HP Launches "Omen" PC Gaming Line

HP is attempting to get a foothold in the ever-growing PC gaming industry with its new line of laptops, desktops and accessories. The "Omen" line...
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    Yesterday, HP launched its new "Omen" line of gaming desktops, laptops, and accessories. HP claims that this line of products will cater to gamers of every budget, with options ranging from cheap laptops all the way up to high end desktops. They also claim that this line is geared towards VR gaming, meaning that even the base products should be able to play VR titles well.

    At the time of launch we only know of four products: two laptops, a desktop and a monitor. But HP says that they will be adding many more products to the line as time goes by.

    The laptops, which will be available July 10th, 2016, come in two different sizes. The first, smaller laptop has a 15.6 inch screen and comes with an i3 processor, while the second, larger laptop has a 17.3 inch screen and comes with an i5 processor. The smaller laptop starts at $899.99, while the larger starts at $979.99. Both can be upgraded, which will increase the price.

    The desktop and monitor will be available sometime in August of this year. Specs have not yet been released for the desktop, however, but it's safe to assume that it will be both powerful and expensive. The monitor is called the HP 32 Display, which boasts a quad HD display, five millisecond response time and 75Hz refresh rate. Pricing is currently unavailable for both of these products, though.

    Hopefully we will see good things come out of this new lineup from HP. Perhaps they will learn from brands like Alienware and understand that gamers have figured out how easy and cheap it can be to build your own PC these days and keep these products reasonably priced so as to compete, instead of trying to sell some brand name for easy money.

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  1. 3xTiNcT
    Ehh.. I think I'd rather build something myself.
  2. David Bowie
    Looks incredible! Wanting to buy a new laptop so might consider this as an option! :smile: Thanks for the great post man
  3. Government
    Great Job Lumos!
    1. Lumos
    2. Government
      Woops I read it wrong, Will change comment
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  4. Salus
    > budget gamers
    > $899
    > wut
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    1. Lumos
      These products are more high end compared to some of the products we will see down the line, according to the source.
    2. BeastlyHusla
      Can't be high end if they come with i3 and i5s lol.. why they even trying to compete in gaming, is just silly.
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  5. hoopsure
    Ppppfffffft. They already over-priced the laptop. i3 will get you nowhere in the gaming world. (Or so I'd assume...) nice article. :smile:
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    1. KilluminatiStyle
      Actually, i3's really aren't that bad, especially when comparing the "i" series mobile lineup. Looky here - https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2544&cmp[]=1895
    2. Red58
      I think they're only drawback is their lack of hyperthreading. Or it was at least, maybe they added that eventually, I have no clue.
    3. KilluminatiStyle
      No HT on an i3 but HT rarely helps in most gaming anyway. Dedicated GPU and a higher end i3 is a great way to get started with mobile gaming though. These days damn near anything with an SSD is suitable for the "facebook" users.
  6. RaoulDuke
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