HP introduced powerful compact laptops and accessories for gamers
HP held a presentation of products for gamers as part of the Omen brand. The main product was the updated Omen 15 laptop, which became the most compact in the manufacturer's lineup. In addition to it, a 16-inch Pavilion Gaming 16 and several accessories were introduced.
HP Omen 15 is equipped with a 15.6-inch display with thin frames, so the manufacturer was able to reduce the size of the laptop as much as possible. Depending on the configuration, the laptop may have an OLED matrix with UHD resolution and refresh rate of 120 Hz or Full HD at 300 Hz.
The maximum modification of the laptop uses the tenth generation Intel Core i7 H-series processor or AMD Ryzen 7 H-series processor. The discrete graphics card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q is responsible for the graphics. The amount of RAM DDR4 memory reaches 32 GB, and the storage is represented by one PCIe SSD per 1 TB or two PCIe SSDs combined in RAID 0. HP notes that the memory is easy to upgrade.
HP Omen 15 is the first gaming laptop with a special infrared sensor that monitors the temperature of all components. This allows the system to correctly distribute power consumption depending on the selected operating mode, heating components, and many other factors. All this should lead to more efficient operation of the device. In addition, the manufacturer has pumped the cooling system, increasing the airflow by 62% compared to its predecessor. As a result, HP claims CPU performance at the desktop level.
The price of the new HP Omen 15 starts at $1000 for the most affordable modification with Intel Core i5-10300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB), 8 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD and a screen with a Full HD resolution and 300 NIT brightness. The same price is the version with AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (4 GB), 8 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD and a screen with a Full HD resolution and a brightness of 250 nits.
The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 is comparable in size to last year's 15.6-inch Pavilion Gaming 15, but instead, it has a 16.1-inch IPS screen. The display resolution is Full HD with a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz and a brightness of 300 nits. The laptop is equipped with up to tenth-generation Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060 Max-Q, 12 GB of RAM, 1 TB SATA HDD and a 256GB NVMe SSD.
Pavilion Gaming 16 will go on sale in June at a price of $ 800.
In addition to laptops, HP introduced several gaming accessories. Among them is the curved 24-inch HP X24c monitor with Full HD resolution, 144hz refresh rate and FreeSync Premium support for $250; the Omen Vector Mouse and Vector Essential Mouse for $30 and $50 respectively; the HP X1000 Wireless Gaming Headset with virtual 7.1-channel sound for $100; and the HP Gaming Speakers X1000 speaker system, consisting of two 6-watt speakers and a subwoofer, for $100.