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.
Summary: The glass itself has a matte finish, so we didn’t encounter any issues with glare or distracting specular reflections. The ZR30w delivered excellent color uniformity in our DisplayMate tests. And the monitor was perfectly capable of delivering Just Cause 2 action without any signs of motion blur. The ZR30w’s $1,300 price tag doesn’t put it in impulse-buy territory, but it does render it a spectacular value.
Pros: S-IPS panel; great performance with both games and professional applications.
Cons: No HDMI; no media card reader; doesn't pivot to portrait mode.
Excerpt: How should you go about determining what size monitor to buy? It's simple - go out and purchase the biggest, baddest display you can afford, because really, you only get one shot at this thing called life, so why waste it staring at a 23-inch panel? If you're still not convinced, consider that, more than any other component in your entire build, it's the monitor you'll use to its fullest 100 percent of the time.
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. To give you some perspective, Apple’s 30-inch Cinema display costs around $3200, the same as the Samsung SyncMaster 305T. Neither of those provides 10-bit colour, only 8-bit, making the ZR30w look like a bargain in comparison.
Pros: Fantastic image quality, 10-bit colour panel, Good price
Cons: Lack of connectors, No on-screen display, Not factory calibrated