HP DreamColor Z27x 27" 16:9 IPS Monitor

HP DreamColor Z27x 27" 16:9 IPS Monitor
Key Features
  • 27" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Display
  • DisplayPort 1.2 | HDMI 1.4 | RJ45
  • USB 3.0 Type-A | USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 3.5mm | S/PDIF
With the DreamColor Promo Z27x 27" 16:9 LCD Monitor from HP you can bring your ideas to life as you can work with rich, accurate colors, including ultra deep blacks. This DreamColor Panel supports a massive 2560 x 1440 resolution, along with a brightness rating of 250 cd/m², a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, and enhanced 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles. Connectivity options include HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 video inputs, along with five USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and one audio port.
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HP Z27x Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Improve Your Workflow
  • 3Color Customization at Your Fingertips
  • 4Enhanced Color Accuracy
  • 5Push Button Color Accuracy
  • 6USB Connectivity
By B&H Photo's

With the DreamColor Promo Z27x 27" 16:9 LCD Monitor from HP you can bring your ideas to life as you can work with rich, accurate colors, including ultra deep blacks. This DreamColor Panel supports a massive 2560 x 1440 resolution, along with a brightness rating of 250 cd/m², a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, and enhanced 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles. Connectivity options include HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 video inputs, along with five USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and one audio port.

Improve Your Workflow

Experience up to 1.07 billion colors with 1,024 tones per channel as the HP DreamColor Engine 2 powers through your 4K content with 10-bit color accuracy and easily handles today's most demanding professional workflows.

Color Customization at Your Fingertips

Create your own color space with just one-touch with the integrated calibration engine. Enjoy seamless compatibility with a range of professional color measurement devices, including the optional HP DreamColor Calibration Solution.

Enhanced Color Accuracy

Deep, rich CRT-class blacks at nearly any angle with custom-engineered, advanced Off-Axis Black and second-generation IPS technologies. 99% coverage of DCI-P3 and 100% coverage of sRGB and Adobe RGB.

Push Button Color Accuracy

Instant push-button color accuracy with 7 color space presets. The integrated calibration engine recalibrates with a professional color measurement device or the HP DreamColor Calibration Solution.

USB Connectivity

With two HP DreamColor USB ports, connect your choice of professional color measurement device and a USB flash drive directly to the display.
UPC: 887758227848

HP Z27x Specs

Screen Area23.49 x 13.21" / 59.67 x 33.56 cm
Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
Resolution2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio16:9
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)109 ppi
Maximum Brightness250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio800:1
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Variable Refresh TechnologyNone
Pixel Clock Frequency297 MHz
Bit Depth / Color Support10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
Color Gamut100% sRGB
100% Rec. 709
100% Adobe RGB
99% DCI-P3
68% Rec. 2020
68% CIE1976
Response Time12 ms (GtG)
7 ms (Overdrive)
Viewing Angle (H x V)178 x 178°
Dot Pitch0.2331 x 0.2331 mm
Backlight Lifespan50,000 Hours
Inputs / Outputs
Connection2 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI 1.4
4 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
2 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0)
1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
1 x RJ45
1 x 3.5 mm Output
HDCP SupportYes
Memory Card SlotsNone
Multi-Input Support (PIP/PBP)None
Supported LanguagesDutch
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Power Consumption110 W (Maximum)
65 W (Typical)
1.2 W (Standby)
AC Input Power90 to 265 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Adapter TypeInternal
Operating Temperature41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Operating Humidity20 to 80% (Non-Condensing)
Storage Humidity5 to 95%
Operating Altitude0.0 to 16,404' / 0 to 5000 m
Storage Altitude0 to 40,000' / 0.0 to 12,192 m
CertificationsENERGY STAR, as per Manufacturer
Height Adjustment4.7" / 120 mm
Rotation AdjustmentYes
Swivel Adjustment90° (-45 to 45°)
Tilt Adjustment-5 to 20°
Max Arm Extension LengthNone
Mounting-Hole Pattern100 x 100 mm
Dimensions (W x H x D)25.2 x 15.6 x 9.6" / 64.1 x 39.5 x 24.3 mm (with Stand)
25.2 x 14.9 x 2.6" / 64.1 x 37.9 x 6.6 mm (without Stand)
Weight19.4 lb / 8.8 kg (with Stand)
14.1 lb / 6.4 kg (without Stand)
Packaging Info
Package Weight24.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28 x 20 x 12"

HP Z27x Reviews

HDLink signal not supported on this monitor

By Samer
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-08-20

HdLink not supported when trying to convert the signal from YUV to RGB,. HP said this monitor can support YUV signal, but the colors looks bad and not accurate when receiving YUV signal from Blackmagicdesign card ver HDMI or SDI to HDMI mini converter and as i said, HDLink sending no signal over DP, trying to ask BM support but they said, ask HP and HP support send me to ask BM. sadly i will be moving this monitor to be a computer monitor and get Eizo or something else.

Don't believe the trolls

By brainburst
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-04-21

This monitor isn't perfect. But the claims made about how bad this unit is are simply overblown. We have or had Eizos, Ikegamis, JVCs, NECS FSI and Boland. Only he FSIsa re better with uniformity, but they have a blue cast in the blacks. The pictures posted are obviouisly way overexposed. WE have 15 of these units and only one comes anything close to being objectionable in uniformity. There is no better display under $3K.

Worst Professional product available

By frnz
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-20

I'm changing my review from 2 to 1 star. I have returned the monitor 9 times with HP and EVERY single unit had an issue. The most prominent being extremely bad uniformity, washed out blacks, sharpening artifacts, color shift based on the screen's content, and bad calibration. It's been 10 months since my first unit so if I was actually using this for my career, I would be out of work for 10 months. As a business product, this is the worst level of quality you could get. I assume anyone of DreamWorks wouldn't touch this thing with a 10 foot pole.

