HP has launched the newest variant of the Omen 15, its mighty entry-level gaming laptop.
There are two models available, an AMD or Intel system, and both start at $999. Here is what you need to know.
HP Omen 15 2020: A New Multifunctional PC
HP launched today (June 2) the most recent version of the Omen 15. There are some internal upgrades worth talking about, but the new Omen’s design is more intriguing.
The gaming laptop has a sleek blue diamond logo – usually seen on HP’s Omen desktops – and a somehow sharp contrast from the previous VoodooPC emblem. The graphic on the palm rest looks more modern, and the whole thing is 11 % thinner than the older versions, at 22.5mm tall. A new 180-degree hinge now supports the 15.6-inch screen.
HP states that the new design should reposition the Omen as a multifunctional PC for users who want a laptop for games as well as work and business. Omen 15 has a more sophisticated design but is more straightforward than the Omens released so far. Its aesthetic now can blend better into a coffee shop or office setting.
Under the hood, HP Omen 15 houses an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q and an AMD Ryzen 7 H-series or Intel Core i7 H-series. It’s the first Omen series to provide an AMD version and the first with two color variants. The AMD system arrives in silver, while the Intel system, in black.
HP packed the Omen 15 with 32GB RAM (DDR4) and 1TB PCIe SSD or dual PCIe SSD supporting RAID 0. You can now choose an OLED display, an FHD 300 Hz one, or a UHD 120Hz panel.
HP Pavilion Gaming 16 has also been announced, the company’s first 16-inch gaming system. The Pavilion arrives with a 10th-Gen Core i7 and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q. The gaming laptop will be available in June, starting at $799.