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HP DreamColor LP2480xz has a 1 billion colors range

Posted on Tuesday, June 10 2008 @ 20:43:43 CEST by

HP rolled out a new 24" DreamColor LP2480xz LCD display with a LED backlight and 30-bit support. This LCD display provides a range of more than 1 billion colors so you will get more accurate images on your display but it will cost you $3,499.
The display is the result of an unprecedented technology collaboration with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (NYSE: DWA) and addresses an increasingly critical need for affordable and consistent color accuracy in the animation, game development, film/video post, broadcast, product design and graphic arts categories.

The HP DreamColor display is expected to disrupt the economics of color management, making it possible, for the first time, to have a color-critical LCD display on every desk to make color checks, redesigns and multiple proofs a thing of the past.

“With the new DreamColor display, HP has broken through barriers that have existed in display technology for the past decade,” said Ed Leonard, chief technology officer, DreamWorks Animation. “The new DreamColor display packs a list of significant advances into one amazingly powerful display, enabling an unprecedented level of color management and fidelity in our production process. It’s a digital filmmaker’s dream.”

Designed for professionals for whom accurate color management is essential and consumers who seek to use only the best in technology innovations, the HP DreamColor display achieves more than 64 times the colors available on mainstream LCDs. Reds, blues and greens are visibly deeper, blacks are four times darker and whites are adjustable.

The DreamColor display is designed to match the requirements of professional industry standards and includes one-button access to seven pre-sets covering all the important color space standards. The display also includes a night vision interface for darkroom working conditions.

“Until now, accurate and standout color has been out of reach for the majority of digital content creators,” said Jun Kim, vice president and general manager, Displays, Personal Systems Group, HP. “Our DreamColor display advances color accuracy for the world’s storytellers – our most demanding of customers of performance technologies.”


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Re: HP DreamColor LP2480xz has a 1 billion colors range
by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 11 2008 @ 01:56:56 CEST
If that were a 30" and was 75% more expensive than even the most expensive 30" monitors then maybe. But @ 24" this monittor is around 7x as expensive as even a good 24" monitor. LED's aren't that expensive folks, and neither are processing chips either.

Dream is the right word for this beast.


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