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HP ZR2740W

HP ZR2740W
alaScore 90

57 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback.

value for money, 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 57 reviews)

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HP ZR2740w


With no customization options (aside from brightness), the HP ZR2740w requires you to accept it as is. However, is its price-to-performance ratio high enough to make its lack of options worth dealing with?

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

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

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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.

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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.


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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...

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"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.

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Nice Monitor, Little Issues


All in all, I'm pretty happy with my purchase. If I could figure out why these monitors didn't wake up and could fix the problem so I could use them 100% the way that I'd like, I'd be fully happy.

The monitors came in very large, well-packed boxes. I wanted a high-resolution display to do remote troubleshooting - my previous 1900x1200 weren't cutting it anymore - and these monitors deliver excellent quality for that and then some. Gaming is good...

I do have a little trouble (enough to deduct an egg) with the screens changing settings sometimes. For example, if I lock my computer (screens shutting off for a split second) sometimes they won't wake back up. Same thing if the UAC in Windows 7 kicks...

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Great buy !


Very nice big AND high pixel density screen ; Easy to plug and configure ; No On-screen menu (I'm actually that many people mentionned that in their con sections, because i'm my conception of displays, they shouldn't need any configuration at all ;...

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Awesome is all i can say!!!!


almost went with one of the korean overclockable models but im glad i didnt.

This is one nice monitor.No dead or stuck pixels(thank bright images.Much nicer than my Dell Ultra Sharp 2407 WFP S-PVA that cost twice as much.So far im blown away by this monitor

not even one

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Good monitor


I planned on getting Apple's 27" LED Cinema Display, same size and resolution (glossy - preferred) but I wanted to save $200 - $300, so I got this one. The 30" displays were also tempting but they run almost twice the cost of this, but are 1600 pixels...

Zero bad pixels, zero stuck pixels. Lots of pixels for real estate. Big. I'm used to HP's 24" so this was a small and worthwhile improvement ; Affordable vs. the alternatives ; Unlike Samsung, HP actually knows how to develop firmware that works with...

Anti-glare coating. I prefer my 24" HP glossy coating to this one. It's hard to explain, but the anti-glare coating reduces the contrast as it washes out the colors. While this monitor is cheaper than alternatives, it's still fairly expensive and I...

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Could not be happier


I would definitely buy this monitor again. I generally don't write any reviews but this thing is just incredible.

No dead pixels, excellent brightness, and a great price. This monitor blows my mind

Only has DVI and DisplayPort, but really any graphics card these days is capable of one of those so it's a non-issue

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
Screen Format:16:9
Touchscreen: No

General Features

3D: No
Product Type:LCD