Excerpt: This is my second HP Z series display. The first one is ZR24w, with 24" and up to 1920 resolution. Both work very well right from the box without much adjusting. Before this, I tried ASUS PB287Q and failed to adjust it after a week with/without Spyder 3. Good jobs, HP!
Excerpt: Very good display quality. I had looked lots of monitors and all had too much sparkle from the anti-glare coating. Glossy is out of the question for me. This is billed as a semi-gloss and you can tell it reflects slightly more light than some of the more matte panels but it is still way away from being a glossy panel. I'm extremely picky about monitors but this one passes the test for me. The main negative is that it takes several seconds to wake up from sleep mode.
Summary: Yes, this monitor is expensive, however it is worth it for the shear quality of image it exudes. The screen size and resolution is superb and I love the fact that HP have now introduced hdmi ports and usb 3.0 to bring it upto date. I use the z24 at work and the z27i at home. If it wasn't so expensive I would definitely buy another one for work, but I just can't justify the cost to upgrade from 24" to 27".