HP is flooding the zone with seven new gaming displays


HP has gone on a tear and introduced seven new gaming displays in its X lineup, that includes a variety of sizes, panel varieties, and resolutions, in addition to some which can be curved or flat-screened. It looks as if HP is aiming to ship a flurry of choices which have a excessive refresh charge, low response time, competent design, and crucially, aggressive costs. HP is staggering this launch over the subsequent few months, with availability beginning now for a few of its displays and persevering with via October.

To start with, there’s HP’s X27, which is on the market now and is available in a 1080p model for $259.99 or a 1440p variant known as the X27q that prices $339.99. Each are IPS panels with a 165Hz refresh charge and a 1ms response time.

Decision variations apart, they’re very related in design. Every options slim bezels on three sides and will be raised, swiveled, and rotated to your liking. When you don’t just like the stand that’s included, they embody VESA mounts so you may mount them to one of many many monitor arms which can be out there.

When it comes to ports, these are easy choices with a DisplayPort 1.4 port, a HDMI 2.0 port, and a headphone jack. Every panel can attain as much as 400 nits of brightness (the X27q, the X32, and the X34 that’s talked about under help HDR content material, however on the HDR400 normal that isn’t all that vivid), and there’s AMD’s FreeSync Premium for variable refresh charge.

(The truth is, each monitor introduced right now has the identical choice of ports, and every has an adaptive sync characteristic that works with each AMD and Nvidia GeForce GTX 10 sequence, GTX 16 sequence, and newer graphics playing cards. I’ve reached out to HP for clarification on how its adaptive sync compares to Nvidia G-Sync compatibility.)

HP X34

The X34 is the most important choice to return in HP’s late 2021 lineup.
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Coming in August is a bigger variant known as the HP X32, a 1440p monitor with most of the identical specs and options because the X27q (although it may’t pivot or swivel); it’ll value $389.99. A month later, in September, the HP X34 will add an ultrawide choice to the lineup; it’ll value $459.99. It has a 21:9 facet ratio show and a 3440 x 1440 decision. It’s nonetheless restricted to only one DisplayPort and a single HDMI port for video enter.

HP will launch three totally different sizes of 1500R curved gaming displays in October, and these are related in design, port choice, and have set to the flat panel choices. These, nevertheless, have VA panels that often boast extra slender viewing angles, however that’s much less of a problem on a curved display screen. Additionally they have 350 nits of peak brightness in comparison with 400 nits within the flat panel displays.

The X27c with a 27-inch 1080p curved display screen is $259.99 — the identical value because the flat X27. The X27qc is the 1440p curved variant, bumping the associated fee simply $10 over the non-curved choice at $349.99. Lastly, HP is releasing a 31.5-inch X32c with an even bigger 1080p curved show that prices $309.99.

Every of those displays help VESA mounts and will be raised or lowered, however don’t help pivoting or swiveling.

HP X32c

1500R isn’t as curvy as gaming displays come as of late, however it’s definitely extra immersive than a flat panel.
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These are interesting costs in the event you’re pondering of dipping a toe into the world of curved gaming displays. You possibly can get two of every dimension and nonetheless spend lower than the price of a single Samsung 49-inch Odyssey Neo G9. The image high quality and options offered by that $2,499 monitor are manner forward of those curved HP fashions, however you’re paying dearly for it.

In asserting so many displays without delay, it’s clear that HP needs to flood cabinets with loads of choices for the latter half of 2021. Seven displays may be overkill, however these might be price testing in the event you’re on a finances and don’t need to resolve between shopping for a graphics card or a show.