HP 27 XQ Quad HD Gaming Monitor
Desktop gaming is slowly gaining traction in India. As the demand for high-end computing products and accessories rise, companies start supplying these devices in India as well. HP has launched a 4K gaming monitor in the country which is called the HP 27 XQ. It is a Quad HD gaming monitor with a 144 Hz refresh rate.
In terms of design, the HP 27 XQ has thin top, left and right bezels while the bottom bezel is quite thick. The bottom bezel of the gaming monitor carries HP branding and a small green coloured LED-lit bar. As the name suggests, the HP 27 XQ has a 27-inch display panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 px and an aspect ratio of 16:9.
The HP 27 HQ measures 596.74 x 335.66 mm and tips the scale at 6.1 kilograms. It has an adjustable height base which can go all the way up to 131.39 mm. It also has a 100 x 100 VESA mount which is a flat display mounting interface. Therefore, the user can attach the monitor to any VESA stands or arms that the user might already own. The HP 27 XQ has a horizontal viewing angle of 170 degrees and a vertical viewing angle of 160 degrees.
Most notably, the HP 27 XQ uses a TN panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate. In comparison, the regular non-gaming specified monitors have a refresh rate of 60 Hz. This higher refresh rate of the gaming monitor provides a smooth and fluid viewing experience. The gaming monitor has a brightness level of 350 nits which produces deep colour contrasts. The monitor has an Anti-glare display panel and Low blue light mode which keeps the eyestrain at bay even during long gaming sessions.
Another noteworthy feature that the HP 27 XQ has is the support for AMD FreeSync technology. FreeSync is the name for an adaptive synchronization technology for LCD displays. FreeSync certified displays support a dynamic refresh rate which helps to reduce tearing and stuttering that is caused by misalignment of the content’s frame rate.
I/O Ports & Controls
The control buttons of the HP 27 XQ including the power button, brightness button along with a green LED are placed at the right side of the bottom edge. The rear of the gaming monitor harbors the HDMI port and one DisplayPort. To secure the monitor to a desk, the rear of the monitor also has a Kensington lock. However, the Kensington lock cable is sold separately. The 40-watt trapezium shaped port that accepts power is also placed on the back side of the monitor. The gaming monitor also supports analog headphone audio output via rear mounted 3.5 mm audio jack.
What’s In The Box And Price
Except for the user manual and the quick start guide the HP 27XQ is shipped with the following items:
- A/C power cable (1.8m) 5.9 ft
- HDMI cable(1.8m)5.9ft
- Warranty card
The HP 27 XQ gaming monitor is available both online and offline at a price of Rs 30,000.