The X24c will be "HP's most curved monitor yet" when it launches in October for $249 USD
If you're in the market for the newly announced HP Pavilion Gaming 16 or refreshed Omen 15, then you may as well consider the HP X24c monitor to go along with it. The display is set to be HP's first curved 23.6-inch gaming monitor with support for both AMD FreeSync Premium and a 144 Hz native refresh rate to significantly reduce screen tearing.
Unfortunately, FreeSync will continue to require a Radeon graphics card to work meaning that the aforementioned Pavilion or Omen 15 gaming laptops will not be able to fully exploit the features of the X24c monitor.
As for why HP wanted to create a 23.6-inch curved monitor in the first place, their internal studies claim that gamers worldwide have been steadily warming up to curved displays over time. Sales went from 29 percent of all >100 Hz refresh rate displays in Q4 2017 to 63 percent as of Q2 2019. Thus, there's definitely a market for curved monitors even if some gamers still prefer non-curved panels.
Expect the HP X24c to become available in October right before the holiday shopping season.
- 23.6-inch 1500R diagonal display
- 16:9, 1080p native resolution
- 8-bit VA panel, 72 percent NTSC
- 3000:1 contrast ratio
- DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, 3.5 mm headphone jack
- 144 Hz refresh rate
- AMD FreeSync Premium
- 100 x 100 mm VESA mount compatible