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HP - 27q 27" LED QHD Monitor - Pike Silver

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Experience unreal picture quality with this 27-inch HP 27Q display. The modern, tilted design gives you the best angle to experience its lifelike colors and ultrarealistic Quad HD resolution, and an anti-glare panel lets you work or watch anywhere you want. This HP 27Q display's 2 ms refresh time provides crisp, latency-free media, ideal for multi-monitor setups.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • DisplayPort cable
    • HDMI cable
    • HP 27q 27" LED QHD Monitor
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (51 out of 52)

    Energy Ratings


    Features


    2K Quad HD 2560 x 1440 resolution

    Expand your gaming performance in line with the power of your graphics card.

    5 ms response time

    Delivers solid performance for precise gaming and video work.

    60 Hz refresh rate

    Delivers powerful performance so that you can get the most out of your games and videos.

    27" antiglare LED monitor

    Efficient screen type uses LEDs to provide precise backlighting to pixels.

    HDMI and DisplayPort inputs

    Allow you to set up DVD players and other AV sources for a clear, high quality audio and video signal.

    178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles

    Allow you to view the screen from a wide range of angles.

    10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1,000:1 typical)

    Ensures images are crisp and clear with deep blacks and bright highlights.

    350 cd/m² brightness

    Produces bright images that can clearly be seen even in well-lit rooms.

    ENERGY STAR certified

    Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good colors with some tweaking. Bad viewing angle

      Posted
      BeingHonest
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

      Pro: Colors VESA compatible Small bezel HDMI and Display Port Con: Bad viewing angles Gamma is high and not adjustable Stand is big and a bit wobbly TN Panel This is a decent monitor. Color accuracy is good after some tweaking but the gamma level is not adjustable through the monitor so colors can look a bit washed out. You can fix this by adjusting it through your GPU settings or color calibration in Windows. Real life performance is good with movies looking sharp, and no noticeable ghosting visible or frame skipping during gaming. The worst thing about this monitor is the viewing angle. Even for a TN panel, it’s really bad. If viewing angle is an important factor to you, then you should look elsewhere. Colors start degrading when viewing at even the slightest angles, even at only a few inches in any directions. The stand is a bit wobbly and extends deeper in the back so space may be an issue, but it is VESA compatible. The buttons on the bottom could be better. They don’t register about half the time and can feel mushy. Build Quality A nice looking monitor. The bezels are small and the bottom edge isn’t as big as some other monitors. There is a bit of a lip on the bottom so when putting side by side for multi screen, there’s a bit of a gap. The buttons are on the bottom which I prefer since it makes it easier to use in the multi screen setup. However, they are mushy and not as responsive. I had to press multiple times for it to register a click. The stand is a little big, or rather deep. The square stand extends about 6 inches to the back. It’s a bit wobbly. The stand is easy to remove, which just one thumb screw, and is VESA ready. It’s much better with a monitor arm. Colors There are five settings for color, Warm, Normal (default), Cool, User, and i-Style Color. The i-Style Color setting, I’m assuming, tries to imitate Apple displays, but for me was way too bright. Out of the box the color is bright and vivid and for some may be perfectly fine. However when put next to a more color accurate display like my Wacom Cintiq, it needed some fine tuning. The contrast and brightness were too high and the RGB values seemed a bit off. After adjusting, the colors looked more accurate but the gamma was still too high and it looked overblown. Unfortunately, this monitor doesn’t have a gamma setting so I had to use Nvidia settings to lower it. After doing so I’m much more happy with the colors. It’s still a little too white, but unless you’re doing color accurate work, it’s fine. Performance Using the UFO testing, there were some ghosting, which is to be expected given the specs, but in a real life situation, I didn’t noticed anything significant. Movies were smooth and crisp, especially if you’re comparing it to a 1080p display. This display will work fine for non twitch paced games. Viewing Angle Quite bad, actually. I have a multiple monitor setup and currently am using this display as the center and for that it’s ok. I wouldn’t use this for any other configuration where you’re looking at it from an angle, no matter how slightly. Moving away from the center, even at about 6 inches, and the color starts to shift. Don’t even bother looking at this thing more than 30 degrees. It’s bad.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Nice Monitor

      Posted
      3Tcubed
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
      • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

