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HP Omen X 27: First monitor with 1440p, 240 hertz and FreeSync 2 HDR


HP has announced a new 27-inch monitor that displays 2560 × 1440 pixels and 240 frames per second. It uses a TN panel from AU Optronics, which HP markets with a response time of one millisecond (GtG) for gamers. The Omen X 27 is the second monitor to combine WQHD resolution with 240 Hertz. So far Lenovo sells with the Legion Y27gq the only monitor with these specifications.

The HP model supports Freesync 2 HDR. Theoretically synonymous G-Sync Compatible with GeForce graphics cards, a certification of Nvidia but there is not. The Lenovo display, on the other hand, uses a G-Sync module. The Variable Refresh Rates (VRR) work on DisplayPort 1.4 from 48 to 240 hertz. The HDMI 2.0 ports limit the refresh rate to 144 Hertz for lack of bandwidth.


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With caution, the HDR indication to enjoy: The short-term maximum brightness (peak luminance) is not particularly high at 400 cd / m². The contrast is 1000: 1. HP also advertises 90% coverage of the DCI P3 color space. The TN panel is native 8 bits without framerate control (FRC).

The Omen X 27 is expected to be available in September for a suggested retail price of $ 650. This is $ 350 less than for the mentioned Legion Y27gq (MSRP: $ 1000).

The difference is likely to result in part from the built-in hardware: the Lenovo monitor requires Nvidia's G-Sync module with DisplayPort 1.4, sitting on a more expensive Intel FPGA and 4 GB of DDR4 RAM. HP can use standard hardware. Exciting is the development of the street price, since the Legion Y27gq isolated already clearly under EIA is available (from 620 €).


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