The HP X24c is one of the few curved gaming monitors the brand offers in its exclusive portfolio which mostly has flat variants. Another surprising bit about it is its currently offers the steepest curve in the brand’s entire line up. The X24c has a lot of competition from brands like MSI which regularly releases comparable models to cover the massive growth in demand for them in the gaming category.
HP did mention that curved gaming monitors represent around 29% of its specific market in 2017, but it rose to around 63% in the middle of 2019. We can attest to that since we get a lot of recommendation requests for curved displays, while brands do not have a shortage of offering them in their annual releases.
The HP X24c uses a curved VA panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and a 300 cd/m2 backlight. Its most notable characteristics are its 3000:1 contrast ratio for deeper colors and black luminance, along with its 1500r curvature. The latter isn’t as pronounced at this size, but it is more noticeable and beneficial if you are planning on a multi-monitor setup.
VA monitors are preferable if you want to maximize a game’s visuals thanks to its higher contrast ratio. They appear more vibrant with deeper blacks most of the time, plus some well-tuned models offer excellent grayscale capabilities. They are slower in pixel response times, but that is mostly an issue only for sensitive users.
The HP X24c is also importantly compatible with both FreeSync Premium and G-Sync to maximize its value. It also offers a more ergonomic design and a well-equipped I/O layout which already makes it ideal for most gaming setups. These advantages will come in handy for the product which is priced slightly higher than some 27-inch offerings in the market.
The HP X24c’s specific release date is still forthcoming, but we do know that it will be priced at $250. That’s higher than what its closest competitors are asking, so we’re expecting better quality and, of course, performance from this upcoming monitor. You can check the official page for the HP X24c for more information along with this page where we will share the latest news as they become available.
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Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since his junior high years. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.