In its mission to lead the business world in collaborative and productive workflows, HP has released details on its upcoming lines of monitors at CES 2021. In light of the ongoing global pandemic, no one outside of HP has had a chance to go hands-on with these displays but it’s safe to presume that they will serve as fantastic complements to HP’s upcoming line of Elite laptops.
HP has a reputation for producing some of the best laptops (opens in new tab) and best monitors for business use and it appears their 2021 lineup is set to reinforce that.
As the workplace continues to increasingly take place on electronic displays, it is important to take care of our eyes and minimize problems caused by excessive screen time, such as eye strain, however we can. HP’s new M-Series of monitors looks to provide an in-built solution to these problems as the world’s first Eyesafe certified displays. The M-Series uses always-on low-blue light technology to minimize eye strain whilst, remarkably, having zero impact on color accuracy.
Speaking of color accuracy, the M-Series promises true-to-life colors with 99% coverage of the sRGB color space. This, combined with the previously mentioned Eyesafe certification, should allow content creators to safely conduct color accurate work for extended periods. The FHD display boasts an IPS panel, housed in a ‘three-sided borderless design’, for 178 degrees ultra-wide viewing angles.
We’ve covered the issues around eyesight and increased screen time (opens in new tab) before, and it’s great to see manufacturers tackling this issue head on as people spend more time, both for work and leisure, in front of screens.
The M-Series will be available from March, in 24”, 27”, and 32” variants, with a starting price of $139.
HP E24u/E27u G4 USB-C
If your main source of eye strain is a mess of cables trailing from the back of your monitor, the HP E24u and E27u G4 may be just what you’ve been waiting for. Both monitors feature a USB-C port which allows you, through a single USB-C cable, to not only seamlessly connect a laptop to the monitor as a second display but it will also charge the laptop simultaneously. The ease and elegance that this solution provides goes one step further by also allowing you to turn on both the connected laptop and display on with just one button press.
In addition to their respective USB-C ports, both monitors don’t slouch when it comes to connectivity. They each feature a USB hub with 4 USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a DisplayPort 1.2 input with HDCP support, a HDMI 1.4 input with HDCP support, and a DisplayPort 1.2 output to enable easy daisy chaining of multiple displays.
It should be noted that while these monitors are largely the same, bar their size, the E24u has an FHD IPS display whilst the E27u features a QHD IPS display. The HP E24u G4 and E27u G4 will be available from February for $219 and $339, respectively.
HP P34hc G4
HP also shared some information on its curved ultrawide behemoth, the P34hc G4. The monitor features a 21:9, 3440 x 1440, VA display which HP claims, thanks to the increased real estate, allows users to be 33% more productive compared to a ‘smaller’ screen. HP, however, have not shared the degree to which the P34hc is curved.
It features connectivity similar to that provided by E24u and E27u, with a single USB-C port, a HDMI 2.0 port with HDCP support, and 4 USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports. Unfortunately, there’s no word on price or a release date for the P34hc G4 but it’s sure to be among the best ultrawide monitors available when it does arrive.
These new monitors look like they’ll be a fantastic addition to home offices, with intelligent, forward facing technology that will help keep you feeling healthy during your time working at home. For more tips on how to kit out your work space at home, check out our 6 ways to create a perfect home office (opens in new tab) article. We also have our best keyboards for home offices (opens in new tab) guide to help you choose a comfortable and stylish keyboard to help you during the work day.