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Promoted 08-29-2016 by iconian at 07:43 PM View Original Post
HP.com has a great deal on their own 32" HP Omen 2560x1440 75Hz FreeSync Monitor. After coupon code SAVEACCY, price drops to $344 + free shipping. Thanks sleepyballer

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YouTube Video Unboxing and Initial Impressions Review of the HP Omen 32
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I bought this monitor a week ago and have been using it since.

For me, I sit ~3ft away from my monitor and I feel that 32" 1440p is the sweet spot (text on a 27" 1440p was too tiny). There aren't that many 32" 1440p monitors out there. There's only three reputable ones that I know of: Benq BL3200PT, Samsung S32D850T, and this HP Omen 32. Since I wanted something with Freesync support, that meant the Omen 32 was my only choice.

So after one week of using it? The Omen 32 is fantastic. For comparison, I also have the Benq 32. Between the two, the colors on the Omen 32 are a little bit more vibrant, but blacks aren't as deep. But quite honestly, if I spent more effort with display adjustments, I could probably make the two indistinguishable. It wouldn't surprise me if both of these monitors use the same panel.

Freesync and 75 Hz definitely works. I have a RX 480 and Catalyst detects and enables freesync without a hitch. Windows automatically defaulted to 60 Hz, but 75 Hz is readily available once you change it via advanced settings.

Gaming with Freesync is definitely a treat. On my other computer with a GTX 1070, there was noticeable (but infrequent) tearing/stuttering on games like Tomb Raider, GTA 5, Tera, and Unigen Heaven benchmark. Yet despite the RX 480 being less powerful than the GTX 1070, framerates were noticeably "smoother" with the RX 480 w/ freesync. I'm sure GTX 1070 + gsync would blow the water out of a RX 480 + freesync, but I'm not too keen on paying a $100+ premium for a gsync monitor.

Also, input lag seems to be around 32 ms. This is solely based on a naked eye side-by-side comparison with the Benq 32" (which is measured to be around 28-34 ms). Pixel response seems fast enough, since I didn't notice any motion blur.

The only cons I have with the Omen 32 are...

1) The stand kind of sucks. Its stable and doesn't wobble, but it only has tilt adjustment; no height adjustment and no rotate adjustment. But the monitor came with a VESA bracket, so getting a better aftermarket stand shouldn't be a big deal.

2) The monitor only has USB2 ports.

3) Warranty is only 1 year. Whereas the Benq and Samsung are 3 years.

So assuming the Omen doesn't blow up in 1 year, I think the Omen 32 is a fantastic monitor, especially for $343. I would even say even at the regular price of $429, its still a great buy. The Benq and Samsung still go for $450 on Amazon last I checked, and neither supports Freesync.

Note: If you purchased this monitor within the last 30 days at the regular $429.99 price like I did, you can get a $86 price refund by contacting HP sales (assuming SAVEACCY still works when you contact them). I went through their online chat system just now and got the $86 credited back to my credit card in about 10 minutes. The sales rep said it'll take 3-5 business days for the actual refund to show up, so we'll see.

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This looks like the evil twin of this monitor deal:

32" HP Pavilion 2560x1440 QHD LED Monitor $320 + Free Shipping
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HP website is down. Is this better than the other monitor? 32" HP Pavilion 2560x1440 QHD LED Monitor (V1M69AA#ABA)
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Quote from FreddyJoe View Post :
This looks like the evil twin of this monitor deal:

32" HP Pavilion 2560x1440 QHD LED Monitor $320 + Free Shipping
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HP website is down. Is this better than the other monitor? 32" HP Pavilion 2560x1440 QHD LED Monitor (V1M69AA#ABA)
Beyond the aesthetics, the only differences are 75Hz and 5ms response time. The HP Pavillion 32 is 60Hz and a 7ms response. Both support FreeSync.

The site is down right now so I can't check the price, but if the extra 15Hz and the reducution in response time is important to you, then yes this is worth the extra cost.

