There isn’t a lot concerning the new HP Omen 27i that I haven’t seen earlier than in a gaming monitor, but it surely’s packed filled with specs that HP hasn’t supplied till now. The 27-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) nano IPS show presents much better coloration accuracy and distinction than the TN panels utilized in a lot of HP’s earlier gaming displays.
HP sourced this 16:9 side ratio show from LG (it’s likely very similar to this LG model). It options 98 % of the DCI-P3 coloration gamut, a 165Hz refresh fee, and 1ms response time. It additionally has Nvidia G-Sync compatibility, so that you’ll be capable of get smoother visible constancy for those who use it with a PC that has an Nvidia GTX 10-series card or larger.
That’s all nice. Nevertheless, my favourite addition to the Omen 27i isn’t the display screen itself, however the lighting on the again of the monitor. Close to the place the monitor meets the articulating stand (it’s VESA-compatible, if you wish to mount it as an alternative), HP constructed a bit that homes a lightweight which illuminates the ports. The lineup of ports (which incorporates DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, two USB 3.Zero ports for connecting equipment, and one other USB 3.Zero port for routing knowledge and energy again to your PC) is mounted diagonally, making them simple to succeed in and see. Including a lightweight to that makes plugging cables in even simpler. Granted, you’ll hardly ever have to mess with the ports when you’ve gotten the show arrange, however with most displays, you often rue the day it is advisable to swap one thing out.
A USB-C port for video (or, on the very least, charging gadgets) would have been welcome, however in any other case this appears to be a well-rounded improve, particularly for those who’ve solely had a 1080p TN panel earlier than.
The Omen 27i is on the market beginning as we speak at HP.com and Finest Purchase for $499.99.