Large display; great performance when watching Blu-ray or gaming; minimal backlight leakage; two HDMI inputs.
Small text rendered very poorly; distracting reflection.
HP’s new 27-inch 2709m is considerably larger than the rest of these displays; it’s also more expensive ($400).
The 2709m offers the same native resolution as the rest of the field, so it spreads the same number of pixels over a much larger area. As a result, DisplayMate’s high-resolution sample photos looked just a bit softer than they did on the smaller monitors. The HP also did a poor job of rendering very small text.
|Viewable Area ||27 inches |
|Native Resolution ||1920x1080 |
|Color Gamut||92 percent of NTSC|
|Color Depth||6-bit with FRC|
|Gray-to-Gray Response Time ||3ms |
|Inputs ||DVI, HDMI (2), VGA |