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HP ZR2740w

HP ZR2740w
alaScore 88

69 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of HP ZR2740w. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the HP ZR2740w is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP ZR2740w from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Reviewers are impressed by the design.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP ZR2740W XW476AT LCD Monitor

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (

HP ZR2740w


The HP ZR2740w sacrifices customization to deliver a powerful monitor at a reasonable price.

The HP ZR2740w 's pixel-packing 2,560x1,440 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...

With no included OSD, picture customizations are limited to brightness. Also, a single DVI and one DisplayPort are all the connections you get.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (

HP ZR2740w 27″ LED-backlit IPS Monitor


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 GPU. I paired the iMac with a HP ZR2740w 27″ IPS display.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Steve Baczewski (

HP ZR2740w


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 ratio.


No OSD; narrow color gamut

The ZR2740w is a good monitor but might be better suited for an office environment than for a graphic studio.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Lee Neikirk (

HP ZR2740w


The HP ZR2740w is an expensive display that's posh and attractive on the outside, but doesn't deliver the goods.

With an MSRP of $729, we were expecting physical and technological excellence from the HP ZR2740w. While it delivers on the physical side--its stand is a sturdy, flexible addition to the panel that gives it the versatility of a professional artist's...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: MstrMstr (

"Its compared above with a monitor costing $250.00 more"


Monitors of this caliber have come to the home- WELCOME.

Performancce, performance performance- thats all we want

Lack of adjustment choice but it works so well what the heck.

Consumer review by: Dizzy (

Great No Frills Monitor


I enabled Clear Type text to help with the readability. Download a color profile for the monitor online. While it wasn't perfect, it was really close. Unless you do photo/video work, it would be good enough :)

Fantastic Resolution, great color clarity and response

This is the NO FRILLS model. You get ONE resolution, and everything is scaled to it. Most the time it looks pretty good. Text can be difficult to read at times due to the small size

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Charlie (

HP ZR2740w (XW476A4R#ABA)




The first one I got never would start; this one had a stand that wouldn't adjust but otherwise seemed fine. Today (7/24/2014) it wouldn't work at all. I couldn't get any picture to try repairs. I installed my old Dell 24" and ran the repairs. MS...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: TimG (

Great buy


I hesitated on the referb... but don't regret it.. It's been working like a champ for 3 months now... great deal..

Great price, great no frills high res monitor

not fancy, but I knew that.. so I'm OK with that

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Charlie S. (

Cannot adjust height


The first of these refurbs I got didn't work at all. When this one arrived, I was having some health problems, but was able to get it more or less set up satisfactorily, except for the 2-1/2" from desktop to bottom of the bezel. I've tried everything I...

Good picture. Actually, closer to great

Cannot raise screen

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: WillS (

Great value


The extra screen real estate over a 1080 monitor is massive. Compared to other monitors in this class, getting 2560x1440 at 60Hz on an IPS display for this price is worth it. Sounds like this monitor might have some overall quality issues, so it may be...

I wish it had HDMI. I wish it worked in tall mode (probably an OSX issue). I wish the bezel was thinner. The pros definitely outweigh the cons

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications


Adjustable Display: Yes
Integrated Camera: No
Integrated Microphone: No
Loudspeakers: No
Type of MPR Radiation: No
Type of TCO Radiation:TCO 5.0


DVI Interface: Yes


LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Screen Format:16:9
Touchscreen: No

General Features

3D: No
Product Type:LCD