I think I would buy the next gaming monitor from HP

To accompany the new and updated line of Omen and Victus gaming desktops from HP at CES 2022, the company is also introducing a new 4K gaming monitor. As a perennial skeptic of the aesthetics of RGB gamers, I have to say, it looks pretty good.

The HP Omen 27u 4K Gaming Monitor supports 4K (naturally, given the name), Vesa DisplayHDR, AMD FreeSync Pro, and a 144Hz refresh rate. The monitor is the first in the Omen lineup to feature built-in built-in built-in speakers, according to HP, while working equally well for modern consoles as it does for HP PCs.

Boat full of harbors— The inclusion that makes this possible is the 27u’s selection of ports: one HDMI 2.1 port for consoles like the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5, one HDMI 2.0 port, one DisplayPort 1.4, one USB-C, two USB- ports. A 3.2 Gen 2, and a 3.5mm audio jack. I would definitely prefer more HDMI 2.1 ports to connect multiple consoles capable of 4K 120Hz gaming, but it’s good that HP includes one.

Glad an HDMI2.1 port made the difference, but it was clear there was room for more.HP

Easily adjustable – The monitor’s design isn’t too bad either. HP favored clean lines and square edges for the Omen 27u, creating a display that is essentially a collection of rectangles and diamonds. The height and tilt of the 27-inch screen can be easily adjusted, and yes, there’s even a diamond of customizable RGB lights on the back of the monitor if you miss the characteristic glow of virtually any gaming gear. on PC.

A little expensive – What’s even nicer about HP’s new monitor is that the company openly recognizes a reality that seems to be becoming more and more common: people play both console and PC games and need and expect their technology to work well with both. As modern consoles look more and more like bloated (and highly focused) PCs, that does make sense, but I’m glad HP is actively leaning into it rather than shying away from it.

HP says the Omen 27u 4K gaming monitor will arrive in spring 2022, starting at $ 699.99.