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Best HP Monitors for Any Kind of Use

Best HP Monitors for Any Kind of Use

Dwight Pavlovic
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With the holidays approaching and more people working from home than ever, a computer monitor is quickly becoming the perfect gift. But they’re for more than just professional use, of course, because gamers and media lovers alike need the right display to enjoy their favorite hobbies.
And when it comes to finding the right monitor as a gift, there are multiple features and options to keep in mind, including resolution, display size, and adjustability.
In this article, we’ll cover a variety of the best HP computer monitors, with all budgets and uses in mind. From consumer options for casual users and fast refresh rate options for gamers, going all the way up to high-performance designs for the most demanding professionals, it’s all here.

Affordable mid-sized displays

The first devices on our list cover smaller work situations and are ideal for users who want to boost productivity with an effective multi-screen setup. They may be priced affordably, but they still offer plenty of performance features to make long work days feel a bit more manageable.

1. HP V21 FHD monitor

A great multipurpose display designed for easy connectivity and simplicity, the HP V21 FHD monitor is also the most affordable option on our list. It boasts a 20.7-inch diagonal display and a 3-sided micro edge for comfortable viewing, as well as built-in anti-glare features and 25-degree tilt adjustability. It also has an optional low blue light mode to provide greater comfort during extended use.
Key features:
  • FHD (1920 x 1080)
  • Anti-glare, low blue light mode
  • Priced under $100
  • Adjustable tilt

2. HP 22er 21.5-inch monitor

The HP 22er 21.5-inch monitor offers more screen space and comparable performance, with Full High Definition (FHD) resolution and a 60 Hz refresh rate. You’ll find an ultrawide 178-degree viewing angle, almost seamless edge-to-edge display, anti-glare, and in-plane switching.
The HP 22er also boasts one of the thinnest display panels available, measuring only 6.3 mm at its thinnest point, with a 25-degree tilt adjustability. When it comes to visuals, the Technicolor Color Certification provides superb color accuracy, guaranteed.
Key features:
  • FHD (1920 x 1080) at 60 Hz
  • Anti-glare, in-plane switching (IPS)
  • Technicolor Color Certification
  • Adjustable tilt

3. HP V24i FHD monitor

The HP V24i FHD Monitor is an affordable entry to HP’s next size-class with its 23.8-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) display. It features the same great anti-glare and low blue light options as our other models, with the addition of on-screen controls for ease of management. And with a 25-degree tilt adjustability and competitive pricing, it’s a great standalone display or candidate for multi-screen setups.
Key features:
  • FHD (1920 x 1080)
  • Anti-glare, low blue light mode
  • Priced under $200
  • Adjustable tilt

4. HP EliteDisplay E243 23.8-inch monitor

The HP EliteDisplay E243 23.8-inch monitor builds on great hardware features with a premium look and build, adding a 3-sided micro bezel and fully adjustable stand. This provides more control over tilt and height, as well as orientation and viewing angle. It also features anti-glare, in-plane switching, on-screen controls, and a checkout price that’s still below $200.
Key features:
  • FHD (1920 x 1080) at 60 Hz
  • Anti-glare, in-plane switching (IPS)
  • Priced under $200
  • Fully adjustable

Gaming displays

While many of HP’s entertainment options are from dedicated gaming lines, their use is universal. They pack in additional hardware and usability features, and they provide more than enough performance for work, gaming, movie night, and just about anything else.

1. HP X24c gaming monitor

The HP X24c gaming monitor sets the bar extremely high for visual performance with a lightning-fast 144 Hz refresh rate and 4 ms gray to gray (in overdrive). It also features an impressive 1500R curved display for deeper immersion.
With the added boost of AMD FreeSync™ technology, the HP X24c is perfect for not only gamers but everyone who values visual fidelity. It also features a high-stability stand with adjustable tilt and height for improved ergonomics.
Key features:
  • FHD (1920 x 1080) at 144 Hz
  • Anti-glare
  • AMD FreeSync
  • Adjustable tilt and height

2. HP OMEN 27i monitor

For an even bigger display and the fastest refresh rate on our list, check out the HP OMEN 27i monitor. It offers vibrant Quad High Definition (QHD) visuals at 2560 x 1440 pixels with an incredible 165 Hz refresh rate. It also boasts 1 ms gray to gray when used in overdrive, a nano IPS panel, and DCI-P3 98% color reproduction.
With those specs, it’s more than just a great gift; it’s a candidate for the best HP gaming monitor, period. It’s also fully adjustable to reduce eye and neck strain during use.
Key features:
  • QHD (2560 x 1440) at 165 Hz
  • Anti-glare, on-screen controls
  • Priced under $500
  • Fully adjustable

3. HP 27x curved display

With a 1800R curvature, the HP 27x curved display provides deep immersion and a great balance of features. It has an FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a brisk 75 Hz refresh rate, faster than standard speeds. You’ll also find loads of ports for devices and tilt adjustability here, and an appealing price point at well below $300.
Key features:
  • FHD (1920 x 1080) at 75 Hz
  • LED backlight, color controls
  • Priced under $300
  • Adjustable tilt

