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: 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