The US manufacturer for computers and printers, HP has introduced its new gaming monitor, the HP X34. It uses the UWQHD resolution and has a response time of just 1 ms (GtG).
Rare combo of features
The new HP X34 offers a currently still very rare combination of resolution, size and FPS. As the name suggests, the IPS panel of the X34 comes in at 34 inches and is not curved. It uses the UWQHD resolution and has 3,440 x 1,440 pixels. HP uses the 21:9 format, which is wider than the 16:9 models. HP specifies a refresh rate of 165 Hz. The pixel density and response time of the HP X34 are also on a high level; with 110 ppi and a response time of 1 ms (GtG), the gaming monitor can already be seen.
Flat in 21:9 format
Even though other manufacturers rely on a curved display in the 21:9 format, HP has opted for a non-curved one. The flat IPS panel has a color depth of 8 bits and achieves a maximum brightness of up to 400 cd/m² as well as a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The monitor also supports standards like DisplayHDR 400 and FreeSync Premium. The reference to FreeSync Premium support also makes it clear that the Low Frame Rate Compensation (LFC) of the HP X34 is included. If the frame rate falls below the minimum rate, this is compensated and FreeSync can work.
The HP X34 uses DisplayPort 1.4 or the HDMI 2.0 port to send the image signals. There is also a headphone output. There are no other connections on the X34, nor are there any integrated speakers.
For optimal alignment of the monitor, it has a VESA mount so that the stand can be exchanged. The height adjustment of the X34 is possible up to 100 mm, in addition, this is also tiltable.
Availability and price
When the monitor will be released in Germany is still unclear. Price-wise, this is in Switzerland at 449 Swiss francs and will in all likelihood, with us around the 414 euros cost. With this, it is a good offer, as the combo of these features is usually a lot more expensive.