HP Introduces Multiple Monitors At CES Including 5K 27” Displayby Brett Howse on January 5, 2015 1:30 AM EST
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HP has announced a staggering number of monitors today, and have reset the bar on pricing. A total of seven monitors have been announced today, and all offer something different from each other. From curved, to 4K, to Virtual Reality, HP has covered the gamut with these models.
We will start with the smaller models first. The HP Z24s is a 23.8” UHD display, which features a IPS panel. HP lists this model as covering the sRGB color gamut, which is generally what the average consumer requires. The stand offers tilt, height adjustment, swivel, and pivot. Connections to the display include 1 MHL 2.0/HDMI 1.4, a second HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and Mini-DisplayPort. The monitor includes 4 USB 3.0 ports as well as an audio out. HP rates the brightness as 300 cd/m². The Z24s will be available in April for $549.
HP Zvr 24"
The next 24” panel is the Zvr 23.6” Virtual Reality Display. This display tracks your heads movements and can create real-time parallax effects to create a 3D experience with the help of some 3D glasses. The device is targeted as a commercial display, for CAD and other types of software, and HP will release an optional zView Software suite in Q2 2015 for this device. The Zvr has a 1080p TN panel, which HP claims offers up to 170° horizontal viewing, and 160° vertical. The Zvr 23.6” display has 1 DVI-D port, 1 DisplayPort 1.2 port, and two USB 2.0 ports. Prices and availability are to come.
HP also announced three 27” displays, and the first on the sheet is the Z27s, which is a size bump up of the Z24s. As with the Z24s, the Z27s features a 3840x2160 IPS panel, with 1.07 billion colors and coverage of the sRGB color gamut. The connections are HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and Mini-DisplayPort, and the Z27s offers 4 USB 3.0 ports and 1 audio port as well as a tilt, swivel, pivot, and height-adjustable stand. The Z27s should be available this month for $749.
The next 27” display is the HP Pavilion 27c Curved Display. This is only a 1080p panel, but has a gentle curve to it. The panel on this model is listed as a VA panel according to the tech specs, and brightness is listed at 300 cd/m². Connections feature HDMI 1.4, MHL 2.0, and a VGA connection for some reason. This display also features onboard audio, with 4 watts per channel for the two speakers and DTS Audio. The 27c is available now for $399.99.
The next 27” monitor is likely the most exciting display announced today. The HP Z27q is a 27” IPS display with 5K (5120x2880) resolution, matching the new Retina iMac and Dell’s 5K display. The big change here though is that HP will be offering the Z27q for $1299.99. This is about half of what Dell was first asking for their 5K UltraSharp. The Z27q offers color calibration to sRGB, Adobe RGB, and BT.709, and according to HP the 10-bit panel covers 99% of the Adobe RGB gamut. The stand offers tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments, and the only connections offered are 2 DisplayPort 1.2 connections. There are four USB 3.0 ports as well. The Z27q should be available in March.
The final 27” monitor announced by HP today is the HP EliteDisplay S270c which is a 27” curved display. The 1080p panel is a IPS panel, with 300 cd/m² brightness listed. As with the Pavilion Curved Display, the S270c offers DTS Audio with 4 watts per channel. Inputs are VGA, HDMI 1.4, and MHL 2.0. HP states that this model covers 98% of the sRGB gamut, and has a coating for low refection. Price and availability to follow.
Finally, in case you had not seen enough monitors, HP also announced the HP Z34c display, which is a 34” Ultra Wide Curved Display. The Z34c offers a 3440x1440 WQHD resolution from the VA panel, and 350 cd/m² brightness. This panel offers 8 bit color depth, and HP rates it at 98.8% of the sRGB gamut. The panel features a low reflective coating and DTS audio with 6 watts per channel. Inputs are 2 HDMI (one with MHL) and 1 DisplayPort 1.2. Estimated pricing for this model is $999 with availability in April.
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toffty - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkHP dropped the ball if they're not supporting DisplayPort 1.2a. I've loved my HP ZR24w and was looking forward to buy a new HP Z 24 or 27 but if they're not supporting adaptive sync I'll look elsewhere.
edzieba - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkAdaptive Sync is an OPTIONAL portion of 1.2a. Even if a display is 1.2a compliant, that does not mean it supports Adaptive Sync. The same goes for DP 1.3.
Klimax - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkFrankly, there is no evidence yet that Adaptive sync works as advertised. (No reviews yet) And these are not gaming displays anyway, but for professional use.
Senti - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link"Gaming displays"? Do you think professionals wouldn't be happy with smooth rendering?
Adaptive sync would either work or not – there is no "as advertised" concern.
Samus - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - linkYou missed his point. Just because a monitor supports DisplayPort 1.2a or 1.3 doesn't indicate the panel supports adaptive sync or frequency over 60hz. Currently there is no IPS or PVA-class panel in production that can officially refresh over 60hz. Some can be overclocked to 75hz or more but this is ymmv and can damage the display and electronics long-term.
I agree, it's unfortunate 120hz/144hz isn't more common, but we need a newer panel technology before it becomes mainstream unless you're willing to go back to crappy TN or expensive VA panels.
toffty - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - linkWhat's the need for 120hz or 144hz anymore? The reason such refresh rates were created were to make the tearing unnoticeable since the screen was refreshing fast enough. With both G-Sync and A-Sync the tearing problem is removed. As long as they both live up to their names, very few will be able to tell the difference between a 60, 120, or 144 hz monitor.
zepi - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkEuropean web-retailers are taking preorders for the Dell 5K display for about ~1500€. Considering that current EUR-USD exchange rate and the fact that this includes ~20% VAT it seems to be way under the Dell's US MSRP.
ws3 - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkApple destroyed Dell's and HP's pricing plans for this panel by pricing their whole computer at the price Dell was planning to ask just for the monitor.
Impulses - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkHmm, still not sure if I'm sold on 5K at 27"... Almost seems like I'd wanna go larger if going 5K. I wouldn't mind a 27" UHD IPS w/120Hz refresh rate. Guess I'm sticking with my 3x24" for a while more...
Drumsticks - Monday, January 5, 2015 - linkI think I'd personally love just a 24" 4k screen, but I need to see much better dpi scaling out of Windows before it can happen ;(