Color Fidelity, Contrast, Brightness, Color Gamut, Spatial Uniformity
HP set out to make a simple display and that shows even in the unit's default adjustments. The display is very well adjusted. Out of the box, it's set at 6500K. The colors were very faithful. This monitor will appeal to anyone who doesn't like to spend a lot of time tweaking their display.
85% of the colors were perfect. Note that the monitor had trouble with the darkest colors, and my calibrator came in very handy. But even without it the picture was already good.
Contrast And Brightness
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The contrast was much more modest, at only 400:1 in the best case. The black level is to blame; at 0.51 nits, it's too high at this level of brightness.
The color gamut of the unit was quite in conformity with the standard. On the graph at the left you can see the very good linearity of the rendering, despite the display's showing a slight red dominance.