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X Series Gaming Monitors from HP

Daniel Horowitz
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Reading time: 8 minutes
One of the most pivotal pieces of equipment when it comes to gaming is your display. Beyond showing off the colors, motion, and image sharpness of your games, the right monitor helps your computer’s graphics card and CPU live up to their full potential. Without a great display, you can miss out on a lot the next time you load your favorite title, especially if you’re a competitive gamer.
To help you find the best monitor for your gaming needs, the HP X Series gaming monitors come in 7 distinct styles with varying benefits but all the features you want. They all include:
  • 165 Hz refresh rate
  • AMD FreeSync™ Premium
  • 1ms response time
  • Height, pivot, and tilt-adjustable stand
  • HP Eye Ease with EyeSafe Certification.
Plus, HP created all of these X Series monitors from 85% post-consumer recycled materials. We also use sustainably sourced and recyclable packaging when we ship one to you.
Keep reading to learn more about each of these HP X series displays for gaming, and to find the best one for your needs.

Best flat screen HP X Series gaming monitors

Professional and hardcore gamers typically prefer flat screen monitors, because most competitive games are optimized for a flat screen. They also take full advantage of your field of view. If you are looking to play competitively, here are the best flat screen monitors from the HP X Series.

1. HP X27 FHD gaming monitor

The HP X27 gaming monitor delivers Full High Definition (FHD) resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels, so it can easily render your favorite games in a stunning fashion. It’s also compatible with consoles, making it a great option to use with a PS5 or Xbox Series X.
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With 24.15 x 1.99 x 14.42-inch dimensions, this gaming monitor should fit into most existing setups. You can also take advantage of 178 degrees of vertical and horizontal viewing angles. This means you'll never miss out on any of the action or key moments when playing your favorite first-person shooter (FPS) or other high-octane competitive game.
This HP gaming monitor features an HP Eye Ease with EyeSafe Certification, too. This certification meets industry-leading low blue light and high color performance requirements. This ensures you don’t need to adjust your monitor settings or worry about a compromised color experience when gaming.
Key features:
  • 27-inch diagonally measured anti-glare FHD display
  • 0.311 mm pixel pitch
  • 1 HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP support); 1 DisplayPort™ 1.4-in (with HDCP support); 1 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Bundled HP OMEN Gaming Hub software
  • 178-degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles
  • HP Eye Ease with EyeSafe Certification
  • AMD FreeSync Premium

2. HP X27q QHD gaming monitor

The HP X27q gaming monitor offers eye-popping colors and ultrawide viewing angles. This Quad High Definition (QHD) IPS display boasts HDR 400 compatibility, so it can render even the most graphics-intensive games with ease at the brightness of your choosing.
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This display offers 3.7 million pixels, creating ultra-sharp lifelike visuals to complement your gaming experience. It also features AMD FreeSync Premium, which is essential for competitive gaming. FreeSync is AMD technology designed to eliminate stuttering and tearing in games and videos. It accomplishes this by locking a display’s refresh rate to the frame rate of the graphics on the screen, which allows the monitor to lock in a 1ms response time.
By utilizing QHD visuals and AMD FreeSync™ Premium, the HP X27q is an excellent way to catch all of the action without any frame rate or color display issues.
Key features:
  • 27-inch diagonally measured anti-glare QHD IPS display with HDR 400 compatibility
  • 0.233 mm pixel pitch
  • 1 HDMI 2.0; 1 DisplayPort 1.4-in
  • 400 nits brightness
  • 3.7 million pixels
  • HP Eye Ease with EyeSafe Certification
  • AMD FreeSync Premium

3. HP X32 QHD gaming monitor

The HP X32 QHD gaming monitor is a powerful display built for both quality and comfort. Thanks to the large 31.5-inch QHD IPS display and an -5 to +20 degrees tilt range, you can enjoy comfortable viewing angles in any setup.
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The included VESA mounting capability allows you to place the monitor on a wall or on a swivel arm. This provides the full experience of its 99% sRGB color space, which delivers ideal color reproduction with minimal effort.
The HP X32 also features moving picture response time standards. This allows the monitor to greatly reduce motion blur, which provides a more fluid visual experience. Plus, it significantly reduces any issues related to stuttering or screen tearing when you’re in the middle of the action.
Key features:
  • 31.5-inch diagonally measured anti-glare Quad HD IPS display with HDR 400 compatibility
  • -5 to +20 degrees tilt range
  • 1 HDMI 2.0; 1 DisplayPort 1.4-in; 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 400 nits brightness
  • 99% sRGB color gamut
  • HP Eye Ease with EyeSafe Certification
  • AMD FreeSync Premium

