HyperX is well known in the PC gaming space for its wide array of accessories and peripherals. The brand has everything rom keyboards and microphones to headsets and mice. Now, HyperX is entering the gaming monitor space with two entries to kick off its Armada lineup, but it’s not just the monitors that are worth talking about.
HyperX is doing something unique with the mounting system for its Armada gaming monitors. And we’re not just talking about a simple monitor arm, but one that can support up to four monitors in total.
When it comes to gaming displays, most gamers are spoiled with plenty of choices these days. More name brands have also expanded into the gaming monitor market in recent times like Corsair with its Xeneon lineup and Razer with its Raptor displays. However, having more options is always a good thing for consumers, so HyperX’s entry into the gaming monitor scene is welcome.
Say hello to HyperX’s Armada gaming monitors
The first of the two HyperX monitors is the Armada 25. This is a 1920 x 1080 IPS panel with a 240Hz refresh rate, 24.5″ screen, and up to 1ms response times. It has pretty much everything a gamer that values performance could need. The smaller size should also be good for desks and spaces where a larger display wouldn’t work. This monitor will MSRP for $449.99 USD, which is pretty pricey with all things considered.
HyperX’s second gaming monitor is the Armada 27, which is the more premium display on offer. This is a 2560 x 1440 IPS panel with a 165Hz refresh rate, 27″ screen, and up to 1ms response times. It’s also rated with VESA Display HDR 400 to enrichen colors and improve visuals while gaming.
Admittedly, these are fairly standard specs as far as modern gaming displays. There isn’t anything particularly unique to set it apart as you’ll see on the absolute high end of gaming displays. The Armada 27 has an MSRP of $499.99, which again is fairly pricey.
A quite manageable mounting system
While these displays are fairly standard, the mounting system is unique. Instead of coming with a usual stand as you might expect, things are a bit different. Instead, both displays come with a monitor arm that attaches to your desk via a pressure handle.
The single mount looks to be robust and pretty adjustable. If you want to add more monitors to the stand, you can buy an add-on mount. Up to four 24.5″ or two 27″ monitors can be attached to the stand at once. The add-on mounts are by no means cheap though. Each costs $79.99 USD.
HyperX’s first foray into the gaming monitor market is certainly intriguing. If these monitors prove to be high quality and well suited for gaming, it’ll give gamers more options for their setups. The mounting system will also appeal to those who prefer to maximize desk space and have more control over positioning.
HyperX usually does a good job with its products like the HyperX Quadcast S, but the display market is an entirely different beast. The Armada 25 and 27 are due to release sometime in September, so we’ll get to see how these perform very soon.