HP’s DreamColor LP2480zx is a stunning 24-inch LCD monitor designed for color critical graphic design, video, photography, and animation work. Its RGB LED-backlit surface supports over a billion colors, and generates truer whites for better color consistency regardless of how bright or dark a room is. It includes pre-defined Adobe RGB, sRGB, Rec. 601, Rec. 709, and DCI-IP3 workspaces for accurate color matching, and support for a user-defined color workspace.
The display includes DisplayPort 1.1, HDMI 1.3, DVI-I, analog, component, S-video, and composite inputs; tilt, swivel, height and pivot adjustments; a built-in 4-port self-powered USB 2.0 hub; and primary, gamma, white point and luminance controls with the optional HP DreamColor Advanced Profiling Solution with colorimeter.
Here’s the amazing thing: at just $3,499, this display costs a fraction of the $20,000+ for displays of similar quality. And I say “similar” because this display uses entirely new technology, with entirely better results.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.