      I've had a HP 27er monitor for more than two years, it's been awsome I do software development and when I travel by car I take this with as a second monitor. I just added another 27" UHD monitor to my desktop setup, and found that I needed to zoom in 150-175%, so I'm really using it more like a QHD anyhow; so I paid more to get a higher resolution I'm not really using it. That's where the HP 27q comes, it's 2560x1440 (vs 3860x2160 - but you can't use the full resolution un-zoomed as the font is way to small (for me to read comfortable; windows includes zooming to solve this problem, but not all apps support it uniformly). I can use the 27q at full resolution and still read it clearly. So for me a full UHD seems like over kill, especially when compared to the native sharpness of the 27q. It's a bit brighter than my HP 27er, it has more control settings, including blue light reducer (w/4 settings) which is a step up. The screen also offers some tilt control and is more anti-glare. I brought it to get more screen real-estate for a reasonable price. It has 3 inputs (DVI, HDMI & Display port). I tried HDMI and Display port and could not tell them apart (which is good). HP has 2 versions of the 27q; if your an avid gamer you might want to spend 10% more and get the freesync version (AMD grapics card), otherwise the non-freesync version does a very decent job with it's 2ms display timing (that what it said on the box but not in the BB specs [5ms]). The viewing angles are excellent, the back of the monitor does have a VESA mounting adapter, the screen can't weigth more than 6lbs on it's own, it's very narrow monitor make is ideal to pair with a nother monitor to it right or left. All and all I'm very impressed, by the clean output, display speed and overall resolution, I did not know that a non-IPS monitor had this quality of output - I'm happy

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A very nice monitor.

      Posted
      NoNameNick
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

      The HP 27" QHD monitor is very nice, especially for the price. It is good looking with a thin black border wrapping the screen and a sleek silver lower bezel on which the function buttons, located on the bottom edge of the monitor, are clearly marked. It offers good connectivity with HDMI, DVI, and Display port inputs (one of each type), as well as provision for wall mounting with VESA standard attachment. It also provides very nice image quality, although I find that I like it better for photos than for text, as a 27" display almost demands even higher resolution than QHD to keep text from appearing fuzzy. The monitor also offers a nice setup menu with plenty of options for image adjustments and several presets allowing for the quick selection of a group of settings tailored to a certain overall image style. I found this very convenient, as I was able to quickly cycle through the presets and find one that suited me without a lot of fiddling with individual settings or using a calibration program. It is important to note that this is a monitor only, and even though it offers an HDMI input, It will not work for stand-alone use with a streaming device, as either the monitor or the streaming device would need an audio out jack in order to provide a signal to external speakers. The monitor does not have this feature, and I am not familiar with a streaming device that provides an audio out jack. Of course, watching a streaming service directly from a connected computer will still work just fine. If you need a monitor for general use at a good price point, you will be pleased with the HP 27" QHD. It offers good image quality with plenty of real estate for working with multiple windows. It appears to be about 3-1/2 times the size of my 13" MacBook Pro for reference. I would like a couple more connectivity features. Especially the audio out port, and a second HDMI input would also be very nice, but I am very happy with the monitor overall.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Solid monitor from HP

      Posted
      Veganrichy
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

      The HP 27q LED QHD monitor provides an OK viewing angle, with beautiful colors (over 3 million colors). Black levels look great on this, especially when playing Blu-ray movies on my computer and video games. Even from the side of the monitor, the colors seem crisp and vibrant. Black and white levels suffer a bit, unfortunately. Though the picture quality does not seem as focused as it does when you are looking head on, either. I also tested both a video game and Blu-ray movie on my computer to compare quality, and latency. While playing GTA 5 on PC, the colors stood out very well and in a high police chase scene there were no latency issues, which is a plus with the 60hz refresh rate. However, when I popped in a blu-ray movie on my PC latency issues persisted. I was specifically watching a fight scene in Taken and a chase scene. Both scenes provided light "judding" from the fast movements, which is odd because I did not see this present while playing a PC game. The monitor's build is great; it is a solid piece and the base snaps easily into the monitor. A Phillip's head is needed to securely fasten the the monitor in place to the stand. I was impressed with the thin bezel, too. Depending on your room, you may need to tweak the black levels, of course, which is what I did and again the colors and levels are stunning. It only has one HDMI port, unfortunately. However, I would recommend a switch especially if you plan to hook up your gaming systems to this as well. That way you do not have to unplug the monitor and plug in your systems periodically. Overall, it is a solid monitor to use. The latency I received in specific scenes of films might be a fluke, but the refresh rate I felt was not high enough. The viewing angle was OK, except from the sides. Furthermore, the colors are bright and vivid and the black levels are great. Again, a solid monitor to use regularly for gaming and video, as long as the judding is not in place.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      High Quality

      Posted
      billr920
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

      Wow, Very Bright Monitor! I found the Cinema screen setting to be the best color scheme and brightness for my taste and for the 6 choices available. The 2ms response is great. I watched a BluRay movie with no lag time and great color imaging. I also use this monitor for music production and mixing arrangements quite comfortably. The matte screen does have some screen fade when viewing at an angle, I still would prefer a glass screen for truer color and clarity. I leave the source to auto for automatic selection of HDMI, DVI or Display Port. Currently using HDMI. It also worked well with source selection when having the 3 connections populated. You can Swivel the screen forward and back with ease, has just the right amount of tension when moving. The five adjustment buttons are clearly identified on the right lower front bottom of the panel. The frame is black with the bottom portion being the Pike Silver color. The near edgeless screen provides for plenty of real estate for the viewing area. I did have to increase the internet screen zoom to 200 to occupy the full screen potential. This screen is connected to an HP Envy Desktop and once set up, the Pc recognized and auto configured the monitor which made it effortless. HP products continue to be my Go To for reliable performance. I would pick this monitor again in a heartbeat.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Light, bright, and good quality

