HP Omen 27u Review: Slick Style And 144Hz 4K Performance

Finding the right balance between speed and resolution is a matter of budget when it comes to selecting a monitor. But with many 4K 144 Hz gaming monitors appearing in the marketplace, prices have come down to where it will cost about the same to buy one versus a 240 Hz QHD display. The latest generation consoles play a role too, in that they’ve introduced more users to Ultra HD gaming with HDR.

The best 4K gaming monitors haven’t gone beyond 144 Hz yet, but they have refined their performance with better overdrives, blur reduction and Adaptive-Sync. Image quality has also improved with more effective HDR and larger color gamuts.

Sitting at the comfortable price point of $700, HP’s Omen 27u offers just about everything one could want in an Ultra HD screen, including HDMI 2.1 port for console compatibility. Let’s take a look.

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HP Omen 27u Specs

Panel Type / Backlight IPS / W-LED, edge array
Screen Size / Aspect Ratio 27 inches / 16:9
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate 3840×2160 @ 144 Hz
FreeSync: 48-144 Hz
G-Sync Compatible
Native Color Depth & Gamut 10-bit / DCI-P3
HDR10, DisplayHDR 400
Response Time (GTG) 1 ms
Brightness (mfr) 450 nits
Contrast (mfr) 1,000:1
Speakers 2
Video Inputs 1x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0
1x HDMI 2.1
Audio 3.5mm headphone output
USB 3.2 2x down, 1x USB-C (data only)
Power Consumption 32w, brightness @ 200 nits
Panel Dimensions WxHxD w/base 24.1 x 15.2-20.3 x 10.3 inches (612 x 386-516 x 262mm)
Panel Thickness 2.7 inches (68mm)
Bezel Width Top/sides: 0.2 inch (6mm)
Bottom: 0.4 inch (10mm)
Weight 17.3 pounds (7.9kg)
Warranty 3 years