Conclusion: The HP ZR30w is a massive 30-inch IPS monitor with an equally massive price tag. It offers good grayscale performance and wide viewing angles but its lack of picture settings and limited video inputs hold it back.
Pros: Strong grayscale performance. Wide viewing angles. Built-in USB hub.
Cons: No HDMI port. Oversaturated reds. Limited picture settings.
Excerpt: 30″ DISPLAY FOR CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS What gets a creative person (designer, animator, photographer, etc.) drooling when you’re talking about hardware? A monitor with enough real estate to block the sun, and HP has just given us another reason to spend more time inside with the new 30″ HP ZR30w...
Pros: Design; price; S-IPS panel; flexible stand
Cons: No OSD; only two connectors (DVI and DisplayPort)
Summary: HP's new ZR30w offered exceptional performance in both our task-specific Everest image quality tests, as well as our subjective testing. Color uniformity was spot on, along with brightness and contrast that we've come to expect from a high-end S-IPS panel.
Pros: Competitively priced for a 30-inch panel, Excellent S-IPS panel, Great viewing angle, Easy to rotate, pivot, and adjust the height
Cons: No OSD, Lacks Portrait mode, Only two conectors (DVI and DisplayPort)
Excerpt: Labelling a display costing more than two grand ˜affordable’ may surprise some, but the ZR30w from IT giant HP deserves that label. It’s a big boy that measures 30 inches diagonally and comes with a huge 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution.
Pros: Fantastic image quality, 10-bit colour panel, Good price
Cons: Lack of connectors, No on-screen display, Not factory calibrated