HP is bringing in the flair with the HP Z25n display. It has a near-bezel-less design that can enhance the visuals which appear on the display. It has a color accurate screen, which makes a multi-monitor setup to appear seamless. The monitor comes in different sizes which range from 22 to 27-inches.
The HP Z25n Mixes Form and Function Well
Like other office monitors, the HP Z25n is only available in one finish – matte black. This makes the display an unassuming device right on your desk. At first glance, it looks just like your ordinary display that you use in your office but with a very thin bezel design. For those who think that it’s such a shame that it only comes in a black color, think about this – the color black can help you with your creative work. It will allow you to focus on content and color.
Right out of the box, you will immediately notice that the area of the HP Z25n display is mostly dominated by screen. At the top, left, and right sides of the device, it is covered by a seemingly bezel-less look. There is a thin strip of plastic that covers the display to keep everything together. Perhaps the only noticeable bezel can be found on the bottom edge of the device.
This monitor comes with factory callibration but there is no built-in colorimeter in case future calibrations are needed. However, colors are on point and perhaps will no longer need any type of future calibrations.
When checking for scores, the Z25n is able to get excellent gamut, color uniformity, color accuracy, and contrast. White point and tone response also score relatively good. Perhaps the only drawback in terms of picture quality is the Luminance Uniformity.
There is an uneven brightness which is noticeable at brighter display settings. In all of the display settings, there is a bit of a light bleed along its edges. This becomes even more severe at the bottom left corner of the screen. When tweaking the brightness, lower settings will do away with the light bleed.
Its high-contrast settings means that users are able to see rich, inky blacks. The company rate the static contrast to a value of 1000:1 and dynamic contrast to 5,000,000:1.
The adjustability and design of the HP Z25n makes for an ergonomic monitor. It is especially useful for business users who spend a very large portion of their sitting in front of their computers. However, the monitor does not offer a swivel feature and the uneven brightness at higher Luminance settings may be a deal killer for some. Hence, this is a display for those who do not require higher resolutions of 4K or 5K.