HP Omen 32 1440p Monitor [REFURB] - $239 shipped

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  1. trentchau

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    I have one and love it, honestly couldn't recommend it more
     
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    Yeah I was a cheapo and purchased the 32 HP pavillion and it's been perfect (typing on it now). I went ahead and ordered 2 of these. Now to sell my acer 165hz ips gsync....I just don't game as much as I used to.
     
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    You won't be disappointed, I'm a serious fan of VA panels after having this one, excellent blacks and viewing angle without any of the bleed.
     
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    Damn I would have swapped my omen and cash for your gsync
     
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    I'm a big fan of this Omen 32 too. I had three of them and a couple Fury X for a good six or nine months.

    I swapped out to an Alienware 120Hz gsync 34" 3440x1440 panels and a pair of 1080TI (cause Vega drivers stunk at launch), and if somebody told me they were taking that away and putting me back to three Omens and a couple Fury X I wouldn't shed one single tear. It's a great combo. Price can't be beat, and those VA panels are great. + Freesync is every bit as good as G-sync. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise who hasn't experienced both with a significant amount of time.

    Great price, Great monitor.
     
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    32 inch 2560x1440 is the perfect size. I wish it was G-sync or that Nvidia supported Freesync.
     
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    ^^^ This.. but I still love mine. Horribly tempted to pick up 2 more at this price.
     
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    id be sorely tempted to pick this up if the input lag wasnt so measurable
     
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    Picked one up from Costco for $225 or so during Black Friday. The pixel and input response times are incredibly high; far far worse than my old-ass ASUS VG248QE and the 100hz display on my Laptop. And honestly 1440p on a 32" display doesn't look any better than 1080p on a 24" so the only bonus was the size. I thought it would be a good holdover while I wait for the 144hz displays with real HDR to be released but I ended up returning it.
     
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    At this price I had to bite. Unfortunately its impossible to find a suitable freesync gpu to pair this with. Hopefully I can get a Vega 56 for a decent price eventually.
     
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    So I'm curious about this 75 not working on Nvidia thing. My current pavillion on the 970 seems to do fine at 70 hz. Is it an issue where you can't get the hz, or is there something mroe I'm missing.
     
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    It might be because my eyes are old, but owning a 4k 32" ips (didn't like) and a 1440p Acewr xb271 (love, but the screen feels small), I just find the 32" pavillion a joy to use. I had the 3007wfp for almost a decade, and it's been hell trying to find something that had the same feel and the 32" 1440 feels great. I'm really pleased with it...but it's also completely subjective.
     
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    Bah! i am in for one. Going to pimp out the cubicle at my work.
     
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    So tempting to pick up another one or 2, I love mine.
     
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    There is frame skipping with NVidia on the Omen at 75Hz. (choppiness because frames are skipped - it's fine at 60hz, but if you look at scrolling text, or try to game at 75hz it's dropping frames with Nvidia)

    That doesn't happen with an AMD card and Freesync - 75Hz works fine, with no skipped frames.

    This is a common issue with Freesync monitors. Probably more freesync monitors work this way than not. You'd probably not notice the dropped frames in normal everday business use, but if you look for it, or game you can see it. Better just to keep it at 60hz if you have an NVidia card.
     
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    Frame skipping on the OMEN.
     
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    Ah thank you. Yeah I'll probably end up keeping the 165hz gsync for gaming and just use the omens for business/photography.
     
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    I think you're missing the point of a 2560x1440 32" display. It's so that you can fit more on the screen at a PPI/dot pitch that is still readable.
    2560x1440 32": 91.79 ppi
    2560x1600 30": 100.63 ppi
    1920x1200 24": 94.34 ppi
    1920x1080 24": 91.79 ppi

    2560x1440 27": 108.79 ppi
    1920x1080 27": 81.59 ppi

    3840x2160 34": 129.58 ppi

    So yes, if you look at ppi the 2560x1440 32" and 1920x1080 24" are identical. They should look the same but you can fit a LOT more on the 2560x1440 monitor. You want the largest resolution which can still maintains a ppi near 100. Fall below 90 and things start looking too grainy. Get above 106 and things start getting too small to read. My preference is still 16:10 aspect ratio with 30" 2560x1600 but the TV manufacturers have pushed 16:9 so 2560x1440 and 3840x2160 are the new norms but they use 27" and 34" displays when they should be using 32 and 40+. If you don't care about text size then just push the DPI as high as possible.

     
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    I had this monitor loved it. But then I upgraded to lg 4K ips. I love it as well. Both great monitor but it’s not bad at all for that price.
     
  23. Twinsen

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    Damn that's a GREAT deal. Might have to pick this up.
     
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    I own two of these 32" Omens and highly recommend them.
    The screen real estate with 2 of these side by side is amazing for excel spreadheets (Work).

    Also game on one of them and havnt seen any issues running 75hz 1440P on my gtx 1060 (no freesync).
    I am a casual gamer (pubg) and would expect this monitor to be well received by anyone who is not pro gamer (120hz) or a graphic design expert (Photoshop).