Excerpt: You might recall seeing three of HP’s ZR30w 30-inch displays gracing the cover of our September “ Dream Machine ” issue. Considering our theme for that build was raw, wanton power, picking the ZR30w was an easy decision. We haven’t been this wowed by a display since we laid eyes on NEC’s LCD3090 WQXi , which we reviewed in our March 2010 issue. But that 30-incher costs nearly twice as much as this one.
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: 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