HP Pavilion 32 – Absolutely worth it in 2018
The HP Pavilion 32 is to say the least, an incredible buy. Pitching cost against the value you be getting from the monitor, there’s no other answer i’d give but to say ‘Yes, buy this monitor’.
For only $350, you’re getting excellent colors and contrast and a 1440p (QHD) resolution. You’re also getting a 32-inch monitor with superb imaging capabilities that come with two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort, a USB hub with two USB 2.0 ports.
The HP Pavilion 32 fits into a highly lucrative segment with a fantastic price bracket, so let’s check and reveal its secrets and cut corners which help HP to sell it this cheap.
HP Pavilion 32 Specifications
- Screen Size: 32 Inches
- Resolution: 1440p QHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: Vertical Alignment (VA)
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz
- Response Time:5ms
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
- Brightness: 300 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: No
- Stand: Height – No
- Stand: Tilt – Yes (-5°/+21°)
- Stand: Swivel – No
- Stand: Pivot – No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes 100 x 100
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI-HDCP x 2
- Dimensions With Stand(WxHxD): 29.1″ x 20.6″ x 7″
- Weight: 21.6lbs
Buttons and Control
There are four buttons on the back of the cabinet’s right side that are used to turn the Pavilion 32 on and off and navigate the on-screen settings menus. Picture presets include HP Enhance + (a noise-reduction feature with low, medium, and high settings), Text, Movie, Gaming, and Photo. There’s also a Custom setting that lets you set your own Red, Green, and Blue intensity levels. In addition to Brightness, Contrast, and Sharpness settings, you can adjust Color Temperature settings, enable Dynamic Contrast, and choose one of three Black Stretch settings to enhance black levels.
Display and Performance
The HP Pavilion 32 features a 32-inch VA panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, a 7ms pixel response time, and an impressive 3000:1 contrast ratio. Out of the box, colors are correctly saturated with 100% sRGB coverage even if there are slight deviations in the green spectrum according to other reviewers who have done extensive color testing. The thick matte AG coating does an excellent job at avoiding glare and providing great viewing angles.
The elevated contrast ratio of the VA panel helps the HP Pavilion 32 a lot since it improves the screen to make the brighter colors pop out.
The HP Pavilion 32 Display is a great deal if you’re looking to get an extra-large-screen monitor without spending a lot. Granted, $350 isn’t exactly cheap in Nigeria and some other third world countries, but compared with other extra-large-screen monitors like the Samsung ultra wide 34 inch curved display, it’s a relative bargain. Just don’t expect features like anti-screen-tearing technology or a curved display at this price.
My verdict on this monitor is a solid 8 out of 10 and i would recommend this display for anyone looking to own a huge monitor with great color representation.