ANAHEIM, CA — HP (www.hp.com) used SIGGRAPH 2013 as an opportunity to introduce three new professional monitors. The company has a suite off the show floor, where it gave Post a look at the Z22i, Z23i and Z24i ISP (in-plane switching) displays. The new displays are now shipping and make use of Gen 2 panels, providing lower power consumption and improved off-axis viewing. The new models make up the Z Display family, but do not surpass the quality of HP’s DreamColor displays.
Priced at $399, the 24-inch Z24i offers great color accuracy and a display resolution of 1920-by-1200. The 21.5-inch Z22i ($239) and 23-inch Z23i ($259) offer a display resolution of 1920-by-1080. The monitors’ “black stretch” feature allows users to pull out further detail in dark areas of the image. All three displays are Energy Star qualified and EPEAT Gold registered. They also include a four-way adjustable stand.
HP also showed off tower and small form factor versions of its new Z230 workstation, which it plans to ship in August. The entry-level Z230 is the successor of the Z220 and will have a starting price of $999 for a quad-core configuration. (HP says dual-core configurations will be offered at a later date for a lower price.) The tower version can be configured with up to 32GBs of memory and features four USB3 ports along with two USB2 ports. Three digital outputs allow for the powering of numerous displays without the need for an additional graphics card.