The Omen product line brings HP back into the gaming world. The new series will feature laptops, desktops, and a host of other accessories all targeted toward gamers. The new line will have varying price ranges from cheaper notebooks up to high end towers for serious gamers.
4 products make up today’s announcement: 2 laptops, and tower and a display. So far these first products are in the higher price range but expect more HP to expand on the Omen series soon.
The 2 laptops are simply called the Omen. They’re identical black notebooks with “dragon red” highlights, according to HP, around each key and on the lid. HP’s logo only shows up on the inside; instead, the back of the laptops display a strange red diamond that looks pretty cool. The diamond is an inversion of the old VooDooPC logo. HP bought VooDooPC back in 2006. HP did away with the name but it seems that they are trying to bring the brand back in spirit.
So what is different between the two laptops? Well first off size. The smaller model has a 15.6-inch display while the other has a 17.3-inch. The smaller also start off with an Intel i3 processor while the larger starts with an i5. But both can be configured with up to an i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a GeForce GTX 965M GPU, and a 4K display.
Pricing starts at $899.99 for the smaller and &979.99 for the larger. Both will be available starting July 10th. And yes, the Omen name was introduced on another gaming laptop, a mouse and for some reason a backpack two years ago. Today marks Omen’s expansion into a larger brand meant to encompass all future HP gaming products.
The Desktop will come in August and HP has not announced full specs or pricing yet. You can expect it to be a lot more expensive that the laptops. Same goes for the display. The Omen line’s first monitor, called the HP 32 Display. It’s a 32-inch Quad HD display promising a 5-millisecond response time and a 75Hz refresh rate. No pricing yet on that as well.
Stay tuned as we review the laptops later this summer!