HP unveils the OMEN gaming notebook

HP has announced the HP Omen notebook PC, a gaming PC designed to play high end games. The company says it combines performance, portability and style in one package.

“The HP OMEN delivers the power to dominate with a stunning design to give gamers the ultimate gaming experience.” said Mike Nash vice president, product management, HP.

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The HP OMEN is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M and Intel CoreTM i7 Quad Core processor. The PC sports a 15.6” diagonal, 1080p touch-enabled display optimized for smooth frame rates.

It boasts the standard 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) that enables games to load 2-3 times faster than traditional hard drives, while the optional 256GB and 512GB PCIe SSD drives offer load times that are 6-9 times faster than traditional hard drives.

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Users have the option to choose memory of 8GB or 16GB DDR3, and graphics memory of 2GB or 4GB GDDR5.

The HP OMEN has dual fans that pull cool air through the bottom of the system, pushing hot air through exhaust fans at the rear of the system keeping hot air away from the keyboard and the user’s hands.

There are rubber feet on the bottom to channel cool air into the dual fan inlets and prevent hot air from recirculating back into the notebook.

The HP OMEN has a slim design and is only 19.9 mm thick and weighs 4.68 lbs. It has a chassis CNC made from solid aluminum, and anodized with a black finish.

The keyboard of the PC is also optimized for gaming, the key spacing and travel is optimized for accurate, fast keystrokes.

The keyboard also includes six programmable function keys that can be customized to the unique features of any game the user is playing.

The included HP OMEN Control software makes it easy to assign shortcuts to the programmable function keys, customize the multi-zone lighting, and allow gamers to turn off the trackpad or disable the 15.6” diagonal touchscreen to suit their gaming needs.

The optional accessories include HP OMEN Gaming Mouse X9000 with 8200DPI laser tracking, and eight levels of in-game, on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment.

The starting price of $1,499.99 includes the NVIDIA GTX860M with 2GB GDDR5,Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor, 8GB DDR3 system memory, and a 128GB SSD. The HP OMEN is now available for order in the United States.

The HP OMEN Gaming Mouse X9000 is expected to be available in the United States in November for a starting price of $59.99.


Vishal Kawadkar



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