Twenty-fifteen seems to be the year of displays for HP, as the company is announcing a bunch of new computer monitors at CES 2015. Perhaps most buzzword is the pair of curved displays, but HP did not just stop there, the company also unveiled its first 4K monitors, which comes in two models, and there is a new 5K model too.
The curved models will be available in two sizes: 27-inch and 34-inch. The 34-inch curved display, the Envy 34c, has a screen resolution of 3,440 x 1,440 pixels with an aspect ratio of 21:9 for better multitasking, without the need of a dual-monitor setup. For ports, the Envy 34c has dual HDMI ports and DisplayPort, you can also use one of the HDMI as MHL port to display content from mobile devices.
The curved HP Envy 34c will be available in April with a suggested price of $999.
The 27-inch model, the Pavilion 27c, has a screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels with a normal 16:9 aspect ratio. For ports, this model includes a VGA and HDMI with MHL support. The Pavilion 27c is available immediately for $399.
The HP 4K monitors will ship in two sizes: the 27-inch (Z27s) and 23.8-inch (Z24s). Both of these monitors have a screen resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. They feature four-way stand to rotate between landscape and portrait modes and include HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, Mini-DisplyaPort, MHL and 3 USB 3.0 sockets.
The Z27s will be available later in January for a suggested price of $749, while the Z24s will ship in April for a price tag of $549.
The HP 5K (Z27q) has a screen resolution of 5,120 x 2,880, 300-nit IPS display, which translate to seven times the resolution of a full HD display. The 5K as well as the 4K models feature picture-in-picture capability.
The HP Z27q will be available in March for $1,299.
Additionally, HP is also unveiling the Zvr Virtual Reality Display. This is a 23.6-inch, 1080p monitor, with a three-dimensional display, which requires passive 3D glasses. The 3D monitor also comes with a stylus, which you can use to interact with objects on the screen. There are also four cameras mounted on top of the frame that allows head tracking to detect what you are currently looking on the screen. All this technology let you, not only view objects in 3D, but you can even flip them and view the object on all angles.
While you will not be seeing the Zvr Virtual Reality Display on every home, HP is aiming the device to schools, design studios, and labs.
And for the curved, 4K, and 5K monitors, these aren’t the first displays we’ve seen with these features, but I’m happy to see HP finally getting retina displays.