Summary: (+) Resolution (+) Very contrast picture (beats my MacBook Air's IPS) (+) My previous HP monitor had a glitch when switching sources (there was no way to switch to laptop without disconnecting/shutting down the computer) – but okay with this one (+/-) Minimalistic controls and total absence of any menus (I like it, but someone might not) (-) There are rumored troubles with power supply... we'll see... still okay after 5 months (-) No FullHD support.
Summary: Purchased one mid January 2014. Two months later it died in the middle of a project. HP sent a replacement. After just four months the replacement has died as well. I don't know what the problem is--it has been suggested that the power supply on these is at fault--but I am very disappointed. I have never spent so much money on a monitor only to have it fail repeatedly after very light use. Just heard back from HP.
Summary: I ordered this monitor for my Mac Pro 4,1 w/ NVIDIA GT120, Monitor worked fine for about 10 days, then it started blacking out every once in a while. Over time it got worse, after about 2 months it got so bad that I reported it to HP, they were very quick to respond and they even send someone to my house with a replacement.
Summary: What use is a fast computer if the monitor Breaks... NONE. I have had to replace this monitor 3 times in 5 months... I keep getting one piece of junk after another. I don't even think HP is bothering to check out their refurbs before sending them out as replacements. They are busy screwing over their customer base by requiring a support contract for stuff like drivers, and Firmware.. Stuff that ALL the other major vendors supply for free to everyone.
Summary: See the reviews "dead out of the box?" I'll tell you where "dead out of the box" goes - to Woot! Recycling dead inventory is sad and pathetic. I appreciate good products and services (check my reviews), and I overlook a certain amount of sloppiness, but recycling this crap will make me far more vigilant with Amazon. As for Woot!, every bad review has a bad product behind it, and every bad product needs a new home. Don't make the mistake of bringing it to your home.
Summary: This monitor seemed like a great deal until the screen began to flicker on and off after an hour of using it. The monitor I got was a warranty replacement for another monitor that failed. It's not at all surprising that the warranty replacement for another monitor also needs a warranty replacement given the fact that it seems hp is just recycling the defective monitors with other defective monitors.
Summary: Got one of these for work just today. After one hour of use, the screen flashed green and the monitor was toast. Tried multiple times connecting the monitor to other machines, using different cables, cycling the power switch, the power supply switch, everything I could think of. The computer see the monitor, but nothing displays on it.
Summary: The only reason this is getting a poor review is because I am a videographer and this monitor just didn't quite cut it for me. Got it on sale for only $300 however, do not buy this particular model if you are an editor where dealing with accurate and precise color across more than one display is a must. There is no in monitor menu to properly calibrate color.
Great Display, but not Compatible with MacBook Pros out-of-the-box
H. Huda, Amazon
22 January 2014
Summary: I didn't know if I should give this 2 stars or 4... the display looks amazing, but it took a long time for me to figure it out. I bought the HP ZR2740w monitor and assumed that the DVI cable would be able to power a resolution of 2560x1440. In the box, there's a DVI cable and I had a DVI to MiniDisplay Port adapter... and well, the monitor only maxed out at 1280x720. It didn't even get to 1080! I thought I had a defective monitor and was going to send it back...
Summary: Bought it when on sale because I was looking to upgrade my screen real estate. Functionally it did that, but not very impressed with the quality. Pro: 1440p, anti-glare coating helps with reflections while not impacting the image much, multiple angle adjustments, HP support was great getting me a replacement for free.