The monitor you see is HP‘s new 27-inch Full HD LCD monitor, the 2709m. Here are the specs:
- Size: 27-inch
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Response Time: 3ms (Gray to Gray)
- Brightness: 400 cd/m2
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (static), 30,000:1 (dynamic)
- Color Gamut: 92% NTSC
- Connectivity: VGA, DVI-D with HDCP, HDMI with HDCP (2)
- Adjustability: Swivel, Tilt
- Power Consumption: 46W (max), <2 (sleep)
- Availability: Now in the US
- Price: US$499.99
High-End Features Probably due to the large size this 27-inch LCD monitor from HP cannot be rotated but the 2709m has a lot of high-end features. Let’s start off with contrast ratio. The 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio? That’s just HP blowing smoke. But the 1000:1 static (or native) contrast ratio is solid. The 3ms Gray To Gray (GTG) response time is plenty fast (pretty good for gaming) and the 92-percent NTSC color gamut should provide some very nice colors. Brightness of 400 cd/m2 is on the high side and should be plenty enough to use the 27-inch monster as a TV from a bit farther back. There are two HDMI connections, a DVD connection and a VGA connection so you can hook up to four video source devices to this 27-incher.
High Price The US$499.99 is twice the price of the 23-inch w2338h (here’s my writeup on the w2338h). Both have the same resolution: 1920 x 1080. If you absolutely need to spend $500 on a monitor purchase, I would recommend getting two w2338h monitors. Make sure you have the graphics card to drive two monitors.