CES 2015 - HP Announces Gorgeous 27-inch 5K Display for $1,299

LAS VEGAS - Hewlett Packard has announced several new computer displays today, including a new 24-inch Virtual Reality display, a new 27-inch 5K display and both 27-inch and 34-inch curved displays.

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HP is announcing several new displays at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). From HP:

  • HP Zvr Virtual Reality Display: Rotate, manipulate and navigate 3D images from the 23.6-inch diagonal interactive display. The HP Zvr will change how users think, work, and create with virtual-holographic 3D images
  • HP Z27s and HP Z24s 4K Displays and the HP Z27q 5K Display: Ultra high-definition (UHD) solutions aimed to increase productivity by expanding the visual workspace and connecting to more devices.
  • HP Z34c, HP ENVY 34c, HP EliteDisplay S270c and HP Pavilion 27c Curved Displays: An immersive personal experience that will enhance visual perception and audio experiences.

Of note are the Z27q 5K and the curved display models. The press release for the Z27q says:

The HP Z27q Display has a 5120 x 2880, 5K wide-color gamut. It delivers seven times more pixels than a classic full HD display —packed in a factory-calibrated IPS solution. The HP Z27q boasts premier imagery with 14.7 million pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio, 300 nits luminance(4) and 1.07 billion colors. The HP Z27q offers picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture, allowing users to display mobile device and PC feeds.

HP Z27q 5K 27-inch.  Image credit: Hewlett Packard

It's expected to ship in March for US$1299.99.

One the curved display models, HP says:

The HP Z34c, HP ENVY 34c, HP EliteDisplay S270c and HP Pavilion 27c Curved Displays deliver an elegant, immersive, curved visual and audio experience with enhanced peripheral readability. These HP displays offer an exceptional 3000:1 contrast ratio (CR) and low-haze enhancement technology to reduce reflectiveness without losing clarity, with an expansive 178-degree field of view. Users can mirror smart phone or tablet content to the screen through an MHL connection that also keeps devices charged and ready to go.

The HP Z34c and HP ENVY 34c 3000r Curved Displays, measure 34-inches diagonally, feature a wide 21:9 aspect ratio. These HP displays support a 3440 x 1440 ultra-high resolution with 98 percent sRGB and a premium 6 watt/channel speakers with DTS Audio. They include a VESA-compatible bracket(5) and offer picture-in-picture and picture-by- picture which allows users to view device and PC feeds at the same time.

The 27-inch diagonal, HP EliteDisplay S270c and HP Pavilion 27c 4000r Curved Displays, features a 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and 95 percent sRGB color gamut. They have integrated speakers with 4 watt/channel speakers with DTS Audio.

 

HP Z34c (3440 x 1440) 34-inch.  Image credit: Hewlett Packard

Pricing and Availability (via HP)

  • HP Zvr expected availability is Spring 2015. Pricing available upon request.
  • The HP Z27s, and HP Z24s displays are expected to be available worldwide beginning in January and April respectively. Estimated U.S. pricing starts at $749, $549 respectively.
  • The HP Z27q Display is expected to be available beginning in March at an estimated U.S. price of $1299.
  • HP Z34c and HP ENVY 34c are expected to be available worldwide beginning in April at an estimated U.S. price of $999.
  • HP EliteDisplay S270c and Pavilion 27c Curved Displays are available now for $399.

Curved Displays

While curved displays aren't taking off in the UHDTV world, they're much more useful as computer displays. A curved TV display only works well at a specific viewing distance, and that can vary a lot. However, for a computer display, the user tends to be at a constant distance from the every part of the screen, and that  can be very pleasing for many.