EDIT - Site is back up. Shows $343 in cart with coupon. Might cancel my Pavillion 32 order for this considering the small $23 difference. Nice catch OP!
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So the only difference between the Pavilion 32 and this is the 5ms. Both of them have AMD Free-sync. It seems like they just re-branded them with the Omen logo and tweaked the overdrive on them to be more aggressive and now all of a sudden it is a "gaming" panel lol

HP has kind of screwed the pooch on this one.
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Quote from wezlypipz View Post :
So the only difference between the Pavilion 32 and this is the 5ms. Both of them have AMD Free-sync. It seems like they just re-branded them with the Omen logo and tweaked the overdrive on them to be more aggressive and now all of a sudden it is a "gaming" panel lol

HP has kind of screwed the pooch on this one.
I'd pay an extra $20 for 15 extra Hz and a slightly lower response time.

How is that screwing the pooch?

Also - AMD Freesync on the other monitor is only enabled in 'gaming' mode according to the manual. I need to look at the manual on this one and confirm if it's the same. Gaming mode typically sacrifices quality for speed.

What kind of panel is in this display? Is it a VA?
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I'd pay an extra $20 for 15 extra Hz and a slightly lower response time.

How is that screwing the pooch?

Also - AMD Freesync on the other monitor is only enabled in 'gaming' mode according to the manual. I need to look at the manual on this one and confirm if it's the same. Gaming mode typically sacrifices quality for speed.

What kind of panel is in this display? Is it a VA?
because it isn't a gaming monitor and now HP has three extremely similar monitor models with slight variances all using the same panel. I doubt you will find any difference with the models for gaming as well since they all use the same exact AMVA panel. Any changes would be over clocking the panel or changing the software.

it is AMVA which is VA but with better colors and worse contrast. closer to IPS.
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Comparison from AMD, Omen model has LFC as well.

MANUFACTURER MODEL SIZE LCD TYPE RESOLUTION RANGE INTERFACE LFC
AOC Q3279VWF8 32" VA 2560x1440 48-75Hz DisplayPort™ HDMI® Yes
HP ENVY 32 32" WVA+ 2560x1440 48-70Hz DisplayPort™ No
HP Pavilion 32 V.2 32" TBA 2560x1440 48-70Hz DisplayPort™ HDMI® No
HP Omen 32 32" WVA+ 2560x1440 48-75Hz DisplayPort™ Yes
Viewsonic VX3218-shdw 32" AD-PLS 2560x1440 47-75Hz DisplayPort™ No
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Price changed?
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Quote from Rabble_Rabble_Rabble View Post :
Beyond the aesthetics, the only differences are 75Hz and 5ms response time. The HP Pavillion 32 is 60Hz and a 7ms response. Both support FreeSync.

The site is down right now so I can't check the price, but if the extra 15Hz and the reducution in response time is important to you, then yes this is worth the extra cost.

EDIT - Site is back up. Shows $343 in cart with coupon. Might cancel my Pavillion 32 order for this considering the small $23 difference. Nice catch OP!
Still rocking my Dell Ultrawide but this is one sweet monitor.
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Quote from sleepyballer View Post :
Comparison from AMD, Omen model has LFC as well.

MANUFACTURER MODEL SIZE LCD TYPE RESOLUTION RANGE INTERFACE LFC
AOC Q3279VWF8 32" VA 2560x1440 48-75Hz DisplayPort™ HDMI® Yes
HP ENVY 32 32" WVA+ 2560x1440 48-70Hz DisplayPort™ No
HP Pavilion 32 V.2 32" TBA 2560x1440 48-70Hz DisplayPort™ HDMI® No
HP Omen 32 32" WVA+ 2560x1440 48-75Hz DisplayPort™ Yes
Viewsonic VX3218-shdw 32" AD-PLS 2560x1440 47-75Hz DisplayPort™ No
I had to look up LFC - never heard of it. Low Framerate Compensation - allows for framerate synchronization down to the 30FPS range.

Copied from the link below:

"LFC is an exciting new feature of Radeon Software that effectively extends the refresh rate range of many AMD FreeSync™ displays, enabling pristinely smooth gaming down to 30 FPS or less."

http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovati... %22%22%7D


I think I'm going to bite on one of these. I can send it back if I don't like it. I'd like to see how it holds up against my Dell 3014 with my AMD Fury X.
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Price changed?
Got one. Should I cancel the Pavilion 32 or return after comparing?
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Got one. Should I cancel the Pavilion 32 or return after comparing?
If you don't have a freesysnc video card from AMD - it won't make a lick of difference. You won't be able to utilize the 'extra' features.
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