Today HP launched their new gaming laptops under the OMEN and Pavillion series. These include Pavilion Gaming 15, OMEN 15 and OMEN X 2S 15 which is the world’s first dual-screen gaming laptop. Gaming accessories like OMEN Photon wireless mouse and OMEN Outpost Mousepad were also announced.
The inspiration behind the OMEN X 2S (From Rs.2,09,990) came after gaining some insights and feedback from the gaming communities. HP observed that many modern gamers have a mobile screen-stacking habit making them constantly shift their attention between the two doing various activities that sometimes breaks concentration. Keeping this in mind, the company has introduced the dual-screen OMEN X 2S to keep them fully immersed. The laptop comes with a 15.6″ FHD display with 144Hz refresh rate and the secondary screen shares the same FHD resolution but at a more modest 6″ size. As this is a touchscreen panel, it can be perfectly used for mirroring or multi-window work. As examples, showing the OMEN Command Center software, watching videos on YouTube, texting on WhatsApp, listening to songs on a media player and more is possible.
It comes with a configuration housing upto 9th gen Intel Core i9 CPU paired with upto 16GB DDR4 RAM and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics. For storage, the primary boot drive can be Intel Optane storage. The backlit keyboard has RGB lighting that is fully customisable in numerous patterns. The 20mm metal chassis manages to stay cool using OMEN Tempest that has a 12V fan, triple side venting, five-way airflow and Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut. The latter is a liquid metal compound to further keep the processor cooler than regular compounds by 13%. Weighing 2.38kgs, it is powered by a 72whr battery and support the latest Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 technologies. OMEN 15 (From Rs.1,24,990) has been given an update sharing similar specifications as the OMEN X 2S like 15.6″ FHD 144Hz display, 9th gen Intel Core i9 CPU, upto 16GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics and Tempest cooling.
The affordable Pavilion Gaming 15 model (From Rs.70,990) has received a 2019 refresh. The most noticeable changes are it being thinner and smaller in height compared to the previous model. The various SKUs run on 9th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 processors and upto Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU with Max-Q design. The HP Omen Photon Wireless Mouse (Rs.8,499) has been ergonomically designed with removable rests and boasts of 11 customisable buttons. It uses 2.4GHz Proactive Wireless Technology and has a click response time of 0.2ms. It can be charged on any Qi enabled surface giving around 50 hours of battery life on a full charge. The HP Omen Outpost Mousepad (Rs.8,499) is equipped with Qi wireless charging to power smartphones and can completely top up the Omen Photon Wireless Mouse in 2.5 hours. Supporting USB Type-A Passthrough for a wireless dongle, it has hard and soft anti-fray mat options on both sides.
“Gaming it is not just a hobby but a fast-evolving lifestyle and, in select cases, a profession. At HP, we share our users’ passion and love for the game – be it beginners, enthusiasts or professionals. We have engineered the best experiences based on user insights to enable a holistic and exciting gaming ecosystem for the modern gamers in India,” said Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP Inc. India.
Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP Inc. India said “As the market leader, HP is democratizing gaming in India by bringing powerful devices and solutions that cater to the needs of all types of gamers. We are pushing the paradigms of gaming innovations through disruptive new devices like OMEN X 2S, that provide unmatched experiences to the gamers and help them reach the next level.”