HP, ahead of CES 2015, has introduced a range of monitors including curved displays, 4K resolution displays, 3D monitors and more.
Notably, the company's newly announced virtual reality (VR) monitor is actually a stereoscopic display that requires a pair of 3D glasses. The Zvr Virtual Reality Display by HP sports a 23.6-inch full-HD display. Users, wearing the 3D glasses and using a dedicated stylus, can rotate, move and perform other functions on onscreen objects. The user's head and eye motions are also detected by the four cameras fixed on top of the screen.
The monitor will start shipping in the American Spring this year, and is specially made for schools, design studios and experimental labs. The price of the HP Zvr Virtual Reality Display is not yet known.
Moving on to the curved displays, HP also introduced two curved monitors - 27-inch and 34-inch. The 34-inch model, the HP Envy 34c, features a 3440x1440 pixel resolution (3K) with a 21:9 aspect ratio, eliminating the need to use dual monitors to certain extent. The monitor also houses a dual HDMI ports along with a DisplayPort. Also, one of the HDMI connections can also perform as a MHL port for playing media content from a mobile device.
The HP Pavilion 27c (27-inch model) on the other hand features a full-HD (1080x1920 pixel) resolution display with the regular 16:9 aspect ratio. VGA and HDMI ports with MHL support are also included in the model. Both monitors sport speakers on the sides of the screen. While the Envy 34c will be available in April this year starting $999 (roughly Rs. 63,300), the Pavilion 27c is already available in markets at $399 (roughly Rs. 25,300).
Expanding its line of 4K displays, HP at the event also announced two new 4K panels - 27-inch and 23.8-inch. While the 27-inch mode, the HP Z27s, is priced at $749 (roughly Rs. 47,400), the 23.8-inch model, the HP Z24s, is priced at $549 (roughly Rs. 34,700). The Z27s will be hitting shelves this month, while the Z24s will arrive in April this year. Both the monitors house a 3840x2160 pixel resolution (4K) with 16:9 aspect ratio and 1.07 billion colours. The monitors also have four stands for laptops so that they can be easily viewed in different positions. The ports included in the 4K monitors are DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort, MHL support and three USB 3.0 ports.
While we saw Apple launching the world's first 5K monitor in October, HP now has its own offering with its 5K IPS monitor named HP Z27q, which features a 5120x2880 pixel resolution and a 300-nit brightness rating. Both the 4K and 5K monitors will also flaunt picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture modes. The Z27q will arrive in March at a price tag of $1299 (roughly Rs. 82,200).