In short: HyperX, the gaming division of HP, is entering the gaming monitor market with the launch of two mid-range IPS models under the new Armada brand. The Armada 25 features a 24.5-inch FHD 240Hz panel and costs $449.99, while the $499.99 Armada 27 features a 27-inch QHD 165Hz display. Both models are expected to go on sale next month.
HyperX’s new Armada gaming monitors seem pretty ordinary both inside and out. There’s no fancy RGB lighting shining from the bottom or back, and the specs won’t break any display performance records. However, HyperX is trying to make these models stand out in a very crowded market by including a table mount and an ergonomic arm in the box.
Instead of a traditional monitor stand that usually takes up extra space, Armada 25 as well as Armada 27 can be snapped onto the included table mount that supports the C-clamp and grommet brackets. It also has a quick release system for adding or removing screens at the touch of a button.
gaming mount compatible with displays up to 32 inches and weighing 20 pounds (~9 kg). It will also be sold separately for $109.99 and can support up to 4 x 25″ displays or two x 27″ displays. At the same time, additional install additional bracket/monitor will cost $79.99.
In terms of specs, the Armada 25 features a super-fast 240Hz 1080p IPS panel, while the larger Armada 27 has a 1440p screen and a slower (but still pretty fast) 165Hz refresh rate. Both monitors have a 16:9 aspect ratio, 178-degree viewing angles, and a mediocre 400 nit peak brightness, aided by a matte surface finish for a clearer viewing experience.
HyperX also notes 1ms GtG response time (with OD) for both models and Nvidia G-Sync compatibility for variable refresh rate games. Connectivity is identical on both monitors. There is one DP 1.4 port and two HDMI 2.0 ports. It is noteworthy that the list of specifications lacks audio support, does not mention built-in speakers or a 3.5 mm jack.
HyperX Armada gaming monitors and mounting accessories are expected to go on sale in the US next month. Both models are covered by a two-year warranty.