By JR Bookwalter

HP debuts pair of new eye-popping DreamColor displays

Most of us toil away on a computer display capable of showing only a fraction of the color detail being thrown onto it, but two new offerings introduced today by HP promise to bring out all the colors of the rainbow, without breaking your budget.

HP announced two new pro-level computer monitors for Windows, Mac or Linux users on Sunday, each capable of displaying up to 1.07 billion colors on screen with an error rate lower than what the human eye is actually capable of seeing.

According to HP, the new DreamColor Z27x and Z24x feature 60 percent more pixels while being capable of displaying a color palette of up to 4,000 percent higher, all while reducing the thickness of the displays by as much as 57 percent.

Priced at $599 (about UK£361, AU$646), the entry-level Z24x is priced 25 percent less than its predecessor and features a 10-bit accuracy, one-button access to a full range of built-in presets and easy connectivity to desktop and laptop systems.

Built for pros

At the higher end of the scale, the HP Z27x introduces built-in support for third-party measurement hardware with remote management via Ethernet and a full software development kit (SDK) for software integration.

Priced at $1499 (about UK£903, AU$1,617), HP claims the Z27x offers three times the color accuracy of its previous generation 27-inch display, making it the most affordable color-critical display on the market capable of 4K resolution.

As part of an ongoing “technology collaboration” with DreamWorks Animation SKG and other leading Hollywood studios, the HP Z27x has been built from the ground up for content creators ranging from film and video post-production to product design, animation, graphic arts and photography.

HP also announced a pair of real-time collaboration tools Monday for its HP Z Workstations with 256GB or 512GB PCIe-based solid-state drive (SSD) storage as well as updated HP Remote Graphics Software 7.0, which debut in May and June, respectively.

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