HP debuts virtual reality displays
HP has expanded its portfolio of computer monitors with various new models that feature virtual reality displays, 4K and 5K ultra high-definition displays and curved displays that are all targeting consumers and professionals.
We’ll start with the new HP Zvr virtual reality display – this is a 23.6-inch display that allows users to manipulate and navigate 3D images. This means you can now perform a number of actions without leaving your desk. The display makes use of zSpace technology and offers real-time natural interaction for numerous people that use the display. The display has dual-link DVI or DisplayPort connections and the optional HP zView solution allows real time sharing of 3D models on a 2D big screen.
The new HP Z27s, Z24s and Z27q displays will take you to the high-definition realm with ease. The HP Z27s and HP Z24s feature 27-inch and 23.8-inch displays, respectively, and offer 3840 x 2160 resolution. Both monitors have 16:9 UHD displays with sRGB or AdobeRGB color gamuts and 1.07 billion colors; they also feature DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, Mini-DP, MHL and USB 3.0 connections as well as four-way ergonomic stands, including pivots so that you can quickly switch between landscape and portrait modes.
The HP Z27q is the biggest gun among the three monitors. It has a 27-inch IPS display that works at 5K resolution (5120 x 2880 pixels), which is seven times more pixels than a standard full HD display. The display also has 14.7 million pixels, a 16:9 aspect ratio, 300 nits luminance and 1.07 billion colors. In addition you will be able to take advantage of picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture features.
The new HP Z34c, HP ENVY 34c, HP EliteDisplay S270c and HP Pavilion 27c are all curved displays that deliver premier visual and audio experience with enhanced peripheral readability. The HP Z34c and HP ENVY 34c 3000r models are both 34-inch displays that have 21:9 aspect ratios. The displays work at 3440 x 1440 pixel resolution with 98 per cent sRGB and have premium 6-watt per channel speakers with DTS Audio. In addition they include a VESA-compatible bracket and offer picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture functions which allow users to view device and PC feeds at the same time.
The HP EliteDisplay S270c and HP Pavilion 27c 4000r are curved displays that work at Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and feature 16:9 aspect ratio and 95 per cent sRGB color gamut. The monitors also have integrated speakers with 4-watt/channel speakers with DTS Audio.
Here is when you can expect the new HP products and how much you will pay for them:
- HP Zvr has expected availability in Spring 2015. Pricing is 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 USD 749 and USD 549, respectively.
- The HP Z27q display is expected to be available beginning in March at an estimated U.S. price of USD 1299.
- HP Z34c and HP ENVY 34c are expected to be available worldwide beginning in April at an estimated U.S. price of USD 999.
- HP EliteDisplay S270c and Pavilion 27c curved displays are available now for USD 399.