HP recently unveiled many new gaming monitors at its Amplify Partner Conference in Chicago. HP is adding nine new models to its lineup of Omen gaming monitors, which have consistently impressed us. To appeal to various gamers, the new models come in sizes of one 24-inch, five 27-inch, two 32-inch, and one 34-inch.
The Omen 24, the smallest of the group, will serve as the opening act. The 24-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS panel on this gaming monitor has a 165Hz refresh rate and a 1 ms response time. According to HP, the Omen 24 covers 99 and 90 percent of the sRGB and DCI-P3 color gamuts, respectively. The Omen 24 includes AMD FreeSync Premium technology to remove game screen tearing.
The group of 27-inch gaming monitors, including the Omen 27, 27q, 27qs, 27s, and 27k, comes next. Every monitor appears nearly identical on the outside, but the display panels vary greatly. With the Omen 27, a 165Hz Full HD IPS panel is offered. The Omen 27q increases the refresh rate to 165Hz and the resolution to QHD (2560 x 1440), while the Omen 27qs maintains the QHD resolution and increases the maximum refresh rate to 240Hz.
A 27-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) display, a 1ms response time, and a 144Hz refresh rate are all features of the Omen 27k. It supports gaming features like AMD FreeSync, which minimizes screen tearing, and programmable RGB backlighting. The Omen 27k has a built-in KVM switch for hybrid working that lets users quickly switch between laptops and desktop computers without physically changing their keyboards and mice. The display is suitable for beginning creative work like video editing or graphic design because it supports DisplayHDR 400, up to 99 percent sRGB coverage, and 95 percent DCI-P3 coverage.
How Is The New HP Omen Different From Others?
Other models are available with various sizes and features, from the curved Omen 34c, HP’s largest monitor option in this lineup, to the $199.99 entry-level HP Omen 24, a 24-inch 1080p display running at 165Hz without a KVM switch. Featuring a 21:9 aspect ratio, 1440p resolution, HDR support, and a 1500R curve for an immersive gaming experience, the 34-inch Omen 34c costs $479.99.
Five of the new HP Omen monitors have 27-inch displays, and the features of each monitor can be quickly identified by looking at the letter at the end of its name. The “q” in the HP Omen 27q, for instance, stands for “QHD” (Quad High Definition), which denotes the device’s 1440p resolution. Omen 27s “s” probably means “speed” because the models support a higher refresh rate of 240Hz. The Omen 27qs has a 240hz refresh rate and a 1440p resolution. The same idea is used in three larger displays, the Omen 32q, Omen 32c, and Omen 34c, where “c” stands for a curved display.
The newest HP Omen gaming monitors are certified for at least VESA ClearMR 5000 (a motion blur specification; the higher the number, the less motion blur you’ll see) and support HDR and AMD FreeSync. Every model also has a height-adjustable stand that can be turned or tilted to provide the best viewing angle. The Omen 27s, Omen 27qs, and Omen 27k all come with DisplayHDR 400 and aRGB lighting that can be customized using HP’s Omen Light Studio. There are two integrated speakers on the Omen 27s, 27qs, 27k, and Omen 34c.
Nothing here is particularly ground-breaking. Other hardware manufacturers have created monitors with comparable features and specifications, but HP’s selection is surprisingly inexpensive for what you get.
Preorders for the HP Omen 27qs can be made at Best Buy right now, and it will be available on the HP website sometime in Q2 of this year. All additional HP Omen gaming monitors will go on sale at HP and Best Buy in Q2 of this year.
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