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HP announces OMEN 27c gaming monitor with curved 240Hz display

Omen 27c Lifestyle
Omen 27c Lifestyle (Image credit: HP)

What you need to know

  • HP announced the OMEN 27c gaming monitor.
  • It's a 1000R curved monitor with a QHD resolution and a 240Hz refresh rate.
  • The OMEN 27c is available starting today for $530.

HP launched the OMEN 27c today. It's a curved gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, a 1 ms response time, and support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro. The QHD monitor is available starting today for $530. While we'll have to get our hands on it to make a complete assessment, its specs compete with the best PC gaming monitors. The OMEN 27c could also be one of the best monitors for the Xbox Series X and Series S.

The OMEN 27c has a 1000R curvature to help increase immersion. It's Eyesafe certified to reduce eye strain during longer gaming sessions. HP claims that the OMEN 27c is the world's first Eyesafe certified 1000R curved gaming monitor. The monitor has a QHD resolution, HDR 400, and DCI-P3 92% color gamut.

CategoryHP Omen 27c
Screen size27 inches
Resolution2560x1440 (QHD)
Refresh rateUp to 240Hz (DP)
Up to 144Hz (HDMI)
Aspect ratio16:9
Curve1000R
Panel typeVA
HDRVESA Certified DisplayHDR 400
Bit depth8 bit
Brightness450 nits (HDR on)
400 nits (HDR off)
Contrast ratio3,000:1 (Static)
9,000:1 (HDR)
Response time1 ms
VRRAMD FreeSync Premium Pro
PortsHDMI 2.0
DisplayPort 1.4
USB-C
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)
3.5mm audio
Color99% sRGB
92% DCI-P3
VESA100mm x 100mm

Source: HP (Image credit: Source: HP)

To help ensure smooth and swift gameplay, the OMEN 27c has a display with a 240Hz refresh rate, a 1 ms response time, and supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.

HP customized the software of the OMEN 27c for gaming as well. OMEN Gaming Hub features dynamic crosshairs which change color based on the environment. There are 248 customization options for shape and color. Shadow Vision enhances details in dark areas of gameplay. The OMEN 27c also supports Edge Precision, which smooths and corrects sharp images.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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