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HP Z Display Monitors: Vivid Visuals for UK Workstations

Harry Stewart
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Custom-designed with productivity in mind, HP Z Display monitors offer crisp, crystal-clear clarity to complement high-performance workstations. Whether crunching CAD models or editing high-resolution photos, these top-tier screens bring your design workflows to life.
Retailing in various sizes and resolutions, there’s a suitable HP Z Display for every professional. The tricky bit is finding the right screen for your specific business needs.
In this post, we’ll introduce this vibrant, work-orientated monitor and cover the key considerations when shopping for a new screen. Next, we’ll provide a brief HP Z Display monitor review of a few popular models to help pinpoint the perfect option for you.

Introducing HP Z Display monitors

The HP Z Display is a series of top-quality, business-orientated monitors designed to accompany high-octane workstations. While HP’s OMEN displays excel at gaming and its Pavilion targets home users, the Z Display is the best monitor for workstations.

HP Z Display monitors performance

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Boasting next-level colour accuracy and high-resolution visuals, the Z Display appeals to many different professions. From animators to photo editors and illustrators, creatives can use the Z Display to streamline their visual workflows. The series also attracts engineers, architects, and designers who require unrivalled colour accuracy and precision in their day-to-day work.
But the Z Display isn’t just for the office. Hybrid or work-from-home professionals can use the Z Display as a work monitor and after-hours for personal use.

Improved productivity

The HP Z Display can bolster productivity in numerous ways, making it among the best HP monitors for professionals. Larger screens facilitate improved multitasking by displaying several simultaneous apps. Meanwhile, colour-accurate visuals negate the need for arduous colour corrections.
Some models feature pivot and rotate functionality, letting you switch between a landscape and portrait layout. Vertical orientations offer a big productivity boost for coding and design projects - and with automatic content rotating, making the switch is a breeze.

Options to suit specific user needs

No matter how much desk real estate you’ve got available, there’s a suitably-sized screen for you. The HP Z Display comes in a wide range of sizes, from a petite 23 inches to a gigantic 42-inch screen. Many models feature VESA mount compatibility to attach the monitor to an arm or stand.
The series comes in numerous resolutions to appeal to unique user needs. Examples include full high-definition (FHD), quad high-definition (QHD), widescreen ultra extended graphics array (WUXGA), and 4K.
For professionals requiring enhanced contrast ratios, 400 nit brightness, and a broad colour gamut, some HP Z Displays include high dynamic range (HDR) 400 technology. Other models come with 99% sRGB (standard red green blue) to cater for digital content creators.

Premium aesthetics

As a high-end business-orientated monitor, the HP Z Display boasts sleek, minimalist aesthetics with a thin, micro-edge bezel. That means the monitor occupies less space on your desk and exudes a more stylish, professional aesthetic.
High-quality materials like brushed metal finishes and aluminium accents add a premium feel. A professional matt black colour and discreet HP logo complement the understated design.

Cutting cord clutter

Powered by a single USB-C cable, the HP Z Display takes mere moments to set up. What’s more, the singular, slimline cable reduces cord clutter to create a cleaner, more organised workspace. Built-in cable organisation clips hide the cord from sight to further enhance aesthetics.

Connectivity

Of course, you may want to plug in more than just your workstation, which is why the HP Z Display offers a high degree of connectivity. From DisplayPort™ to HDMI and USB Type-A, Type-B, or Type-C, the HP Z Display is compatible with all your favourite peripherals.

Eco-conscious ethos

Designed with sustainability in mind, the HP Z Display series uses plastics comprised of at least 80% recycled materials. Furthermore, the packaging is 100% sustainably sourced and entirely recyclable.
With an ENERGY STAR® certification and EPEAT® 2020 registration, the HP Z Display is a green, energy-efficient machine.

Ergonomics for all-day use

Most white-collar professionals stare at a screen 40 hours per week, making minimising eye strain and neck pain essential. With that in mind, the HP Z Display is renowned for its comfortable, ergonomic design.
All HP Z Displays come with an adjustable stand so you can tweak the height and tilt to suit your frame. An in-built anti-glare coating helps reduce eye strain and improve the viewing experience in brightly lit environments. Meanwhile, an always-on blue light filter, known as HP Eye Ease, minimises exposure without compromising colour accuracy.

