The US-based PC maker HP has launched its new E Series monitors that come with a built-in night mode feature, or Eye Ease, as the company likes to call it. It’s meant to protect your eyes by reducing the amount of blue light emitted by the display and improve the sleep cycle.
You might have seen software-based features called Night Mode, or Night Light in Windows 10, that basically do the same thing and filter out the blue light. HP has gone one step ahead and created an always-on low-blue-light filter for its monitors.
These are the first-ever ergonomic monitors of this kind and have also received the TUV Low Blue Light Hardware Solution Certification.
The E-series HP monitors are intended for business users. Right now, many people might be spending long hours in front of the screen while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Constant exposure to blue light is known to cause eye strain and also keeps people awake which disturbs the sleep cycle. That’s where the blue-light filters could be of help, although, a previous study claims otherwise.
However, one problem with blue-light filters is they might mess with the color accuracy of the display, and hence, not recommended while using photo and video editing apps. Here, HP claims that Eye Ease blocks blue light without affecting the color accuracy or adding any yellowish tint that we normally see.
The new HP E-Series monitors are available in different screen sizes for varying use cases. The list includes HP U27 4K Wireless Monitor, which is the world’s first monitor to enable cable-free experience, that too, in 4K.
Then there is the E14 G4, which is a portable monitor with 400 nits max brightness and offers USB-C connectivity.
As far as the availability is concerned, the new E-series monitors will start shipping sometime around August at the starting price of $159. The $249 E14 G4 portable could get a little late and may start shipping in September. However, if you want the U27 wire-free monitor, priced at $479, you only have to wait until next month.