HP’s 38-inch monitor is a superwide productivity workhorse with a quality IPS panel and added USB C goodness.
For me – working on it is an absolute pleasure. Getting work done takes on a whole new meaning on a monitor this large. Once you try it, you won’t want to go back to a smaller screen. Highly recommended. Hey Boss, I want one – now!
While gamers will decry the HP Z38c’s lack of FreeSync support, this display is clearly meant for the workplace. Getting work done takes on a whole new meaning on a monitor this large. Once you try it, you won’t want to go back to a "tiny" 27” flat panel. The Z38c comes highly recommended.
The HP Z38c is a superb 38-inch ultrawide option for professionals who want to streamline their work by multitasking. The IPS screen doesn’t require calibration out of the box save for lowering the default brightness, so just about any users will love the HP Z38c’s colors and quality. The design and the exterior is one of the best in the business, easily earning it a spot among our favorite professional monitors.
Overall, I'm pleased with the HP Z38c Curved Display. Instead of placing two large monitors next to each other on my desk, I like having one seamless curved ultrawide display instead. The color accuracy is also excellent for creators who work with a lot of images or videos. And the massive screen real estate gives you plenty of room to increase productivity. However, this monitor isn't cheap.
The curve of the z38c makes that side-to-side viewing and working, honestly, effortless. Working in Maya in wireframe feels a bit odd to be blunt; I need more time to get used to working with a curve with CG. But with stretched-out timelines and multiple side-by-side windows for my writing and editing duties, I have to hand it to the z38c.
We receive a lot of inquiries regarding the never-ending debate of ultrawide versus dual monitors for productivity or gaming. Honestly, it should always come down to personal preference and budget which are two of the main factors we use to decide when...
In addition, other brands have included 38 inch monitors in the range. For example, the Dell Ultrasharp U3818DW offers better calibration at a lower average purchase price, while you can still use the similarly cheaper LG 38UC99-W for a game after work. So if you were considering a super-widescreen monitor, we wouldn't recommend the Z38c directly over the competition.
The HP Z38c curved monitor excels when it comes to improving workflows and productivity, offering a ton of real estate with its 37.5-inch screen; users can easily fit two windows (along with a few other smaller ones) on the screen. Though the display does take up a relatively large footprint, it does eliminate the need for two monitors, which undoubtedly takes up more space than one Z38c. HP’s monitor is also beautifully designed, offers a range of different mounting options and features a bright Ultra-Wide Quad High Definition 4K (3840x1600) resolution. This display quality and size comes a costly price point, however, as it starts at roughly $1,200.
The HP Z38c is a 21:9 aspect monitor that’s 37.5 inches wide. It’s a great workspace for video editors, though it’s only UHD resolution wide, not tall.