The HP Omen series of products are targeted towards the PC gaming community which has been growing recently.
HP has now announced the HP Omen X 35 which is a curved gaming display with a refresh rate of 100Hz. This is a 35-inch ultrawide monitor that supports NVidia’s G-Sync, so you will not face any sort of tearing while gaming at the high refresh rate; though, an option for AMD’s new FreeSync 2 would have been nicer.
This is the second gaming display from HP since the 32-inch display that was launched back in August of 2016. The older display came with AMD’s FreeSync and had a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels at a refresh rate of 75Hz.
The newer Omen X 35 comes with a 21:9 aspect ratio. It has a curved ultrawide form factor which is quickly becoming a much sought-after display format in the gaming community.
It has a WQHD resolution and provides about 34% more screen real estate to the gamers. It also has a contrast ratio of 2500:1 and micro edges around the display on three sides. The curvature sits at the usual 1800R that we have grown accustomed to.
The micro edges are interesting; this will allow gamers to build a seamless multi-monitor setup with the least amount of space wasted on bezels between the monitors. The monitor also supports VESA mounts with an included bracket, so multi-monitor setups are definitely something HP had in mind while designing this monitor.
The refresh rate, however, is 4ms – not too bad, but lower would have obviously been better; 1 ms refresh rate is usually the norm for high-end gaming monitors. This is HP’s attempt at a high-end gaming monitor, so a 4ms response time is a bit disappointing.
There’s plenty of options for connectivity as well: there’s DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 1.4 port, and three USB 3.0 ports that you can connect your other stuff to.
HP expects the display to hit the shelves starting from March of 2017; priced at a whopping $1300, it’s certainly not cheap, but it might be just what you are looking for.
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