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HP ZR2740w
6.6 out of 10

HP ZR2740w

Great Deal: $786.47

Reviews and Problems with HP ZR2740w

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Overall 6
6.0

ZR2740w

Chris P., Newegg
31 May 2014
  • Summary: once I connected the included display port (full sized) cable, it went to the full resolution. Not really familiar with monitors of this size and resolution, but seems to give off more heat than my other monitor.
  • Pros: bright, works, reasonable cost for refurbished high res 27"
  • Cons: didn't work at full resolution with the DVI connection
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Overall 6
6.0

Sharp till it broke

Jerome K., Newegg
23 May 2014
  • Summary: So yesterday I had to spend an hour on the phone navigating through options and then talking to people with foreign accents working from scripts. I was rewarded with a promise of a fast local delivery truck with a new monitor. And a new box.
  • Pros: This monitor displays very sharp text. Colors pop nicely. Somebody else commented that the text was fuzzy with jaggies. This is IMHO the fault of the operating system. Here's how I fixed it in Windows 7: right click on the icon you use to run a program, choose "Properties". Inside Properties, cho...
  • Cons: broke after a month & a half. The raster faded out from right to left, with fine horizontal bars during the transition.
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Overall 6
6.0

It has Limits

Thomas K., Newegg
11 May 2014
  • Summary: I had to RMA my first monitor. Newegg promptly sent me another, but I ended up buying a new graphics card to get a display port connection. The display looks great now. My recommendation is to skip this monitor and spend the extra to get the features, such as an OSD.
  • Pros: Matte screen with no dead pixels. High resolution. Color can be adjusted through display card software driver
  • Cons: Maximum resolution only obtainable through display port connection. All resolutions other than 1280x720 have dropped pexels with a DVI connection
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Overall 6
6.0

Good photos, terrible type

Charles S., Newegg
11 May 2014
  • Summary: Good enough for the price.
  • Pros: If I'd known how poorly this monitor does text--I'm a photo-journalist who is best served by sharp text as well as good photo viewability--I'd have stayed with Dell's products. This HP is good for photography, but gives me a headache even with larger text. I had read raves about its sharpness, co...
  • Cons: Text is poor, even smallest type suffers the "jaggies", something I hadn't seen in years. As above, it was compared in numerous areas to Dell's top products. It does not come very close.
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Overall 6
6.0

Yellowy discoloration

Charles L., Newegg
4 May 2014
  • Summary: This is a great monitor at a great price but, I have now received two of these (first one RMA) and both have had a yellow discoloration that runs from the bottom to the top of the monitor, which is made more apparent with a plain white background.
  • Pros: Price, size, great stand
  • Cons: discoloration
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Overall 6
6.0

Good monitor, mostly

Larry H., Newegg
14 February 2013
  • Summary: My System: Intel Core i5-3570K BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 GeForce GTX 670 FTW Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB 240-Pin DDR3
  • Pros: Nice big screen, bright, do not notice any ghosting or monitor lag with ME3 or XCOM. The support line is great. Once you get in, they are quick to send a replacement out.
  • Cons: Well, I am currently on my 2nd replacement. The first monitor has some random color splashes and then died. The second one just shut off randomly until it didn't start back up. I am currently waiting on the third one.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great monitor, mostly

Dan G., Newegg
15 October 2012
  • Pros: Great screen, beautiful quality, easy to set up and get going. Good warranty procedure. Too bad I couldn't do an advance exchange, though.
  • Cons: no adjustments at all, only two inputs, the buttons on the front seem to do nothing at all. The first one I got died in 10 days, no advance exchange offered, had to do without my new monitor for over a week.
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Overall 6
6.0

Too many quirks and compromises

Theodore S., Newegg
25 June 2012
  • Summary: There are only a DVI-D and DisplayPort input, so make sure you don’t need more. The small dot-pitch can be hard on the eyes when reading; I often have to zoom to 110% in Word and Excel.
  • Pros: 27” and 2560x1440. I find this to be more useful that two 20” 1600x1200 screens. I can still put two documents side by side and if I work on a single activity, I have a lot more space. This is the least expensive way to get such a screen. The low dot pitch can make images look very smooth. I pref...
  • Cons: The default color quality on this screen is bad. It looked very green to me. Much worse than I expected based on the reviews I read. Be prepared to shell out for calibration tools or struggle with the Windows calibration utility. LED backlight only provides ~70% AdobeSRB colorspace; the panel can...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great, but died slowly over 5 months,

R. Stevenson, Amazon
15 June 2012
  • Summary: I love the monitor - it's fantastic in every way, easy on the eyes, easy to read, great pixel density, great anti-glare, etc. When I first bought the monitor, I noticed that ever hour or 2, the monitor would switch off for about 2 seconds, then come back. I blamed it on the display port adapter.
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Overall 6
6.0

Dead after 5 weeks

.net guy, Amazon
8 May 2012
  • Summary: Well, 5 days after the e-tailer's return policy expires - in the middle of a complex re-factoring project - this monitor just up and dies. Half second of weirdness, then complete power loss. Will have to deal directly w/HP on the replacement. Before that, coding was a virtual dream...
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