Summary: My wife and I are wedding photographers and we use a pair of these monitors for image editing in Lightroom and Photoshop. I have somewhat mixed feelings about this monitor. I'll mention my purchase experience and then I will explain my usage experience.
Summary: Got two of these to set side-by-side, used mostly for professional graphics work, not gaming or movies. Very pleased with the color quality and brightness once calibrated (other than max darkness).
Pros: + Image quality and color are great (for professional graphics work) + Only needed a bit of calibration + Price is pretty good for this quality
Cons: - Black isn't really very black even at its darkest. - Takes about 10 seconds to switch on / wake up - annoying. - If you run the cables run through the stand you'll still see them dangling below the monitor and they make it difficult to rotate the monitor 90 deg and back. - Wish HP hadn't put th...
Summary: When i purchased this monitor a week ago, it had 4 dead pixels on the bottom and another smudge on the right, which HP calls "contamination". I sent it back and got a new one having a flawless screen.
Summary: NewEgg, feel free to let me know when you have a friendlier LCD exchange policy. When I buy top-end hardware I expect it to be flawless, period, and exchanged with no questions if it's not.
Pros: This is the 4th monitor and 3rd IPS panel sitting on my desk at the moment. Short story, this is probably the best 24" IPS monitor for gaming on the market right now - low latency, low input lag, and great image reproduction. There's no ghosting with default settings (though there is some if you ...
Cons: I bought this from a competitor with a friendlier LCD return policy than NewEgg, and good thing - the first panel I received had some dead pixels which NewEgg probably would have balked at replacing under their draconian LCD defective-exchange policy, but the second panel I received is flawless.
Summary: I needed a new monitor for more "screen real estate" in the home office. Since it'd been more than 5 years since I'd gotten a new screen I wanted to get the most current tech and IPS was it, Reviews were examined and this was amongst the best 24" 16:10 screens out there.
Summary: This monitor is the best S-IPS monitor that I have. I have two monitor including this monitor. Another monitor is just TN panel monitor. Two monitors are totally different when I'm working. Also fast delivery. It took just 3days to my home.
Summary: I have not bought this monitor. Despite its excellent specifications and beautiful image, The biggest downside to the ZR24w is the connectors. It comes with three inputs via DisplayPort, DVI and VGA. One major interface that is missing is HDMI.
Summary: Like reviewer Big Fudge, I'm a programmer who wants real estate, 16:10, and sharp text. I haven't yet graduated to multi-monitor displays but was just looking for an upgrade replacement for my trusty old 4:3 19" Dell UltraSharp LCD (1905FP).
"good enough" monitor for people who care about viewing angle
Marty B., Amazon
6 February 2011
Summary: I bought this monitor for my home, since I have HP LP2475w at my work and need the same resolution. 1920x1200 monitors are hard to find. I couldn't quite afford the LP2475w (more than $500), so I first tried the cheap alternative - ASUS VW266H from Fry's.
Good all-rounder monitor, great for average users, not just pros
Max Harry Johnson, Amazon
6 February 2011
Summary: If you don't want to read my long rambling, skip down to the pros and cons below. Also read my update below. I previously owned a 'Samsung 226BW' for 6 years (TN panel) and had the 'HP LP2475w' briefly (H-IPS panel, instead of e-IPS like this ZR24w).