HP has made advancement to its Omen series of Gaming laptops by introducing the Omen 15 refresh for the year 2018. The most striking of all is the update of design in this laptop, since the new Omen 15 offers a sleeker, thinner look compared to the previous one. The company is also planning to launch a gaming headset, laptop and backpack. The configuration which the Omen 15 sports, includes the 8th generation Intel Core i5+ and Core i7+ processors accompanied with the VR ready Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q GPU.
The new Omen 15, as we said comes with an upgrade in design offering a thinner and sleeker look to the refreshed edition. This new design is claimed by the company to be 7.4% less wide and 5% thinner than its previous variant. The weight of the laptop is also lesser, measuring only 2.4 kgs. The cooling system also gets a little bit of upgrade on the new Omen with some extra vents and the fans with larger fins. The laptop supports DTS headphones and sports Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers.
Speaking of the display, the laptop doesn’t sacrifice on the video quality even a bit despite cutting down on the design. It comes with a 15.6-inch diagonal display which is backed by NVIDIA G-Sync technology. The options available for the display are 144Hz 1080p, 80Hz 4K, or 60Hz 1080p options. Like we mentioned above, the laptop comes with latest 8th generation Intel CPUs with up to Core i+ H-series in six and quad-core configurations. As for graphics support, users will have the options of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max Q GPU, there will also be the option of GTX 1050 and GTX 1060 which will be available at cheaper rates. The laptop comes with 32GB DDR4-2666 RAM which is expected to provide a fluid gaming experience, and the storage capacity will be dependable on SSD, HDD, SSD and HDD, or even HDD and includes even Intel Optane Memory.
The new Omen 15 will come with an inbuilt game streaming technology which will allow the users to stream their game to another screen. HP will start selling the laptop on July 29, with the entry-level price of $979.99 (roughly Rs 66.100). The topmost model which sports the GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU and 4K screen is going to retail at the price of $1,699 (roughly Rs 114,500).
Like we mentioned above, HP has not only introduced a new revamped laptop this season. Following the laptop, there is an entire range of accessories which HP is planning to launch. The first of them will be the Omen by Mindframe Headset which is being claimed to be the world’s first headset with active earcup cooling technology. The new technology aims at catering to a prevalent problem between gamers, which is the issue of headphone heating during long playing stints. HP declares that the headphones will be available in second half of the year on HP.com and other retailers.
The second product in the Omen accessories portfolio is the Omen by HP Sequencer Keyboard. The new keyboard which boasts of being very lightweight comes with a 0.2ms response time. There is also a USB port at the back-left corner. The backlit on the keyboard is supported by RGB LED keys that are customisable to varied colour options. This keyboard will be available before the headsets, in July through HP.com and other retailers with a price tag of $179.99 (roughly Rs 12,100).
Next up on the list is the HP Reactor Mouse, Omen X by HP Transceptor Backpack, Omen by HP Mouse 400, Omen by HP Mouse Pad 200, and Omen by HP Hard Mouse Pad 200. All of them will be available in July like the other products, similarly through HP.com and other partnered retailers.
The Omen by HP Reactor Mouse will bear a price tag of $79.99 (roughly Rs 5,300), the Omen X by HP Transceptor Backpack will retail at $249.99 (roughly Rs 16,800), the Omen by HP Mouse 400 will be priced $39.99 (roughly Rs 2,600), the Omen by HP Mouse Pad 200 will retail for $19.99 (roughly Rs 1,300), and lastly, the Omen by HP Hard Mouse Pad 200 will be available at the price of $29.99 (roughly Rs 2,000).
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