HP’s ZR30w S-IPS LCD display is a new 30-inch monitor that’s capable of displaying up to a billion colors. In comparison, Apple’s 30-inch Cinema display can reproduce about 16.7 million colors.
The ZR30w offers a 30-bit per pixel color depth capable of showing the full sRGB gamut and 99 percent of Adobe RGB, 2560 x 1600 resolution, a 3000:1 dynamic contrast ration, 16:10 aspect ratio, six-way adjustable stand, and a built-in four-port USB hub.
Like HP’s other professional displays, the ZR30w is a true bargain for print, Web and video designers, at $1,299.
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.