It’s hard to find a good gaming laptop, especially if you are a picky buyer. You have to look at every aspect, starting from technical features to accessories, after considering your budget as well. There are a lot of tempting offers on the market, but how can you be sure that you made the right choice?
If you used an HP laptop already, you know that it is one of the best products available with a decent price. Last year, the company made a successful comeback with a brand-new gaming laptop line called Omen. Recently, designers have adapted their latest models to actual trends so size and power have become important aspects.
In this case, we are talking about the new, updated Omen 15 gaming laptop. It comes with a slimmer case, reduced screen bezel and an NVIDIA’s GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU that gives it even more power. The system is supported by the latest Intel processor and a few design improvements that allow gamers to use awesome accessories. Next, let’s find out more about Omen 15’s features.
Although the changes made to design are subtle, the Omen 15 is rapidly catching up with its competitors, because it has modern characteristics that place on the top of thin and light gaming laptops category. It weighs around 5 pounds, but even if it’s heavier than other similar products, it is more resistant because it has a plastic chassis, aluminum keyboard and thin bezels around its 15-inch display. The bezel reduction makes the display seem bigger for a more immersive gaming experience.
In addition, you have several display options, so all you have to do is think about the one that will offer you the most intense image throughout your fun moments in the gaming world. You can choose from models with 1080p and 4K at 60Hz and items that feature a display of 1080p at 144Hz. If you are looking for a smoother process during your gameplay, you can buy a laptop which uses NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology.
If you care about numbers, we will mention that HP announces a 7.4 percent less wide and almost 5 percent thinner than before version for the Omen laptop. If you chose the model with GTX 1050 you will get a product that weighs around 5 pounds and if you want an item with GTX 1060 or 1070 graphics, you will have to carry around 5.3 pounds when you want to enjoy a good gaming session everywhere.
Like we mentioned before, the Omen 15 comes with a notable upgrade, the NVIDIA’s GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU, while the previous model had the GTX 1060 Max-Q. Also, the new item is based on the 8th generation of Intel CPU processor and it reaches up to Core i+ H-series in six and quad-core configurations. These specs will help you enjoy a better performance brought by the 1080p and set frame rates to match the fast 144Hz display option.
The cooling system is modern and efficient because developers know that things can become hot while gamers are involved in their favorite activities. The Omen 15 comes with dual fans positioned in the corners of the chassis. Their efforts to cool down the laptop’s wild spirit are supported by additional bottom venting. Due to this innovative system, the hot air is pulled out from the back of the device, so the cooling becomes more efficient.
Game Streaming features
If you like to play your games with friends and family members and you have several PCs around the house, you can enjoy one of Omen 15’s most amazing characteristics – the pre-installed game streaming technology. This means that, with the help of Omen’s new Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds, you can broadcast your game from the laptop to slower nearby devices, like the TV or other computers. The item is the first one to receive this feature, but developers say that they will introduce it to all their Omen versions as soon as possible.
The Omen Command Centre
This program allows users to control many elements and their laptop’s functionality, including keyboard shortcuts and lighting. Gamers can even speed up the fan’s capacity for boosting CPU and GPU performance even longer than usual. In this case, slight disadvantages like higher temperature and more noise produced by the fan might appear, but, occasionally, you could enjoy some extra performance from your laptop.
When you hear about Omen 15’s specs, you realize that it needs modern accessories in order to cope with gamers needs and system requirements. If you think that the device’s keyboard doesn’t meet all your quality standards, you can choose the Sequencer Keyboard with light bars that help you see every key even if you like to play your games in the dark. The new Reactor Mouse has optical mechanical sensors which provide better ergonomic adjustability than other gaming mice. Also, it features a 16,000 DPI sensor, it comes with seven useful buttons and a cool design suitable for palm rest.
A crazy accessory that all passionate gamers must have is the Mindframe Headset, a gaming gadget introduced by HP which has the internal cooling technology. Developers had customer’s requirements in mind when they created this headset. Each cuff is provided with active cooling technology, so it can transfer the hot air out while cooling each inner portion.
The HP Omen 15 laptop is not available for sale yet. Gamers can buy it starting from the 29th of July 2018 and it appears that the price will be around $979. If you want to buy the Sequencer Keyboard, Reactor Mouse or Mindframe Headset, you will have to wait until the Omen 15 is released.