality.


2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the HP ZR30w is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most common display resolution. Across all medium monitors that are a similar age to this PC display the best display resolution is 3440 x 1440 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of PC screens of a similar spec and age to this PC screen is 10°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the HP ZR30w has one of the wider viewing angles, vertical amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 178 degrees, the HP ZR30w has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago is 18° and the widest is 1,800°.

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Ports & Interfaces

Five USB 2.0 Ports

The HP ZR30w is a five USB 2.0 port PC screen. Most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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Inferior Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it thought it did not have good features. Expert website said in their review of this PC monitor seven years ago “The HP ZR30w lacks too many features to be competitive with other, lower-priced 30-inchers”.


Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HP ZR30w does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as this LCD screen which have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Asus PQ321QE, the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display ($1,099), or the LG 31MU97 ($993.33) is also worth considering.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC display was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00884962375518

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