The HP 27ER is a 27-inch monitor with Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. It uses an exclusive HP Enhance technology that brings an ultra-sharp picture and reduces noise using a special advanced filter. This technology also helps prevent picture overexposure that is very important for photographers and designers.
The HP 27ER 27-in IPS LED backlit monitor is thin and lightweight. It weighs 8.3 pounds and is just 1.4 inches thick. The unit is 17.9 inches high with a stand and 14.7 inches high without. The width measures 24.5 inches. The active area takes 23.5 x 13.2 inches.
The HP 27ER monitor has a 5M:1 dynamic contrast ratio that offers superior clarity. The IPS panel not only ensures wide viewing angles but also makes the overall picture look more natural. The LED backlight increases visibility in dark scenes. The HP 27ER specs include 250 nits of brightness, so the picture is crisp and vivid. The monitor shows up to 16.7 million colors and uses FRC technology in order to achieve great color depth. The pixel pitch of 0.311mm reveals more details. In terms of colors, this model is Technicolor certified which means that the screen has a decent level of color accuracy.
The picture on this monitor looks great out of the box, but you will always be able to tune it as you prefer using custom OSD settings. For example, you can switch between different modes (Movie, Photo, Gaming, Text, Custom), add screen partitions, etc.
The monitor has a 60Hz refresh rate, 7ms response time, and doesn’t support FreeSync. Accordingly, it can’t be recommended as one of the best models for gaming. Being Energy Star certified, the 27ER helps you save money due to a reduced level of energy consumption (it consumes 28W max and 0.5W in standby mode). The unit comes with 2 cables (VGA and HDMI) and HP 27ER manual.
This model seems to be well built. The bezels that encircle the screen are very thin, making it look sleek and modern. In addition, such bezels make the monitor suitable for a multi-monitor setup. The ER27 has a white body (except for upper and side panels that are black). The screen features an anti-glare matte finish.
The unit stands on an open wedge stand that allows tilting the monitor panel forward or backward (-5° to 25°). However, it can’t provide superior support and takes quite a lot of space on the desk.
On the back of the monitor, you will see an analog VGA input, 2 HDMI 1.4 ports (both with HDCP support), and a DC power connector. Below them, there is also a security slot. Unfortunately, there are no USB or DVI ports. The bottom bezel includes a power button, and 4 multifunctional buttons that allow you to open the menu, launch auto image adjustment, switch between inputs, activate the Quick View, etc.
As you can see from this HP 27ER review, the monitor has a lot of features for enhanced visuals. The overall picture looks stunning thanks to HP Enhance technology and a great 5M:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The ability to switch between 5 different modes makes this model quite universal. In addition, it has 2 HDMI ports that is a rare feature even for very expensive monitors. However, this model is not the best one for pro gamers.