Hi. My website uses cookies which are very important for the success of Lim's Cave reviews. By proceeding, you consent to the cookie usage. For more information, please see the Privacy Policy. Happy fragging!
I agree!
HP Omen X 35 Review
by Lim, April 16, 2017 8:50 pm

HP Omen X 35 Review - 100Hz curved Ultra-Wide Gaming Monitor. In general an awesome image quality but still with a bigger problem and some downsides


The Omen x by HP, I really was happy when the HP Omen X35 arrived. The design is something really innovative and new within gaming monitors and displays in general and I really like it combined with the 35" Inch. Oh, and yes, you can see a difference between 34" and 35" Inch. There is only few information about the Omen, so I was also really curious how good the Omen X35 will pass my test. I've got my Omen directly at the German HP store, with some student discount :P. But even with a discount, the Omen costs me 1090€, which is still really a crazy price for a pc monitor. So, HP attacks the Asus PG348Q and Acer X34A with its Omen. With a VA panel, you will have overall very good blacks and a strong contrast ratio but you should note that a VA panel does not ensure you to have stable blacks within viewing angles in dark image content. The good, no clouding and backlight bleed, the bad, viewing angles are very poor at the Omen, even compared to other VA panels. In the  HP Omen X35 is built in an AU-Optronics panel. A 100 Hz native refresh rate panel with 4ms response time, Nvidia G-Sync, ultra wide, ultra-design, 3440 x 1440 curved display, ambient lighting ... The review is a bit long, but I still hope that it helps you with your buying decision :). 

HP Omen X35 vs the Asus PG348Q and other IPS Panels

I'm receiving a lot of question according to which gaming monitor to choose: The Omen X35 vs the Asus PG348Q or the Acer X34a. Since Dell Alienware (and soon the same Panel in an Acer and AOC model) has also released its 120Hz IPS panel we should rather compare these new native 100Hz IPS panels with overclocking up to 120Hz to the Omen X35. Overall I definitely would pick one of these new 120Hz IPS panels because of fewer IPS glow compared to the Asus PG348Q and the Acer X34A and no VA glow issues and better color stability in viewing angles. You may think "hey, I don't need good viewing angles when sitting directly in front of the panel" but you should note that you even have viewing angles in this case and this is why IPS panels, especially in monitors, gives an IPS panel this great overall image quality. Less motion blur, no smearing issues, the OSD brightness settings, but still the IPS glow, depending on the distance to the monitor. In a pitch black room, both, the Omen and an IPS panel is not perfect. 
Updates and new information about the HP Omen X35 can be found at the bottom of the article or in the table of contents (if available). Also available within the forum (click here).


Panel Type VA (AU Optronics)
Backlight EDGE LED / W-LED
Display size and Aaspect ratio 35 Inch/ 21:9
Max. resolution 3440x1440 (UWQHD)
Pixel density 116.55 ppi (pixel per inch)
Refresh rate 60 Hz nativ / Overclock 100 Hz
Native color depth and color space real 8-bit / sRGB
Response time (GtG) 4 Ms
Brightness 300cd/m2
Integrated speakers No
Video inputs 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI 1.4, 3x USB 3.0
Audio 3.5mm Kopfhörer Ausgang
USB Hub Yes
Power consumption 65W (ohne Nutzung der USB Eingänge)
35" Panel dimensions WxHxD with foot stand 83,3 x 32,9 x 41,2 cm
35" Panel dimensions WxHxD without foot stand 83,3 x 11,1 x 38 cm
Frame width 7mm
Weight 12.04 Kg without foot stand / 9,47 Kg with foot stand
Warranty 2 Years
Ergonomics Height, Swivel, Tilt
Adaptive Sync G-Sync
G-Sync Range 30-100Hz
Contrast (Native) 2500:1
Vesa Yes 100mm
Curved Yes



Alternative ultrawide 100Hz UWQHD (3440x1440) IPS and VA monitors to the HP Omen X35:
(All other alternatives are listed in the Gaming-Monitor-List. Future releases can be found here)


Find the HP Omen X 35 here: Buy on Amazon


With G-Sync:

- VA Panel

AOC Agon AG352UCG Buy on Amazon

Acer Z35P Buy on Amazon


- IPS Panel

Asus PG348Q Review / Buy on Amazon
Acer Predator X34A Buy on Amazon
Dell Alienware AW3418DW soon.


