HP has launched a new 24-inch colour critical display, the DreamColor Z24X G2. The key target customers are artists, photographers and filmmakers, but HP says the affordable WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution display is also relevant to architects, product, automotive and apparel designers.
An HP spokesperson told DEVELOP3D that the ability to display colour-accurate materials can reduce the need for physical prototypes and can be particularly beneficial for products with multiple colourways.
Architects can present material finishes accurately in renderings and walkthroughs. Workflows can also be optimised by precisely matching display output to print output or display to display for consistency throughout the design office.
The DreamColor panel can produce up to 1 billion colours from a massive colour gamut covering 99 percent of Adobe RGB, including deep rich blacks and vivid neons. According to HP, this results in minimal banding across colour gradients.
Technical specifications include a response time of 6 ms grey to grey, a brightness of 300 cd/m² and a wide viewing angle of 178° horizontal and 178° vertical. For input, there are two DisplayPort 1.2 (in/out), one HDMI 1.4 and one DVI-D.
The display comes with calibration software for both Windows and macOS supporting both the X-Rite i1Display Pro and the Klein Instruments K10-A colorimeters.
The HP DreamColor Z24x G2 Display is scheduled to be available in early July for $559.00.