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HP Omen 27C Review

True Score

79
77
5

Experts

87
65

Consumers

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Testers praised the HP Omen 27c, endorsing it for gamers. They were pleased with this device’s 240Hz refresh rate, which is a major upgrade on the 160Hz of the LG 34GN850-B. Analysts lauded its FreeSync tech and low input lag. However, they criticized the blooming-prone local dimming feature and narrow viewing angles. The Dell Alienware AW2720HF offers wider angles.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The HP Omen 27c is a mid-range 1440p gaming monitor released in late 2021, promising excellent dark room performance and an outstanding refresh rate to gamers. Featuring an eyebrow-raising 240Hz refresh rate, the HP Omen 27c is a major upgrade on 160Hz models and ranks near the top of the top-tier computer monitors on the market. Additionally, FreeSync VRR, and G-SYNC compatibility offer excellent fast-paced gaming performance. It has a super-low input lag and decent response time, and local dimming tech. Gamers upgrading from Full HD monitors will love the immersive 1000R curved 2560 x 1440 screen. Browse to the end of this review and also learn more about the best gaming monitors today.

Best For

  • 1440P

  • HP

Consensus

our Verdict

Product testers lauded the HP Omen 27c, recommending it to gamers. Analysts at Tech Radar were impressed by the high contrast ratio of this VA panel-equipped device and endorsed it movie playback and general use. Regarding black levels, the Omen 27c easily outshines units with IPS panels such as the HP X24ih. Confirming that this monitor has a 240Hz refresh rate (unlike the Lenovo D27-30), FreeSync VRR, and G-SYNC compatibility, professional reviewers hailed its fluid motion handling during high-frame-rate games. Additionally, analysts were impressed with the low 3.5 ms input lag and decent 5.8 ms response time, although they noticed some black smearing with dark objects. This monitor’s 1440p resolution provides sharper text and graphics than Full HD monitors such as the Samsung C27RG5, and reviewers recommend it for the office. Experts also endorsed this unit for general use as a replacement for office models. However, product testers at RTINGS were dissatisfied with this display’s local dimming tech, saying that it causes some blooming. Also, just like the Dell S3422DWG, this curved gaming monitor has narrow viewing angles.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent 240Hz refresh rate
  • Super-low input lag
  • Superb 2,402:1 contrast ratio in SDR mode
  • Decent response time
  • Good native contrast ratio

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor local dimming feature causes some blooming
  • Black smearing in dark scenes
  • Mediocre black uniformity
  • Very aggressive screen curve
  • So-so ergonomics

HP Omen 27C Specs

Display TypeVA
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate240 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time6 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)446
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)2,725.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)81.725
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)76.2
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)102.1
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)65.7
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.9
Response Time (ms)8.6
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.3
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)23
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)23
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)22
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)22

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HP Omen 27C Review

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Market Context

The HP Omen 27c is a mid-range 1440p gaming monitor released in late 2021, promising excellent dark room performance and an outstanding refresh rate to…

The HP Omen 27c is a mid-range 1440p gaming monitor released in late 2021, promising excellent dark room performance and an outstanding refresh rate to gamers. Featuring an eyebrow-raising 240Hz refresh rate, the HP Omen 27c is a major upgrade on 160Hz models and ranks near the top of the top-tier computer monitors on the market. Additionally, FreeSync VRR, and G-SYNC compatibility offer excellent fast-paced gaming performance. It has a super-low input lag and decent response time, and local dimming tech. Gamers upgrading from Full HD monitors will love the immersive 1000R curved 2560 x 1440 screen. Browse to the end of this review and also learn more about the best gaming monitors today.

The HP Omen 27c has slightly inferior motion handling, ergonomics, and brightness than the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T, although the two monitors have identical refresh…

The HP Omen 27c has slightly inferior motion handling, ergonomics, and brightness than the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T, although the two monitors have identical refresh rates, resolutions, and other features.

The HP Omen 27c has a slower response time and narrower viewing angles compared to the Gigabyte M27Q and the Gigabyte G27Q, but the HP…

The HP Omen 27c has a slower response time and narrower viewing angles compared to the Gigabyte M27Q and the Gigabyte G27Q, but the HP monitor has a better refresh rate and higher contrast ratio.

While the HP Omen 27c features a VA panel, the HP Omen 27i has an IPS panel, resulting in wider viewing angles. Also, the 27c…

While the HP Omen 27c features a VA panel, the HP Omen 27i has an IPS panel, resulting in wider viewing angles. Also, the 27c (This review) is curved, unlike the 27i, which is flat.

Display Type

VA

VA

LCD

HDMI Inputs

1

1

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

VA

VA

IPS

Refresh Rate

240 Hz

240 Hz

144 Hz

Response Time

6 ms

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

27"

32"

27"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

77

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Customer Score

87

*.25

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    76
    The HP OMEN 27c is good for mixed usage. It’s designed for gaming and offers… Read More

    By:

    Will Georgiadis
  • Trusted Reviews
    81.47

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The HP Omen 27c has loads of contrast, good sRGB colours and the kind of… Read More

    By:

    Mike Jennings
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The HP Omen 27c curved gaming monitor is an affordable way for gamers to get… Read More

    By:

    Ural Garrett
  • Digital Trends
    81.08

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The HP Omen 27c is a great gaming monitor, despite some trade-offs with HDR and… Read More

    By:

    Jacob Roach
  • Expert Reviews UK
    51.58

    Category Trust Rating

    60
    The HP Omen 27c isn’t a terrible monitor, but you can do much better for… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Breton

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