HP introduces the best HDR ultrawide monitor for gaming enthusiasts: the Omen 34c. Boasting a 34-inch VA panel and UWQHD resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels, this monitor delivers an immersive experience with its 21:9 aspect ratio. The 1500 R curvature enhances the visual appeal, while the impressive refresh rate of up to 165 Hz and HDR support ensure smooth and vibrant gameplay.
The Omen 34c from HP stands as a pinnacle among VA ultrawide monitors, offering a minimum contrast ratio of 3000:1, guaranteeing deep and solid black levels. The inclusion of FreeSync Premium technology ensures tear-free gaming enjoyment.
Additionally, the best VA ultrawide monitor features an 8-bit color depth, delivering rich and accurate color representation. With a response time of 1 ms (grey to grey) and a typical brightness of 400 cd/m², the Omen 34c provides crisp visuals even during fast-paced action. The monitor covers 99% of the sRGB color space and 90% of the DCI-P3 color space, ensuring a wide range of colors with exceptional accuracy. While the integrated loudspeakers each offer an output of only 3 watts, making them suitable primarily for system sounds, they are a convenient addition.
In terms of connectivity options, the Omen 34c offers two HDMI 2.0 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.4, and a headphone output. The ergonomic design includes tilt and height adjustment, VESA mount compatibility (100 x 100 mm), and blue light filtering for added comfort. Notably, the 34-inch HDR ultrawide monitor is ClearMR 5000 certified by VESA, further attesting to its quality.
For enhanced gaming features, HP provides the Omen Gaming Hub application, offering functionalities like a black stabilizer and game remaster mode. This Windows application is available at no cost, adding value to the overall package.
Price and availability
Available for purchase now on Amazon.com, the HP Omen 34c is attractively priced at $479.99, making it a compelling choice for gamers seeking an exceptional ultrawide gaming monitor.
HP Omen 34c specifications
- Display: 34-inch VA panel, Edge-lit
- Curvature: 1500R
- Refresh Rate: 165Hz
- Resolution: WQHD (3440 x 1440)
- Panel Bit Depth: True 8 bit
- Aspect Ratio: 21:9
- Brightness: 400 cd/m² (typ.)
- Conrast Ratio: 3000:1
- DCR: 10000000:1 = 10M:1
- Pixel Pitch: 0.23 X0.23
- Display colors: 16.7 M
- Response Time: 10ms (typical), 1ms (GtG OD)
- Color Gamut: sRGB (99%), DCI-P3 (90%)
- Features: AMD FreeSync Premium, Adaptive Sync, HDR, VESA ClearMR 6000, Low Blue Light, HP Eye Ease, OMEN Gaming Hub,
- VESA Mount: 100 x 100 mm
- Audio: 2x 3W built-in speakers
- Ports: 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x 3.5 mm Audio Jack (Audio Out)
- Dimensions: 31.81 x 9.58 x 22.99 in (with stand)
- Weight: 23.35 lbs (with stand)
Asus has also recently released the ROG Strix XG49WCR gaming monitor, presenting an alternative for gaming enthusiasts. This 49-inch ultrawide monitor offers an 1800 R curvature, a contrast ratio of 3000:1, a remarkable brightness of 550 cd/m², and a 10-bit color depth. Priced at $999, the ROG Strix XG49WCR provides a premium gaming experience for those seeking a larger display.