Expanded screen real-estate in an ultra-thin and dynamic display. The engaging HP Pavilion 27xw IPS LED Backlit Monitor delivers ultra-wide IPS viewing, crisp Full-HD resolution, a 10,000,000:1...
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User Reviews Are Good
People who bought this medium monitor rated this PC display 87% on average.
Good Product Quality
Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Chris Speakman said in his review in November this year “This fantastic monitor has absolutely transformed my home PC! Stunning picture quality and the unit itself looks great too” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Dave C said on Amazon “It took an hour or so from first install to warm up fully and find its feet image quality wise.”. Dave C also wrote “I'm operating it from a very good quality video card”.
Good Picture Quality
A few HP 27xw owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good colour saturation. Andy Edwards wrote in his review of this PC monitor “Colours are good on stills” and rated the HP 27xw 80 out of 100. Dave C wrote on Amazon “Bright bright, with very good colours and actually quite noticeable” in his review of the HP 27xw.
Several HP 27xw owners who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had good picture quality.
Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Dave C said in his review on Amazon “This is a very attractive piece of kit that will sit elegantly on any desk”. Dog Trainer (failed) wrote “Ultra slim and very 'sexy' looking” but they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog said last year “Colours are bright, HD plays beautifully well upon it, connects wonderfully to my HP Pavilion PC” in their HP 27xw review.
A number of HP 27xw reviewers who bought it agreed that it was thin. Dave C mentioned in his HP 27xw review on Amazon “It's thoroughly contemporary in looks, with it's super slim panel and white edgings”. Tristan Martin mentioned in his review “It is very slim and the 27" display gives you great visibility, whether it is for watching films, gaming or editing images”.
Easy to Use
A few customers said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Andy Edwards said on Amazon last year “This is a simple to set up, quality monitor” in his review of the HP 27xw. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus.
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Several HP 27xw owners who reviewed the HP 27xw concluded that it had good technical guidance. In November last year Andy Edwards rated the product 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “The lack of anything more detailed means losing one star, because if you aren't too computer savvy, then you would probably appreciate a little more guidance” in his review of this PC monitor. Dave C mentioned in his review of the HP 27xw on Amazon also in November last year “Then nothing in paper form to help you understand and fine tune your settings”. Last year Dog Trainer (failed) wrote on Amazon “Very scant quick set up guide” but they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
Other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at include the Asus VN247[plb_1473074_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung S22E450DW[plb_3018888_price] which is cheaper.
HP PC Displays Have Good Reviews
On average HP medium monitors have good reviews as do all LCD screens built by HP.
Two HDMI Ports
Most medium monitors that were released more than a year ago have between one and three HDMI ports, including the HP 27xw which has two HDMI ports.
Fairly Big Viewable Width
The smallest viewable width of flatpanel monitors of this age and type is 280mm, the biggest is 800mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm. With a viewable width of 597.888 millimeters, the HP 27xw has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst PC displays of this age.
Fairly Big Viewable Height
PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the 27xw have viewable heights of between 230mm and 700mm, and the average viewable height is 320mm. The HP 27xw has one of the bigger viewable heights (336.312 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
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One HP 27xw owner concluded that the HP 27xw was not good in terms of USB connections. Last year Tristan Martin he wrote on Amazon “The one thing that lets it down is the lack of USB ports” in his review.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 27xw have a built-in speaker, however the HP 27xw does not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at including the iiyama XU2590HS-B1[plb_2905382_price], or the Viewsonic VG2239[plb_2782513_price] which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The HP 27xw does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other LCD screens of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera including the HP EliteDisplay E240c[plb_3059589_price], or the Asus VK248H[plb_2969185_price].
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other PC displays that were released more than a year ago, the HP 27xw is not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the 27xw do not have an integrated card reader. The HP 27xw is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader which you might also want to consider including the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which also has a higher rating.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC screens of this age and spec.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as it.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
Across all the flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than a year the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The HP 27xw has a fairly dim display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were released one year ago.
Fairly Slow Response Time
With a response time of 14 milliseconds, the HP 27xw has one of the slower response times amongst LCD screens of this age. The average response time of PC screens of a similar type and age to the 27xw is 5.7ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.
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At 622.6 millimeters, the HP 27xw has a fairly average width compared to most of the other PC displays that are a similar age to the 27xw.
PC monitors with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the LG 25UM57[plb_2782463_price] (609mm), or the Samsung S27E390H[plb_2800210_price] (626mm).
Kedar would recommend the HP Pavilion 27xw (Verified Purchase)
I use this monitor mainly for coding. I am a programmer and would need the extra real estate of a 27" monitor so I tried this one out. Pros - I compared a couple of different options but this one... Read more…
Rick would recommend the HP Pavilion 27xw (Verified Purchase)
My old Apple Cinema Display 20" lost too much brightness after 10 years of use, so it was time to replace it.
I use the computer mainly for common stuff and for some photography post processing... Read more…
This is a very sleek-looking monitor (of course, compared to our 8 year-old Dell). It is very slim and the 27" display gives you great visibility, whether it is for watching films, gaming or... Read more…
This is a simple to set up, quality monitor. Out of the box, it's pretty much plug and view, with the usual HP approach of a graphic sheet which will allow you to get the thing started. The lack... Read more…
Simple to set up. But not simple to tweak it from there. Very scant quick set up guide. It will get it up and running, but if, like me, you are not a pro, you won't get much further than that in... Read more…
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