HP 27-inch EliteDisplay E271i Monitor Means Business

Paul Lilly

A flexible diplay for business environments

Hewlett-Packard this week unveiled its new EliteDisplay E271i , a 27-inch monitor that puts ergonomics at the forefront and is built for business users. It has an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel that provides "stunning color quality and depth-ratio" from various viewing angles and distances, while the stand offers customizable tilt, height adjustment (150mm range), swivel, and pivot settings.

Though it's a big panel, HP opted for a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) screen resolution. That's sure to turn off gamers and professional graphics artists, but then again, the E271i takes aim at a different crowd, one in which sharing PowerPoint presentations with co-workers trumps gaming at a high resolution.

Other specs include 250 cd/m2 rated brightness, 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 178-degree horizontal/vertical viewing angles, and 7ms gray-to-gray response time. Connectivity options consist of VGA, DVI-D, and DisplayPort, the latter two with HDCP support. It also has one upstream and two downstream USB 2.0 ports.

The EliteDisplay E271i will be available in August. No word yet on price.

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