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HP ZR30W

HP ZR30W
alaScore 92

160 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and usability are generally positive. The design and value for money also get good feedback.

value for money, design, usability, 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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 160 reviews)

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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 (www.displaymate.com) was absolutely no backlight leakage anywhere around the perimeter of the screen. The glass itself has a...

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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...

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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...

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HP ZR30w

 

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.

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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?

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Fantastic Studio Grade 30 inch Monitor

 

I finally upgraded my monitor from my old Dell 2000FP of 8 years. It was like moving from a 1950's black and white TV to a 2010 HDTV, there was no comparison. The color saturation on this monitor is absolutely fantastic. Images almost look "3D" they so...

Bright screen (very bright) ; Well saturated colors ; Sturdy stand ; Supports 1 billion colors (if you have the right video card) ; Much cheaper than the competition (compare the Dell 3008wfp)

No VGA, HDMI, or component inputs ; No OSD

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HP ZR30w

 

I think it's important to point out that Erik's review is from the perspective of the average consumer, rather than a professinal/enthusiast. A pro would probably care more about things like input lag, calibrated contrast ratio, panel uniformity, color...

Lowest input lag of any 30" monitor ; 30 - Bit color ; IPS ; Outstanding uniformity ; wide gamut (which , for a 30-bit panel a good thing with a 30-Bit panel)

No OSD ; No Built-in Scalar

Product Specifications

Configuration

Adjustable Display: Yes
Integrated Camera: No
Integrated Microphone: No
Loudspeakers: No
Type of MPR Radiation: No
Type of TCO Radiation:TCO05

Connectivity

DVI Interface: Yes
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
USB:USB 2.0
VGA: No

Display

LED Backlight: No
Screen Format:16:10
Touchscreen: No

General Features

3D: No
Product Type:LCD
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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