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HP X24ih Review: 24-Inch, 1080p, 144Hz Gaming Monitor

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The HP X24ih is an awesome IPS gaming monitor. Thanks to its high 144Hz refresh rate, this display will give you a competitive gaming advantage.

Additionally, the X24ih is a well-rounded monitor for gaming and everyday uses for all different types of multimedia.

With the displays’ simple, yet elegant design, the X24ih will provide you enough screen real estate, work on multiple projects, and have other windows open simultaneously.

So before jumping on to the HP X24ih gaming monitor, let’s check out its performance, features, specifications, and its design.

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 24-Inches
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m²
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Built-In Speakers: No
  • Stand Height, Switch, Tilt: Yes
  • Stand Swivel, Pivot: No
  • VESA Mount: Yes, 100x100mm
  • Connectivity: 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x Audio Jack
  • Weight: 13-lbs

Display Design

The HP X24ih measures 24-inches and along with providing you thin bezels on all of its three sides, which is excellent for screen immersion and screen real estate as well.

Also, the entire monitor with the stand weighs around 13 pounds, which is pretty light. In addition, the screen itself is not curved, but it shouldn’t be a problem because you’ll still get that immersive experience.

With the X24ih’s simple yet elegant design, it has a nice matte black texture to its overall build. Making the entire monitor aesthetically pleasing, which is great if you’re walking into the room and you could admire the display from a distance.

And the screen itself is made up of a matte material, which handles light sources and sunlight very well. However, it’s best to avoid the monitor from direct lighting or direct sunlight.

Additionally, the monitor sits on a stable foundation; thanks to its square-based stand, the monitor won’t wobble when slightly nudged or slightly moved. The stand’s base is small enough that you can save a lot of room and space on your desk.

However, the stand is decently ergonomically designed because it can’t swivel nor pivot. But it can adjust in height and tilt.

But you can always swap it out for a 100x100mm VESA mount, which allows the monitor to be super flexible and have a lot of freedom of movement while saving you more desk space.

You can find the OSD panel on the bottom right corner of the monitor, consisting of five physical buttons, including the power button. However, a joystick would’ve sufficed as well, for easier navigational purposes.

The monitor itself doesn’t have built-in speakers; however, that’s fine because you’re better well off with a pair of headphones or a dedicated sound system.

You can always find the connectivity in the rear of the monitor; however, it may require you to tilt the monitor a bit to make the connections easier.

The connectivity consists of one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0, and one audio jack, which is more than enough connectivity to use the HDMI port is great because it allows you to connect your gaming consuls as well.

Performance in Features

The HP X24ih is an IPS monitor, running with a resolution of 1920×1080, along with a fast refresh rate of 144 Hz and a 1ms response time; these specs are all great for competitive gaming because they’ll give you a slight edge.

The monitor will provide you decent resolution, which sits at 1080P, making the display great for everyday use, along with a pixel density of 92 PPI.

In addition, the contrast ratio sits at 10000:1, with a brightness level of 350 cd/m². The contrast can be slightly improved because the blacks look a little bit grayed out when viewing the screen in dark environments.

You may start to notice a little bit of backlight bleeding located at the bottom of the screen; however, it shouldn’t be significantly noticeable and shouldn’t pose any problems.

Also, the monitor’s 144Hz refresh rate is excellent, and you’ll experience a smoother and blur-free gaming experience.

The X24ih is also FreeSync ready, with the VRR ranging from 20Hz to 244Hz.; however, it’s not G-Sync certified. But G-Sync is still compatible, just not certified. Once FreeSync is on, you’ll be able to experience smoother and super smooth buttery-like graphics and when gaming in fast-paced action scenes.

The input lag performs superbly, which sits around 4ms, which will give you a better responsive overall experience.

In addition, the SRGB has 100% coverage and also has outstanding SDR color coverage. Making the monitor great for professionals, creatives, photo editors, and color grading professionals.

Pros

  • First 144 Hz refresh rate
  • It’s FreeSync enabled; however, not just G-sync certified but compatible.
  • Excellent SRGB coverage, great for creative and professionals

Cons

  • Stand ergonomics can be slightly improved.
  • Contrast can also be improved.

Conclusion and Thoughts

Overall the HP X24ih is a well-rounded gaming monitor, which will also save you money if you’re ever on a budget. The quick 144Hz refresh rate is excellent for competitive gaming as well, and you’ll be able to get a slight edge.

Being an IPS panel, the X24ih will provide you great viewing angles, so that means images and colors won’t disappear when viewing the monitor from different sides.

However, it doesn’t have built-in speakers, and the stand isn’t as well ergonomically designed and can be slightly improved. But you can always swap out the stand with a VESA mount, which is a plus.

Other than that, the HP X24ih is a superb budget gaming monitor that you can upgrade to if you’re ever tight on the cash.

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