solution Contentsolution Content

HP Notebook PCs - Color variation on multiple screens

Some customers might perceive a slight variation in color or tone when simultaneously viewing multiple screens from notebooks of the same product line. These slight variations between similar products might appear as some panels having a slightly warmer and dimmer color profile, while others might have a slightly cooler and brighter color profile.

These slight variations are the result of multiple factors including the use of multiple suppliers and small calibration differences during the manufacturing process. Although a small amount of variation might exist between notebook display panels, each panel is designed and tested to meet rigid specifications from HP for display quality and color.

Calibrating the display color can mitigate the differences in color variation between multiple screens, but might not completely resolve the differences. Even when the resolution settings are the same, display panels with different specifications might always have a different brightness, color temperature, and color depth.

Some specifications that might vary within an HP product series include the following:

  • Specialty (such as OLED, DreamColor, Privacy, HDR, Anti-Glare)

  • Viewing angle

  • Brightness (such as 600, 400, or 200 nits)

Calibrate the display color

If you are working across multiple notebooks and color consistency is important, you can adjust the color, brightness, and tone of each notebook screen.

Use the following procedure to manually manage and adjust the color profiles of the notebook display panels.

  1. In Windows, search for and open Calibrate display color.

  2. Follow the on-screen prompts to balance colors, mid-tones, contrast, and brightness to meet your needs.


    When adjusting panel colors, position yourself in front of your notebook. Abnormalities in color, luminosity, and contrast can occur when viewing the display panel from an angle.

    Connected displays screen