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HP ZR2740w
6.4 out of 10

HP ZR2740w

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Reviews and Problems with HP ZR2740w

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Overall 2
2.0

This IPS monitor broke a year after I purchased it ...

Minh Nguyen, Amazon
31 January 2016
  • Summary: This IPS monitor broke a year after I purchased it. And neither HP nor Amazon would help me with the issue. It literally stopped working one day. I'm not new to the PC game, I have almost 20 years of experience purchasing, customizing and using hardware. This was not a case of misuse or damage.
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

N/A, Newegg
10 December 2015
  • Summary: After getting essentially two bad versions of the same monitor, I will avoid HP monitors, and probably all else HP, from this point on. It's a shame as I recall the days when HP was innovative and well made.
  • Pros: Large.
  • Cons: I had to return the first HP monitor because it wouldn't even power up. Earlier this evening, I sat here, talking to my wife and watching the screen, which suddenly went blank. It wouldn't come back. I switched in a new Dell I'd bought for my wife for Christmas and all is well, but for me, the bi...
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Overall 2
2.0

Black Screen

N/A, Newegg
18 September 2015
  • Summary: I wish I had bought a 144hz free/gsync 1080p monitor instead of this, would enjoy my games a lot more. Also I've never watched anything besides youtube in 1440p, and not due to lack of trying. Content just doesnt seem to exist.
  • Pros: *Great Picture
  • Cons: *Had to upgrade GPU (which cost twice as much as the monitor) to be able to run games @ 1440p, and even then its hit or miss. Not a fault of this monitor in particular but still.
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Overall 2
2.0

The power board WILL fail

George D., Newegg
28 April 2015
  • Pros: The model name makes you think you are buying a junior ZR30w.
  • Cons: This display is a Taitung special, which you will discover after the power board fails after 40 months (or less). The power board is not sold as a replacement part, only the entire head, or the stand. I've found that the ZR30w works with any Displayport drive, but the ZR2740w units we had were al...
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Overall 2
2.0

Garbage!

jerryk, Newegg
12 April 2015
  • Summary: HP really missed the boat on this one. What happened to the quality? They used to make some of the highest quality test equipment in the industry. I should know, I used to work on it. Gold plated circuit boards....
  • Pros: Gorgeous monitor, when it works. Sharp & crisp. It will be painful to go back to 1080p.
  • Cons: Dies. I'm on my fourth one. This one lasted several months. It has just died. It is surely out of warranty now, and I am the proud owner of a doorstop.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Charlie, Newegg
24 July 2014
  • Summary: Ugh.
  • Pros: None.
  • Cons: The first one I got never would start; this one had a stand that wouldn't adjust but otherwise seemed fine. Today (7/24/2014) it wouldn't work at all. I couldn't get any picture to try repairs. I installed my old Dell 24" and ran the repairs. MS couldn't find anything to fix and the Dell is worki...
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Overall 2
2.0

Color Issue!

N/A, Newegg
3 June 2014
  • Summary: Just like many other owners' complain. The screen has light yellow tint all over the bottom half, and it is overall yellowish except the upper left and right parts which look very white.
  • Pros: High resolution; Good stand.
  • Cons: Discoloration; No OSD; Heavy.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor functionality, poor support, poor reliability

N/A, Newegg
21 April 2014
  • Summary: This being a refurbished unit may have the new power supply that is actually reliable, but with such a short warranty period, I wouldn't take the chance. Heck, some people with these may have the ones I swapped out because of bad power supplies. I'll never trust an HP monitor again.
  • Pros: nice WQHD screen, simple to operate. nice clear picture. nice anti-glare coating.
  • Cons: only two inputs: DisplayPort and dual link DVI-D. Horrible support, majorly fragmented, hard to get to the right department. Horrible functionality, with DisplayPort, will sometimes swap vertical lines, leaving a very distorted picture, no controls over anything other than power. Horrible reliabi...
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Overall 2
2.0

Complete Garbage

MikeC, Newegg
6 April 2014
  • Summary: Save your time and hassle and stick to the new products!
  • Pros: Low Price
  • Cons: Other than a low price for a monitor, this is an over priced paper weight. This is the first Refurbished product I have ever bought due to quality concerns (it was previously returned for a reason!) however I decided to take a gamble.
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Overall 2
2.0

Toast in 1 Hour

Nathan R., Newegg
28 February 2014
  • Summary: Don't get HP products. They simply aren't worth it.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: 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 ...
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