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 spread of sizes, panel sorts, 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 by way of October.
To start with, there’s HP’s X27, which is offered now and is available in a 1080p model for $259.99 or a 1440p variant referred to 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 comparable in design. Every options slim bezels on three sides and might be raised, swiveled, and rotated to your liking. In the event 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 obtainable.
By way of 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 beneath assist HDR content material, however on the HDR400 commonplace that isn’t all that shiny), and there’s AMD’s FreeSync Premium for variable refresh charge.
(In reality, each monitor introduced immediately has the identical choice of ports, and every has an adaptive sync function that works with each AMD and Nvidia GeForce GTX 10 collection, GTX 16 collection, and newer graphics playing cards. I’ve reached out to HP for clarification on how its adaptive sync compares to Nvidia G-Sync compatibility.)
Coming in August is a bigger variant referred to as the HP X32, a 1440p monitor with most of the similar specs and options because the X27q (although it could’t pivot or swivel); it can value $389.99. A month later, in September, the HP X34 will add an ultrawide choice to the lineup; it can value $459.99. It has a 21:9 side 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 comparable in design, port choice, and have set to the flat panel choices. These, nonetheless, have VA panels that normally boast extra slim viewing angles, however that’s much less of a problem on a curved display. In addition 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 is $259.99 — the identical worth because the flat X27. The X27qc is the 1440p curved variant, bumping the price simply $10 over the non-curved choice at $349.99. Lastly, HP is releasing a 31.5-inch X32c with a much bigger 1080p curved show that prices $309.99.
Every of those displays assist VESA mounts and might be raised or lowered, however don’t assist pivoting or swiveling.
These are interesting costs should you’re pondering of dipping a toe into the world of curved gaming displays. You possibly can get two of every measurement and nonetheless spend lower than the price of a single Samsung 49-inch Odyssey Neo G9. The image high quality and options supplied 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 directly, it’s clear that HP desires to flood cabinets with loads of choices for the latter half of 2021. Seven displays may be overkill, however these may very well be price trying out should you’re on a finances and don’t wish to determine between shopping for a graphics card or a show.