The CES 2015 hype train has just begun and HP was one of the big companies to show off their products at 2015’s first tech conventions. This year, the company is showing off a slew of upcoming display at a range of high-end resolutions as well as a completely new virtual reality display. Read on for more details on each of HP’s CES 2015 reveals.
HP has unveiled a duo of new 4K monitors scheduled to come out this year. The first one is a 23.8-inch display called the Z24s which, with its 4K resolution, gives it a pretty high pixel density of 185ppi. The second one, the Z27s, measures 27 inches and features a slightly lower pixel density of 163ppi. Both monitors run at a 16:9 aspect ratio and come equipped with four USB 3.0 ports and a combination of HMDI, Mini DisplayPort, and other forms of input. We can’t really say how popular these displays are going to be as 4K content is still a bit away from becoming mainstream but these are some of the most affordable 4K display we’ve come across so they’re still worth watching out for. The Z24s will be available later this year in April at an SRP of $549 while the larger Z27s will start showing up on store shelves and online retailers later this month for $749.
It looks like 2015 will the year HP comes out with its first 5K monitor. Called the Z27q, it’s a 27-inch, 5k resolution, 16:9 display aspect ratio display with a pixel density of 218ppi. The company didn’t divulge what the monitor’s actual resolution will be but it’s safe to assume that it should be 5120 x 2880 pixels. Like its 4K counterparts, the Z27q will also come equipped with four USB 3.0 ports and a slew of other inputs. There’s not a lot of things one can do to maximize the use of a 5K monitor as even 4K content, as previously mentioned, is still on the rise but it’s good to see that HP is continuing to progress and expand its product line-up. This new model will be available sometime in March for an SRP of $1,299.
Every other tech company is coming out with curved displays for their monitors so it shouldn’t be a surprise that HP showed off their latest curved display at CES 2015. The Envy 34c features a 34-inch display with a screen resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 21:9. Other specifications of HP’s latest curved display include 178-degree viewing angles and a contrast ratio of 3000:1 as well as a new feature the company is calling “low-haze enhancement technology” which should reduce the displays reflectiveness whilst improving clarity. Along with the standard set of inputs, the Envy 34c also comes with a pair of built-in speakers on either side of the unit. The new curved display will be available around April for $999.
The highlight of HP’s showcase this year at CES 2015 is definitely its new virtual reality display. Dubbed as the HP Zvr Virtual Reality Display, the new monitor is a combination of a 3D monitor, a head tracker, and stylus input technology to create what the company calls “virtual holographic 3D images” that the user can manipulate using the stylus. With the Zvr, users will be able to “grab” a floating 3D model and manipulate it. The internals of the Zvr include a 120Hz TN panel with a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which, if you consider their other products at the event, seem lackluster but it’s the virtual reality feature that the company is really focusing on. Additionally, the Zvr is equipped with DVI and DisplayPort 1.2 inputs. Sadly, consumers won’t be experiencing the Zvr’s technology in their homes anytime soon as the company is positioning the new virtual reality display for commercial applications initially hence the company didn’t reveal the price of the HP Zvr but did mention that it will be available sometime in Spring 2015.