HP has announced a staggering number of monitors today, and have reset the bar on pricing. A total of seven monitors have been announced today, and all offer something different from each other. From curved, to 4K, to Virtual Reality, HP has covered the gamut with these models.

HP Z24s

We will start with the smaller models first. The HP Z24s is a 23.8” UHD display, which features a IPS panel. HP lists this model as covering the sRGB color gamut, which is generally what the average consumer requires. The stand offers tilt, height adjustment, swivel, and pivot. Connections to the display include 1 MHL 2.0/HDMI 1.4, a second HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and Mini-DisplayPort. The monitor includes 4 USB 3.0 ports as well as an audio out. HP rates the brightness as 300 cd/m². The Z24s will be available in April for $549.

HP Zvr 24"

The next 24” panel is the Zvr 23.6” Virtual Reality Display. This display tracks your heads movements and can create real-time parallax effects to create a 3D experience with the help of some 3D glasses. The device is targeted as a commercial display, for CAD and other types of software, and HP will release an optional zView Software suite in Q2 2015 for this device. The Zvr has a 1080p TN panel, which HP claims offers up to 170° horizontal viewing, and 160° vertical. The Zvr 23.6” display has 1 DVI-D port, 1 DisplayPort 1.2 port, and two USB 2.0 ports. Prices and availability are to come.

HP Z27s

HP also announced three 27” displays, and the first on the sheet is the Z27s, which is a size bump up of the Z24s. As with the Z24s, the Z27s features a 3840x2160 IPS panel, with 1.07 billion colors and coverage of the sRGB color gamut. The connections are HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and Mini-DisplayPort, and the Z27s offers 4 USB 3.0 ports and 1 audio port as well as a tilt, swivel, pivot, and height-adjustable stand. The Z27s should be available this month for $749.

HP 27c

The next 27” display is the HP Pavilion 27c Curved Display. This is only a 1080p panel, but has a gentle curve to it. The panel on this model is listed as a VA panel according to the tech specs, and brightness is listed at 300 cd/m². Connections feature HDMI 1.4, MHL 2.0, and a VGA connection for some reason. This display also features onboard audio, with 4 watts per channel for the two speakers and DTS Audio. The 27c is available now for $399.99.

HP Z27q

The next  27” monitor is likely the most exciting display announced today. The HP Z27q is a 27” IPS display with 5K (5120x2880) resolution, matching the new Retina iMac and Dell’s 5K display. The big change here though is that HP will be offering the Z27q for $1299.99. This is about half of what Dell was first asking for their 5K UltraSharp. The Z27q offers color calibration to sRGB, Adobe RGB, and BT.709, and according to HP the 10-bit panel covers 99% of the Adobe RGB gamut. The stand offers tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments, and the only connections offered are 2 DisplayPort 1.2 connections. There are four USB 3.0 ports as well. The Z27q should be available in March.

HP S270C

The final 27” monitor announced by HP today is the HP EliteDisplay S270c which is a 27” curved display. The 1080p panel is a IPS panel, with 300 cd/m² brightness listed. As with the Pavilion Curved Display, the S270c offers DTS Audio with 4 watts per channel. Inputs are VGA, HDMI 1.4, and MHL 2.0. HP states that this model covers 98% of the sRGB gamut, and has a coating for low refection. Price and availability to follow.

HP Z34c

Finally, in case you had not seen enough monitors, HP also announced the HP Z34c display, which is a 34” Ultra Wide Curved Display. The Z34c offers a 3440x1440 WQHD resolution from the VA panel, and 350 cd/m² brightness. This panel offers 8 bit color depth, and HP rates it at 98.8% of the sRGB gamut. The panel features a low reflective coating and DTS audio with 6 watts per channel. Inputs are 2 HDMI (one with MHL) and 1 DisplayPort 1.2. Estimated pricing for this model is $999 with availability in April.

Source: HP




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  • DanNeely - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    5k @ 27" (220 dpi) is a doubled 1440p screen; which is why I'm not surprised that they've started there. That said I'd also prefer a 32/33" (180 dpi) version myself. It'd be 16" tall which would play nicer with my existing 16" tall monitors (2x 1200x1600 20", 1x 2560x1600 30"). For non-highDPI aware apps it wouldn't be perfect because the 2:1 scaling would have them running at 90dpi on the 5k vs 100dpi elsewhere; but IIRC all the major browsers are highDPI aware now; and they're ~90% of the apps I bounce between monitors today. Reply
  • akdj - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    As much as I've enjoyed the iPhone 4--->6+, the Note 4 (business line). The transition to HiDPI panels with the 'new' iPad (3) through today's Air2 (Wow, what a machine!) ....including my past two years and four months with my 15" rMBP ...I won't hesitate for a second on this size, or the 23.x" (can't remember, but a 24" would be over double the surface area I've lived with on my rMBP!) as my 44 year old eyes aren't gettin' no better!
    With my OSx machines, for sure. I'm a bit Leary on my Win 8.1 machine though.
  • bsd228 - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    The point to a 5k display, I'd say, is that you can view/edit a 4k image/video and have space for the actual image as well as the menu bars around it. Reply
  • Azethoth - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - link

    I got the Apple 30" a long time ago. Downgrading to 27" after that sucked so last year I got the Asus 4k 33" monitor. Perfect size for programming finally. Larger would be too much looking around, smaller and you cannot get 2 files + toolbars and panels open at the same time.

    All I need now is better color spectrum and refresh rates / response times (I sometimes see flicker at 60Hz). Oh yeah, and MS needs to stop sucking at 4k. Their (Windows 8.1) dpi scaling leaves things fuzzy, and manually picking larger fonts is a total mess. Also, AMD needs to get their driver shit straight. Constantly resetting the panel back to 4k resolution and as the main panel every time a gnat sneezes anywhere near it or hibernate kicks in sucks.
  • ioconnor - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    HP missed the large monitors in their spanning the gamut. A 2560x1600 at close to 40", possibly curved, would be in huge demand. As it is there is nothing here even remotely interesting to me. Reply
  • DanNeely - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    At 42", that's only 72 DPI. While I'm sure there are some people out there who'd prefer the larger text/image sizes; outside of the digital signage market I'm not sure there'd be enough demand to pay for it. For general use high DPI and DPI aware software is the way to go; for legacy apps a similar effective DPI can be achieved on ~200 DPI monitors by using a 3:1 scaling factor anyway. Reply
  • Wolfpup - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    I normally buy Dell, but I just bought a 24" HP with "Beats" speakers, because it seems to be the only decent monitor anyone makes with decent speakers. Glad to see they didn't introduce anything better for my needs LOL (It's really not a bad monitor so far and for my needs the speakers are pretty great...way better than the notebook I had in the same location at any rate.) Reply
  • iceman-sven - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    I really hope the HP Z27q has more than 2xDP1.2 inputs.

    There is no mention of the input in the official press release. So I hope there make not the same mistake like Dell. A >$1000 monitor should at least have 2, better 3 workable inputs witch full resolution@max Refresh-rate.

    My HP LP3065 is getting old(9 years in a few months). I need a proper replacement. My HP has 3 DVI ports and I use all of them(work & game PC + a MacPro 2010).
  • Brett Howse - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link

    Datasheet shows 2xDP1.2 only on the Z27q http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2015/... Reply
  • iceman-sven - Monday, January 5, 2015 - link


    Now waiting for LG and EIZO to make a monitor from this panel. Or Belkin, maybe Aten make a DualDP Mulitport Switch.
    I do not want to use DisplayPort extension cables for switching to a different PC.

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