MASSIVE Backlight Bleed Issues

By Anonymous
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2014-08-30

The z27x series has massive quality control issues. Just received my third unit, and it's the worst one yet, exhibiting extreme uniformity issues. The first had a small scratch, beneath the panel, about a half-inch long, plus mild backlight bleed. Second unit had extremely bad IPS glow in the upper left corner, though relatively ok uniformity. The third, and most recent unit, has MAJOR uniformity issues, with both light leakage and the dreaded IPS glow -- see attached images. For a display intended for color critical work, this sort of performance is absolutely unacceptable. Unfortunately, I desperately need a display capable of the Rec 709 colorspace without breaking the bank, so will likely try again with unit number 4, as it seems my current unit is abnormally bad -- it seems, however, at least some backlight bleed and IPS glow are bound to crop up on virtually all units, however.

Awesome monitor if you're using the DisplayPort

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-30

This is a great monitor for color accurate video work - as long as you are using the DisplayPort. Detail and color looks great. I tested the HDMI and it looked horrible - details were strangle over-sharpened, missing contrast etc. etc. HDMI is not usable if you're trying to get a pleasing or color accurate image. Great product for the price!

Answer for above reviewer

By carylee2002
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-01

Don't use HDMI....you should be using Displayport because it is 10bit and use a quality videocard to run it...ie Quadro card that outputs 10bit.

not as expected

By samer mhd
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-04-01

i got this screen to use for editing and color grading monitor. calibrated to REC 709 using Dreamcolor calibration solution and connected using HDMI cable. but the red channel saturation is over the limit and not accurate. im not sure if i need an SDI to HDMI converter and dont want to spend more money just to test. im trying to contact HP and seems they don't have enough support Staff , live chat always off and no answer for my email. seems this screen going to sit on my disk as the most expensive computer screen i ever got :( never buy this monitor, its worthless and not pro at all.

Big but lots of aliasing

By JTrue
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2015-08-13

I was given this monitor to test by our company's IT department and it fell far short of expectations. I am a motion graphics animator for them and a professional photographer outside of my full time job. The only way to connect this monitor to my MacBook Pro 15 was HDMI and the quality, especially given the price, was very underwhelming. There was a lot of aliasing even at full resolution though it was reduced by a bit at the higher resolution. It was very visible at 1080. I found this to be very distracting and it was not a pleasant screen to work on. There are not a lot of on monitor controls aside from brightness and preset styles. On the positive side, I used ColorMunki to calibrate it and the color rendition was very accurate and had a good range of brightness.

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HP's March 2017 firmware added direct support for the retail version of the X-Rite i1Display Pro color calibration device. Has this been verified as working? (I already have the i1D Pro, and would consider purchasing the Z27x if I knew it was compatible.)
Asked by: Kris K.
Unfortunately at this moment it doesn't seem it works properly. Consumers are reporting receiving an error.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2019-05-06


Does the monitor come pre-calibrated?
Asked by: Irene E.
Yes it does.
Answered by: HP Team
Date published: 2020-11-30


Is this monitor able to utilize its color engine operating in REC 709 color space when connected to a new MacPro? The old DreamColor monitors were not able to do this.
Asked by: Robert
Yes, this monitor has that capability.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Hi, can I use the Blackmagic Mini Monitor to view ...

Hi, can I use the Blackmagic Mini Monitor to view 4k with this screen? Thanks!
Asked by: ray
I'm afraid this monitor only displays a 2560 X 1440 resolution so it will not support 4k.
Answered by: Akiva
Date published: 2019-05-28

Hi There. Can you send us the Box dimension for ...

Hi There. Can you send us the Box dimension for this item? And also the weight with Box?
Asked by: christian
Because this is a special order item from the manufacture, we don't have access to the packaging information. Sorry for any inconvenience. According to our system, the shipping weight is estimation to be 20 pounds. Once the order is placed and you received a tracking number, you should get more details of the packaging dimensions and weight from the shipping carrier.
Answered by: jessica
Date published: 2019-03-28


When will this product be in stock?
Asked by: Andreas L.
I apologize, but this type of request cannot be taken care of through this feature of our website. Please contact our Customer Service department by entering Live Chat, emailing directly to [email protected]<a href= http://bhphoto.com, target= _blank >bhphoto.com,</a> or calling us toll-free at 800.221.5743.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Is this a touch monitor?
Asked by: Anonymous
This is a Fantastic Monitor for the price to performance output I do not think their is a better line of monitor for post production workflow weather your color correction in resolve or composting elements in nuke or After Effects or just plane old editing. We have all experience color shift or color space problems it we be great if all monitors were created equal but their not the Dream Color line is wonderfully true even with cross platform workflow. I use this monitor for booth PC and Mac with cross platforms applications integration and it has been spot on ever time. The HP z27x is a step in tomorrow color accurate monitor, supporting 2020 color space as well as begin able to be calibrated to match the rest of your shop spec monitors, I am not so fortunate or could afford to pay for some one to calibrate all my workstations. This beauty straight out of the box right to work, easy button navigation easy set up with both Mac and PC select your color space on your monitor and computer display port. I was stunned how easy it was to use. HP Dream Color you have earned my business trust. I have owned many different monitors over the last 20yrs. This is hands down my favorite monitor, for ease of use, to being at the right point, to superior quality in booth color and image sharpness. I will be buying a few more very soon.
Answered by: Russell G.
Date published: 2021-11-18


Does this have the Dream Color engine 2?
Asked by: Andreas L.
Yes it does
Answered by: Peter N.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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