Wednesday, February 7th 2018

HP Releases First 4K EliteDisplay, Multiple 4K Monitors

HP today announced immediate availability of some monitors specifically geared for the professional - or at least pixel-conscious - crowd. The EliteDisplay S270n monitor features a 4K, IPS, 27" diagonal, 350 cd/m² brightness, 1300:1 static contrast ratio panel with 14 ms gray to gray response times. Display input duties can be allocated towards 1x DisplayPort 1.2 or 2x HDMI inputs (1.4 and 2.0). Additionally, there's 1x USB Type-C supporting Displayport 1.2 which is able to deliver up to 60 W of power to a connected device.

The other three models HP has announced today sport the Z27, Z32 and Z43 monikers, which directly reference the diagonal size of the monitors. The feature set is practically the same across all three of these models; they offer the same 4K UHD resolution and IPS based panels. 350 cd/m² remains as the peak brightness value, as well as a 1300:1 static contrast ratio, but the response time is improved on the 27" and 42" models to 8 ms gray to gray (the 31-inch model is at 14 ms, just like the EliteDisplay). The HP Z27, Z32 and Z43 all support 1x USB Type-C which supports DisplayPort 1.2 and can send up to 65W of power to the connected device. Display outputs are the same across these monitors (1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x Mini-DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x USB Type-C, but the Z27 and Z32 pats only carry three additional USB 3.0 ports, while the Z43 ups that number to 5x. All monitors are available now, with pricing being set at $549 for the EliteDisplay S270, while the Z27, Z32, and Z43 are priced at $559, $899, and $799 respectively.
Source: AnandTech
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5 Comments on HP Releases First 4K EliteDisplay, Multiple 4K Monitors

#1
NTM2003
Still don't get why monitor prices are twice as much as 4k TV's mine was 43 inch lg for $450 and I'm looking at 40-43 inches for a new 4k monitor they go from $700-1200 for a 43 inch. I'm waiting to see if anything better comes out but the prices on theses monitors ain't bad.
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Nephilim666
Colour gamut must be really bad since they aren't publishing it anywhere, not even on the data sheets. That correlates with the prices.
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"NTM2003 said:
Still don't get why monitor prices are twice as much as 4k TV's mine was 43 inch lg for $450 and I'm looking at 40-43 inches for a new 4k monitor they go from $700-1200 for a 43 inch. I'm waiting to see if anything better comes out but the prices on theses monitors ain't bad.
TVs usually have to stick to 30Hz (maybe 60 in some cases) and that's it. Also, you wouldn't care much for a 40ms lag when watching a movie. The electronics are probably simpler. And yes, I know a TV has to handle additional inputs.
Scale is probably another factor, because while houses can have 3-4 TV sets, many can go without a desktop, so 0 monitors.
Z27, Z32, and Z43 are priced at $559, $899, and $799 respectively
Is the 32" really more expensive than the faster 43"?

@Nephilim666 Idk if it correlates with the prices, they're pretty high for non-HDR monitors. Wide gamut would be nice.
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
"NTM2003 said:
Still don't get why monitor prices are twice as much as 4k TV's mine was 43 inch lg for $450 and I'm looking at 40-43 inches for a new 4k monitor they go from $700-1200 for a 43 inch. I'm waiting to see if anything better comes out but the prices on theses monitors ain't bad.
I think part of it is down to the panel having a higher DPI than your regular TV panel, other costs may include royalties and licensing fees that may have to be paid.
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Nephilim666
Found the colour gamut for 2 of these

s270n: '>99% sRGB'
z32: 99% sRGB, 100% bt709

Both 8 bit + frc

Hard pass.
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