Summary: I purchased this monitor on based on a Woot advertisement. It was a refurbished monitor, but I use to work for HP and purchased many refurbished desktops and laptops, but never a refurbished monitor. So glad I purchased this monitor! I am not a gamer, so let me make that disclaimer, just a heavy user of spreadsheets, email, PowerPoint, etc... This monitor is gorgeous!
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...
A Very good "step up" monitor for those looking for something better than the Dell Ultra sharp.
7 December 2013
Summary: Zeroed in on this make an model via some CNET reviews. Was looking for something better that the Dell Ultra sharps that I been using for 8+ years at work and at home. My primary goal was clarity of screen, no room reflection back, visual softness of screen surface (when not in use, same as no reflections from surrounding lights), ability to rotate 90 degrees, sturdy build, highest density around today for the cost, best contrast ratio available around today for cost,...
Summary: Its a major gamble to buy a monitor over the internet because if you get a bad one, the RMA process and customer support will be a nightmare no matter who the manufacturer is. But when you have something very specific in mind, in my case a 27" ips panel under or at $700, what other option is there? From looking at other reviews it seems like I got lucky with mine, no uneven colors or dead pixels.
Summary: A good monitor is one of the best investments you can make in your computer. This monitor looks great. Plus it has more ports than Apple's Thunderbolt display, so you'll be able to use it for many years with several generations of computers. I've had this monitor for over a year. A couple problems. You can't adjust the brightness. The brightness controls don't do anything, and the Displays system preference lacks a brightness control.
Great picture quality, bad compatibility, minor annoyances
27 July 2012
Summary: Before buying a monitor, I looked at all the 27" 2560x1440 pixel LCDs. I decided against the Apple Cinema Display because it is glossy. I initially decided against the HP ZR2740w (this monitor) because it has no HDMI input and Dell got better reviews from my schoolmates. I initially bought a Dell U2711, but I hated the picture quality on that monitor. So I returned the Dell and got the HP ZR2740w (this monitor). This monitor has fantastic picture quality.
Summary: The picture quality and resolution upgrade from 1080p are well worth the price of this monitor, not to mention the very nice stand. However, this monitor is incompatible with many video cards. Just because your card's specs say it can produce the high resolution, has a DisplayPort connector, and/or a Dual Link DVI-D connector does not mean it will drive this monitor.
Summary: I settled on this monitor after debating for a bit on a few different aspects, including the monitor size and manufacturer. After settling on the ZR2740w that was ordered from Amazon for me as an early Christmas present, I definitely came away happy and not disappointed, although there are definitely some aspects to get used to for anyone upgrading from something smaller.
Summary: if all you want is a matte 2560x1440 ips monitor for a very reasonable price, then this is it! i love the resolution, everything looks stunning and great for productivity. the only downside for my unit was the bottom right corner is noticeably brighter than the rest. i plan on exchanging mine for another unit. hopefully the uniformity isn't as bad as this one.
Summary: This is the cheapest 27" ips monitor in the market. Is matter screen. Great view angle and show accurate colors. One reason why is cheaper because it has no picture adjustment setting, only brightness. You has to buy calibration software, but the default color is good enough for most user. Adjustment is nice. This is led it only use like 30-50 watts. For fast gaming monitor look elsewhere, this one would show some ghost in fast moving game like sport and fps.