HP Omen X 25 vs 25f – which has higher refresh rate? HP have partnered with Blizzard, meaning these Omen monitors will be the official monitors of the Overwatch League. There’s ambient lighting on the base of the panel, which features HP’s “micro-edge display” with 1 mm bezels on three sides and a 100 mm, adjustable height stand. The HP Omen X 25 covers ports through 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI 1.4, and 2x USB 3.0 ports, while the X 25f offers 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, and 2x USB 3.0 ports.
These are Omen-branded gaming monitors. The main design option for these was pure refresh rate speed, with both monitors sacrificing on resolution – a 1080p density is all there is) for blazing fast, 240 Hz refresh rates. The panel type is, of course, the most capable of high refresh rates: TN. The Omen X 25 manages this feat with help of NVIDIA’s G-Sync proprietary module, while the X 25f only features support for adaptive sync (this means it’s likely G-Sync compatible, at the least, as well as being well paired with AMD’s FreeSync).
Specifications – HP Omen X 25 vs 25f
|Display type||TN with LED backlight|
|Display area (metric)||54.3 x 30.2 cm|
|Resolution (native)||FHD (1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz)|
|Resolutions supported||1024 x 768; 1280 x 1024; 1280 x 720; 1280 x 800; 1440 x 900; 1600 x 900; 1680 x 1050; 1920 x 1080; 640 x 480; 720 x 480; 800 x 600|
|Pixel pitch||0.283 mm|
|Contrast ratio||1000:1 static; 12000000:1 dynamic|
|View angle||160° vertical; 170° horizontal|
|Response time||3 ms on/off; 1 ms (with overdrive)|
|Tilt and swivel angle||Tilt: -5 to +23°|
|Display scan frequency (horizontal)||Up to 255 kHz|
|Display scan frequency (vertical)||Up to 240 Hz|
|Onscreen controls||Back; Color control; Down; Exit; Gaming; Image control; Information; Input control; Management; Menu; Minus; OK; Plus; Power|
|Display features||Anti-glare; On-screen controls; Plug and Play; User controls; User programmable|
|VESA mount||VESA mount compatible (mounting plate ships in the box)|
|Display Input Type||1 DisplayPort™ 1.2 in (with HDCP support); 2 HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP support)|
|Ports||3 USB 3.0 (1 upstream, 2 downstream, power delivery up to 4.5 W)|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT|
|Dimensions without stand (W x D x H)||55.75 x 33.06 x 9.87 cm|
|Dimensions with stand (W x D x H)||55.75 x 27.25 x 48.96 cm|
|Display height||300 mm|
|POWER AND OPERATING REQUIREMENTS|
|Power||Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC|
|Power Consumption Description||65 W (maximum), 30 W (typical), 0.5 W (standby)|
|Operating temperature range||5 to 35°C|
|ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CERTIFICATIONS|
|Environmental||Arsenic-free display glass; Low halogen; Mercury-free display backlights|
|Certifications and compliances||Australian-New Zealand MEPS; BSMI; CB; CCC; CE; CECP; CSA; EAC; FCC; ICES; ISO 9241-307; KC/KCC; NOM; PSB; SEPA; TUV-S; UL; VCCI; Vietnam MEPS; WEEE; ISC; Low blue light|
|WARRANTY AND SECURITY|
|Warranty||1 year limited warranty|
|Physical security||Security lock-ready|
The Omen X 25 Display is available in Europe for 629.99 € and in North America early September via HP.com and other retailers for a starting price of $549.99. The Omen X 25f Display is expected to be available in the US via Best Buy for a starting price of $449.99 and in Europe late June via HP.com and other retailers for a starting price of 459.99 €. Neither product was listed on their website or on Best Buy.
Key benefits – HP Omen X 25 or X 25f
What are the advantages of the Omen X 25 over the X 25f? Both have G-SYNC, but X25 has a G-SYNC Module whereas the 25f is ”Variable Refresh Rate G-SYNC Compatible”. Which one do you think will have a better overdrive less ghosting? Has their been any differences in other 240Hz G-SYNC vs 240Hz non G-SYNC monitors? I’m willing to pay for the G-SYNC Module if it will have a better overdrive/less motion blur etc.
HP has been adding many items to their gaming known as the Omen line. Their newest addition is the Omen X 25 and X 25f. The only difference is the f denotes AMD FreeSync and the X 25 is Nvidia G-Sync. These displays are meant for no compromises as the more frames the better. Omen believes there should be no compromise and that is why they have opted for a 240Hz display.
Ultra Smooth Gameplay At 240Hz – HP Omen X 25 vs 25f
These are the official monitors of the Overwatch League which means they are suitable for competitive gamers, but this was definitely a partnership deal with the Overwatch League. The main feature of this model is 240Hz which is meant to allow for the smoothest gameplay possible. It is also great for competitive gamers to perform the best. The monitor has 1ms response time and what they are calling “micro-edge bezels”. These are super thin bezels around the monitor to make the design look ultra sleek.
The Omen X 25 and 25f feature adjustable height with a travel distance of 100mm. The X25 ports feature one DisplayPort 1.2, one HDMI 1.4, and two USB 3.0 ports. The X25f features one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0, and two USB 3.0 ports. Here I step in to say, FreeSync works with Nvidia cards and there is no need to pay a premium for G-Sync when FreeSync is equally compatible.
Compare OMEN by HP Monitors
|HP Omen 25||HP Omen 27||HP Omen X 35|
|Monitor size (diagonal)24.5 inches||Monitor size (diagonal)27 inches||Monitor size (diagonal)35 inches|
|FHD2 million pixels for crystal-clear visuals||QHD3.7 million pixels for captivating definition||UWQHD5 million pixels for completely immersive entertainment|
|Anti-glare panelEnjoy the sun and your favorite content||Micro-edge designProvides for seamless multi-monitor set-ups||Micro-edge designProvides for seamless multi-monitor set-ups|
|TN panel with LED backlightEnjoy low pixel latency and snappy response times||Customizable ambient lightingMatch the lighting on your PC, keyboard and mouse||Customizable ambient lightingMatch the lighting on your PC, keyboard and mouse|
|AMD FreeSyncMakes monitor stutter, input lag and screen tears ancient history||NVIDIA G-SYNCEnsures sharp, stutter-free gameplay||NVIDIA G-SYNCEnsures sharp, stutter-free gameplay|