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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Good Owner Reviews
Users have rated this HP PC screen on average 89%.
Good Product Quality
Five HP 27xw owners who reviewed the HP 27xw concluded that it was good quality. Andy Edwards mentioned in his review “This is a simple to set up, quality monitor” and rated the product 4 stars. A few weeks ago Chris Speakman said “This fantastic monitor has absolutely transformed my home PC! Stunning picture quality and the unit itself looks great too”. Last year Dave C gave the HP 27xw a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said “It took an hour or so from first install to warm up fully and find its feet image quality wise.” in his review of this PC monitor.
Good Picture Quality
Several HP 27xw owners who bought the product mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Andy Edwards wrote “Colours are good on stills” in his review of the HP 27xw. Last year Dave C mentioned “Bright bright, with very good colours and actually quite noticeable” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.
Some customers who reviewed the HP 27xw said that it was good looking. Dave C gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he said in December last year “This is a very attractive piece of kit that will sit elegantly on any desk” in his review of this PC monitor. Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Colours are bright, HD plays beautifully well upon it, connects wonderfully to my HP Pavilion PC” and scored it 5 stars.
A few HP 27xw owners who reviewed it considered that it was thin. Dave C he wrote in his HP 27xw review “It's thoroughly contemporary in looks, with it's super slim panel and white edgings”. Dog Trainer (failed) said in their HP 27xw review on Amazon last year “Ultra slim and very 'sexy' looking” although they gave this PC monitor a rating of 3 stars. Tristan Martin gave it a score of 4 stars and he mentioned “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 HP 27xw owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to setup. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.
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A number of HP 27xw reviewers said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Last year Andy Edwards 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 the HP 27xw. Dave C gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of the HP 27xw on Amazon “Then nothing in paper form to help you understand and fine tune your settings”. Dog Trainer (failed) mentioned in their HP 27xw review “Very scant quick set up guide” but they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.
A number of HP 27xw owners wrote that the product was good value for money. Dave C rated the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “So why only 4****? I guess mainly it loses a star as it's priced on Amazon a little too high for what you get”. Dave C also said “Even at the cheaper price point there are still a number of equally good competitors, so it's really about price/quality ratio”. Dave C also wrote “It's not quite stand out awesome enough to justify the price”.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
It may also be worth considering one of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC G2460VQ6[plb_3032738_price], or the Asus VE248HR[plb_3069904_price].
HP Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors
We checked 950 owner and expert reviews for HP LCD screens and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors.
Fairly Big Viewable Width
The viewable widths of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 27xw range from 280mm to 800mm, and the average viewable width is 530mm. The HP 27xw has a quite big viewable width (597.888 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 27xw.
Quite Big Viewable Height
With a viewable height of 336.312 millimeters, the HP 27xw has one of the bigger viewable heights amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the comparable spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the 27xw the viewable heights range from 230mm to 700mm, and the average viewable height is 320mm.
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One customer said in their reviews that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Tristan Martin wrote on Amazon “The one thing that lets it down is the lack of USB ports” yet he scored it 80 out of 100.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The HP 27xw does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC screens of this age and spec which have a built-in speaker.
Most PC displays of this spec and age do not have a built-in camera. The HP 27xw is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera to this PC monitor and we think the Asus VK248H[plb_2969185_price], the Philips 221S6QYKMB[plb_3015788_price], or the Viewsonic VG2437[plb_2780335_price] is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 27xw, the HP 27xw is not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The HP 27xw does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 27xw also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC screens that were released around the same time as it.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
Medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 27xw have display brightness of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The HP 27xw has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst PC monitors of this age.
Quite Slow Response Time
At 14 milliseconds, the HP 27xw has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the 27xw. Medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 27xw have response times of between 1ms and 40ms.
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Running Costs Are Average
This medium monitor has an energy efficiency classification of A. The average running cost of the 27xw is £53 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 505 PC monitors that were launched more than a year ago.
Released Over a Year Ago
This flatpanel monitor was released over a year ago.
With a width of 622.6 millimeters, the HP 27xw has a relatively typical width compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the 27xw.
PC displays with a wider width that might be worth considering 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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