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HP's new '4K Envy' monitor comes with USB-C

09 Dec 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

USB-C can deliver data, video, audio, and even power, and over the last year we have seen PCs with USB-C emerge. HP’s new 27-inch '4K Envy' monitor can be connected to a laptop only using USB-C for video and power.

HP 4K monitor

Apple has put the spotlight on USB-C after it launched the new MacBook Pro. While it technically uses Thunderbolt 3 ports, these are based on the USB Type-C connector and allow you to plug in any type of USB-C device, including a monitor. You no longer need a separate DisplayPort, HDMI or VGA cable.

HP 4K Envy


HP’s new 27-inch '4K Envy' is one such monitor. When connected to for example the MacBook Pro, the monitor receives a 4K video signal and can send back up to 60W to charge the laptop over a single cable. The monitor still needs to be connected to a power outlet.

HP’s monitor features an IPS LCD panel with 3840x2160 pixel resolution, 99% sRGB color gamut, and up to 60Hz refresh rate (plus FreeSync). Besides USB-C there is 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI 2.0, and 1x HDMI 1.4 for connecting the monitor to other devices.

HP 4K Envy


As you can see from the photos, the monitor has a thin bezel around the LCD panel and an aluminum stand. The stand offers tilt adjustment only.

HP’s 4K Envy 27 is available now from hp.com for $500 dollars.



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