4. HP X34 UWQHD HDR Gaming Monitor

The HP X34 gaming monitor is the biggest monitor in the X Series. With this Ultrawide QHD display, you can enjoy an incredible level of immersion thanks to the stunning 3440 x 1440 resolution.
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This gaming display offers a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio, too, so it easily doubles as an entertainment system. It also boasts a three-sided micro-edge display, which is great for maximizing your viewing area.
The HP X34’s dimensions come in at 32.15 x 9.25 x 20.25 inches, so it’s important to make sure your gaming setup has ample space for this stunning display.
Key features:
  • 34-inch diagonally measured anti-glare QHD IPS display with HDR 400 compatibility
  • Three-sided micro-edge display:
  • 1 HDMI 2.0; 1 DisplayPort 1.4-in
  • 400 nits brightness
  • 99% sRGB color gamut
  • HP Eye Ease with EyeSafe Certification
  • AMD FreeSync Premium

Best curved X Series gaming monitors

When it comes to immersive gameplay, curved monitors are the best choice. Triple-A (AAA) titles like New World, Control, and Cyberpunk 2077 will look stunning on these displays, but they’re more than just eye candy. These monitors also help to reduce eye strain, increase your viewing area, and provide more consistent color saturation from different angles.
Are you looking to immerse yourself in your next game? Take a look at the best curved monitors from the HP X Series.

5. HP X27c FHD gaming monitor

The HP X27c FHD gaming monitor is built for gamers who want the perks of a curved monitor without breaking the bank. The display's VA panel offers a wide 178-degree viewing angle and better black levels, as well as an excellent color contrast ratio.
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The HP X27c displays your content at a 1920 x 1080 resolution, which helps the visuals pop whether you’re in the middle of an intense campaign or taking down enemy squads with your friends.
This monitor also comes with the HP OMEN gaming hub, which provides additional control over how you play your games. It allows you to enhance the capabilities of your gaming hardware, including customizing your lighting and even overclocking your GPU and CPU with a single button.
Key features:
  • 27-inch diagonally measured anti-glare FHD VA display
  • 1500R curve
  • 1 DisplayPort 1.4; 1 HDMI 2.0; HDCP support for DP and HDMI;1 1 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 350 nits brightness
  • 97% sRGB color gamut
  • HP Eye Ease with EyeSafe Certification
  • AMD FreeSync Premium

6. HP X27qc QHD gaming monitor

The HP X27qc QHD gaming monitor offers a stunning visual experience that lets you run AAA games at the highest possible resolution (2560 x 1440). With the power of QHD on your side, it’ll be easier than ever to lose yourself in the ultra-sharp details. In addition to the fantastic visuals, this display boasts a 1500R curve to provide enhanced viewing angles.
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Thanks to the super-fast 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, you’ll never need to worry about monitor blurring or ghosting while gaming. If you love exploring huge worlds with astounding visuals, the HP X27qc can help transport you to the lands of your favorite games.
Key features:
  • 27-inch diagonally measured anti-glare QHD VA display
  • 1500R curve
  • 1 HDMI 2.0; 1 DisplayPort 1.4-in; 1 3.55 mm audio jack
  • 350 nits brightness
  • 3.7 million pixels
  • HP Eye Ease with EyeSafe Certification
  • AMD FreeSync Premium

7. HP X32c FHD gaming monitor

When size matters or you simply want to display your monitor on a wall, consider the HP X32c FHD gaming monitor. The 1920 x 1080 resolution will keep your favorite games looking crisp and sharp. Plus, you won't have to worry about framerate issues thanks to the monitor's zippy 165 Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time.
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The HP X32c boasts 27.91 x 9.25 x 21.80-inch dimensions, which means you may need to create extra room for the display. Logistics aside, the sharp visuals and dramatic 1500R curved screen will help you make sure you get the most of this gaming monitor's excellent features.
Key features:
  • 31.5-inch diagonally measured anti-glare FHD VA display
  • 1500R curve
  • 1 DisplayPort 1.4; 1 HDMI 2.0; HDCP support for DP and HDMI; 1 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 350 nits brightness
  • 97% sRGB color gamut
  • HP Eye Ease with EyeSafe Certification
  • AMD FreeSync Premium

Summary

The HP X Series of gaming monitors represents an evolution in gaming monitor technology. You can enjoy the benefits of both HP Eye Ease with EyeSafe Certification and AMD FreeSync™ Premium. This means you’ll have no stuttering or lagging issues when you’re playing, and you can avoid eye strain. Plus, there are 7 different models to choose from, each with its own features and price range.
If you want the most immersive experience, we strongly recommend the HP X27qc QHD gaming monitor. For the competitive gamers out there, the HP X27q QHD gaming monitor is your best bet.
Whichever model you choose, all of the displays in the HP X Series are high quality and perfect for gamers who want the best possible visual experience.
About the Author: Daniel Horowitz is a contributing writer for HP Tech Takes. Daniel is a New York-based author and has written for publications such as USA Today, Digital Trends, Unwinnable Magazine, and many other media outlets.

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