Touted as the “next generation of gaming,” the HP Omen is the gamer’s laptop. A high-performance notebook with state of the art graphics, super-fast processing speed and features that you let you customize your gaming experience based on your needs, it offers cutting edge features with a cutting edge design that will keep your attention and get the job done.
HP’s newest high-performance offering, it features a 4th generation Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor and a 15.6′ IPS 1080p touch screen. It promises “next level performance” thanks to its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M Graphics and Maxwell architecture that lets you play the newest games straight from your lap or desk.
It starts at $1499.99, which is comparable to some other high-performance laptops like Asus and Razer. However, specific upgrades and add-ons are available for an additional charge that could take the price of your laptop to $1,699.99.
Reviews online are mixed, with many positive ones centered on the design, power, and speed. However, there are some negative reviews out there, on sites like pcworld.com, that largely center on the price and some manufacturing issues.
This laptop has some design features that make it stand out among the competition of thin laptops designed for gaming. Its red keyboard is a truly cool feature that augments the gamer feel. It is designed to keep heat away with rear vents, which means your concentration won’t be broken by burning thighs. With its multiple USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet jack, mini DisplayPort, and HDMI jack, all facing the back, you don’t have to worry about wires getting in your way.
The Omen is an extremely customizable laptop that lets you create the personalized gaming experience you desire. You can turn off your trackpad and Windows keys, customize your keyboard lighting, and assign designated gaming keys.
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At just 4.68lbs and 19.9mm you can take it with you wherever you want and game on the go. According to the Web site, you can load games 2-3 times faster than a conventional hard drive thanks to its 128GB mSATA drive.
You can step your game up, pun intended, with optional accessories like the Gaming Mouse X9000 ($59.99), which offers 8200DPI laser tracking and sensitivity adjustment that let you adjust to the needs of the game. The Gaming Backpack ($79.99) is an optional addition for the gamer on the go that serves as a multi-purpose carryall with its multiple compartments and pockets.
The HP Omen has everything a hardcore gamer needs. Advanced video memory, state-of-the-art graphics and display, customizable motherboard, touch screen, and optimized audio are all encompassed in a sleek, lightweight laptop built with the gamer in mind. You can take on the best of them anytime, anyplace, and enjoy the satisfaction of being backed by HP’s history of security and reliability.