Wednesday, September 22nd 2021

HP Announces Pair of New USB-C Monitors for Productivity

Slowly but surely, USB-C seems to be gaining popularity with the display makers and HP's most recent offerings, the U32 4K HDR monitor and the M34d WQHD curved monitor both feature USB-C ports with DP Alt mode and 65 W power delivery. As the product name implies, the U32 sports a 3840x2160 pixel resolution at 60 Hz and the M34d comes in at 3440x1440 pixels, although here you get a variable refresh rate of 48-100 Hz.

The U32 comes with a 31.5-inch 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) IPS panel with what we presume is a peak brightness of 400 nits and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. Connectivity consists of a DP 1.2 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, the aforementioned USB-C port, three USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports (aka USB 3.0) and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The U32 uses an external power brick, so there's also a barrel plug type power jack.
The M34d doesn't get the HDR treatment and its 34-inch VA panel sadly only sports 250 nits (or possibly 300 nits depending on which HP site you look at) of brightness, with a dynamic contrast ratio of 3500:1. Connectivity is very similar to the U32, but you get a USB-B port and an extra USB-A port here, suggesting there might be some built in KVM functionality here, even though it's not explicitly mentioned. The power supply is integrated in the monitor.
Both models are supplied with a USB-C cable, as well as an HDMI cable, with the U32 also gaining a DP cable. The U32 comes with a three years warranty, while the M34d has to make do with only a years warranty. The U32 is expected to retail for around US$499 when it lands next month, with the M34d being available for around US$530 now.
Source: HP
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4 Comments on HP Announces Pair of New USB-C Monitors for Productivity

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ZoneDymo
dp 1.2 ... 60 hz.... I mean I know its not the end of the world but man idk why a display with those specs would even be manufactured today.
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Easo
ZoneDymodp 1.2 ... 60 hz.... I mean I know its not the end of the world but man idk why a display with those specs would even be manufactured today.
Because price and not everything needs the latest and the greatest. Think from the perspective of the average buyer as opposed to tech enthusiast.
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ZoneDymo
EasoBecause price and not everything needs the latest and the greatest. Think from the perspective of the average buyer as opposed to tech enthusiast.
hence I said I know its not hte end of the world, but aeons ago it was already shown that a 100hz is just better for everyone for interacting with a display.
60hz is so dang bare minimum which is just sad to see even still being produced today imo, people should demand better.
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