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.
- Well designed, with relatively easy access to connections
- Console VRR and 4K at 120Hz compatible
- The built-in speakers aren’t worth it
- No downstream USB-C connection
- Stand doesn’t allow for swivel
The monitor iscertified, 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 . That model doesn’t support VRR on consoles, so there’s your tradeoff.
The HP also includes built-in stereo speakers, though they’re low…