With the X24c Curved Monitor Gaming Display, HP is offering a new monitor that is curved despite the relatively small diagonal of 23.6 inches. The inexpensive HP display offers a frame rate of 144 Hz, AMD FreeSync Premium, a 1080p resolution, and a decent VA panel.
The larger the monitor, the more pleasant it is to have a proper curvature in order to keep the distance and the angle to your own eyes as even as possible over the entire surface. But does that also bring something to a 23.6-inch curved monitor gaming screen, which is relatively small?
HP avoids this question, instead, the company speaks of an internally conducted study that shows that sales of curved gaming monitors have increased enormously – in 2017, only 29 percent of all curved gaming monitors with frame rates above 100 Hz; in 2019 this share was already at 69 percent.
With the X24c, HP is simply following the market trend. Due to the radius of 1500R, the new HP gaming monitor is only minimally curved anyway. In any case, you get a 144 Hz fast VA panel with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Unfortunately, it only supports AMD FreeSync Premium and no Nvidia G-Sync, so the feature is not compatible with the new Omen 15 and Pavilion Gaming 16 notebooks.
HP promises a 72 percent representation of the NTSC color space and a contrast ratio of 3,000: 1. The connection to the computer is either via DisplayPort 1.2 or via HDMI 2.0, otherwise, there is only a headphone connection on the monitor.
HP X24c price and availability
The HP X24c gaming monitor is now available to buy In the USA via Newegg.com at the recommended retail price of $338.
ASUS has also made available its world’s fastest 360 Hz gaming monitor – ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN with refresh rate up to 360Hz, 1ms gray-to-gray (GTG) panel response time, and also compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.