At an event in Bejing, China today, HP launched some new hardware and software to enhance its Omen gaming range of PCs and accessories. Probably the biggest announcement was that of the new Omen 15 Laptop, which is described as “faster, smaller and more powerful than ever”. It features up to an 8th gen Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Optane storage options, and a choice spanning 15.6-inch 144Hz 1080p and 60Hz 4K displays. A the event HP also launched some Omen gaming accessories (keyboard, mouse, headset, backpack) and the Omen Command Centre software addition of Omen Power Now Streaming.
HP Omen 15 laptop
The new Omen 15 is noticeably more compact but somewhat more powerful than last year’s model. A year ago the top spec Omen 15 featured a 7th gen Intel Core (quad core) CPU and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with Max-Q design. This year the firm can sell you an Omen 15 with a choice of 8th Generation Intel Core i5+ and i7+ processors with up to six cores. It can also be kitted out with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with MAX-Q Design. However, it is “much smaller” and lighter (2.5kg). Read more