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HP DreamColor LP2480zx
5.9 out of 10

HP DreamColor LP2480zx

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Monitor, just need additional item

Redd, B&H Photo
11 January 2015
  • Excerpt: The monitor is great once you get it calibrated and adjusted properly. Using this monitor is not too Apple friendly when trying to get the maximum use of the 10 bit and RGB Rec 709 color space. You need to use a display port wire, buy the color calibrator, and a box to send a 10 bit signal from the Apple to the monitor.
  • Pros: Amazing Picture
  • Cons: Not Apple Friendly
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Overall 8
8.0

Good monitor but buggy software

Martin P., B&H Photo
4 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Just bought 3 LP2480zx monitors. Extremely good grayshades palette. Efficient colorspaces selection. Hoewever, Display assistant software refuses to laucnch. Error message: "Display Tune(R) has encountered a problem and needs to close." Uninstalling all software and reinstalling does not fix the problem.
  • Pros: Real Professional Grade
  • Cons: Buggy Sorftware
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Overall 8
8.0

really good monitor eizo like cheaper

steeven, B&H Photo
2 November 2014
  • Excerpt: Not 4 stars as the color space profils only work in 4444 input and I have to work 422 so the colorspaces are not accessible in this config…
  • Pros: Comfortable Grip, Creative, Glides Smoothly, Good Color Variety
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Overall 8
8.0

Great monitor for professionals

Sean P., Newegg
31 March 2012
  • Summary: I bought this for gaming because I wanted a color accurate LED screen. It works great but in retrospect if you do not have a professional purpose for this monitor, purchase something cheaper. I think I ordered this directly from HP at the time. Newegg has not always carried it.
  • Pros: Amazing color when calibrated. Response time good enough for gaming. Holds up well after over a year of ownership.
  • Cons: Super expensive. Don't buy this if you are not going to calibrate it and use it professional. Other reviewer's comment about black levels and brightness are accurate.
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Overall 8
8.0

Still limited by LCD technology

Christopher T., Newegg
13 July 2010
  • Summary: I should make it clear that I do NOT own this monitor. I was using it in the school's imaging lab, and was very impressed with it.
  • Pros: •30-bit IPS LCD panel (1 billion colors allow you to see things in images you never noticed before, though in many cases the monitor's gamut far exceeds that of the source images) •Built-in calibration profiles are pretty much dead-on accurate for bringing the monitor's gamut into alignment with the destination's colorspace •Price compared to other 30-bit LCD monitors (which are not available from Newegg, though they don't have to be since people who know enough about...
  • Cons: •HP's claimed CRT-comparable black-levels are artificial. They produced by dimming the back-light, in much the same way that many manufacturers use to cheat with the Dynamic Contrast Ratios they advertise for their TN-panel monitors to achieve inflated numbers of over 30,000:1 when the true panel contrast itself is more like 700:1. HP doesn't make those claims for this monitor, thankfully, as it is true 1000:1. But in the end it is still the same sort of trickery. Whi...
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Overall 8
8.0

DreamColor Monitor

S S., Newegg
11 May 2010
  • Summary: HP has very little information on their site regarding support for this monitor and its profiling kit. I admit I went through a lot of struggles and frustration to get the monitor profiled but now I’m very pleased with it. Hopefully this information will assist others who are interested in purchasing the LP2480zx. My review is not meant to discourage. My System: ASUS P5K3-delux, Windows 7 64bit, 8GB RAM, 2.4 GHz Intel Quad Core processor.
  • Pros: This is a beautiful monitor. I’m a nature photographer and work almost exclusively in Adobe RGB. This monitors built in profile is a real plus. In addition, the LED backlighting and IPS panel make for wonderful viewing for photo editing My previous monitor was an HP LP2465 which my wife is now using and loves. I did not compare the LP2480zx with other high end monitors before purchasing so I won’t comment in that regard. I picked this monitor based on HP’s usually goo...
  • Cons: Not sure what usefulness the display assistant software is so after some experimentation I have stopped loading it. HP’s manual doesn’t provide much information other than setup and connection diagrams. I could have figured that stuff out without the manual. This monitor can only be profiled using the DreamColor Advanced Profiling Solution (APS) so add an additional $350 to the price tag. I already owned X-Rite’s EZColor but the monitor OSD doesn’t provide individual ...
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Overall 8
8.0

HP LP2480zx DreamColor Monitor

SRS "PhotoGuy", Amazon
9 May 2010
  • Summary: Pros: This is a beautiful monitor. I'm a nature photographer and work almost exclusively in Adobe RGB. This monitors built in profile is a real plus. In addition, the LED backlighting and IPS panel make for wonderful viewing for photo editing My previous monitor was an HP LP2465 which my wife is now using and loves. I did not compare the LP2480zx with other high end monitors before purchasing so I won't comment in that regard.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kleine Schwächen für ein High-End Produkt

Tim Buktu, Amazon
2 August 2010
  • Summary: Top ausgestatteter RGB-LED Monitor mit allen gängigen Eingangsschnittstellen (inkl. Kabel). Der Monitor hat wie man in dieser Preisklasse erwartet ein exzellentes Bild (Schärfe, Kontrast, Blickwinkel, Leuchtdichte). Der Farbraum ist überragend und führt bei voller Ausschöpfung (FULL) bei normaler Benutzung (also nicht Druckvorstufe oder Grafik) zu ungewohnt brillanten Farben, kann dann durch Auswahl eines anderen Profils (z.B.
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