HP today introduced the DreamColor LP2480xz, which HP is calling the world’s first affordable color-critical display.
The HP DreamColor display has a 30-bit, 24-inch, LED-backlit panel that can display more than one billion colors on its WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution. It is now shipping worldwide for an MSRP of $3,499. The HP DreamColor display was developed with DreamWorks Animation. HP says the DreamColor display makes it possible to have a color-critical LCD display that makes color checks, redesigns, and multiple proofs a thing of the past.
The DreamColor display displays over 64 times more colors than a traditional consumer LCD. Whites are adjustable, reds, blues, and greens are visibly deeper, and blacks are four times darker. It has seven pre-sets that cover important color space standards. It has a night vision interface for use in darkrooms.
The HP DreamColor display includes the HP DreamColor engine software, which ensures consistent color accuracy, and includes the DreamColor calibration kit. The LP2480xz is the first DreamColor display, and is a result of a two-year collaboration between HP and DreamWorks Animation.
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