Summary: Once you get the computer (and video card) that will drive this beast, the monitor itself is just great. It's reliable. It's huge. The image is rock stood and sharp. The connections work well, and, as a USB port, it works great. No hesitation to recommend this until they put out a 4k version.
Summary: I bought this monitor in 2010, mostly to do color-correct illustration work and to have a large working space. There are many in-depth reviews so I will quickly just post a few thoughts: -the monitor has a kind of 'sparkly' coating on the screen, as was kind of a fad a few years ago on laptop computer screens. This is to reduce glare, but close-up on bright solid whites or colors it make an image look kind of 'dirty'.
Summary: I've owned the little brother to this screen, the 24" HP LP2475w, for years with my home computer, and I liked it so much that it's the same monitor I chose to use at work for graphics work. So when I decided I wanted to upgrade to a 30" monitor, the HP ZR30w was the first monitor I added to my list of possibilities.
Summary: I hope I haven't jinxed this but after 18 months, my ZR30w is still working fine. My Samsung 305t is another story. It failed a week before the warranty expired and I just got in under the deadline and the fixed one has just failed again today and is no longer under warranty and I'll not be dropping any more money into that thing. I'm looking for a replacement for the 305t and may pick up another ZR30w but the Dell looks good too.
Poor Quality Control - steer clear - not for Professional Use
30 January 2013
Summary: I'm on my 4th ZR30w monitor, and soon to be on my 5th! The quality control on this product is absolutely unacceptable. I'm a professional photographer, and I expected this wide gamut monitor to not have blatantly obvious color shifts. The first two monitors had cyan-magenta color shifts across 50% of the screen. You could take an image in photoshop, drag it around, and watch it take on a cyan or magenta tint.
Summary: At the time of writing this (Jan 2013) It comes down to this monitor and Dell U3011 as the best options for a 30'' monitor. The HP is more expensive but wins out because of the processing lag [...
Summary: I have been using this monitor since the beginning of 2012 in my office. It is so awesome and I finally decided to buy one myself at home. I use it for photoshop :D No better monitor at this price range.
Summary: This is Dreamcolor technology in a less expensive shell. Need I say more? The color values are crisp and clear. We create motion graphics for broadcast. This monitor was awesome out of the box. Ready to rock and we used it for our final color correction with very little tweaking. Anyone who needs a proper 30 bit monitor to QC their work will be very happy with one of these!
Summary: This is a display I use at work (as a computer programmer), and I was so happy with it that I bought one for home as well. Pretty expensive, but it is well worth it if you are going to sit in front of it many hours per day. The picture is eye-friendly, and the working area is huge - it can display long lines without wrapping, or I can place multiple windows side by side.