HP rolls out trio of monitors, including 30-inch ZR30w with 1.07 billion colors

HP rolls out trio of monitors, including 30-inch ZR30w with 1.07 billion colors

Summary: Hewlett-Packard has some new displays to share with the world, including the stand-out HP ZR30w S-IPS LCD panel that boasts a groundbreaking 1.07 billion displayable colors.

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Hewlett-Packard has some new displays to share with the world, including the stand-out HP ZR30w S-IPS LCD panel that boasts a groundbreaking 1.07 billion displayable colors.

At the top of the pack is the 30-inch ZR30w, with the aforementioned extremely colorful display, a brushed aluminum design and an impressive 2,560 x 1,600 resolution. That includes a 16:10 aspect ratio plus a 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Users can connect this powerful monitor to other devices via DisplayPort and DVI-D inputs, plus the 4-port USB hub. For extra flexibility, the ZR30w can be swiveled, tilted and have its height adjusted in six different ways.

Not to be forgotten, HP also has two new widescreen LCD Compaq monitors for us. The 18.5-inch S1922 and 20-inch S2021 both encompass 16:9 aspect ratios, 5,000:1 dynamic contrast ratios and 5ms response times. Resolution differs, with the S1922 set at 1,366 x 768, while the S2021 bumps things up a bit to 1,600 x 900. Both are built with adjustable tilt settings and should be "plug and play" ready with VGA inputs. Sure, some basic stuff on these two, but at least they have some low price tags to match.

All three of the new monitors are available now, with the Compaq S1922 and S2021 displays at the lower end for $125 and $140, respectively. Those extra colors will cost you with the HP ZR30w, which starts at $1,299.

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  • HP ZR30w

    So that would be 30 bits worth of color data. I wonder, what video cards support that? How could a user access all those colors?
    jpr
  • RE: HP rolls out trio of monitors, including 30-inch ZR30w with 1.07 billion colors

    HP's Dreamcolor is pro video monitor that is 30 bit and requires a true progressive RGN signal for the Dreamcolor engine to work properly. Since no cards output RGP, it needs a Blackmagic, Matrox or Aja pro I/O or converter device.

    The Dreamcolor has been out for 2-3 years.

    I wonder what the real story is for this HP ZR30w.
    wsmith@...
  • RE: HP rolls out trio of monitors, including 30-inch ZR30w with 1.07 billion colors

    Nice info. Thanks for the article. Looking forward to seeing the Dreamcolor in action.
    ITOdeed
  • I have to wonder ....

    .... what's the point? Humans can distinguish among about 10 million colors*; divvying each and every one of those ten million into 100 finer shades strikes me as being absolutely pointless.

    * See Wikipedia entry on "color vision"
    jpdemers@...