Best known for business notebooks or even for its printers, HP has its own line for the gaming market, Omen, and is investing heavily in the segment with measures such as the purchase of HyperX, formerly Kingston’s gaming accessories division. Amid the effort, the American giant announced the Omen 27c this week.
Along with powerful specs that make it a worthy competitor to solutions like the Samsung Odyssey G9, the launch stands out for having a relatively cheap recommended price point considering the features and functions that are present.
Omen 27c is characterized by its high color accuracy and the low price
With a 27-inch screen with 1000R curvature, the new Omen 27c comes on the market equipped with a VA LCD panel with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and a refresh rate of 240 Hz. The solution promises high color accuracy, with 99% coverage of the DCI-P3 range, plus a very high contrast for LCD displays of 3000: 1 through the use of VA technology.
The monitor is fast with a response time of 1 ms (GtG) in overdrive mode and supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro to synchronize the screen with graphics cards to avoid tearing. The Omen 27c also has DisplayHDR 400 certification, which guarantees that the peripheral device supports playback of content in HDR with a peak brightness of 450 cd / m² and an expressive contrast increase of 9000: 1, according to HP.
However, users can only use the device optimally with the DisplayPort 1.4 port – there is HDMI, but in the 2.0 standard, which limits the refresh rate with active Quad HD resolution to only 120 Hz. In terms of connectivity, the Launch also offers a USB-C port, two USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports and a P2 port for headphones.
The device looks reasonably sober, with a base that supports height, tilt, and rotation adjustments, but it’s noticeable on the diamond-shaped back as well as the RGB lighting that can be synced through with Philips Hue bulbs and LED strips Omen Gaming Hub software. The program also allows you to set up the crosshair for first person games, apply filters to increase visibility in shadowy areas, and more.
Price and availability
The HP Omen 27c is available immediately on the HP official website abroad at a suggested price of US $ 529.99 or about R $ 2,990 in direct conversion. No information is available about a possible launch on the Brazilian market.
HP Omen 27c: technical data sheet
- Display: 27-inch VA LCD, Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels
- Update rate: 240 Hz
- Color coverage: 99% DCI-P3
- HDR: Yes (DisplayHDR 400)
- Response time: 1 ms (GtG)
- Connections: 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB-C
- Extras: Crosshair, P2 connection, settings via HP Omen Gaming Hub, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, synchronization support with Philips Hue lamps
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