Just days before CES 2019, the Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) initiative has its first official device revealed and it comes from the team at HP in partnership with Nvidia. HP has introduced the OMEN X Emperium 65, a monitor equipped with a 120 W soundbar.
The monitor will be available next month for a whopping $4,999 ( R70,000).
WHY SO EXPENSIVE?
The HP OMEN X Emperium 65 display uses a 64.5-inch 8-bit AMVA panel featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, 750 – 1000 nits brightness (typical/HDR), a 3200:1 – 4000:1 contrast ratio (minimum/typical), 178° viewing angles, a 120 – 144 Hz refresh rate (normal/overclocked), and a 4 ms GtG response time with overdrive enabled. Just like other G-Sync HDR monitors this one is equipped with a 384-zone full direct-array backlight to offer a finer-grained HDR experience and enhanced with quantum dots to guarantee precise reproduction of 95% of the DCI-P3 color space.
POWER & SOUND
The soundbar is rated for 120 W of output power, and it sports three stereo amps and Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) technology to avoid the need for a subwoofer. The soundbar can work in two modes: one tuned for gaming and another tuned for general entertainment. It is important to note that the OMEN X Emperium 65 also comes with built-in SHIELD TV console along with 802.11ac Wi-Fi as well as GbE connectivity.
The integrated SHIELD TV allows the TV to directly to play some SHIELD TV/Android games. The monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 1000-certified, so it meets the highest standards for a PC HDR monitor. However, it has a rather low pixel density of around 68 PPI, which will make it a rather poor choice for such a monstrous price 🙁
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