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HP Omen 27I Review

True Score

89
85
4

Experts

98
4

Consumers

Product Awards

Top 5

GR Certified

Expert Rankings

In addition to its excellent build quality, the HP Omen 27i has wide viewing angles and fast response times. The monitor can cater to both casual and competitive gamers. Sadly, it lacks HDR support and has mediocre vertical viewing angles.

Product Snapshot

Overview

The HP Omen 27i is the brand’s high-tier model, released in 2017. It promises to deliver a better color gamut than other SDR models thanks to its excellent coverage of the sRGB color space and the AdobeRGB color space. It’s also built muchstudier than its competitor, the LG 27GL850-B. It’s an excellent monitor for those working on various multimedia projects or those who enjoy PC gaming over console gaming. In addition, the HP Omen 27i also has excellent SDR peak brightness, a large screen size, Freesync, G-Sync, and Adaptive Sync technology. Keep reading our HP Omen 27i review, and don’t forget to check out the highest-rated monitors available now.

Consensus

our Verdict

The HP Omen 27i has great build quality, low input lag, and a great response time. It’s perfect for both casual and competitive gamers. The downside? Low native contrast, no HDR support, and not-so-great vertical viewing angles.

Reason to Buy

  • Fantastic Build Quality
  • Low Input Lag
  • Wide Horizontal Viewing Angles
  • Excellent Response Time

Reason to Avoid

  • Low Contrast Ratio
  • It doesn’t Support HDR
  • Mediocre Vertical Viewing Angles

HP Omen 27I Specs

Display TypeWLED
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)347.5
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)823.2
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)93.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)84.6
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.5
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)16.05
Response Time (ms)6.15
Reflections % (Total Reflections)4.9
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)46
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)46
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)33
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)35

All Tests

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

85

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

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Customer Score

98

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

89

Any product with a True Score above 70 is a Mixed Reviews

Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    66
    Though it omits HDR, the HP Omen 27i delivers what’s needed for a great gaming… read more

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The HP Omen 27i is one of the best gaming monitors around at this price… read more

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • T3
    25.91

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The HP Omen 27i is a great 27″ 1440p 165Hz IPS gaming monitor with vibrant… read more

    By:

    David Nield
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    92
    The HP OMEN 27i is a great gaming monitor. It has an outstanding response time,… read more

    By:

    Samuel Breton

Customer Score Breakdown

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