HP Launches 4K ENVY Display With USB-C for New MacBook Pro

HP today launched its 27-inch ENVY display with 4K Ultra HD resolution and a built-in USB-C port for charging the new MacBook Pro, 12-inch MacBook, or most other USB-C devices at up to 60 watts over a single cable.

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The IPS LED-backlit display features a clean design with a micro-edge bezel, matte black rear panel, and a thin aluminum stand. The base can be detached for VESA wall or arm mounting, but a bracket is not included.

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The display has a 60Hz refresh rate and supports AMD FreeSync, designed to eliminate stuttering and tearing in games and videos by locking the refresh rate to the framerate of the graphics card.

Tech specs:

• 27-inch IPS LED display with ultra-wide 178° angle viewing
• 4K Ultra HD resolution (3,840×2,160 pixels)
• 16:9 aspect ratio with 142 PPI
• 60Hz refresh rate
• 99% sRGB color gamut
• Typical brightness of 350 cd/m2
• Built-in ports: 1 USB-C, 1 DisplayPort 1.2, 1 HDMI 2.0, 1 HDMI 1.4
• USB-C Power Delivery up to 60 watts
• AMD FreeSync
• VESA mounting

Included in the box:

• A/C power cable
• USB-C cable
• DisplayPort cable
• HDMI cable

HP's new ENVY 27 Display is available on HP.com and at select retailers in the United States for $499 starting today. The price point is about $200 cheaper than some competing USB-C displays, such as the LG 27UD88 and Lenovo ThinkVision X1, but features and connectivity vary.

One display that may be a better buy in the near term is LG's and Apple's new UltraFine 4K display. While it has a smaller 21.5-inch screen, the UltraFine has "Cinema" 4K resolution (4,096×2,304), built-in speakers, 3 additional USB-C ports, higher 500 cd/m2 brightness, and a wider DCI-P3 color gamut.

LG's UltraFine 4K display is $524—only $25 extra—until December 31. Afterwards, its price returns to $699.95, which will make it a less attractive option compared to HP's ENVY 27 display, although still worth consideration.

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Top Rated Comments

markfc Avatar
98 months ago
We're just a few short steps away from Dell's / HP's running licenced MacOS ;-)
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Abazigal Avatar
98 months ago
We're just a few short steps away from Dell's / HP's running licenced MacOS ;-)
You know, at this rate, I won't be surprised if Apple contracts one of them to update the next Mac Pro...
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mkeeley Avatar
98 months ago
This monitor is crap:

* Not 5K
* No USB-C hub
* No DCI-3P

If only LG had this design...



Keep dreaming.

Not going to happen.
How unusual, a 4K display not being a 5K one.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
markfc Avatar
98 months ago
Keep dreaming.

Not going to happen.
Are you sure? Timmy is in acting a little crazy at the moment.

I for one would buy an easily serviceable Dell running MacOS in a heartbeat as I'm sure many others would.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Defthand Avatar
98 months ago
I’m sure Apple didn’t sell enough of its pricey Cinema Display to justify its production. And though it was a competent display for professional requirements, businesses often opted for other serious displays—even ones that cost more than Apple’s. Still, I can’t help but wonder how this will impact Apple’s reputation of providing a complete, compatible experience. Not to mention, Apple prosumers are style-concious and fond of Apple’s aesthetic. Even if it’s not profitable alone, a matching display somehow makes the collective hardware more legit. How difficult or expensive would it be for Apple to re-purpose a Retina iMac’s shell and display to serve as a standalone display?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Abazigal Avatar
98 months ago
Surprised they didn't try to squeeze in some standard ports in the back. That would have made it a sure-buy for some of the members here.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)