CES 2015: HP Announces Monitors Including 4K, 5K, Curved, And 3D Models
Hewlett-Packard known for its laptops is not just a laptop company. They showed at CES 2015 how much hard work they have put in developing other products as well by announcing a slew of monitors.
These monitors are not just another me-too monitors. Some of them are curved models that are undoubtedly going to be huge this year at CES, while some offer rich picture quality in the form of 4K and 5K resolutions. To top it all off, HP also announced a virtual reality display that works with 3D glasses.
To support the new trend of productivity in software industry which Microsoft seems to follow, we need monitors that allow for multitasking. HP’s curved screens announced at CES 2015 are the answer to Microsoft’s needs. The two models will be 27-inch and 34-inch.
The 34-incher, the Envy 34c has 3,440 x 1,440 resolution with a wide 21:9 aspect ratio. This allows users to put many windows side by side and still be able to view all of them clearly, and hence allowing for better multitasking. It will be available in April for $999.
The Envy 34c (also called the Z34c)
The 27-inch model is known as Pavilion 27c. It has a normal 1080p resolution, with 16:9 aspect ratio. It is available now priced at $399.
Then there are two 4K panels available in different sizes — 27-inch Z27s and 23.8-inch Z24s. Both of these 4K panels have a 3,840 x 2,160, 16:9 panel with 1.07 billion colors. Both have a port selection that includes DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort, MHL and three USB 3.0 sockets.
The Z27s, a 27-inch 4K display
The Z27 will be available in January for $749 and the Z24s will go on sale in April for $549.
The Z27q is the 5K panel that supports up to 5,120 x 2,880. It is a 300-nit IPS display having 14.7 million pixels — seven times the resolution of full HD. It will go on sale in March for $1,299.
The Z27q, HP’s first 5K display
And now the last but not least — The Zvr Virtual Reality Display. It is a 23.6-inch, full HD monitor, with a three-dimensional display that requires passive 3D glasses. It comes with a stylus that allows you to manipulate onscreen objects.
HP Zvr Virtual Reality Display
There are 4 cameras attached on 3D glasses that will track the movement of your head to predict what you are looking at. This will let you examine the object from different angles, and not only that, you can also manipulate the objects.
This screen is obviously not meant for homes, and HP hopes it will be used in research labs, schools, or medical labs where people can examine objects and interact with them. For example, a medical student can dissect a frog “object” without having to use a real dead frog for examination.
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