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HP DreamColor Z27x

HP DreamColor Z27x
alaScore 91

24 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of HP DreamColor Z27x. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability. The design also gets good opinions. There are some critical comments about the usability and price. Opinions are divided on the size.

design, reliability

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP DreamColor Z27x is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

HP DreamColor Z27x


The HP DreamColor Z27x professional-grade 27-inch monitor that delivers outstanding performance across the board, and is equipped with plenty of features, including built-in calibration software, and a six-port USB hub.

Very accurate colors. Excellent gray-scale performance. Deep blacks. Six-port USB hub. Dual DisplayPort connections. Integrated calibration software.

Expensive. Lacks auto-rotate support.

Conclusion Outstanding gray-scale reproduction and color accuracy are the hallmark of any professional-grade monitor, and the HP DreamColor Z27x delivers on both fronts. But it doesn't stop there. With its 1.07-billion-color DreamColor engine,...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Heinonen (

HP z27x Review


The HP z27x is loaded with features. Beyond the usual features like a USB hub and multiple inputs it offers multiple color space support for AdobeRGB, DCI, and even Rec. 2020. It goes well beyond this by offering the ability to self-calibrate any of...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Christian Eberle (

HP Z27x Dreamcolor Professional Display Review


HP's new Z27x DreamColor supports all the important color gamuts and carries some distinctly unique features. This screen simply blows us away.

Internal calibration engine, super-accurate, support for DCI and Rec.2020 (partial) gamuts, solid build quality, terrific value

Would be even better as a 32-inch screen, no OSD calibration options

At this price point, there is no other monitor that is as accurate or capable as the HP Z27x. We expect to see it populating film editing bays everywhere since nothing else even comes close for less than five figures.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

HP DreamColor Z27x professional LCD monitor review


The HP DreamColor Z27x is a high-performance 2.5K monitor suited to some professional applications. As a company HP is entrenched in Windows, where the panel worked better than with the graphic designer’s traditional choice of Mac OS. For any user...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (

Amazingly Good


I never used a professional level monitor before and had what I thought were higher end monitors in the past. I was/still am struck by the clarity and richness of the monitor. When researching it was between this and an Asus that was about $400 less...

This is an amazing monitor. Rich colors, clear, no dead/partial pixels. If you are thinking of moving up from consumer grade to 'pro' grade this is THE monitor to get. Picture, web pages, etc., look great and even stunning but even games aren't...

Price, but you do really get your money's worth. When I see a "normal" monitor's display now, I cringe to think about what I was staring at all those years

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (

Big but lots of aliasing


I was given this monitor to test by our company's IT department and it fell far short of expectations. I am a motion graphics animator for them and a professional photographer outside of my full time job. The only way to connect this monitor to my...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (

Don't believe the trolls


This monitor isn't perfect. But the claims made about how bad this unit is are simply overblown. We have or had Eizos, Ikegamis, JVCs, NECS FSI and Boland. Only he FSIsa re better with uniformity, but they have a blue cast in the blacks. The pictures...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (

Worst "Professional" product available


I'm changing my review from 2 to 1 star. I have returned the monitor 9 times with HP and EVERY single unit had an issue. The most prominent being extremely bad uniformity, washed out blacks, sharpening artifacts, color shift based on the screen's...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (

MASSIVE Backlight Bleed Issues


The z27x series has massive quality control issues. Just received my third unit, and it's the worst one yet, exhibiting extreme uniformity issues. The first had a small scratch, beneath the panel, about a half-inch long, plus mild backlight bleed....

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (

Awesome display


Have had it up and running for about a week now. Been coloring RED footage and this monitor was a huge improvement to my workflow.

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications


Certification:CO, CEL Grade 2, Microsoft WHQL, CE, CB, KC, KCC, NOM, PSB, ICE, TUV-S, CCC, CEL, SEPA, EPA, ISC, VCCI, FCC, BSMI
Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000:1
Contrast ratio (typical): / 1000:1 / 800:1
Display:LCD / LED
Display brightness:250 / 300
Display Diagonal:27
Display Diagonal (metric):27
Display number of colors:1.073 billion colours / 1070
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display scan frequency (horizontal):24 - 113
Display surface:Matt
Display Technology:IPS
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Quad HD / Wide Quad HD
Horizontal scan range:24 - 113
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Panel type:IPS
Pixel Pitch:0.00917 x 0.00917
Response Time:12 / 7
Supported graphics resolutions:720 x 480, 720 x 576, 1366 x 768, 2048 x 1080, 2560 x 1440, 3840 x 2160, 4096 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), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Vertical scan range:24 - 60
Viewable size diagonal:23.5
Viewable size, vertical:13.2
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input voltage:100 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):110
Power consumption (standby):1.2
Power consumption (typical):65


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Height adjustment: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off switch:Y / Yes
Pivot: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Swivel angle range:-45 - 45
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt adjustment: Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 20
Tilt angle range:-5 - 20
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


Built-in camera:N / No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Display:LCD / LED


AMD FreeSync:N

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Built-in USB hub:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:2
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
USB hub version:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:2, 4


AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (max):110
Power consumption (standby):1.2
Power consumption (typical):65

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.58 / 9.53 / 9.55
Depth (with stand):9.53
Height:14.9 / 16.5 / 16.6
Height (with stand):16.5
Width (with stand):25.2