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HP updates Omen gaming lineup with laptops, desktop and monitor

by Mark Tyson on 24 May 2016, 14:31

Tags: Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ)

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HP launched its Omen gaming laptop back in November 2014, packing punchy mobile processing for its time. Now, according to Tom's Hardware, the firm has updated this 15.6-inch laptop, launched another model with a 17.3-inch display, launched an HP Omen gaming desktop and launched an attractive partnering 32-inch QHD gaming monitor. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, HP doesn't seem to have updated its product pages with the lineup, or published a press release.

HP Omen laptops

As mentioned in the intro, now HP is producing both 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch versions of this gaming laptop. Inside you will find that the latest Intel Skylake processors are employed (up to a Core i7-6700HQ), complemented by up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM.

Both models can be configured as follows - choice of GPU from Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M, 960M, or 965M; choice of FHD or UHD screen, dual storage option with maximum 4TB HDD and 512GB PCIe SSD. It is notable that the optional 4K screens would be a lot to handle for the discrete GPU options on offer, especially for modern native resolution gaming duties.

Other standard features are; HDMI out, USB 3.0 x2, card reader, Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45), and HD webcam. There are options for a pre-installed Intel RealSense camera and battery life up to 10 hours, depending upon your configuration choices.

The 2.1Kg, 24.5mm thick, 15.6-inch model is priced from $899.99, and the 2.85Kg, 30mm thick, 17.3-inch models from $979.99. Availability is scheduled for 10th July online and in Best Buy stores.

HP Omen desktop

This is a micro-ATX desktop tower PC in the signature HP Omen red & black. Inside you can configure up to an Intel Core i7-6700K and 32GB of DDR4. For graphics it seems like the sky's the limit - you can opt for up to a brand spanking new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, or AMD R9 Fury X, to propel your pixels.

Further options include; storage of up to 3TB (HDD) or 512GB (SSD), and an option to upgrade to a 120mm closed loop liquid cooling system. Standard I/O includes USB 3.0 x2, USB 2.0 x4, USB 3.1 (Gen 2, Type C on Select Models), and a 7-In-1 Media Card Reader. No pricing has been indicated and this gaming desktop isn't likely to become available until August.

HP Omen display

HP is providing a nice matching screen for its desktop, detailed above. The Omen display is a 32-inch 2560 x 1440 (QHD) WVA display with a response time of 5ms. It displays the full sRGB gamut and is AMD Freesync compatible. That's all we have on this monitor and its specs right now, except that it is due to launch alongside the Omen desktop in August at an unspecified price.

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I like how they offer a good range of discrete GPU's that is absent from most other lower-mid gaming notebooks.
According to Laptopmedia, the 17 inch variant will also support 980M.
It's nice to see that the VoodooPC badge still lives on.