Mid-range specifications and competitive pricing for both screen sizes.
HyperX, the gaming-centric division of HP, is entering the gaming monitor market with the release of two mid-tier IPS models under the new Armada brand. The Armada 25 costs $449.99 and has a 24.5-inch FHD 240Hz display, while the Armada 27 costs $499.99 and has a 27-inch QHD 165Hz panel. Both models are anticipated to go on sale the following month.
The exterior and interior of the new Armada gaming monitors from HyperX appear to be fairly standard. There is no RGB lighting emanating from the underside or rear, and the display performance will not break any records. However, HyperX is attempting to distinguish these models in a crowded market by including a desk mount and ergonomic arm.
The Armada 25 and Armada 27 can be snapped onto the provided desk mount, which supports c-clamp and grommet brackets, instead of a traditional monitor stand, which typically requires additional space. It also features a quick-release system for adding or removing screens with the press of a single button.
The gaming mount is compatible with displays measuring up to 32 inches and weighing up to 20 pounds (9 kilograms). It will be sold separately for $109.99 and is capable of supporting up to four 25-inch displays or two 27-inch displays. In the meantime, an additional mount accessory/monitor arm will cost $79.99.
In terms of specifications, the Armada 25 has a 1080p IPS panel with a lightning-fast 240Hz refresh rate, while the Armada 27 has a 1440p screen with a slower (but still fairly quick) 165Hz refresh rate. Both monitors have a 16:9 aspect ratio, 178-degree viewing angles, and an average peak brightness of 400 nits, which is aided by a matte surface coating for improved visibility.
HyperX also notes a 1ms GtG response time (with overdrive) for both models, as well as Nvidia G-Sync support for variable refresh rate gaming. In addition, the connectivity of both monitors is identical. There is one DP 1.4 port and two HDMI 2.0 ports. Notably absent from the specifications list is audio support, with no mention of built-in speakers or a 3.5mm jack.
The HyperX Armada gaming monitors and mounting accessories should be available in the United States next month. Each model will come with a two-year warranty.