CNET First Look
HP DreamColor LP2480zxThe HP DreamColor LP2480zx is a performance monster that costs too much for the features it offers.
Hey guys, this is Eric Franklin of the CNET.com. Today, we are taking a first look of the HP DreamColor LP2480zx. The DreamColor has a wide foot stand, which does a good job of keeping its very substantial chassis is stable when knocked from the sides. In addition, the monitor's ergonomic options include a 35-degree back tilt, a 45-degree left and right swivel, a 90-degree pivot, and 4-inch screen height adjustment. color temperature, and black level of the screen; however, it doesn't have adjustment options for the contrast or individual color. In movies, we saw accurate color with a very slight green push when viewing in the Rec.709 preset. Now, I wanna reiterate how slight the green push is. It's hardly noticeable under normal circumstances and was only visible sitting next to the Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP playing the same scene. When we switched to the full preset, the green push was no longer noticeable. Also, we could easily see dark image detail in dark scenes. In games, the DreamColor delivered a picture with a high level of color saturation in default full preset. This gave the colors a vibrancy we've seen only on the likes of larger IPS monitors. The DreamColor's color reproduction and black levels are easily in the same league as that of the NEC MultiSync PA271W, and it even surpasses the NEC in color saturation and screen uniformity. Unfortunately, where the DreamColor falters is its lack of calibration options when compared to the aforementioned NEC. Thanks to its vast array of intricately detailed calibration options and lower price, the NEC is a clear value winner from the 2. However, if price is no object and performance is paramount, the DreamColor's performance is second to none of the monitors we've reviewed. Once again, this is Eric Franklin and this has been a first look at the HP DreamColor LP2480zx.