Tech Specs: Screen size: 31.5 inches | Panel type: IPS | Resolution: 4K | Refresh rate: 60Hz | HDR: HDR400 | Response time: 4ms
HP’s U32 isn’t as large or fully featured as some of its more expensive wide-screen rivals, but it gets all the basics right, and provides an attractive 4K display that is suitable for a wide range of tasks. The IPS display provides full 4K resolution of 3840×2160, with HDR400 to produce a bright, colorful image, and a blue-light filter to reduce eyestrain when you’re working.
The screen of the U32 is actually 31.5 inches in size, but that’s still plenty of room to view multiple documents and windows on screen, or to perform detailed photo or video editing. It also supports 99% of the sRGB color standard, as well as 98% of the DCI-P3 standard used for video editing, so it’ll be a good choice for designers, vloggers and other content creators. And, unlike some of its larger rivals, the U32 also allows you to pivot the screen, switching between horizontal (landscape) mode and upright (portrait) mode, depending on the type of work you’re doing.
It’s well connected, too, with a USB-C port that allows you to connect your PC and charge a laptop at the same time. You can also take advantage of the display’s built-in USB hub, which provides three USB-A ports for your keyboard, mouse and other office accessories. If your PC doesn’t have USB-C, then the U32 also provides HDMI and DisplayPort connectors too, although these don’t allow you to use the display’s USB ports. The low price means that the U32 doesn’t have any built-in speakers, but there’s an audio output socket so you can use headphones or external speakers if you need to.
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