A buying guide for workstation monitors

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There’s a multitude of HP Z Displays to choose from. So how do you determine which model most suits your needs? The following considerations will help you pick the perfect Z Display for you.

Screen size

Selecting a suitable screen size is the most crucial piece of the monitor-shopping puzzle.
As a rule of thumb, the larger the monitor, the better the user experience. However, you need to factor in the available space on your desk. Crack out a measuring tape to determine how much space you’ve got to work with. Leave a little extra wriggle room because you’ll need some leftover desk space to place your keyboard and mouse.
As you can imagine, larger screens cost more to manufacture and, therefore, purchase. Keep your budget in mind when looking at size.

Resolution

The second most crucial consideration is resolution. Although higher resolution comes at a premium, it’s a worthwhile investment for professionals demanding crystal-clear clarity. Investigate 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) if you work with text-heavy spreadsheets all day or in content creation fields like video editing.
QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) screens offer less detail yet serve perfectly well for most professions. WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) displays have a taller 16:10 aspect ratio, giving you more vertical pixels for extra on-screen real estate. That comes in handy for workers constantly scrolling through documents and web pages.
If resolution isn’t a priority (or if budget is your main concern), you could swing for a more cost-effective FHD monitor instead.

Panel type

Most HP Z Display monitors use in-plane switching (IPS) panels, which boast broad viewing angles and a precise colour gamut.
While other panel types like vertical alignment (VA) and twisted nematic (TN) have their benefits, IPS is the preferred option for business use. Visual design professionals, in particular, will appreciate the colour accuracy of this sought-after panel type.

Refresh rate and response time

Refresh rate refers to how many times a monitor can refresh the screen per second, which we measure in hertz (Hz). Response time, however, refers to how many milliseconds the monitor takes to change colour.
Although both specs are crucial for gaming, they’re less important in business. A refresh rate of 60 Hz will generally suffice for professional use, though you’ll notice some improvement at 120 Hz. A response time of 5 ms or lower is considered acceptable for everyday use.
Want a monitor you can use for fast-paced gaming once the workday is done? Check out our gaming monitors instead.

The best HP Z Display Monitors in the UK

Now you’re well versed on the HP Z Display, let’s take a quick look at some of the top options.

Best big screen: HP Z43

Stretching 42.5 inches, the enormous HP Z43 is the largest monitor in the Z Display range. All that extra on-screen real estate gives you space to multitask numerous apps and lets you minimise eye strain during long work days.
HP Z43 Display
This model comes in 4K to ensure crystal-clear clarity with your workflows.
  • Screen size: 42.5”
  • Resolution: 4K
  • Panel type: IPS
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9

Best mid-sized screen: HP Z27

Keen on a 4K screen but can’t squeeze a 42-inch monster onto your desk?
HP Z27 Display
The high-definition HP Z27 is an attractive alternative. With 4K resolution, a wide 16:9 aspect ratio, and a vibrant IPS panel, this narrow-bezel display looks slick and delivers vibrant visuals. If you don’t need 4K but want to stick with the 27-inch size, try the QHD HP Z27n instead.
  • Screen size: 27”
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: 4k
  • Panel type: IPS

Best budget: HP Z24nf

No need to spend big for a vivid monitor to complement your workstation. If FHD resolution is all you need for your work, the HP Z24nf is an alluring, cost-effective option.
HP Z24nf Display
Despite the low price point, you get an IPS panel, a respectable 60 Hz refresh rate, and wide-ranging connectivity, including HDMI.
  • Screen size: 23.8”
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: FHD (1920 x 1080)
  • Panel type: IPS

Summary

The HP Z Display is a premium PC monitor range designed to complement a workstation. Boasting business-ready aesthetics, all-day ergonomics, and crisp colour-accurate visuals, the series is perfect for professional use.
With a wide range of sizes and resolutions to choose from, there’s a suitable monitor for all your business needs. Take a look at the HP Z Display range to pinpoint the ideal option for you.
If you need a beefed-up workstation to power your HP Z Display, you’ll find many options in the HP UK Store.

About the Author

Harry Stewart is a Tech Takes contributor covering everything from how-to guides to laptop reviews.

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