HP Announces New DreamColor Monitors
HP has announced and released a new generation of HP DreamColor Displays capable of displaying up to 1.07 billion colors – the Z27x and Z24x compatible with both PCs and Macs. The original DreamColor monitors from HP were made in partnership with DreamWorks Animation and these next-generation displays continue that partnership.
“The HP DreamColor Engine and our line of DreamColor products have become the gold standards for professionals who demand color accuracy,” said Jun Kim, vice president and general manager, PC displays and accessories, HP. “This next generation of HP DreamColor Displays will once again disrupt color technology, providing customers with richer and more accurate colors than ever before.”
The new monitors are equipped with HP’s second-generation DreamColor Engine and when compared to the previous-generation DreamColor displays feature up to 60 percent more pixels, contain up to a 4,000 percent increase in the internal color palette, and are up to 57 percent thinner. Specifically, Z27x provides three times the color accuracy over the previous generation, it is the first color-critical display featuring HP’s hostless integrated calibration engine with built-in support for third-party professional color measurement instruments, Ethernet-based remote management with an integrated web server that provides control over the display, a published software development kit (SDK) that allows customers to fully integrate the HP Z27x into their color workflows, and it is the most affordable color-critical display capable of 4K support.
Other key features include consistent 10-bit color accuracy from design to production with push-button color space selection and color calibration, one-button access to presets including sRGB D65, sRGB D50, Adobe® RGB, BT.709, BT.2020 and DCI-P3, the ability to create a custom color space with full control over primaries, white point and tone response, and easy connecting to existing workflows through support by Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems. The Z27x also features an ultra-wide Digital Cinema color gamut with 100 percent of sRGB, 100 percent of AdobeRGB and 99 percent of DCI-P3, and the HP Night Vision interface with auto-fade button backlights and selectable red button backlight color.
The new HP DreamColor Z27x and Z24x are now available for an SRP of $1,499 and $599, respectively.