Today HP unveiled new OMEN hardware and accessories, updates to OMEN Command Center, and introduced the first 16″ Pavilion Gaming laptop – all designed for today’s gamer to play their best while pushing the limits of what their devices can do.
Gaming benefits are being unlocked as people are spending more time at home, uncovering new avenues for both entertainment and general well-being. 80% of people in the United States agree that playing video games provides an escape during these unprecedented times and 73% cite “relaxation” as one reason they game. According to tests with the Adult Hope Scale, Americans who started playing games during the COVID-19 quarantine feel 64% more hopeful and 39% state a reduction in stress.
“Now, more than ever, gaming serves as an outlet for entertainment, social connection, and relaxation for gamers new and old,” said Judy Johnson, Director of Gaming and Esports, HP Inc. “HP continues to push progression in gaming by growing and evolving our world-class ecosystem with enhanced experiences through OMEN Command Center and innovative features found across our broad gaming portfolio.”
Designed for Immersion, Engineered for Performance
oday’s gamers need the right experience and technology to get the most out of gaming. Innovative thermal technology and winning horsepower, stunning visuals to bring games to life by enhancing the overall experience, and great accessories designed to trick out how people play today. The newest OMEN line-up brings together an ecosystem of hardware and software to help today’s gamers feel connected and entertained.
The latest OMEN 15, featuring a redesigned chassis with a smaller footprint generation over generation, offers minimalist aesthetics and includes the new OMEN diamond logo in a blue to green gradient. The laptop comes in both Mica Silver and Shadow Black with optional full RGB per-key lighting. Additional features include:
- Performance that Wins: Witness amazing graphics with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super with MAX-Q Design. Power through games with desktop caliber performance up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 H-series processors or experience AMD’s CPU debut on an OMEN laptop with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H-series Processor, as well as up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM8 to make multi-tasking a breeze. The laptop comes with a wide variety of storage options, including up to 1 TB PCIe SSD or dual PCIe SSD9 supporting RAID 010 for blazing load speeds.
- Stunning Visuals: Action explodes off the 15.6″ diagonal display supported by a new 180-degree flat hinge design for increased stability during those hectic gaming sessions, with options up to OLED, UHD 120 Hz, or FHD 300 Hz and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology on select configurations. Boost your multi-stream HD & 4K video experiences with Thunderbolt 3 on select configurations.
- Thermal Innovations: HP delivers the industry’s first implemented IR thermopile sensor within a gaming laptop to optimize thermal efficiencies, maintain steady yet quiet fan acoustic control, and maximize performance from the Dynamic Power feature within OMEN Command Center. OMEN Tempest Cooling Technology keeps things super chill with enlarged vent openings and up to a 12 V fan which utilizes the three-sided venting to enable five-way airflow and push this laptop towards desktop-level CPU performance.
- OMEN Command Center Updates: Maximize productivity during media consumption and browsing with the Graphics Switcher via OMEN Command Center3, which enables a hybrid setting for battery life up to 12.5 hours – great for watching movies or working. Performance customization evolves thanks to Performance Control within OMEN Command Center to more easily control thermals and fan speed and includes a performance mode – yielding a 17% CPU and GPU power boost.
- Expansion Capabilities: For tinkerers, Phillips-head screws on the base of the laptop along with single panel access for memory and storage make for simple and quick hardware customization to the ultimate gaming laptop at your command.
The OMEN Vector Mouse and OMEN Vector Essential Mouse, both featuring sensors co-developed with PixArt, are designed for ultimate comfort during long gaming sessions with ergonomic lightweight designs, textured rubber grips, and OMEN Command Center integration to save preferred settings for RGB control for up to 16.8 million colors, six programable buttons, and DPI.
- OMEN Vector Mouse: Features the esports grade OMEN Radar 3 sensor and supports up to 16,000 dpi with 99% accuracy, 400 IPS, acceleration, and self-calibration. This mouse is built to win with Omron switches offering a 50 million click lifespan and a snag-proof braided cable.
- OMEN Vector Essential Mouse: Features the OMEN Radar 1 sensor and supports up to 7,200 dpi, this lightweight 88 g mouse has the speed and control needed to game all day with switches that last 20 million clicks.
Big Screen, Mobile Footprint
As gaming continues to grow at record numbers, with more than 1 billion gamers worldwide and well over half of that number representing mainstream gamers, the HP Pavilion Gaming Portfolio is designed to power both work and play, including gaming, video editing, or content creation.
The new HP Pavilion Gaming 16 laptop is the company’s first ever 16″ diagonal gaming PC. It features up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q4 design graphics within a sleek angular black chassis. Micro-edge bezels and 300 nits IPS-level display deliver rapid refresh rates of up to 144 Hz at 1080p help make games pop off the screen. Designed for reliable gaming and creating content, this highly portable device is the first Pavilion Gaming laptop to include OMEN Command Center and is equipped with a Wi-Fi 6 option to keep a reliable connection when playing from the desk to the couch.
Curved Monitor, Massive Sounds
The HP Gaming line of displays and accessories offer ambitious designs to complement at home set-ups including a curved display for the ultimate gaming experience.
- The HP X24c Gaming Monitor features a stunning 1500R curvature – the most curved ever from HP- that pulls the corners of the display closer to you. It offers a Full HD display, AMD FreeSync Premium certified with 144 Hz refresh rate and 4 ms response time 15. Utilize an FPS Counter, customize your Crosshair Overlay, set your response time, and choose your picture mode thanks to OMEN Command Center integration.
- Experience up to 20 hours of wireless freedom with the new HP X1000 Wireless Gaming Headset. Thick ear pads and a suspension headband yield paramount comfort to enjoy the 7.1 virtual surround sound which is supported by a large 50 mm driver. Easy access on-ear buttons and EQ settings managed via OMEN Command Center keeps audio in total control.
- For on-desk audio experience, the HP Gaming Speakers X1000 is a 2.1 system with 30 W RMS of continuous power and a subwoofer that delivers explosive bass. RGB lighting options and adjustable EQ – both controlled within OMEN Command Center – keep the gaming area looking and sounding on point while connectivity via 3.5mm AUX input or USB-A grant a ton of flexibility to pair the speakers with a PC, smartphone, or tablet.
Pricing and Availability
- OMEN 15 (Intel) is expected to be available June 2nd via BestBuy and HP.com for a starting price of $999.99.
- OMEN 15 (AMD) is expected to be available June 2nd via BestBuy and June 10th via HP.com for a starting price of $999.99.
- OMEN Vector Mouse expected to be available this June via HP.com for a starting price of $49.99.
- OMEN Vector Essential Mouse is expected to be available this June via HP.com for a starting price of $29.99.
- Pavilion Gaming 16 is expected to be available this June via HP.com for a starting price of $799.99.
- HP X24c Gaming Monitor is expected to be available by this October via HP.com for a starting price of $249.99.
- HP X1000 Wireless Gaming Headset is expected to be available this August via HP.com for a starting price of $99.99.
- HP Gaming Speakers X1000 are expected to be available this October via HP.com for a starting price of $99.99.