HP introduces Omen 15 laptop with 144Hz screen with narrow edges

HP has given an update to his Omen 15 laptop. The laptop optionally gets a 144Hz screen and is more compact than the model that the company released in 2017. The most expensive version of the GTX 1070 with Max-Q also has a more powerful video card.

According to HP, a better screen was high on the wish list when asked customers what could be improved on the Omen 15 of 2017. The manufacturer brings the configurations of the 2018 variant models with a 1080p screen with refresh rate of 144Hz, a 4k screen of 60Hz and a 1080p screen of 60Hz. Optionally there is support for Nvidia’s G-Sync, which then works in combination with the video card. The most powerful card that the Omen gets is the GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q. The previous Omen 15 had a less powerful GTX 1060 with Max-Q. The basic models of the Omen 15 are equipped with a GTX 1050 Ti and a GTX 1060.
The thickness of the screen edge is reduced from 18.86mm to 12.79mm at the top and on the sides from 20.10mm to 7 , 03mm. Partly because of this, the entire laptop is 7.4 percent smaller and 4.6 percent less deep. The keyboard is illuminated in red in two zones and in four zones with rgb, depending on the model, and this lighting can be operated with the new Omen Command Center. With this software, temperatures, fan speeds and performance can also be monitored and managed. In addition, there is a feature to wirelessly stream games to an external screen.
The processors that HP uses for the laptops are Coffee Lake models from Intel, including quadcores and hexacores. There is a maximum of 32GBddr4-2666 of RAM and for storage HP uses combinations of HDDs, PCI-e-SSDs and Intel Optane memory. According to HP, the working memory and the storage are easy to replace: the plate at the bottom is attached with Philips screws and can be opened.
The laptop has three USB 3.0 ports and a USB 3.1 type c port which, in some cases, cases are combined with Thunderbolt 3. There are two video outputs: hdmi 2.0a and mini-displayport.
Basic models HP Omen 15
Screen 1080p, 60Hz 1080p, 60Hz 4k, 60Hz
Video card GTX 1050 Ti, 4GB GTX 1060, 6GB GTX 1060, 6GB
Processors Core i5-8300H Core i7-8750H Core i7 -8750H
Ram 8GB, ddr4-2666 16GB ddr4-2666 16GB ddr4-2666
Storage 128GB pci-e nvme m2 ssd
1TB hdd, 7200rpm [19659008] 128GB pci-e nvme m2 ssd
1TB hdd, 7200rpm
512GB pci-e nvme m2 ssd
1TB hdd, 7200rpm
Keyboard 2 zones 4 zones 2 zones
Price i n dollars $ 979, – $ 1299, – $ 1699, –