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HP announces billion colour monitor

I closed my eyes, drew back the curtain
Wed Jun 02 2010, 14:15

FLOGGER OF EXPENSIVE PRINTER INK HP is selling the newest entrant to its performance series of LCD monitors, the ZR30w, which it says displays over one billion colours.

We ran out of ideas once we got to cyan, but apparently HP has managed to come up with more colours in its screen than that bloke Joseph in the Bible had on his jacket. As well as its 30-bits per pixel that's capable of displaying 1.07 billion colours it also has 4.1 million pixels and Displayport connectivity.

The monitor has a 30-inch diagonal screen, 2560 x 1600 resolution, and a 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio in a 16:10 aspect ratio, and it might give you an edge when playing Quake, but we doubt it. Alternatively you could use it for work or something.

Bigger rarely means better when it comes to the environment, but HP said that the ZR30w display panel has an 85 percent efficient power supply and was more energy efficient than previous 30-inch models. Meanwhile the chassis is made up of at least 25 per cent recycled resin.

In case not enough people in the office can see your glorious screen, the ZR30w comes with a 6-way adjustable stand, meaning that you can swivel it around to your heart's content.

Currently we only have the US price, $1,299.00, which even HP says is an estimate. µ



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