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149 reviews

Apr, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews of HP ZR30W. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the HP ZR30W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of HP ZR30W from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on People really like the size and design. Comments are divided on the price, and some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, size


93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ZR30w 30-inch S-IPS LCD MonitorHP ZR30w 30-inch S-IPS LCD Monitor

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Brown (

HP ZR30w 30-inch LCD Review


You might recall seeing three of HP's ZR30w 30-inch displays gracing the cover of our September “Dream Machine” issue. Considering our theme for that build was raw, wanton power, picking the ZR30w was an easy decision.

S-IPS panel; great performance with both games and professional applications

No HDMI; no media card reader; doesn't pivot to portrait mode

One of the first things we noticed when we began evaluating the display using DisplayMate Multimedia with Test Photos Edition ( was absolutely no backlight leakage anywhere around the perimeter of the screen. The glass itself has a...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

HP ZR30w


The HP ZR30w is a massive 30-inch IPS monitor with an equally massive price tag. It offers good grayscale performance and wide viewing angles but its lack of picture settings and limited video inputs hold it back.

Strong grayscale performance. Wide viewing angles. Built-in USB hub

No HDMI port. Oversaturated reds. Limited picture settings

Geared toward professional users who require lots of screen real estate and accurate performance, the HP ZR30w is a gargantuan 30-inch desktop monitor that uses S-IPS (Super In-Plane Switching) panel technology to deliver very accurate grayscale...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Eric Franklin (

HP ZR30w review


It's difficult to review the $1,660 HP ZR30w fairly, without also mentioning the $1,500 Dell UltraSharp U3011. I won't speak in specifics concerning the Dell's performance (we've tested but not yet reviewed it), but I will say that it offers many more...

The HP ZR30w has excellent performance, high brightness, and ample USB connections.

The HP ZR30w lacks an OSD, limiting its adjustability. Also, compared with other 30-inch monitors, the ZR30w is missing many video connection options.

The HP ZR30w lacks too many features to be competitive with other, lower-priced 30-inchers.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Brian Klug (

A New 30" Contender: HP ZR30w Review


Recently, HP's performance ZR series of LCD displays have attracted quite a bit of attention. We've heard your comments and pleas for reviews of the 22” and 24” ZR series of HP displays, and those are still very much forthcoming. But for today, we're...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Christian Eberle (

HP ZR30w Versus DoubleSight DS-309W, 30-Inch Monitors, Tested


With a steady stream of 27-inch QHD monitors coming through our lab, we thought we'd take a quick break and test two even bigger screens, the 30-inch, 16:10 aspect ratio HP ZR30w and DoubleSight DS-309W. How do these $1000+ stunners compare?

Jun, 2013


Expert review by: Paul Lilly (

HP ZR30w 30-Inch S-IPS LCD Monitor Review


How should you go about determining what size monitor to buy? It's simple - go out and purchase the biggest, baddest display you can afford, because really, you only get one shot at this thing called life, so why waste it staring at a 23-inch panel? If...

Competitively priced for a 30-inch panel ; Excellent S-IPS panel ; Great viewing angle ; Easy to rotate, pivot, and adjust the height

No OSD ; Lacks Portrait mode ; Only two conectors (DVI and DisplayPort)

PerformanceSummary: HP's new ZR30w offered exceptional performance in both our task-specific Everest image quality tests, as well as our subjective testing. Color uniformity was spot on, along with brightness and contrast that we've come to expect...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: bruce bicknell (

HP ZR30w Monitor


Not only has HP given us a sweet monitor, they've done it at a reasonable price compared to other monitors in the market.

Design; price; S-IPS panel; flexible stand

No OSD; only two connectors (DVI and DisplayPort)

This is one impressive monitor that I would pick over one with the fruit logo, even if they were the same price (they’re not). Its performance on the applications that I use daily was unsurpassed by any monitor that I’ve tested, worked on, or owned....

Expert review by: (

HP ZR30w


The HP ZR30w is a 30-inch widescreen LCD dis play that's huge in screen space, but also has some really good performance, including great brightness. However, rather frustratingly, HP decided to leave out an onscreen display (OSD) menu with this...

Expert review by: TechRadar (

HP ZR30W review


Want acreage in your monitor? HP's got your covered with this 30' beast

Fabulous IPS panel ; Impeccable build quality

So very expensive ; Black levels could be better

Tech Specs Product TypeLCD Monitor Number of Screens1 Green CompliantYes Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH, WEEE USBYes --> DVIYes DisplayPortYes Adjustable Display AngleYes ColourBlack Brightness370 cd/m², 370 cd/m² Screen ModeWQXGA...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

HP ZR30w


The HP ZR30w is a massive 30-inch IPS monitor with an equally massive price tag. It offers good grayscale performance and wide viewing angles but its lack of picture settings and limited video inputs hold it back.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / No
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9


VESA mounting: No

Ports & interfaces

USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:5