The HP ZR2740w is an expensive display that's posh and attractive on the outside, but doesn't deliver the goods.
4 September 2012
Excerpt: The HP ZR2740w is a high-end business monitor. It carries a steep MSRP of $729. With a price like that, we expect three key things: a highly flexible stand, a variety of port options, and above average color/contrast performance.
Conclusion: Much of what we said at the time of the original review still stands as we test this new revision approximately 1 year on. The ZR2740w v2 had some good areas but some which left us a little disappointed. From a positive point of view, the default setup was pretty good apart from the overly high brightness which is easy to adjust. In fact the brightness adjustment range was massive and really did give you a huge potential range to play with.
Pros: Improved screen coating, now a light AG solution, Great backlight adjustment range and control, no PWM used either!, Decent responsiveness and very low input lag
Cons: Lack of OSD menu meant limited control, No hardware level aspect ratio control, Black depth and contrast ratio good, but not great for an IPS panel
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Pros: Decent default colour setup, Great backlight adjustment range and control, no PWM used either!, Decent responsiveness and low input lag
Cons: Lack of OSD menu meant limited control, No aspect ratio control, Black depth and contrast ratio good, but not great for an IPS panel