CES 2022 is indeed a display of various shapes, sizes and use cases. We have seen the world’s first 4k 240Hz gaming monitor and some crazy tricks of Samsung’s curved screen. LG brings the largest and smallest OLED gaming TV to the market. Now that HP has launched a new Omen gaming monitor, it seems that 4k is finally on the menu.
The new HP Omen 27u is the latest product in the company’s 27-inch gaming monitor series. The previous 27i model managed QHD resolution at 165 Hz, a bit like the HP Omen 25i gaming monitor we reviewed. The new model supports 4k UHD (3840 x 2160), but has a 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 millisecond response time. The brightness is slightly increased to 450 nits, which should look rich under the HDR function. There are two USB A ports, and even a built-in USB C, which is a very popular symbol of the times.
For connectivity, the monitor is equipped with a typical DisplayPort, which should satisfy most PC enthusiasts, especially with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro adaptive synchronization support. There are also two HDMI ports, listed as HDMI 2.1 in the specification, and the other is only HDMI 2.0. Given that HDMI 2.1 technically covers HDMI 2.0, it is good that there are still differences. HP stated that the HDMI 2.1 port will support refresh rates up to 120 Hz, making it an excellent monitor to plug into current consoles and PCs. It even has a built-in speaker, making it an easy choice for fast gaming sessions.
Of course, there are many other interesting features for gamers. If it is not packaged into a bunch of RGB, it will not be an Omen monitor, it does, and all of these can be customized to start. There is also the Omen Game Center, which comes with additional collaboration options designed for gamers, such as the ability to illuminate dark areas without overexposing the screen.There is even a Game Remaster mode, which allows you to essentially reduce the size of old games to make them look more like what you remember
The borderless IPS HP Omen 27u may look like a very attractive and versatile gaming monitor for PCs and game consoles. It will be launched this spring with a suggested retail price of US$699.99. Hope we can get our hands so that we can tell you more.