4. HP OMEN X Emperium 65-inch big format gaming monitor

If size is a top priority, look no further than the HP OMEN X Emperium 65-inch big format gaming monitor. Designed as a superior home gaming and entertainment display, it features a 64.5-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) panel and speedy 144 Hz refresh rate. Plus, it comes with the extra visual boost of NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Ultimate and built-in NVIDIA SHIELD™ streaming technology.
With the included HP OMEN X Emperium Soundbar and support for high-grade speakers, this is a top-shelf option for competitive gamers or users who value depth and superb visual quality.
Key features:
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) at 144 Hz
  • Anti-glare, on-screen controls
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC & SHIELD technology
  • Premium audio

Big-screen and curved

These outstanding monitors are perfect for professionals who value the productivity boost that comes with an expanded screen area, but they are also well-suited for media applications and general use. It’s worth noting that the above HP OMEN X gaming display is bigger than most monitors you can find here, but these are great standalone options. They can also be paired for an immersive workspace.

1. HP 32f display

With an affordable price and 31.5-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) panel, the HP 32f display is a convenient, affordable large monitor. It’s well balanced for general use, with plenty of rear-mounted ports and a screen that can complement a variety of entertainment and media applications. It also features ergonomic tilt adjustability.
Key features:
  • FHD (1920 x 1080) at 60 Hz
  • Anti-glare, low blue light mode
  • Priced under $300
  • Adjustable tilt

2. HP Pavilion 32 QHD 32-inch monitor

The HP Pavilion 32 QHD 32-inch monitor boosts users to QHD resolution with a sleek build and generous 31.5-inch display. It features AMD FreeSync technology, built-in anti-glare, and on-screen visual controls. It also includes the latest connectivity options and a 25-degree tilt adjustability. Even better, it has an affordable price point below $400.
Key features:
  • QHD (2560 x 1440) at 60 Hz
  • Anti-glare, on-screen controls
  • Priced under $400
  • Adjustable tilt

3. HP 34f 34-inch curved display

For many users, the HP 34f 34-inch curved display provides another great balance of features with stunning Wide Quad High Definition resolution, a curved display, and AMD FreeSync. In other words, it’s a visual powerhouse that you’re picking up for a modest price. With anti-glare and a 3-sided micro bezel, it also reduces eye strain during long stretches.
Key features:
  • WQHD (3440 x 1440) at 60 Hz
  • Anti-glare, in-plane switching (IPS)
  • AMD FreeSync technology
  • Priced under $500

For professionals and creatives

These high-performance displays ship with extra features that support a range of creative and technical professionals, from designers to engineers. They’re also versatile and add a hefty amount of visual performance when it’s needed most.

1. HP Z32 31.5-inch 4K UHD monitor

The HP Z32 31.5-inch 4K UHD monitor is our second entry to feature 4K resolution, which delivers high-precision colors, but it also boasts an efficient, intuitive design. You’ll find anti-glare options and a laundry list of display features, as well as a fully adjustable stand to provide improved ergonomics and comfortable use. It also has the HP Zero Bright Dot Guarantee, which means we’ve got you covered if your gift recipient encounters certain pixel defects.
Key features:
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 at 60 Hz)
  • Anti-glare, on-screen controls
  • HP Zero Bright Dot Guarantee
  • Fully adjustable

2. HP Z38c 37.5-inch curved monitor

With 178-degree viewing angles and a fully adjustable stand, the HP Z38c 37.5-inch curved monitor is one of the most versatile curved monitors available today. Designed for unreal immersion and comfort, the HP Z38c features boasts a UWQHD+ resolution at 3840 x 1600 pixels with a 60 Hz refresh rate. It also has a 2300mm radius that syncs up with the user’s natural field of view.
Key features:
  • UWQHD+ (3840 x 1600 at 60 Hz)
  • Anti-glare, on-screen controls
  • Curved display
  • Fully adjustable

3. HP DreamColor Z31x studio monitor

For filmmakers and movie buffs, the HP DreamColor Z31x studio monitor boasts 178-degree viewing angles and 4K cinema resolution (4096 x 2160) that shows off visuals like nothing before. This monitor is also heavily customizable for a speedier workflow, with support for True 2K, and it includes standard built-in anti-glare and on-screen controls for easy management. Plus, it features integrated color calibration and a fully adjustable stand.
Key features:
  • 4K Cinema (4096 x 2160)
  • Anti-glare, on-screen controls
  • Built-in color calibration
  • Fully adjustable

Summary

Committing to a new display can be difficult, whether it’s the cost or the prospect of changing up the routine. There are lots of factors to consider but, fortunately, there are also lots of options designed for different situations. Whoever you’re shopping for this holiday season, you can find them the right monitor within HP’s varied and versatile display selection.

About the Author

Dwight Pavlovic is a contributing writer for HP® Tech Takes. Dwight is a music and technology writer based out of West Virginia.

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