HP unveils a new series of Omen gaming laptops, desktops and accessories

    Last Updated: 26 May, 2016

    HP today made some big announcement revealing a new line of gaming products called the Omen series. The Omen series comprises laptops, desktops, and a monitor. The new brand focuses on performance, though, they still tend to offer portable, aggressive pricing and refreshing looks. There are two laptops, a desktop, and a monitor. In keeping with gaming line, the notebooks sports dragon red backlit keyboards and black shadow mesh lids. To keep under aggressive pricing, they sport plastic chassis but yet powerful rather than the aluminum case.

    Omen laptopsThe laptops will be available in two versions – 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch screens. The smaller one starts at $900 and the larger one starts at $980. The smaller one starts with Intel Core i3 processor while the larger with Intel Core i5 processor and they can be configured up to sixth-gen Intel Core i7 processors. Both can hold up to 16GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 950M GPU, and 2TB HDD or 512GB SSD. There’s a also a 4K screen option and the Omen notebooks come with Bang & Olufsen branded speaker grilles. All the notebooks come with standard 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 2 USB 3 ports, wired gigabit Ethernet, and a full-size HDMI output. Both will be available starting July 10th.

    Omen desktopThe Omen desktop should arrive around August and there’s no word on pricing just yet but has concrete specs. It can be configured up to a Core i7-6700K, with overclocking enabled in the firmware, up to a Nvidia GTX 1080 Founder Edition or AMD Radeon R9 390X, as much as 32GB RAM and 512GB SSD, and with optional liquid cooling. The tower is VR-ready that packs enough power to handle HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. There are glowing LEDs as well.

    Omen displayThe last in the line is the Omen display or HP 32 display, as HP calls. It’s a 32-inch 2560×1440 screen that comes with AMD’s FreeSync for generous refresh rate to reduce stutter. This one is also set for August. HP plans to bring all of its gaming products under a single roof Omen brand going forward.