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HP E45C

HP E45C G5 Monitor Review

True Score

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The HP E45C is an all-around monitor that suits both gaming and office productivity. Its got excellent image quality and superb screen real estate, but it lacks HDR support.

Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The high-end HP E45C G5 DQHD is a curved, 44.5-inch monitor first announced in 2023. The large format display features a 5120 x 1440 Dual QHD resolution and a 2700:1 contrast ratio for deep blacks and bright whites. It also comes with a rapid 3ms response time and a notable 165Hz refresh rate, quickly earning its spot among the best computer monitors on the market.

The display has a 510-nit brightness rating and a wide array of inputs, including a HDMI 2.1 port, a Display Port 1.4 port, two USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and four USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports. Color accuracy is also high, with 99% sRGB color gamut coverage.

Consensus

our Verdict

The HP E45C’s 44.5-inch screen is great for office productivity as it provides enormous screen real estate, making it the perfect substitute for a dual-display setup. It also boasts a wide range of inputs that make it ideal for both work and play, as its HDMI 2.1 ports are perfect for connecting it to the latest consoles, and its four USB ports allow for seamless connectivity to multiple external peripherals.

The E45C’s 178° horizontal and viewing angles are ideal for group viewing and screen sharing. Also, with a 99% coverage of the sRGB color gamut, the display makes the cut for color-critical work, and a 165Hz refresh rate coupled with a 3ms response time also yields it enough credence for competitive gaming.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Impeccable image quality
    • Images on the productivity-focused E45C are high quality, as its 510-nit brightness level keeps them bright, and its 99% coverage of the sRGB color scale keeps colors rich and vivid.

    • Its black-and-white balance is also impressive, as its 3000:1 contrast ratio makes it great for night watching or viewing dark images. Overall, all these factors combined secure it a top spot well above other alternatives in its category.

  • High refresh rate
    • Motion stays smooth and consistent on the E45C thanks to a 165Hz refresh rate. This makes it ideal for fast-action scenes when gaming or watching movies.

  • Wide range of inputs
    • The E45C offers comprehensive inputs for seamless connectivity to gaming consoles and external peripherals. These include a HDMI 2.1 port as well as four USB-A ports.

  • Wide viewing angles
    • The E45C’s 178° viewing angles are wide, making the display great for group viewing.

Reason to Avoid

  • No HDR support
    • The E45C does not support HDR content, which may disappoint those used to the high quality offered by High Dynamic Range content.  

HP E45C G5 Monitor Specs

Available InputsAvailable InputsDisplayPort, HDMI, USB
Bluelight FilterBluelight Filtern/a
Built-In SpeakersBuilt-In SpeakersYes
Built-In WebcamBuilt-In WebcamNo
Curved ScreenCurved ScreenYes
Display TypeVA
Flicker FreeFlicker FreeYes
HDMI Inputs1
HDR Formatn/a
High Dynamic Range (HDR)No
Max Resolution5120 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time3 ms
Rotating ScreenRotating Screen
Screen size
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)510
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)2,700
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)100
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)0
Response Time (ms)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)0
Reflections % (Total Reflections)0

All Tests

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

The high-end HP E45C G5 DQHD is a curved, 44.5-inch monitor first announced in 2023. The large format display features a 5120 x 1440 Dual…

The high-end HP E45C G5 DQHD is a curved, 44.5-inch monitor first announced in 2023. The large format display features a 5120 x 1440 Dual QHD resolution and a 2700:1 contrast ratio for deep blacks and bright whites. It also comes with a rapid 3ms response time and a notable 165Hz refresh rate, quickly earning its spot among the best computer monitors on the market.

The display has a 510-nit brightness rating and a wide array of inputs, including a HDMI 2.1 port, a Display Port 1.4 port, two USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and four USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports. Color accuracy is also high, with 99% sRGB color gamut coverage.

The HP E45C is a 44.5-inch monitor, making it bigger than the HP Z32, a 31.5-inch monitor. The panel types are also different, as the…

The HP E45C is a 44.5-inch monitor, making it bigger than the HP Z32, a 31.5-inch monitor. The panel types are also different, as the E45C is a VA panel, while the Z32 is an IPS panel. Also worth noting is that the E45C has a much better 2700:1 contrast ratio compared to the Z32’s 1300:1 contrast ratio, and finally, the E45C has a rapid 3ms response time compared to the Z32’s 14ms response time. If you’re interested in what else the Z32 offers, you can learn more about it in our HP Z32K G3 monitor review.

The HP E45C and the LG 40WP95C-W are curved monitors, but the HP monitor has a faster 3ms response time than the LG monitor, at…

The HP E45C and the LG 40WP95C-W are curved monitors, but the HP monitor has a faster 3ms response time than the LG monitor, at 5ms. The E45C has a 2700:1 contrast ratio compared to the LG monitor, which has a 1000:1 ratio. The HP monitor also gets slightly brighter, at 510 nits, compared to the LG’s 300-nit brightness rating, and finally, the HP monitor has a 44.5-inch display, while the LG has a 39.7-inch display. You can explore more about the LG monitor in our LG 40WP95C W review.

The HP E45C boasts a slightly higher 2700:1 contrast ratio compared to the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, which has a 2500:1 contrast ratio. Their curvatures…

The HP E45C boasts a slightly higher 2700:1 contrast ratio compared to the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, which has a 2500:1 contrast ratio. Their curvatures are also different, as the E45C has a 1500R curve while the Neo G9 has a 1000R curve, and in terms of size, the Neo G9 is larger at 44.5 inches compared to the HP, at 44.5 inches. We’ve also got the Neo G9 covered in our Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 review.

Available Inputs

DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

Bluelight Filter

n/a

n/a

Built-In Speakers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Built-In Webcam

No

No

No

Curved Screen

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Display Type

VA

IPS

LED

VA

Flicker Free

Yes

Yes

Yes

HDMI Inputs

1

1

2

2

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Score Card

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Expert Score

78

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

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Customer Score

85

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

80

Expert Scores

  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The HP E45c G5 45-inch ultrawide monitor is a spectacular substitute for two separate QHD… Read More

    By:

    Tony Hoffman
  • 64.49

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    HP’s E45c G5 is a 44.5-inch super ultrawide productivity monster that can easily support two… Read More

    By:

    CALE HUNT