HP at CES introduced its first ultra-wide curved display for gamers that belongs to the company’s Omen X lineup. The unit will be among the largest monitors from HP and also the company’s first one to support NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology. The release of the Omen X 35” screen emphasizes growing importance of gaming hardware for HP.

The HP Omen X 35” display is based on an AMVA+ panel with 3440×1440 resolution, 300 nits brightness, 1800R curvature, a 2500:1 contrast ratio, a 100 Hz refresh rate and a 4 ms response time, which makes for an interesting combination of characteristics. To smooth the gaming process, the monitor supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, but the maker does not disclose supported working range of the tech. HP says that the monitor can reproduce 16.77 million colors and supports 100% of sRGB color gamut, which is something logical to expect from a gaming display that will run primarily Microsoft Windows.

HP Omen X 35" Specifications
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Panel 35" AMVA+
Native Resolution 3440 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 100 Hz
Response Time 4 ms GTG
Brightness 300 cd/m²
Contrast 2500:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1800R
Color Gamut 100% sRGB
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech NVIDIA G-Sync
Pixel Pitch 0.2382 mm × 0.242 mm
Pixel Density 106 PPI
Inputs 1 × DP 1.2
1 × HDMI 1.4
Audio 3.5 mm input/output
USB Hub 3 × USB 3.0 Type-A connectors
1 × USB 3.0 Type-B input
Power Consumption Idle: 0.5 W
Active: 120 W
Link X3W57AA#ABA

For connectivity, the Omen X 35” can use either a DisplayPort 1.2 or an HDMI 1.4 input. In addition, the monitor has a three-port USB 3.0 Type-A hub, an audio input and a headphone jack. Since the HP Omen X 35” is a premium monitor for gamers, it does not have integrated speakers because the majority of gamers use standalone audio systems or headphones.

HP will position its Ultra WQHD Omen X 35” as its top-of-the-range monitor for gamers and will price it accordingly, at $1300 when it becomes available in March. Curvature, 21:9 aspect ratio, thin bezel and NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology will be the main selling points of the monitor. At present, there is only one competing display with 3440×1440 resolution and similar features (the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG348Q), so, HP’s offering will be comparable with its direct rival and ahead of other suppliers. Meanwhile, the display will be covered by HP’s one-year limited warranty, which is considerably shorter than other suppliers of monitors provide.

Source: HP

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  • Death666Angel - Sunday, January 08, 2017 - link

    I don't see the advancement either, but how is this a step behind? All the importan metrics seem identical to me (3440 x 1440 / 100Hz, G-Sync)....? Also, I don't see more competition or at least options as a bad thing. Reply
  • Wolfpup - Monday, January 09, 2017 - link

    Well for one thing it's VA, so it'll have much better contrast. That alone would have me buying it over the model you mention...

    Though I wish these had more inputs, and I really want 16:9 (I think) and non-curved...
    Reply
  • Scabies - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    Oh hey looks like nVidia gets to brag about something in 2017 CES after all
    >$1300
    ...maybe not
    Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    I switch between a 10.1 inch netbook and a pair of laptops with a 14.1 and 15.4 inch display. When the 15.4 inch laptop is on my desk, I often feel like the screen is a bit too large and out of place for comfortable use. It was the same situation when I was dealing with the 15 inch Acer monitor before my desktop's motherboard failed. I don't think I'd want anything as absurdly huge as a 35 inch display. I'd need a new desk so I could shove it far enough away to actually see properly which would cause a lot of additional eye strain since I'm nearsighted and don't like to wear glasses or contacts while I'm at my computer. And that's all before even considering the price of this thing, the silly logo on the back that appears to be RGB lit, and the fact that it's intentionally curved which would annoy me to no end. Reply
  • erwos - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    Are you trying to imply most people find 15" monitors to be "too large"? Because I think your average gamer would very much disagree with that assessment. Reply
  • JeffFlanagan - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    I think he just wanted to tell a rambling story that has nothing to do with anyone else. Reply
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    This sounds about right. Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    Look, I'm giving you the attention you've wanted by replying even though I haven't bothered with previous, similar comments. :D I'm sure this text-based conversation wherein I give you what you've been lusting after for months now will bring you significantly closer to self actualization. Reply
  • SaolDan - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    Hehehe Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    Not at all. HP's may not be the most profitable company in the world, but it has enough people seeking to identify niches that are underserved or that might generate sales revenue. I'm talking strictly about my level of comfort with a monitor. Reply

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