HP have today announced the HP OMEN notebook PC, a gaming PC that combines performance, portability and style in a package that is designed for gamers.
“Gamers play to win and expect their PCs to do the same,” said Louis Perrin, director, consumer products, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP EMEA. “The HP OMEN delivers power to dominate with a stunning design to give gamers the ultimate gaming experience.”
In gaming, performance must be balanced across a number of key attributes including the processing power to deliver fast, stutter-free frame rates, quick load times and great graphics. The HP OMEN is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M and Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core processor for high performance and stunning graphics. Because most games are designed to run in full HD(1), the HP OMEN offers a 39.6cm (15.6-inch),1080p touch-enabled display – optimized for smooth frame rates and 72% color gamut shows vivid, rich colors the way games were built to be seen. The 256GB and 512GB PCIe SSD drives offer load times that are 6-9 times faster than traditional hard drives.(2) Customers can choose memory of 8GB or 16GB DDR3, with graphics memory of 4GB GDDR5.
The industrial design of the HP OMEN was built around gaming. Because heat is typically the enemy of performance, the HP OMEN was engineered from the ground up to manage thermals. Dual fans 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 gamer’s hands. Rubber feet on the bottom were engineered to channel cool air into the dual fan inlets and prevent hot air from recirculating back into the notebook, so the HP OMEN will stay cool even through marathon gaming sessions.
At only 19.9mm thin and 2.1kgs (4.68lbs), the HP OMEN is portable and sleek, with a chassis CNC milled from solid aluminum, and anodized with a black finish. The custom chrome hinge was designed to elevate the display out of the way of hot exhaust air, with tips blue-coated to echo the racing look of titanium exhaust pipes. To keep clear of precious mouse and accessory real estate on either side of the PC, all ports have all been placed in the back of the device. Ports include power, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, and 4 USB 3.0 jacks.
Optimal Functionality with Unique Customization and Visual Effects
When you game, the keyboard can be your feet, your weapon or your magic wand, so each element of the HP OMEN keyboard is optimized for gameplay. The force profile of the keys has been tuned for a crisp and precise feel, 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 whatever game you are playing so the spells, weapons and action you need to win are always in an easy to reach location. You can quickly find the keys you need with the customizable backlit keyboard with seven zones of multicolor lighting. HP OMEN’s Beats Audio speakers also have multicolor lighting that can be customized and set to respond to the audio of games, music, or movies.
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 39.6cm (15.6-inch) diagonal touchscreen to suit their gaming needs.
Enhance your experience with the HP OMEN Gaming Mouse X9000 that gives gamers precision, custom control and comfort. With 8200DPI laser tracking, and eight levels of in-game, on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, you can go from pixel-precise targeting to blazing maneuvers without pausing the action. Also available, the HP OMEN Gaming Backpack with contemporary styling and quick access made specifically for the gamer on the go. Dedicated compartments for your notebook, tablet, mouse and keyboard, and a hook for your gaming headset ensure you’ll never miss a session.
Pricing and Availability
The HP OMEN is expected to be available in the UK from the end of November for a starting price of £1,299
The HP OMEN Gaming Mouse X9000 is expected to be available in the UK from November for a starting price of £47
The HP OMEN Gaming Backpack is expected to be available in the UK from November for a starting price of £55