With Freesync:

- VA Panel

HKC NB34C Buy on Amazon

Samsung C34H890 Buy on Amazon

Samsung CF791 Buy on Amazon

Asus MX34VQ Buy on Amazon

Asus ROG Strix XG35VQ not released yet


IPS Panel

No IPS Freesync Ultrawide QHD monitors released yet


YouTube Video Review





Within the response time of 4 Ms and the overdrive function from the Omen, in general, I was positively surprised. However, the disadvantage is that while using overdrive you will become problems with lags/stutters. This means, that every 4 - 5 seconds the image has extreme motion blur for some several milliseconds. It's curious that these intervals, where this issue occurs, sometimes need around 15 seconds before it occurs. Well, the positive thing, within games this issue isn't really that noticeable and while playing I couldn't notice it at all. So let's hope that HP will be able to release a fix with some firmware updates.


Ufo Tests

Some more "issues" with the Omen X 35


VA Smearing

If you buy a VA panel, you probably will know that you will have more smearing compared to an IPS or a TN panel in darker image content. It's just something which all VA panels have and what we can not evaluate as a negative point for the monitor.

Contrast, Brightness, and Black Point:


Presets and Measurements:


Measurements with optimal settings (without calibration):


Measurements after calibration:



Review Updates

1. Refresh Rate

The HP Omen X35 uses a native 100 Hz refresh rate panel (and not a native 60 Hz panel with overclocking abilities) Model number: AUO (AU Optronics) with the serial number M350QVR01.1.


2. Frame Skipping

As the question came @ youtube if the omen uses a native 100 Hz panel. One user told us, that HP has made a mistake on their page. The support in Germany really couldn't help me. At this test, we have frame skipping of "only" 1 frame each every 1.11 seconds. The video is taken with 60 fps and a shutter speed of 1/100, so you won't see each frame but you easily can see the "afterglow". Frame skipping results in stuttering. I couldn't notice any stuttering with the Omen X35 in games, only some in CS GO.


Here you also can watch a short video where I made the frame skipping the test.
Here is a short explanation of frame skipping.


Comparison Charts

Maximum brightness in cd/m2
Asus Rog Swift PG348Q
HP Omen X35
Acer Predator X34P
Alienware AW3418DW

Maximum contrast x:1
HP Omen X35
Asus Rog Swift PG348Q
Alienware AW3418DW
Acer Predator X34P

Black point with optimal settings (120 cd/m2 , 6500K)
HP Omen X35
Asus Rog Swift PG348Q
Alienware AW3418DW
Acer Predator X34P



Well, overall the HP Omen X35 is a great ultrawide monitor with its own (mostly VA typical) cons. The VA glow on this model is something I really don't like and it is even hard to get used to. Currently, the VA glow is even the worst I've seen on current VA gaming monitors. The brighter your environment the less VA glow you will observe on the Omen, so I strongly would recommend using a small desk lamp to improve the overall image quality on the X35. Otherwise, great pop colors in darker image content but still washed out colors above the 16:9 area. If you are looking for a new 21:9 gaming monitor I would recommend you to watch my Alienware review, which also has its own cons and issues. Watching movies is not optimum still because the VA glow again will brighten your blacks. I watched two movies on the Omen and I personally really don't like it. To be fair: To find a (gaming) monitor which is good for movies (especially when comparing to TVs) is not really easy since all current monitors are far behind higher end TVs in terms of the overall image quality, but still best for high refresh rate gaming.


Pros & Cons


- Intense and vibrant colors (consider viewing angles and more washed out colors on the left and right / above the 16:9 aspect ratio)
- G-Sync with a range from 30-100 Hz
- Max. brightness of 350 cd/m2 (300 cd/m2 stated)
- USB Hub with 3 x USB 3.0 ports
- Very good sharpness - "sweetspot"
- 100 Hz
- Very clean design and a solid processing
- Very nice blacks
- No clouding and backlight bleed
- Very good protected monitor in the box



- No contrast settings
- Actually buggy overdrive settings with lag (not really a problem in games)
- "slowest" panel technology with smearing in darker colors/objects
- Frame skipping (1 frame)



- No gamma settings in the OSD
- Viewing angles, especially in darker image content (silver shine effect)
+ Issues with viewing angles on the HP Omen X35 are very obvious(!)

Support Lim's Cave with a subscription on YouTube. Follow at Twitter and Facebook for news and info about upcoming reviews, monitor releases, and other interesting posts. 


Lim's Cave Gaming Monitor List
Lim's Cave Monitor Settings
Lim's Cave Releases
Lim's Cave Buying Guide
Lim's Cave Monitor Faq
Lim's Cave Monitor Comparison
Lim's Cave Future Content

The last Monitor Reviews


Create a comment Or register and take advantage of all the benefits
1    Irma Watt    August 26, 2019 12:56 pm
Accelerate Your Growth - 30 Days at No Cost


My name is Irma and I am the founder at BIGLEP. We work with organizations like Getresponse to accelerate small businesses growth through offering email marketing tools.

