Tuesday, May 8, 2012

HP ZR2740w Monitor Update

In an earlier article I mentioned being pretty excited about ordering this monitor.

Hated it. Completely unacceptable monitor. I sent it back for a refund. However, it might work for you. Let me explain.

The anti-glare coating on the ZR2740w is unbelievably bad when you're looking at light-colored backgrounds. The anti-glare coating is so thick and coarse that the screen actually looks filthy. If you know what text looks like on a dirty monitor, then you know what the ZR2740w looks like.

Will It Work For You? It might, if you're not using any software that uses light backgrounds. If this is strictly a gaming machine, or if you're a coder who spends all day in customizable terminal windows or IDEs with dark color schemes, maybe it's worth a shot.

But then again, while ~$600+ is cheap for a monitor of this size and resolution, that's still a ton of cash to pay for something that's going to make anything on a light background look like shit.

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