HP has just fired a salvo of new Omen branded gaming PCs and accessories. There is the headlining monitor - the HP Omen 27i, a couple of appealingly designed microATX gaming desktops (25 and 30 litre options), as well as an update to the Omen Command Centre software controls for all.
The new Omen 27i Gaming Monitor uses a Nano IPS panel with a DCI-P3 98 per cent colour gamut. This, says HP, delivers "deeper hues and more accurate colours with a 25 per cent wider colour gamut than sRGB and largely nullifies colour degradation from shallower angles".
HP appears to have built this new product around an LG panel (Nano IPS technology) and it shares nearly all the same qualities of the 27GL850 announced by LG at IFA last September. So, what are those key panel specs? I've bullet pointed them below:
- Display type: Nano IPS with anti-glare coating and three-sided micro edge
- Resolution: 2560 × 1440 pixels
- Response time: 1ms GtG with overdrive
- Refresh rate: 165Hz via DP or HDMI
- Typical contrast ratio: 1000:1
- Brightness: 350 nits
- Ports: DP 1.2, HDMI 2.0, 3X USB 3.0 (2 up one down), audio out
- Stand: adjustable for height (130mm), tilt (-5 to +20 degrees). The stand can be detached and a VESA compatible mount used instead
Other key features of the HP Omen 27i include the fact that it is Nvidia G-Sync Compatible - meaning it is a FreeSync monitor that can play nicely with Nvidia's entry level G-Sync capabilities. Thus it delivers the main feature of VRR without the frills, minimising the possibility of display stutter and/or screen tearing.
Some HP Omen gaming chops added to the monitor include the "patented aim assist feature which creates a custom shaped and coloured reticule." Last but not least the monitor has LED lighting around the back. It traces the Open rhombus-shaped stand mount and lets you see the ports easily in dim conditions. You can control the lighting and make other monitor feature adjustments in the new Omen Command Centre software.
The HP Omen 27i Monitor is available now at BestBuy.com, and from scheduled to be available from 22nd May via HP.com, for a starting price of $499.99. I don't have UK/Europe availability or pricing details at this time, and the monitor wasn't listed on the HP UK site at the time of writing.
The above new HP Omen 25L and 30L desktops come packing up to an AMD Ryzen 9 3900 processor and up to AMD Radeon 5700XT graphics card. They will begin to become available from today via HP.com, starting at $899.99.