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HP Announces the Omen 27i Monitor: 27" QHD, Nano IPS, 165 Hz, 1 ms, Adaptive Sync


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HP today announced the Omen 27i monitor, which promises to deliver a well-rounded amount of features for a not bank-breaking price. The Omen 27i packs a 27" panel (as the name implies) of the Nano IPS type. HP says this means the panel covers a wider color gamut (the company claims a 98% DCI-P3 coverage. This Nano IPS panel is able to achieve 165 Hz refresh rates with a 1 ms response time. That, paired with Adaptive Sync (HP markets it simply as G-Sync compatible), means this is a pretty well-rounded gaming monitor. The 1000:1 contrast ratio, while not particularly impressive, isn't all that bad either. A maximum brightness set at 350 nits, however, means you can lay your HDR dreams to rest.

I/O-wise, we're looking at 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x USB 3.0 (upstream) and 1x USB 3.0 (downstream). There's an RGB-lighting diamond on the back of the unit, providing you with some amount of bling. The Omen 27i will be available for $499.

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Most likely the same panel as the LG 27GL850 and the ViewSonic XG270QG. Offers 165hz vs 144hz on the LG. ViewSonic has a native G-Sync module (which is why it commands that extra $100 premium), while the LG and the HP are G-Sync compatible/certified (well, I imagine the HP will be since the rest of their monitors are)


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Keep in mins this is still your run of the mill IPS (glow and everything). The Nano part "only" indicates an improved backlighting system. Nano IPS is what LG also uses in their Nano TV line. It's the equivalent of Samsung's QLED (and Sony's Triluminos, but Sony doesn't put that into monitors).
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what not curve!! disappointed (sarcastic)