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HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor: A Complete Review
March 2, 2021
Today’s office professionals are especially keen on curating their workspace to meet their needs. Many now find themselves working from home either temporarily or permanently. One of those adaptations involves the use of a second monitor to extend their laptop screen so that they can multitask easily, connect quickly, and view images clearly. The video cables on second monitors can quickly clutter up desks, however.
The HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor solves that problem. It provides for clutter-free, wireless PC monitor sharing that's perfect for both work and play requirements. Let’s take a look at it in more detail.
Introducing the world’s first 4K wireless sharing PC monitor
The HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor is the world’s first 4K wireless sharing PC monitor. It’s perfect for both work and entertainment; delivering productivity, multitasking, flexibility, and connectivity capabilities.
Most monitors require video cables that limit mobility and add to cable wire clutter. The HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor lets you connect wirelessly via a USB-A port that works to provide clutter-free, quick, and seamless connectivity. You can connect wirelessly or via wires to share photos, videos, and more. Enjoy the freedom to work or play from anywhere in the room.
Ideal for work and play
This wireless 4K monitor addresses both work and play activities. Wirelessly complete tasks to improve productivity. Stream picture-perfect content, images, and videos with flawless connectivity for gaming, streaming, and other entertainment purposes.
3-sided borderless bezels
Height-adjustable stand and low blue light for increased eye comfort
AMD® FreeSync™ technology
Legacy ports for DisplayPort (DP), HDMI, and USB to connect accessories
Before we take a deeper dive into some of the key features and benefits, let’s define what the HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor is in broad terms.
What is a 4K monitor?
A 4K monitor has Ultra High Definition (or UHD) resolution featuring a dimension of 3840 x 2160 pixels – that’s 8.3 million pixels for those of you counting at home – that offer crisp, vibrant, and clear color imagery to provide far more detail than monitors with lower resolutions:
A Full HD (FHD or 1080p) monitor offers 1920 x 1080 pixels
A High Definition (HD or 720p) maxes out at 1280 x 720 pixels
Features to look for in a 4K display
Some of the features to look for in a 4K wireless monitor for PC include:
Both wireless and wired connectivity
Height adjustability, VESA mounting, and cable management
Stand-out features and benefits of the HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor
UHD 4K and IPS technology
The HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor lets you experience cinematic quality and impressive visuals thanks to 4K resolution and in-plane switching (IPS) technology that offers sharp colors and clear views from nearly any angle.
Maximized screen area
This wireless computer monitor’s micro-edge display, with a striking edge-to-edge glass panel and slim design, has virtually no bezel encircling it to give you an ultra-wide, enhanced viewing area. It also enables seamless multi-monitor setups and eliminates cable clutter with only one connection to the wall.
Seamless visuals and smooth transitions
This wireless 4K monitor features AMD FreeSync™ adaptive synchronization technology when connected with a video cable. FreeSync synchronizes the monitor’s refresh rate with your graphics card (or GPU) to help eliminate glitches, input lags, stutters, and screen tearing. So you can see, and feel, the difference of responsive, fluid gameplay when you plug in the wireless monitor for gaming.
Fast response times
Measured in milliseconds (ms), a monitor’s response time specifies how quickly a pixel can display a change from one shade of gray to another or from black to white. The lower the number the better, and good monitors provide response times of 5 milliseconds (ms) or less.
The HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor features a 5 ms gray-to-gray response time so that your videos and games come to life with fewer blurs or stutters, more realistic imagery, and smoother performance.
Contrast ratio measures a monitor’s contrast capabilities and luminance, which is the difference between the darkest black and the brightest white colors emitted. Higher contrast ratios translate into deeper blacks and better picture quality. This WiFi monitor screen delivers remarkable clarity with a 1,000 to 1 static contrast ratio and a 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio so you’ll enjoy deeper blacks, brighter whites, and crisper colors.
Share panoramic views
See vibrant details from practically any position with consistent, accurate color and image clarity that’s maintained across ultra-wide 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles. Up to 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles provide consistent, accurate, and bright images across the entire screen.
Highly accurate color
Adding to the many reasons that this is the best wireless monitor, it provides color reproduction with little effort and more than 99% sRGB color space. That’s ideal for all of your creative projects, including photos, videos, and more.
The HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor features a non-reflective, low-gloss, anti-glare panel. This means you’ll experience less glare whether you’re working in a brightly lit area or enjoying your favorite content outside, even in the sun.
Increased eye comfort
Use the monitor’s HP Low Blue Light mode to filter blue light emission and shift colors to a warmer spectrum for more comfortable viewing, especially in the evening. Not only will your circadian rhythms stay on track, but more natural whites also put less strain on your eyes. You’ll love the height-adjustable stand, too, with tilt and swivel capabilities for increased eye comfort.
Even your ears benefit from the HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor. It’s tuned for balanced audio when conducting or participating in video calls, watching movies, or listening to music. It has two integrated 3W speakers, so it’s ready to go right out of the box.
Ports for your accessories
Connect wirelessly via USB-A ports that work seamlessly with wireless keyboards and mouse dongles. And when you want or need to connect with wired cables through legacy ports such as HDMI or DisplayPort, you can use a USB-B cable to enable the USB-A ports.
Download the HP Quick Pair App from the Windows store to connect automatically when within Bluetooth range. And you can manually connect right out of the box by pressing “Windows Key + K” on your keyboard.
Handy list of at-a-glance specs
Display type: IPS
Dimensions (W X D X H): 24.16 x 2.09 x 14.43 inches
Onscreen controls: Brightness; color control; contrast; exit; image control; information; language; management; power control; input control; menu control
Signal input connectors: 1 DisplayPort 1.2; 1 HDMI (with HDCP support); 3 USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
Power supply: Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC
Warranty: Limited 1 year warranty (Certain restrictions and exclusions apply)
Which laptop should I pair with this monitor?
Your computer must be powerful enough to run a 4K monitor for both work and gaming requirements. Here are a few features to look for in a laptop that you’d like to pair with the HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor:
Windows 10 OS version 1809 or later
Intel i5 CPU or greater
At least 8GB RAM
HP laptops that are ideal for the HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor
1. HP Spectre x360 15 convertible laptop
The HP Spectre x360 15 is one that pairs well with the HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor. This convertible, 2-in-1 system features 360-degree rotating hinges that enable four modes including traditional laptop, tablet, tent, and stand mode. Its compact form factor is precision-designed and engineered for incredible power, performance, and speed.
It runs on Windows 10 Home 64 and boasts a 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U CPU, 16GB RAM, and 512GB of storage. It also supports wireless technology consisting of Intel WiFi 6 AX 201 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5 Combo with Gigabit file transfer speeds.
2. HP ENVY 15 x360 convertible laptop
The HP ENVY 15 x360 is another 2-in-1 that is a perfect match for the HP U27 4K monitor. It is part of the HP ENVY line of notebooks offering value along with durability, connectivity, long-lasting battery life, and more.
This convertible HP ENVY 15-inch laptop runs Windows 10 Home 64 and the latest multi-core Intel Core or AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series processors with up to 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD storage, and Intel 802.11b/g/n/ac (2x2) WiFi wireless technology.
The right accessories
Equip your HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor with cool and functional accessories
1. HP Bluetooth Travel Mouse
The compact, 5-button, wireless HP Bluetooth Travel Mouse works on virtually any surface, including glass, thanks to a track-on-glass sensor enabling navigation. Dual Bluetooth pairing also lets you seamlessly control two PCs in tandem, and toggle between them at the push of a single button.
2. HP Wireless Collaboration Keyboard
The intuitive HP Wireless Collaboration Keyboard is indeed built for collaboration. Dedicated keys let you control common voice and video functions right from the keyboard. Work up to 30 feet away from your PC via the embedded USB nano-receiver, which is also a wireless hub for up to four additional Link-5 accessories so you can conserve your PC’s USB ports. Easily charge while you work with the micro-USB cable, and stay charged thanks to a convenient low-battery LED alert.
The HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor lets you enjoy a clutter-free working environment with fast, easy, and seamless wireless connectivity. See vibrant details and experience clear views from virtually any angle thanks to both its 4K resolution and 178-degree, ultra-wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles.
About the Author: Jolene Dobbin is a contributing writer for HP® Tech Takes. Jolene is an East Coast-based writer with experience creating strategic messaging, marketing, and sales content for companies in the high-tech industry.
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