In the ever-evolving realm of gaming, one constant remains unchanged: the quest for a monitor that can truly elevate your gaming experience to new heights. Enter the HP Omen 32q monitor – a formidable contender in the world of gaming displays. With its blend of impressive features, immersive visuals, and gaming-centric enhancements, the Omen 32q stands poised to redefine the way you play, compete, and immerse yourself in virtual worlds.
In this comprehensive product review, we’ll delve deep into the heart of the HP Omen 32q, dissecting its key attributes, exploring its gaming prowess, and unraveling the secrets that make it a potential game-changer for avid gamers and tech enthusiasts alike. From stunning visuals to cutting-edge technologies, we leave no pixel unturned as we embark on a journey through this gaming monitor’s captivating landscape.
HP Omen 32q
HP Omen 32q Key Features
As we navigate through this review, we’ll navigate the intricate details that make the HP Omen 32q a standout player in the gaming monitor arena. From connectivity options that bridge your digital worlds to ergonomic designs that enhance your comfort during marathon gaming sessions, this monitor’s tale is one of innovation, precision, and a dedication to delivering the ultimate gaming encounter.
- Panel Size (Corner-to-Corner) – 32
- Native Resolution – 2,560 by 1,440
- Dimensions (HWD) -16.78 by 28.09 by 2.07 (HWD) inches
- Adaptive Sync – AMD FreeSync Premium
- Aspect Ratio – 16:9
- Rated Contrast Ratio – 1000:1
- Rated Screen Luminance – 400
- Pixel Refresh Rate – 165
- Screen Technology – IPS
- ESA DisplayHDR Level – DisplayHDR 400
- Video Inputs – DisplayPort
- Video Inputs – HDMI
- Weight – 19.8
First impressions matter, especially when it comes to gaming monitors. The HP Omen 32q makes an audacious statement right out of the box with its expansive 32-inch screen, designed to immerse you in a world where every detail comes to life. A Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution ensures that you’re greeted by sharp visuals and vivid imagery, painting each pixel with precision. Imagine the sheer satisfaction of exploring virtual worlds with unmatched clarity, whether you’re traversing the enchanting landscapes of fantasy realms or aiming down the sights of a high-stakes shooter.
The Omen 32q features an all-black body, a square stand, and an Omen logo on the bottom bezel, giving it a similar minimalist, straightforward appearance to the Omen 27k. The back of the 32q has some diamond decorations, however, it lacks RGB lighting, the OSD control stick, and a few shortcut buttons on the lower right.
The game panel used by the Omen 32q is IPS. Since IPS panels typically (but not always) offer faster response times, more accurate color reproduction, and broader viewing angles than VA panels do, we regularly see IPS technology employed for gaming displays. They lack the superior color richness of OLED screens, but they avoid OLED’s frequently exorbitant price tags.
The display you are looking at is 16.8 by 28.1 by 2.1 inches (HWD) and weighs slightly under 20 pounds(9 kg). That is typical for monitors in this class in terms of size and weight; it is a little heavier than the 32-inch NZXT Canvas 32Q, but a little lighter than the Lenovo Legion Y32p-30. The Omen is nonetheless agile despite its port limitations, with a good tilt range (-5 to +20 degrees) and a 90-degree pivot from landscape to portrait. Just don’t anticipate the base having a swivel.
When measuring the display’s brightness given an SDR signal in its default picture mode. The Omen 32q achieved 380 nits (candelas per square meter), significantly less than the 400 nits of claimed brightness but close to the 421 nits of the Omen 27k. When switching to an HDR signal, the 32q displayed 552 nits, exceeding its DisplayHDR 400 rating.
When looking into the Klein colorimeter which looks at a screen’s contrast ratio (difference in luminance between the brightest white and darkest black), the Omen 32q managed a contrast ratio of 765:1 with a black level of 0.57. That’s respectable even though it falls short of the advertised static contrast ratio of 1,000:1 on HP’s product website.
Regarding the accuracy of color. The higher a monitor’s Delta E measurement, the more its colors tend to stray from their intended hues. Although most gaming monitors often score closer to 2 at default settings, a rating under 1 is preferable. This HP, which recorded a Delta E of 2.1, demonstrated that to be true. The Omen 32q’s performance is excellent for casual gaming right out of the box, but professional content creators and video editors should look for displays tailored to their craft, such the ViewSonic VP2785-4K.
The Omen 32q’s color gamut coverage is essentially comparable to that of the Omen 27k, encompassing 95% of the sRGB color space, 71% of Adobe RGB, and 71% of DCI-P3. Even though the first measurement falls short of the monitor’s claimed 99% RGB coverage, those are unquestionably respectable outcomes for an affordable display panel.
Gaming and Media Performance
The HP Omen 32q isn’t just about stunning visuals – it’s about transforming your gaming sessions into unforgettable experiences. With a refresh rate that’s [refresh rate] hertz (Hz), this monitor redefines smoothness, banishing motion blur and screen tearing from your gameplay. Say goodbye to frustration as you pull off split-second maneuvers, thanks to the low input lag that ensures your commands are executed with remarkable accuracy. It’s a world where every millisecond counts, and the Omen 32q stands as your trusty ally in the pursuit of victory.
Given the increased accessibility of 240Hz panels today, the Omen 32q’s max refresh rate does skew toward the middle to lower end of the spectrum for current-generation gaming monitors. However, 165Hz panels work well with midrange gaming systems and are a perfect match for the HP’s 1440p resolution. To achieve 165 frames per second at 1440p, however, requires a powerful video card in most cutting-edge games.
No gaming experience is complete without synchronization, and that’s where the HP Omen 32q truly shines. Built with adaptive sync technology – AMD FreeSync Premium – this monitor dynamically matches its refresh rate to your graphics card’s output, erasing screen tearing and rendering your games in mesmerizing fluidity. Whether you’re exploring dark dungeons or participating in frenetic battles, your visuals remain seamlessly aligned with your actions.
Although it is an expensive option, the Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 OLED remains our top QHD gaming monitor at $999.
Only two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort, and a headphone jack are provided on this Omen. The absence of an HDMI 2.1 port is rather disappointing, especially if you were hoping to use an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 to take advantage of high frame rates, but not many games do. The USB Type-C port, which serves as a second DisplayPort on the Omen 27k, is also absent. Additionally, there won’t be any extra USB ports or speakers.
Even though they are unpleasant to hear, these omissions contribute to keeping the Omen 32q well below $500. For its size and resolution, it’s an excellent deal at the current pricing
The HP Omen 32q is a reasonably priced gaming monitor that does the essentials with ease, making it ideal for new PC builders, thrifty consumers, and gamers that switch between their console and PC.
With the Omen 32q, HP’s engineers had to make some difficult design choices. RGB lighting, speakers, and an HDMI 2.1 connector were all dropped from the design. But those thoughtful cuts just make the 32q an even better deal, and as a gaming monitor, it performs admirably. At a price that makes it easy (well, easier) to overlook the lost features, it helps distinguish itself as a viable, reliable choice thanks to its extremely minimal input lag and respectable color fidelity and brightness.
Players who value performance and don’t mind sacrificing extras for a low price should consider the HP Omen 32q.