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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  • Wolfpup - Monday, January 09, 2017 - link

    15"?!? 24" has been bog standard for years, and is okay, but hardly big. There's no way in heck I'm doing anything serious on a 15" monitor.

    I mean I had larger than that in the 90s!
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  • thefivetheory - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    >At present, there is only one competing display with 3440×1440 resolution and similar features (the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG348Q)...

    What about the Predator?
    Reply
  • squngy - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    Sitting here, reading this article from a 3440*1440@120hz display I'm scratching my head whats so new about this, then it turns out the writer of the article just straight up doesn't realize what already exists. Reply
  • YourUglyExGirlfriend - Thursday, January 12, 2017 - link

    What monitor is this? I've heard of no 3440*1440 monitor existing that runs at 120hz, just overclocked to 100hz. If one exists I'd love to buy it... Reply
  • r3loaded - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    Almost there, just needs open standards adaptive sync instead of proprietary G-Sync. Reply
  • chucky2 - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    Not OLED? No thanks... Reply
  • Guspaz - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    There isn't a single OLED desktop computer monitor on the market, so that's like responding to the announcement of a new car with "Not nuclear fission powered? No thanks..." Reply
  • chucky2 - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    It's akin to Honda saying there's going to be 16" alloys on the Civic this year instead of 15" steelies, and an automatic with manual up/down shifting option. That's great and all, but it's not enough to upgrade from the current or even last 5 years 'they're all the same' Civic. Once dark environment OLED is experienced, it's REALLY difficult to go backwards. Reply
  • Morawka - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    yeah i'm gonna pay $1300 for a screen that's only guaranteed to work for 1 year. HP GTFO with that short warranty Reply
  • linster - Friday, January 06, 2017 - link

    The Asus and the Predator both have 1 year warranties as well. HP is just following suit. Reply

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