HP has announced an upgraded version of its famous entry-level gaming laptop Omen 15. In addition to a better-looking, modern design, you can also choose between Intel and AMD chips.
Sleek and Modern Design
The main intention of the flagship behind redesigning the gaming laptop was to improve the device’s mainstream appeal.
It has a 15.6-inch display, with slim bezels on all the three sides, effectively reducing the thickness by nearly 11% when compared to its predecessors. This sophisticated aesthetic of the gaming laptop does give it a refreshing look.
A new 180° flat hinge design helps to make the laptop more stable, which in turn, improves durability. It also has a chic blue diamond logo and a modern graphic on the palm rest.
The company’s marketing research team found that users prefer a minimalist look. To accommodate this demand, HP has removed the angular edges around the device’s hinge, believing that the new design will add to the functionality of the PC, making it suitable for browsing and gaming.
However, one thing that the company has failed to work on is reducing the weight – at 5.4 pounds, the laptop is still heavy.
HP has increased the laptop’s fan sizes and exhaust outlets in a bid to improve the cooling system. This will help to boost the maximum airflow by more than 62%. Moreover, an infrared “thermopile sensor“ has been added to detect the heat waves across the laptop.
Intel and AMD System Compatibility
The Omen 15 gives you the option to configure with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Supermax-Q, and an AMD Ryzen 7 H-series or Intel Core i7 H-series.
This gaming laptop is also the first version in HP‘s Omen series to offer an AMD configuration.
You get two color options depending on the system you choose. While the Intel system is available in black, the AMD system comes in silver. You can also choose among three device panel options: OLED panel, a UHD 120 Hz panel, or FHD 300 Hz panel.
Other than this, you get 32 GB of RAM, and up to 1TB PCIe SSD or dual PCIe SSD supporting RAID 0.
The Omen 15 will be available from June 2 at a starting price of $999.