HP announces the OMEN gaming notebook
HP recently announced the HP OMEN gaming notebook, a gaming PC that combines performance, portability and style in a package that is designed for gamers. The HP OMEN is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M and Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor for high performance with stunning graphics.
Because most games are designed to run in full HD, the HP OMEN offers a 15.6" diagonal, 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 standard 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) 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.(2) Customers can choose memory of 8GB or 16GB DDR3, and graphics memory of 2GB or 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 col 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 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; an Ethernet dongle is also included.
HP Omen Specs
Microsoft Windows 8.1 OS
15.6-inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS touchscreen display
4th-gen Intel Core i7-4710HQ quad-core processor
(2.5GHz, turbo up to 3.5GHz) with 6MB Cache and Hyper Threading
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (N15P-GX) with 2GB / 4GB of dedicated video memory (256Mx16, GDDR5 x 8 PCs)
Intel HD Graphics 4600
8GB / 16GB DDR3 RAM
128GB / 256GB / 512GB SSD
HP TrueVision FHD webcam
BeatsAudio, Dual Front Facing Speakers
4x USB 3.0 / mini Display Port 1.2 / HDMI v1.4b / Headphone & Mic combo jack
Customizable RGB Backlit Keyboard w/ extra wide touchpad
Dual array Digital Microphones w/ beam forming
382.9 x 247.5 x 19.9mm (dimension)
Pricing and Availability
The HP Omen is now available for order in the U.S. starting at $1,499.99 for the NVIDIA GTX860M 2GB GDDR5, Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor, 8GB DDR3 system memory, and 128GB SSD configuration.