Omen by HP Releases Its New Range of Gaming Devices

Omen by HP has been available in South Africa for some time now, although more along the lines of a ‘silent’ launch so to speak. All that changed this past week, however, as HP finally launched their Omen brand with a full range of gaming devices and accessories across various categories to compete at the highest level.

HP’s comprehensive portfolio of Omen by HP gaming products is unleveled the playing field by redesigning and re-engineering their line-up from the ground up. The range provides gamers from all walks of life, from esports athletes to competitive gamers, with the edge and confidence to compete at the highest level. The range includes PCs, displays, and accessories, which are packed with features, designed to target the needs of gamers around the world.

Anne-Sophie Hadberg, head of consumer personal systems EMEA, HP Inc. has this to say: “OMEN by HP is one of the fastest growing major PC gaming brands today. Gamers and eSports athletes want the coolest, most innovative and powerful products on the market with the designs they crave. With our reinvention of the entire OMEN portfolio – from design, form-factor, engineering, and performance – we are helping them compete at the highest level.”

Omen by HP Releases Its New Range of Gaming Devices

Omen by HP Accelerator: Professional-by-Day, Gamer-by-Night

The Omen by HP Accelerator aims to bring gaming to any PC or laptop equipped with Thunderbolt 3 support. The unit is available as an empty case, allowing users to build their own configurations, or as a preconfigured setup based on the below:

  • NVIDIA® or AMD Graphics card
  • 2.5” 1TB HDD or 256GB SSD10, or offered as an empty enclosure with a 500W power supply
  • Single cable docking with 60W charge back to the PC, so you can connect power to your notebook and a range of gaming accessories without worrying about plugging multiple cables
  • Easy-access door so you can change out graphics cards or storage
  • Supports x4 USB3.0 ports, x1 USB 3.1 type-C™ and RJ-45 for networking

Omen by HP Releases Its New Range of Gaming Devices

OMEN by HP Desktop: The Battle Armor Needed to Perform in the Gaming Arena

The Omen by HP Desktop was designed for the gaming enthusiast and offers enhanced functionality and usability. Labeled as overbuilt and over-engineered, the Desktop delivers bold innovation while leveraging key features from the Omen X desktop for the ultimate gaming experience. The configurations include:

  • Single or Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti (SLI) or Dual AMD Radeon™ RX 580 (Crossfire)
  • Kaby Lake Intel® Core™ i5/i7 CPUs4with unlocked for overclocking or overclockable AMD Ryzen™ CPUs
  • Thermal Engineering with all-around edge vents and optional liquid cooling
  • Optional PCIe SSD or SSD+HDD storage options for fast bootup, and game installation and loading
  • Omen Command Center with overclocking controls to improve CPU performance on the fly, and Network Booster to move gaming network traffic to the front of the line and reduce latency online

Omen by HP Releases Its New Range of Gaming Devices

Omen by HP Laptops: Fighter Jet and Spacecraft-Inspired Designs with Cutting-Edge Technology

The Omen by HP laptops include a 15 and 17-inch option, and were both completely reinvented and redesigned to offer design for gamers with more expansion options than before, all while on the go. Both units are built for performance and packed with exceptional gaming capabilities including VR compatibility. Configurations include:

  • OMEN 15: up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with Max Q design
  • OMEN 17: up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 for 4K gaming
  • 7th-gen Intel® Core™-i Quad Core
  • High-performance cooling with multi-fan, multi-heat pipe, multi-exhaust thermal solution to keep things running cool
  • Play with DTS Headphone:X® for 360 degree, immersive surround sound with any headset, along with integrated HP Dual Speakers with Audio by Bang & Olufsen
  • Dragon-red backlit keyboard optimized for gaming with red accented WASD keys and white backlight for easy identification
  • 4K display option for high-resolution content playback, or a 120Hz 1080p display option with NVIDIA® G-Sync™
  • Easy upgradeability for HDD, SSD, and RAM
  • VR-ready configurations for exceptional gaming in virtual reality

Omen by HP Releases Its New Range of Gaming Devices

Omen by HP Displays: Every Movement Matters, Every Framerate Counts

The overall gaming performance isn’t complete until you’ve factored in a great monitor. Omen by HP rounds out the ecosystem with two new displays in the 25 and 27-inch options. While they share design elements, each display was designed specifically tailoring to gamer’s needs. The Omen 25 provides gamers with competitive framerates and enhanced refresh rates with AMD FreeSync™ when paired with an AMD Radeon™ GPU7, while the Omen 27 provides NVIDIA® G-Sync® to enable fluidity and deliver a display built for performance.

Omen by HP Releases Its New Range of Gaming Devices

Omen by HP Pricing and Availability

  • Desktop will be available in September starting at R27,999
  • 15″ laptop will be available in September starting at R19,999
  • 17″ Laptop will be available in August starting at R24,999
  • 25″ and 27″ displays will be available in EMEA in July starting at R8,999 and R22,999, respectively
  • Accelerator will be available in EMEA in August, although pricing is to be confirmed
    1. Accessories:

    2. Keyboard 1100 will be available in August starting at R2,299
    3. Mouse 600 will be available in August starting at R999
    4. Headset 800 will be available in August starting at R1,499
    5. Mousepad 100 will be available in August starting at R179
    6. Mousepad 300 will be available in August starting at R499

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