      Posted
      Flynhghr
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Inside the package was a very heavy duty power cord, which is nice for a typical desk position. My articulated spring powered mount doesn't particularly like heavy cords so you may want to pick up something a bit more flexible or less heavy if you have a similar setup. A plastic stand that I haven't used, so I cannot comment on it's quality of build or features such as angle adjustment. The monitor itself is of high quality typical of HP products. The top and sides have nice protection, even if it is a very thin bezel. There is about a quarter to a third of an inch of black space from the inner edge of the bezel to the screen on these parts. It presents a nice, but not razor-sharp precision to the view. The bottom bezel is about an inch, and has much less black space before the screen with the typical HP circle logo. ( I would have preferred one matching my new Spectre with the bars ) I've owned it less than two weeks and I only have one stuck pixel that can be gently massaged to function normally. It has an enormous amount of screen space, so don't expect it to look amazing if all you do is browse the useless web like facebook and other sites. If you watch movies, game, or stream a lot you WILL very much appreciate the QHD resolution and relatively low price for the quality. The VESA mounts fit perfectly with my setup, and was very easy to do. There are plenty of picture adjustments, but not as many as some very high end pieces. It also has built in blue light reduction for the night owl. The LED backlight isn't as correct as my favourite monitor, my original HD Dell 21". That monster is gorgeous, but too heavy for my articulated mount. However, this one feels well protected from normal accidents like occurs in a typical office. I would have preferred less dead space from side and top bezels, but it still looks and feels of the quality I expect from HP.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A decent monitor with lots of real estate!

      Posted
      Andy
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

      First thing, I am amazed at how much I can fit on this monitor! I have used several large monitors and was always disappointed by the pixel size. The resolution on this is high enough that I can actually use this one! When I first took it out of the box, I was expecting a different set of ports and was a little disappointed. A minor mistake on my part, and the ports (HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort) are actually working out very well for me. The only thing I am not overjoyed with is the lack of true blacks on the screen. I have adjusted it in every way I could both with the onscreen controls and on my video card but cannot get the screen to have enough contrast to get real black. After a week of use, I am pretty satisfied despite that and don’t notice it as often as I did to begin with. As I write this, I have two windows comfortably open side by side on this monitor and another on my laptop screen (which has a very nice screen with excellent colors and contrast) and none of them feel cramped. Word is open to 100% and still has room around the edges with the ribbon bar open. I am happy enough with this one that I am seriously looking at buying a second one for another workstation. The lack of contrast is not as big a deal as I felt it would be. Videos and applications all show up well and the clarity is excellent. I like the front panel controls which have real buttons instead of electrostatic or other type of controls so you know when you are touching the right place to change something. With the labels on the silver front panel, adjustments are very easy and I don’t find myself fumbling around with trying to figure out what each button does. Overall, I am very satisfied with the monitor. I was going to give it four stars at first, but the features have won me over after a bit of use!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Solid Monitor

      Posted
      Jp223
      • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

      I am reviewing HP 27 LED QHD Monitor. To begin, according to HP’s website the response time is 2ms with Overdrive while Best Buy lists the 5ms time. I have yet to mess with the settings myself as I don’t do much gaming on this computer so the Overdrive was not tested. Moving forward this is a modern looking slim monitor with a small amount of bezel on the top and sides. The monitor has 3 connections which is nice, it supports HDMI, Display Port, and DVI giving you a nice selection for your needs. This comes in handy when you start adding monitors to your computer setup and have a set number and type of ports on available on your video card. My experience with HP monitors is that they have great whites and this one does not disappoint. This is proven with a static contrast of 1000:1, however the problem with white whites is that it can strain the eyes after a period of time. HP has included “Low Blue Light” technology that gives you the option of reducing the whiteness and shifting its color to a more pleasing, and still great looking color. This can also help while working in a dark room. With a max resolution of 2560x1440, you get some great detail on your screen. I think the price is a little high ($299) for a TN panel, but you can find it on sale at the Best Buy site (currently) which makes it a much more attractive deal. Conclusion: This monitor has some nice color, especially the whites, and the Low Blue Light really helps ease the eyes when working for a long period of time. I recommend this monitor if you can catch it at a sale price, otherwise it seems a little steep at its retail price.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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