The HP 27ES monitor is based on an IPS screen technology. It has a Full HD (1920 × 1080) resolution and good color depth of 8 bit, being a great solution for general use.
This model has a diagonal of 27 inches and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. I24.4 inches wide, 18 inches high, and 7.7 inches deep. The weight is 8.36 lbs.
The 27ES HP monitor features 82 PPI pixel pitch, pick the brightness of 250 nits, and shows up to 16.7 million colors covering 72% of the sRGB gamut. Despite the fact that the picture looks bright and consistent, this monitor isn’t perfect for color-critical work.
The static contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the dynamic contrast ratio is 10000000:1 which results in a sharp image which makes it great for reading text. Being a LED-backlit monitor, it ensures brighter whites and makes dark colors even darker.
The surface of the HP 27ES display is glossy. It’s bright enough under dark viewing conditions but appears to be noticeably dimmer in daylight, so one should avoid placing the monitor close to the window.
The response time speed of 7ms isn’t great, but I didn't manage to notice any bothering delays or trails on fast-moving objects. The 60Hz refresh rate won’t appeal to demanding gamers, but will certainly be enough for casual gaming.
The OSD menu gives you the opportunity to alter the display’s brightness, contrast, power usage, color, etc. There is also an auto-sleep mode and an auto-adjustment function. The last one automatically optimizes the screen performance for the VGA input.
The first thing that you notice looking at the HP 27ES is that it has a very slim panel and quite an unusual design: the upper and side bezels are black (as well as the back panel of the monitor) while the bottom bezel and the stand are silver. All the bezels, except for the bottom one, are about half an inch thick. The bottom bezel is around one inch thick. So, this model has good potential to be used for a multi-screen setup.
The stand has tilting capability (-2°- 25°). It’s shaped like a photo frame, so you can put a small speaker inside of it to save more free space on your desk. Thanks to such a shape, the monitor is not likely to lean forward even when you shake the desk.
It takes seconds to set up the stand: it just clicks into the slot and then tightens with the screw by hand. Despite the fact that the stand can be easily removed, the monitor doesn’t have mounting holes and is not VESA mount compatible (however, you can install it on the wall using an adapter).
The row of 4 hotkeys for OSD navigation is hidden under the monitor’s bottom bezel. There are Menu/OK, Information, Input, Auto adjustment/QuickView/Exit, and Power buttons.
The rear panel of the monitor contains 3 inputs: 2 HDMI and VGA. Unfortunately, it can’t offer a USB hub, headphones jack, and DisplayPort input.
As you can see from the present HP 27ES review, this monitor is fairly basic. It doesn’t use any color enhancement technologies and can’t offer picture modes or other functions for increased versatility. However, it still shows a high-resolution, clear picture.
Nevertheless, the HP 27ES specs don’t make it a superior model for photo or video editing as it lacks in terms of color brightness and naturalness.