If you’re on the lookout for a gaming laptop that’s both powerful and good looking, you’ll appreciate what the refreshed HP OMEN 15 gaming laptop has to offer. HP has also launched the more affordable Pavilion Gaming 15 gaming laptop that offers much of the same gaming experience at a lower price point.
HP OMEN 15
The new incarnation of the HP OMEN 15 has a slightly smaller and slimmer footprint over its predecessor while retaining the distinctive OMEN diamond logo on the top lid. To wit, the new OMEN 15 for 2020 is 8% shorter while 11% thinner. Even with such trimmed dimensions, the laptop still retains a full sized keyboard inclusive of a numeric keypad too.
The hardware has been bumped up by quite a bit. You get a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a 300Hz refresh rate as well as NVIDIA G-Sync support. In order to cram in more screen real estate, they’ve shaved down the side and top bezels to offer a generous 80% screen-to-body ratio. If you’re well heeled, a 4K UHD AMOLED display does exist.
Under the hood, the HP OMEN 15 packs 10th Gen Intel CPUs with your choice of either an i5-10300H or i7-10750H H-series processors and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER with Max-Q GPU. The laptop is able to cram in up to 32GB DDR4 2,933MHz RAM and has space for up to 2 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSDs with a Raid 0 configuration.
Connectivity options are comprehensive as well on the OMEN 15 with a Thunderbolt 3 USC_C port to pipe a feed to a connected display, a trip of USB-A ports, an Ethernet port, a mini display port, a HDMI 2.0 port and a headphone combo jack too. WiFi 6 AX and Bluetooth 5.0 come as standard.
To keep it all cool, HP has implemented their Tempest Cooling tech that features a redesigned, larger vent and a 12-blade cooling fan to allow for a higher thermal envelope and by extension, closer to desktop-level performance as you needn’t have to throttle the hardware to prevent it from cooking off. Battery life is rated for up to 12.5 hours tops on paper which is quite an achievement.
HP Pavilion Gaming 15
HP also announced their Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop that aims to be a more affordable gaming rig. You get a 15.6-inch display that comes in Full HD resolution with up to a144Hz refresh rates as well as a deluxe 4K UHD display variant.
Like the OMEN 15, the Pavilion Gaming 15 has a full sized keyboard, either an Intel Core i5-10300H or i7-10750H processor, up to 32GB DDR4, 2,666MHz RAM and up an NVIDIA GeFOrce RTX 2060 with Max-Q design GPU.
Storage configurations vary max out at a 1TB PCIe NVME M.2 SSD. WiFi 6 AX comes as standard and the laptop has the full complement of ports including an Ethernet port, a USB-C port, a DIsplayPort 1.4, a trio of USB Type-A ports and a HDMI 2.0 port.
HP OMEN 15 and Pavilion Gaming 15 Availability and Price
The HP Pavilion Gaming 15 gaming laptop has prices that start from RM3,989 and HP is also throwing in a free e-Wallet voucher worth RM80 while prices for the HP OMEN 15 start from RM 4,439 with HP also throwing in a free e-wallet voucher worth RM100 with every OMEN 15 purchase. Both gaming laptops are now available in Malaysia both online and at good retailers nationwide. For more details check them out online at at https://store.hp.com/my-en/default/ or selected online store partners including Lazada and Shopee