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HP Omen 27U Gaming Monitor Review: An Unassuming Choice for PC and Console

HP Omen 27U Gaming Monitor Review: An Unassuming Choice for PC and Console

There aren’t a ton of gaming monitors in the same class as HP’s Omen 27U. While it’s one of the higher-priced models of its competitive cohort at $700, it stands out from the competition for a variety of reasons. Notably, it has an HDMI 2.1 connection with support for variable refresh and 4K 120Hz when connected to an Xbox Series X or VRR on the PS5 — a feature that’s starting to gain traction for gaming displays. And it comes in a sleek design you don’t usually see in a gaming monitor, even when you light it up, along with a functional layout for the connectors that’s also rare. 

The monitor isn’t available internationally, but $700 converts to roughly £570 or AU$1,020.

Like

  • Well designed, with relatively easy access to connections
  • Console VRR and 4K at 120Hz compatible

Don’t Like

  • The built-in speakers aren’t worth it
  • No downstream USB-C connection
  • Stand doesn’t allow for swivel

The monitor is DisplayHDR 400 certified, but that just means it’s brighter than average with possibly a broader color gamut than a typical monitor. Most of the current competitors at this price are the same. But if you’re actually looking for a monitor to use for HDR, look to one with DisplayHDR 600-level specs, like the similarly priced LG Ultragear 27GN950. That model doesn’t support VRR on consoles, so there’s your tradeoff.

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The HP also includes built-in stereo speakers, though they’re low…

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