Published on November 6th, 2014 | by admin
HP Announces the OMEN Gaming Notebook
SYDNEY, Australia, Nov. 6, 2014 — HP today announced the HP OMEN notebook PC, a gaming PC that combines performance, portability and style in a package that is designed for gamers.
“Gamers play to win and expect their PCs to do the same,” said Jeff Woodhouse, consumer category manager, Personal Systems, HP. “The HP OMEN delivers the power to dominate with a stunning design to give gamers the ultimate gaming experience.”
In gaming, performance must be balanced across a number of key attributes including the processing power to deliver fast, stutter-free frame rates, quick load times and great graphics. The HP OMEN is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M and Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core processor for high performance with stunning graphics. Because most games are designed to run in full HD(1), the HP OMEN offers a 15.6” diagonal, 1080p touch-enabled display—optimised for smooth frame rates and 72% colour gamut shows vivid, rich colours the way games were built to be seen. The standard 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) enables games to load 2-3 times faster than traditional hard drives, while the optional 256GB and 512GB PCIe SSD drives offer load times that are 6-9 times faster than traditional hard drives.(2) Customers can choose memory of 8GB or 16GB DDR3, and graphics memory of 2GB or 4GB GDDR5.
The industrial design of the HP OMEN was built around gaming. Because heat is typically the enemy of performance, the HP OMEN was engineered from the ground up to manage thermals. Dual fans pull cool air through the bottom of the system, pushing hot air through exhaust fans at the rear of the system—keeping hot air away from the keyboard and the gamer’s hands. Rubber feet on the bottom were engineered to channel cool air into the dual fan inlets and prevent hot air from recirculating back into the notebook, so the HP OMEN will stay cool even through marathon gaming sessions.
At only 19.9mm thin and 2.28kg, the HP OMEN is portable and sleek, with a chassis CNC milled from solid aluminum, and anodised with a black finish. The custom chrome hinge was designed to elevate the display out of the way of hot exhaust air, with tips blue-coated to echo the racing look of titanium exhaust pipes. To keep clear of precious mouse and accessory real estate on either side of the PC, all ports have been placed in the back of the device. Ports include power, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, and 4 USB 3.0 jacks; an Ethernet dongle is also included.
Optimal Functionality with Unique Customisation and Visual Effects
When you game, the keyboard can be your feet, your weapon, or your magic wand, so each element of the HP OMEN keyboard is optimised for gameplay. The force profile of the keys has been tuned for a crisp and precise feel, the key spacing and travel is optimised for accurate, fast keystrokes. The keyboard also includes six programmable function keys that can be customised to the unique features of whatever game you are playing so the spells, weapons and action you need to win are always in an easy to reach location. You can quickly find the keys you need with the customisable backlit keyboard with seven zones of multi-colour lighting. HP OMEN’s Beats Audio speakers also have multi-colour lighting that can be customised and set to respond to the audio of games, music, or movies.
The included HP OMEN Control software makes it easy to assign shortcuts to the programmable function keys, customise the multi-zone lighting, and allow gamers to turn off the trackpad or disable the 15.6” diagonal touchscreen to suit their gaming needs.
Enhance your experience with the HP OMEN Gaming Mouse X9000 that gives gamers precision, custom control and comfort. With 8200DPI laser tracking, and eight levels of in-game, on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, you can go from pixel-precise targeting to blazing manoeuvers without pausing the action. Also available, the HP OMEN Gaming Backpack with contemporary styling and quick access made specifically for the gamer on the go. Dedicated compartments for your notebook, tablet, mouse, and keyboard, and a hook for your gaming headset ensure you’ll never miss a session.
Pricing and Availability
The HP OMEN is expected to be available in Australia on 17th November at a starting price of $2199 (inc. GST). The HP OMEN Gaming Mouse X9000 is available now at a starting price of $69.95 (inc. GST). The HP OMEN Gaming Backpack is available now at a starting price of $89.00 (inc. GST).