HP Omen X 25 vs 25f – which has higher refresh rate?


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.

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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

Product number4WH48AA
Display typeTN with LED backlight
Laptop Size24.5″
Display area (metric)54.3 x 30.2 cm
Aspect ratio16:9
Resolution (native)FHD (1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz)
Resolutions supported1024 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 pitch0.283 mm
Brightness400 cd/m²
Contrast ratio1000:1 static; 12000000:1 dynamic
View angle160° vertical; 170° horizontal
Response time3 ms on/off; 1 ms (with overdrive)
Tilt and swivel angleTilt: -5 to +23°
Display scan frequency (horizontal)Up to 255 kHz
Display scan frequency (vertical)Up to 240 Hz
Onscreen controlsBack; Color control; Down; Exit; Gaming; Image control; Information; Input control; Management; Menu; Minus; OK; Plus; Power
Display featuresAnti-glare; On-screen controls; Plug and Play; User controls; User programmable
VESA mountVESA mount compatible (mounting plate ships in the box)
Display Input Type1 DisplayPort™ 1.2 in (with HDCP support); 2 HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP support)
Ports3 USB 3.0 (1 upstream, 2 downstream, power delivery up to 4.5 W)
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 height300 mm
Weight6.16 kg
PowerInput voltage 100 to 240 VAC
Power Consumption Description65 W (maximum), 30 W (typical), 0.5 W (standby)
Operating temperature range5 to 35°C
EnvironmentalArsenic-free display glass; Low halogen; Mercury-free display backlights
Certifications and compliancesAustralian-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
Warranty1 year limited warranty
Physical securitySecurity 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 Omen X 25 vs 25f
HP Omen X 25 vs 25f

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 25HP Omen 27HP Omen X 35
Monitor size (diagonal)24.5 inchesMonitor size (diagonal)27 inchesMonitor size (diagonal)35 inches
FHD2 million pixels for crystal-clear visualsQHD3.7 million pixels for captivating definitionUWQHD5 million pixels for completely immersive entertainment
Anti-glare panelEnjoy the sun and your favorite contentMicro-edge designProvides for seamless multi-monitor set-upsMicro-edge designProvides for seamless multi-monitor set-ups
TN panel with LED backlightEnjoy low pixel latency and snappy response timesCustomizable ambient lightingMatch the lighting on your PC, keyboard and mouseCustomizable ambient lightingMatch the lighting on your PC, keyboard and mouse
AMD FreeSyncMakes monitor stutter, input lag and screen tears ancient historyNVIDIA G-SYNCEnsures sharp, stutter-free gameplayNVIDIA G-SYNCEnsures sharp, stutter-free gameplay

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