Powerfully-simple features let you concentrate on your business — not marketing technology:
drag and drop email creation, pre-built templates, automations, powerful analytics.

Interested? Get 15mins on your calendar to explore: https://www.biglep.com/growth


To unsubscribe: reply "no"
2    Rebeca Ruzicka    October 23, 2019 11:58 pm
Invite Bloggers and Webmasters to Fill out Paid Surveys

I'm Rebeca from Perfectmedialab.

We are working with Inboxdollars to provide bloggers another opportunity to earn cash or get rewards.

After joining Inboxdollars, you will be able to get rewards by sharing your opinions online.

Paid surveys are ready to be sent to you: https://www.perfectmedialab.com/paidsurvey


Rebeca Ruzicka

Unsubscribe: https://www.perfectmedialab.com/unsubscribe
3    Joseph M. Morris    December 27, 2019 8:30 pm
Inquiry from Washington,DC

Are you troubled by payroll administration?

Is staying compliant with ever-changing payroll tax laws a burden on you?

Is hiring a full-service payroll provider too expensive for you?

Payon was built to eliminate your pain.
Payon has used 30 years of payroll experience to streamline your pay runs,
guarantee taxes will be done right, and build seamless integrations with top back office software.

You can try it first and then decide whether to continue: https://www.interactivewise.com/payroll

Joseph M. Morris

Company: Interactivewise
Address: 1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Unsubscribe: https://www.interactivewise.com/unsubscribe
4    Meagan    February 3, 2020 10:07 am
för secretary sex ???? free online dating sites for canada sambil girlfriend on dating
site melalui date apps free ?? french dating in usa tadi free
dating websites denver anuoju exclusive dating sites london ?????????? san diego online dating buono hsv dating site free täällä kamasutra sex birþeyi
list of legitimate online dating sites ??????? best way to have anal sex intenta online dating sites
south australia ke i want to trade sex for memes estes sex before marriage islam qa jojoje free
dating site online ????? older lesbian dating sites ????? a free dating website kapan top 10 free dating
sites in australia ??? best dating apps nyc
tal ypu porn hetkellä bisexual dating online ????
best spanish dating site õk 2 girls having sex ????? dating singles sites free
5    Patricia Abel    March 4, 2020 5:40 pm
Go Here To Review Our Service


Interactivewise is a website that collects opinions from webmasters/bloggers/business owners for Bing, Bluehost, etc.

We are looking for people like you to test our website.

They spend *,000,000,000 dollars each year collecting data, and then improving their products.
Interactivewise pays to each member $ *** daily for their opinions.

Interested? Click here: https://www.interactivewise.com/cashsurvey

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Patricia Abel

Unsubscribe: https://www.interactivewise.com/unsubscribe
6    Ronda    October 19, 2020 6:33 pm
Thanks for every other informative site. The place else may I am getting that type of information written in uch
an ideal method? I have a project that I aam simply now working on, andd I've been at the glance out for such
10 beest games ever
10 best games ever
7    Suzette    November 23, 2021 10:48 am
? ??????????? ????????? online ??????
???? ????? ? ????????? ?????, ?? ?? ????? ?? ????? ?????????? ??????, ??????????? ?????.
??? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ?????.

???? ?? ??? ?????????? ?????? ??????????? ?????, ? ???
???? ?? ??????????? ?????? ???????????.
??? ???? ????? ?????????
8    Randy    November 24, 2021 11:07 am
? ??????????? ????????? online ????? 2-? ?????
?? ??? ????, ?????? ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????????????
?????????, ???????? ?????.
??? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ??????.

? ??????, ???? ?? ????????? ??? ??????? ?????? ???????? ??????-????????, ? ??? ???? ?? ??????? ?????? ????????.
??? ???? ????? ?????????
9    Lou    November 25, 2021 6:43 am
? ??????????? ??????? ??????
????? 3-? ????? ? ?????????
?????, ?? ?? ????? ?? ????? ???????? ??????????, ??????????? ???????.
??? ???? ??? ?????? ???????.
? ??????, ???? ?? ????????? ??? ?????????? ??????????? ??????????? ??????-????????, ?
??? ????????? ?? ??????? ?????? ??????.
??? ???? ????? ?????????
10    Roberto    December 21, 2021 6:26 am
? ??????????? ??????? ??????
????? 3-? ????? ? ????????? ?????, ?? ??? ?? ???????? ?? ?????? ?????????????
?????????, ???????? ???????.
??? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ?????.
? ??????, ???? ?? ??? ?????????? ?????? ?????? ??????-????????, ? ??? ?????????
?? ??????? ?????? ???????????.
??? ???? erotikfoto.ru
11    Tawanna    May 30, 2022 2:32 am
? ?? ???? ?????????? ????????????.
?????? ????????! ??? ???? ?????