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HP Omen X 25 240Hz gaming monitor with G-Sync now available

What you need to know

  • HP's Omen X 25 gaming display is now available in G-Sync and FreeSyn certified variants.
  • The display focuses on speed with a 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time.
  • You can pick up the G-Sync certified model (opens in new tab) and the FreeSync model (opens in new tab) now. Both are currently on sale, dropping their prices to $450 and $380, respectively.

The Omen X 25, HP's latest gaming monitor, is now available at the company's onine store. You can grab the Omen X 25 in two variants: a G-Sync certified model (opens in new tab) or a FreeSync model (opens in new tab) that's G-Sync compatible. They normally cost $550 and $450, respectively, but both are currently on sale for $450 and $380.

No matter which model you pick up, the focus with these displays is being as fast as possible. Each includes a 240Hz TN panel surrounded by three thin bezels. The 24.5-inch display also features a 1ms response time, so fast-twitch games should feel responsive. Both Omen X 25 models keep the resolution pretty manageable at 1920 x 1080, helping to push that 240Hz refresh rate to its peak.

Keep in mind that you'll need a compatible NVIDIA GeForce graphics card to take advantage of G-Sync on either model. Likewise, FreeSync requires a compatible AMD graphics card. Both will help to keep frame pacing smooth and eliminate screen tearing.

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VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank (opens in new tab) ($13 at Dell)

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Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (opens in new tab) (From $13 at Dell)

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Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad (opens in new tab) ($30 at Dell)

This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.