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HP DreamColor LP2480zx Black-Silver 24" 6ms(GtoG) HDMI Pivot, Swivel & Height Adjustable Widescreen Professional Display w/ LED Backlight & DreamColor Engine 250 cd/m2 1000:1

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Charles S.
  • 5/24/2014 9:57:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY, BAD INVESTMENT

Pros: When it first came out it was hands down the best monitor in it's price range. NEC and EZIO did have some monitors that rivaled the DreamColor, but none of them have the selection of inputs. I mean, this monitor can connect to just about anything.

Which is kind of why I bought it over the other two... jokes on me...

Cons: Considering the quality of the image and the price of the monitor, there are a lot of things you are willing to forgive.

The first thing I was willing to forgive was that the right hand buttons started going with in the first 6-8 months of buying. They stick, and currently one of them is completely dead after 2 years of ownership.

Now my monitor is getting some read splotches and the colors are just terrible. But hey, I only paid 2,500 for it at the time when Sony was trying to sell the same stuff for 25,000... I can stand a high repair bill.. after two years of use.. right?

WRONG!!!

There is no repair bill because these Jokers won't repair any of their monitors.

This is COMPLETELY unforgivable and unprofessional. If you are out of warranty, no repair bills, no high shipping charges, nothing but being told to TAKE A HIKE SUCKER!!

For much less of "investment grade" , "professional", monitors ( i.e. starting at $400-$500 dollars ) NEC, EZIO or LaCie ... or even the other mass-production corps like Sony, Dell, Samsung, Ause... have a repair service.. which I have used....

You normally pay a $200-500 dollar repair fee ( which includes shipping ) and they have your PROFESSIONAL grade monitor back to you in under a week. Because your a professional, right? You make al living off this piece of equipment and you need it!

No such service with HP. For them to say this is in any way a Professional Product and not just a Tech-Demo is preposterous.

This is not a long-term investment monitor, this is not a reliable monitor, this is not a well supported monitor, and now at its age it is a over priced monitor. Steer away from this thing like the plague.

Other Thoughts: This Monitor's price tag will run off all but the uber-rich and professional photographers / video editors / graphic designers.

If you are in the latter group, stay away from this toy monitor. If your Uber-Rich, I'm sure HP would love to have you as a customer as their repair service is basically "go buy a new one llololoololol"

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  • Jeff F.
  • 7/9/2013 3:35:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Monitor

Pros: Ive been using this monitor for large amounts of photo editing for about a year, and it is by far the best one I've ever owned. The colors, contrast, and clarity are all spot on. Compared to the price points of the competitors, this thing is still the best bang for your buck youll find as a professional.

I'm usually too lazy to switch over to my Gaming monitor for leisure use, but I will say thing thing holds up to strenuous gaming as well!

Cons: As a professional panel this thing does generate some heat, nothing that would damage the panel. But like all high end electronics, its to be expected.

HPs support for this monitor is almost NON-EXISTENT! I bought this monitor without a stand, and it took me 2 weeks to track down just the PART NUMBER for the correct stand. Then it took another month to order the stand from a HP distributor not even connected to the actual HP company. The HP website is absolutely useless.

Other Thoughts: This is a superb product, and I'd buy one again if 4k Displays with 99-100% color-space weren't being released right now. Im going to use this thing until the day it falls apart and I have to order a new 4k display.

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  • Patricia N.
  • 7/27/2012 8:55:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: good quality and every thing else

Cons: who wants to spend 3 grand on a moniter as good as oll of the others?

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  • Sean P.
  • 3/31/2012 8:35:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat monitor for professionals

Pros: Amazing color when calibrated. Response time good enough for gaming. Holds up well after over a year of ownership.

Cons: Super expensive. Don't buy this if you are not going to calibrate it and use it professional. Other reviewer's comment about black levels and brightness are accurate.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for gaming because I wanted a color accurate LED screen. It works great but in retrospect if you do not have a professional purpose for this monitor, purchase something cheaper. I think I ordered this directly from HP at the time. Newegg has not always carried it.

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4 out of 5 eggsStill limited by LCD technology

Pros: •30-bit IPS LCD panel (1 billion colors allow you to see things in images you never noticed before, though in many cases the monitor's gamut far exceeds that of the source images)
•Built-in calibration profiles are pretty much dead-on accurate for bringing the monitor's gamut into alignment with the destination's colorspace
•Price compared to other 30-bit LCD monitors (which are not available from Newegg, though they don't have to be since people who know enough about them know where to find them)

Cons: •HP's claimed CRT-comparable black-levels are artificial. They produced by dimming the back-light, in much the same way that many manufacturers use to cheat with the Dynamic Contrast Ratios they advertise for their TN-panel monitors to achieve inflated numbers of over 30,000:1 when the true panel contrast itself is more like 700:1. HP doesn't make those claims for this monitor, thankfully, as it is true 1000:1. But in the end it is still the same sort of trickery. While the black levels and the visible definition in dark images is impeccable, it is not quite capable of the same dark-level definition in images with a very broad range of lighting.
•Still very pricey if you aren't in a position to use it to it's full potential. I remember reading a review on Newegg a while back (I guess it was on an older version or something) from a doctor who used it for medical imaging. I suppose that the super-fine color accuracy would help in something like an MRI or when looking for strains ofcance

Other Thoughts: I should make it clear that I do NOT own this monitor. I was using it in the school's imaging lab, and was very impressed with it.

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  • S S.
  • 5/11/2010 9:34:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsDreamColor Monitor

Pros: This is a beautiful monitor. I’m a nature photographer and work almost exclusively in Adobe RGB. This monitors built in profile is a real plus. In addition, the LED backlighting and IPS panel make for wonderful viewing for photo editing My previous monitor was an HP LP2465 which my wife is now using and loves. I did not compare the LP2480zx with other high end monitors before purchasing so I won’t comment in that regard. I picked this monitor based on HP’s usually good quality products and my experience with the LP2465. The LP2480zx monitor is easy to setup with multiple video connection options.

Cons: Not sure what usefulness the display assistant software is so after some experimentation I have stopped loading it. HP’s manual doesn’t provide much information other than setup and connection diagrams. I could have figured that stuff out without the manual. This monitor can only be profiled using the DreamColor Advanced Profiling Solution (APS) so add an additional $350 to the price tag. I already owned X-Rite’s EZColor but the monitor OSD doesn’t provide individual adjustments for color, contrast, and brightness in a way that worked with EZColor. I purchased the APS package but the software wouldn’t load using Windows 7 64bit. Once you get the APS to work it’s easy to update through the application. However, X-Rite doesn’t list the HP APS on their site even though the software and colorimeter are made by them. After a long Google search I found a link to an update at X-Rite. After installing the update, I couldn’t profile the monitor because I kept getting a message that the USB hub

Other Thoughts: HP has very little information on their site regarding support for this monitor and its profiling kit. I admit I went through a lot of struggles and frustration to get the monitor profiled but now I’m very pleased with it. Hopefully this information will assist others who are interested in purchasing the LP2480zx. My review is not meant to discourage.

My System: ASUS P5K3-delux, Windows 7 64bit, 8GB RAM, 2.4 GHz Intel Quad Core processor.

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