Bigger display was one of my desires while gaming and I always wished for getting a much broader display while watching movies and music videos.
After a wide span of research, I found few LED monitors that came closer to my wish list but couldn’t make their places in my shopping cart.
But, one such monitor that impressed me with its features was made by none other than HP.
HP brings out the biggest screen monitor in there Pavilion series called the HP Pavilion 27xw LED monitor.
The first look grabs the attention with its sleek and subtle design. The color available is white which makes your desk look more professional and ravishing.
Today I would be reviewing HP Pavilion 27xw 27-in IPS LED Backlit Monitor. So, let’s get into the details and explore its functionality.
As soon as it was delivered to my home, my first reaction was grabbing it and tearing the cardboard box. But, I felt reluctant after noticing how carefully and neetly the packing was done.
Hence I decided to stay cool and play this Unboxing game calmly. With lots of double layered, accident-free packing you get documentation and support phone numbers to serve you with the further proceedings.
XW comes with 1 year warranty so my advice would be to keep the box and foam safely as you may use it while shipping or selling it someone someday.
You get a power cable used in a standard desktop computer. The standard power cable plugs in a power brick which further connects to the monitor.
Hence be careful of not losing either of them. You also get an HDMI cable to connect the computer.
The monitor comes with a base which is smooth enough to move the entire screen. The base tilts by a small angle giving you different viewing angles.
Since there is no bezel; you get an edge to edge screen which helps you in setting adjacent screens for a humongous gaming experience.
The monitor measures 27 inches diagonally with a length of 24.51 inches and a breadth of 17.9 inches.
You get a full HD Resolution of 1920x1080 and a contrast ratio of 10,000,000:1.
It possesses a modern, sleek design as compared to its competitors. The display is not matte and not even glossy but, somewhere between them and I would call it hazy.
Since there are thin borders on the sides; it can be called as a frameless monitor.
Talking of display adjustments, you don’t need to make changes to it but, it’s a matter of choice for every user as few may find the need for calibrating it.
But, the default option is something most people will prefer to go for. The IPS Monitor rightly said as In-Plane Switching monitor produces better color quality, contrast, and saturation.
You have a couple of 27 inches monitor in the market at around $150- $170, but they use Twisted Nematic Technology which is an older technology. In TNT, display starts distorting as soon as you move away from the center viewpoint.
A simple button at the base provides a convenient screen, display settings, and power control. The tilting angle is from 2 degrees to 30 degrees.
I won’t recommend it for gaming purpose since you get a response time of 8ms. There are other monitors with a better response rate, especially for first person view.
The display competes very well with the other monitors and makes your desk look beautiful.
Overall, you get a brilliant color display, and I personally enjoyed watching HD videos on it. You won’t find any disturbance in the resolution producing a clear, flawless display.
At the back, you get 2 HDMI ports and 1 VGA port.
The HDMI port doesn’t support MHL compatibility since many people don’t use it. Beneath that you get a power plug which has to be attached with power brick to start it.
You can place your hub over the base and save a certain amount of desk area keeping everything closer to the monitor. It doesn’t have a built-in speaker, but a monitor which gives out so many features easily makes up for it.
The cables can be easily connected and don't fall loose and break the connection.
I connected the monitor with my PS2, and the connections were accurate. It gave out jaw dropping picture quality making me fall in love with those crisp colors.
Further, the monitor is certified by Energy Star as saves larger amount of energy compared to others. Hence I can play continuously without giving a second thought of energy consumption.
The monitor stand is excellent, and the display quality is amazing. The two HDMI and a single VGI port make the connections, a piece of cake.
The monitor is sleek and light weighing 12.3 pounds and can be easily carried to your weekend trips, long vacations to enhance your gaming experience.
Overall, the monitor looks great on your desk giving different viewing angles that surely delivers when it counts.
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