HP Offers Monitor with 1 Billion Colors

The HP ZR30w achieves more than 64 times the colors available on mainstream LCDs, features 4.1 million pixels and boasts 1.07 billion displayable colors.

While technology giant Hewlett-Packard might be cutting back on the number of its employees, the company certainly isn't reducing the capacity of its monitors: HP announced its first 30-inch monitor to display a range of more than 1 billion colors, the HP ZR30w S-IPS LCD Display. HP said the 30-inch diagonal display, which retails for $1,299, provides 30-bits per pixel color resolution and 1.07 billion displayable colors, compared to 16.7 million colors available on most 30-inch diagonal panels.
The ZR30w features 4.1 million pixels, to achieve "maximum accuracy" and touts a resolution of 2560x1600 in a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, for top-notch visual performance demanded by professionals in animation, game development, broadcast, design and graphic arts where accurate color is of supreme importance. HP claimed the ZR30w achieves more than 64 times the colors available on mainstream LCDs and noted with a gamut panel that covers 100 percent of sRGB and 99 percent of Adobe RGB, reds, blues and greens are visibly deeper.
The performance monitor features a brushed aluminum industrial design that is complementary to HP's Z Workstations and uses a minimum of 25 percent post-consumer recycled resin. Additionally, the monitor houses a lower power panel and comes with an 85 percent efficient power supply. Building on the ZR30w's viewing angles and visual performance technologies, the monitor is equipped with DisplayPort and DVI-D inputs, an integrated 4-port USB hub and an HP Quick Release for out-of-the-box set up. TheZR30w helps enable comfort and visual positioning with a six-way adjustable stand that provides tilt, swivel and height adaptability.
"HP continues to drive innovation in the monitor space with solutions that push the boundaries of traditional panel technology," said Jun Kim,HP's vice president and general manager of the display business unit. "The HP ZR30w is the latest example of our commitment to provide customers with the technology they demand to push the limits of creativity and increase ROI."
HP also introduced the Compaq S1922 and Compaq S2021 Widescreen LCD Monitors designed for small to medium-size businesses (SMBs). The S1922 and S2021's VGA inputs offer "plug and play" connectivity and adjustable tilt settings enable visual positioning and VESA mounting capabilities help free up desk space. The monitors also offer guaranteed out-of-the-box compatibility with HP business products and HP monitor options.
Available in 18.5- and 20-inch diagonal sizes, both displays feature 16:9 aspect ratios, 5 ms response times and 5,000:1 dynamic contrast ratios. The S1922 features wide resolutions to 1366 x 768, while the S2021 offers resolutions to 1600 x 900. The S1922 and S2021 are available in the United States at $125 and $140, respectively.