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HP Omen X 27 Review

True Score

72
72
3

Experts

79
0

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Expert Rankings

Despite its low contrast ratio and narrow viewing angles, the HP Omen X 27 remains an excellent pick for gamers thanks to its 240Hz refresh rate, low 2.8ms input lag, and swift 2ms response time.

Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The HP Omen X 27 is a mid-tier gaming monitor that was released in late 2019. The 27-inch display boasts a 240Hz max refresh rate that guarantees fluid gameplay, and a super low 2.8ms input lag that makes it really quick at command execution. The display also has a wide color gamut that supports excellent image quality and thin 0.3-inch borders that allow for a multi-monitor setup. At only 9.9 pounds, moving it around will probably require less effort compared to the 18-pound Samsung Odyssey G7, and with support for HDR content, it remains a great display for movie watching or professional use. Read through the rest of this HP Omen X 27 review to find out what else lies in store and see how it compares to the best-rated computer monitors available.

Consensus

our Verdict

The HP Omen X 27 is a mid-tier gaming monitor released in late 2019. It’s 27-inch display has a 240Hz max refresh rate for smooth gameplay, and a super low 2.8ms input lag for quick command execution. The display also has a wide color gamut for excellent image quality, thin 0.3-inch borders for a multi-monitor setup, and HDR support for movie watching or professional use. At only 9.9 pounds, it’s easy to move around. Check out this HP Omen X 27 review to find out more and see how it stacks up against other computer monitors.

ReasonS to Buy

  • 1ms response time, 2.8ms input lag
  • 240Hz refresh rate
  • Great reflection handling
  • Great color accuracy
  • Easily portable

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor black levels
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • Low contrast ratio
  • Limited ergonomics
  • Hard to use controls

HP Omen X 27 Specs

Display TypeTN
HDMI Inputs1
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeLED
Refresh Rate240 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)348
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,040.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)87.4
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)79.9
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)100
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)61.9
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)8.35
Response Time (ms)4.3
Reflections % (Total Reflections)4.5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)34
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)34
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)61
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)12

All Tests

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Score Card

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Expert Score

72

*.75

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Customer Score

79

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

72

Any product with a True Score below 60 is a Total Dud

Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    75
    The HP Omen X 27 is a desirable gaming monitor that gives 1440p gamers the… Read More

    By:

    Adam Babcock
  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The HP OMEN X 27 is a good monitor for most uses. It’s a great… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    72
    The HP Omen X 27 is the ideal monitor for competitive gaming if you (and… Read More

    By:

    Unknown

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