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HP Launches New Range of OMEN Laptops and Accessories

At the HP Gaming Festival in Beijing, OMEN unveiled a new lineup of gaming laptops and accessories. The new launch includes the new OMEN 15 laptop, expanded functionality of OMEN Command Center software with OMEN Game Stream, and a range of professional-grade gaming accessories that includes the world’s first gaming headset with active earcup cooling technology.

Gaming is one of the world’s fastest-growing PC categories and has become a billion-dollar business for HP. Since launching in 2016, OMEN has grown to become a powerful gaming brand known for delivering beastly performance, smart software, stunning displays and an expanding lineup of must-have accessories ready for play at the highest levels in esports.

“Our unparalleled design and engineering prowess is delivering the truly differentiated hardware, software and gear gamers need to perform at their best,” said Anne-Sophie Hadberg, head of Consumer Personal Systems EMEA, HP Inc. “Whether it’s our most powerful OMEN 15 laptop, our new pro-level Sequencer keyboard and Reactor mouse, or our breakthrough Mindframe headset with the world’s first active earcup cooling technology, OMEN is constantly setting new standards for technology that gives gamers an edge.”

OMEN 15 Laptop
The latest iteration of the OMEN 15 Laptop is an even sleeker powerhouse that gives gamers enhanced portability while improving the hardware and features they crave. Engineered for gaming performance, designed for immersion, and crafted for expansion, this laptop hits all the marks gamers are looking for in a device, delivering top-notch experiences on-the-go or at home.

Top features include:

  • The laptop is powered by VR ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with MAX-Q Design. 8th Generation Intel Core i+4 H-series quad or six-core CPUs and up to 32GB DDR4-2666 RAM will power the latest titles and manage multitasking and memory intensive programs with ease. The laptop includes a flexible variety of storage options, including SSD, HDD, SSD + HDD, or even HDD + Intel Optane memory for storage acceleration.
  • Thoughtfully engineered for the heat gaming generates, with larger fans, a 3-phase motor, and fluid dynamic bearings to create less friction and more consistent fan speed control in all configurations.
  • Stunning visuals come fast on the 15.6-inch diagonal display, with options including 144hz 1080p, 60Hz 4k8, or 60Hz 1080p and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology on select configurations. Sound blasts through stereo speakers powered with audio by Bang & Olufsen along and a discrete audio amplifier. For those opting to wear headsets, enjoy DTS Headphone:X 10 for simulated surround sound to pinpoint where every footstep or ambient sound is coming from.
  • Do-it-yourself additions are made easy through Phillips-head screws on the base of the laptop along with single panel access for storage and memory. The laptop comes with a wide variety of ports now located at the back to allow for more freedom of movement, especially for those who use a wired mouse.

OMEN Game Stream
HP continues to add new functionality to its OMEN Command Center software with each iteration. The latest build, which comes preinstalled on the new OMEN 15 Laptop, introduces the ability to harness your OMEN PC’s power to stream gameplay content to other Windows 10 devices.

OMEN by HP Mindframe Headset
A known source of discomfort for gamers is the warmth of their headsets during periods of extended gameplay. Nearly half of PC gamers (46%) cite comfort as the most important feature when purchasing headsets. The new OMEN Mindframe solves this problem, delivering the world’s first headset with active earcup cooling technology This revolutionary headset, coming later this year, is packed with cutting-edge audio and designed with total comfort in mind.

OMEN by HP Sequencer Keyboard
Manoeuvre at the speed of light and gain a competitive edge with optical-mechanical switches. Built with a durable brushed top, lightweight anodised aluminium frame, and USB port at the back-left corner for added convenience, the OMEN Sequencer delivers on next-level responsiveness, customization and durability.

OMEN by HP Reactor Mouse
The OMEN Reactor was meticulously engineered to give gamers a competitive edge by adding a host of new features, including a robust industry-first aluminium metal USB cable that helps reduce kinking and commands attention.

OMEN X by HP Transceptor Backpack
This all-purpose bag was designed to make gaming on-the-go easy, comfortable and stylish while ensuring everything remains snug and safe. The OMEN X by HP Transceptor Backpack is built for those who demand the best and want to bring their portable gaming life with them wherever, whenever.

OMEN by HP Mouse 400
For gamers that need something to get the job done at an affordable price point, the OMEN by HP Mouse 400 with OMRON mechanical switches is complete with the basics to get right into the game, including optional ‘sniper mode’ where the forward button function lowers DPI to 400 while holding down to increase precision while aiming.

OMEN by HP Mouse Pad 200 and Hard Mouse Pad 200
No gaming setup is complete without a mouse pad that provides just the right amount of friction to consistently get the job done right. With OMEN by HP Mouse Pad 200s, a hard and soft option are offered to help gamers who are looking for quick gliding movement and those who might want a little more resistance to assist in accuracy.

The OMEN 15 Laptop is expected to be available in EMEA in June for a starting price of €999. The OMEN by HP Mindframe Headset is expected to be available in EMEA in October for €199.99. The OMEN by HP Sequencer Keyboard is expected to be available in EMEA in July for €179.99. The OMEN by HP Reactor Mouse is expected to be available in EMEA in July for €79.99. The OMEN X by HP Transceptor Backpack is expected to be available in EMEA in June for €219.99. The OMEN by HP Mouse 400 is available in EMEA now for €39.99. The OMEN by HP Mouse Pad 200 is available in EMEA now for €19.99. The OMEN by Hard Mouse Pad 200 is available in EMEA now for €24.99.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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