HP’s new Omen 15 gaming laptop promises big performance in a smaller size
On the heels ofand a new gaming desktop, HP announced a complete redesign of its 15.6-inch laptop. . The updated design is available now from Best Buy and directly from HP starting at $ 1,000. It takes up the least amount of space, but is filled with the latest components from Intel and AMD.
The laptop is based on a 15.6-inch display with narrow bezels on three sides and a new 180-degree flat hinge that increases stability, according to HP. The display options include a UHD resolution with a refresh rate of 120 Hz or an FHD resolution with 300 Hz as well as an OLED display.
With the configuration of the Omen 15, you can make some other decisions, such as: B. with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super with Max-Q design, an Intel Core i7 H processor of the 10th generation or up to an AMD Ryzen 7 H-series processor. Configuring with up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM and up to 1 TB PCIe SSD or dual PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 is also on the table, although HP said that both memory and storage can be easily updated after purchase .
The Omen 15 is also the industry’s first gaming notebook to use an IR thermopile sensor “to optimize thermal efficiency, maintain smooth yet quiet acoustic control of the fan, and the performance of the Dynamic Power function in the Omen Command Center app, “said HP. The PC maker says cooling helps drive this laptop toward “desktop-level CPU performance.”
HP also updated one of my favorite cheap gaming laptops by giving it a bigger screen. The new Pavilion Gaming 16 has almost the same footprint as last yearNow, however, it does have a 16.1-inch Full HD display with a brightness of 300 nit and a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz. Although it is aimed at more casual mainstream gamers, you can get it with graphics, that are better than entry-level models, including an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q design or an RTX 2060 with Max-Q and a choice of a 10th generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor. A 300-nits IPS level display provides fast refresh rates of up to 144 Hz at 1080p
The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 is expected to be available on HP.com in June at a starting price of $ 799.99.