HP Announces ‘Omen’ Gaming Laptop, Available Starting Today For $1,499 And Above

HP Omen

HP today announced the new HP OMEN, their gaming laptop which combines performance, portability and style in a package. The HP OMEN is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor, 15.6″ diagonal, 1080p touch-enabled display — optimized for smooth frame rates and 72% color gamut shows vivid, rich colors, 128GB solid-state drive (optional 256GB and 512GB PCIe SSD drives), 8GB or 16GB DDR3, and graphics memory of 2GB or 4GB GDDR5.

Read the excerpts from the press release below.

The HP OMEN was engineered from the ground up to manage thermals. Its 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.

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 15.6″ diagonal touchscreen to suit their gaming needs.

Optional Accessories
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.

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The HP OMEN is now available for order in the United States at hp.com/go/OMEN.

  • 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.
    • For an additional $100, customers can replace the 128GB SSD with the 256GB PCIe drive. (For a price of $1,599.99.)
    • For an additional $200, customers can upgrade to the 256GB PCIe SSD, and further upgrade to 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory. (For a price of $1,699.99.)
    • Additional configuration options of 16GB DDR3 system memory and a 512GB PCIe SSD can be found at hp.com/go/OMEN.
  • The HP OMEN Gaming Mouse X9000 is expected to be available in the United States in November for a starting price of $59.99.
  • The HP OMEN Gaming Backpack is expected to be available in the United States in November for a starting price of $79.99.

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