HP’s New Gaming Laptops – Hardware Highlights

Popular computer brands are reskinning their gaming machines, and HP also became part of that trend with a redesign of the Omen 15.

The new 15.6-inch gaming laptop is more comfortable to carry around because of its slimmer chassis that is 11% thinner and 8% shorter than its predecessor.

According to HP, the new Omen is the first gaming laptop that features an IR thermopile sensor, which results in a “steady yet quiet” fan control, which efficiently pushes heat out of the laptop’s large vents. That is very welcome since laptop gamers often had to put on headphones to hear sounds from the games they played.

Specifications

The laptop can be equipped with either an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H or 10th-gen Intel Core processor (up to Core i7 H), up to 32GB of Ram, 300Hz 1080 LCD, or 4K AMOLED panel, as well as up to two PCIe SSDs.

The AMD models are limited to mid-spec GTX 1660 GPUs, while the Intel-powered variants can be purchased with RTX 2070 (with Max-Q visuals).

The battery life can extend up to 12.5 hours, but that is unlikely to happen during intense gaming sessions.

Pavilion Gaming 16

HP is also making progress with its first 16-inch gaming laptop, the Pavilion Gaming 16. It’s most certainly geared for those who don’t often travel, though its footprint nears the one of a 15-inch computer.

It can also be equipped with a 10th generation core i7 with a 1080p 144Hz screen and RTX 2060 Max-Q. Some models will also feature the GTX 1660 Ti.

Pricing

The Intel and AMD-powered Omen 15 machines can be purchased from BestBuy and HP, starting from $1,000.

The Pavilion Gaming 16 can be bought sometime late in June for about $800, which is a bit more acceptable.

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