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HP announces new DreamColor monitors

HP has revealed two new DreamColor monitors compatible with PC, Linux and Mac.

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HP claims that the Z24x and Z27x displays, which form the second generation of the DreamColor range, offer "excellent colour accuracy." The price tag has also dropped, with the Z24x available for substantially less than the original HP DreamColor display (the HP LP2480zx).

Physically up to 57 per cent thinner than the previous range, the new monitors contain up to 60 per cent more pixels and a 4,000 per cent boost to the colour palette, boasting up to 1.07 billion on-screen colours.

The Z24x comes as an enhanced version of its predecessor, the LP2480zx. The Z27x has 4K support, hostless colour calibration, Ethernet-based remote management and a SDK.

"This next generation of HP DreamColor Displays will once again disrupt colour technology, providing customers with richer and more accurate colours than ever before," said Jun Kim, the vice president and general manager of PC displays and accessories at HP.

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The higher spec model of the two offers an "ultrawide Digital Cinema" colour range, with 100 per cent of SRGB, 100 per cent of Adobe RGB and 99 per cent of DCI-P3. "HP Night Vision Interface", which enables comfortable working in dark environments, is also included in the Z27x.

The HP DreamColor Z24x and Z27x displays should be available now for $599 and $1,499. Official UK pricing is not available yet.