How do you make a great gaming laptop better? HP might just have an answer to this problem. The company has upgraded it’s OMEN 15 and OMEN 17 laptops with seventh generation ‘Kaby Lake’ Intel Core processors and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GPUs with all new Max Q design for OMEN 15 2017 while the OMEN 17 2017 model with GTX 1060/1070 GPUs.
In detailed specifications, 15-inch OMEN can be integrated GTX 1050/1050Ti GPU. For those who want more performance oriented should be towards to 17-inch OMEN configured with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060/1070 GPU. Both laptops can be configured with AMD Radeon RX 550 (for 15″) and Radeon RX580 (for 17″).
There is also the possibility to choose different display configurations, available in 4K or 120Hz 1080p with Nvidia G-Sync support. Users who choose the configuration with Radeon GPU will be provided a 60Hz 1080p panel with AMD FreeSync.
OMEN 15 and 17 also share the same processor – quad-core seventh generation Intel Core i7 7700HQ with Turbo up to 3.8 GHz, coupled with 8GB DDR4 RAM which can reach a maximum of 32GB in the OMEN 17 2017 model. For storage, 1TB of 7200 HDD or hybrid systems with HDD and zippy PCIe NVMe SSD. For connectivity, includes 3x USB Type-A, a USB Type-C, SD card reader, HDMI 2.0 port, mini DispalyPort and RH-45 Ethernet port.
When compared to last year’s models, HP also improved so many things such as dual speaker with Bang & Olufsen tuning, HP boost audio with discrete amplifier, DTS Headphone:X, highlighted WASD keys, anti-ghosting keyboard (26-keys rollover), full-size arrow keys now separated, an independent macro keys on 17″ model. Now OMEN 17 has gained a 3% increase in max air flow and OMEN 15 gets a 22% increase in max air flow due to new fans and thermal solutions.
HP OMEN 15 2017 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ with 8GB RAM, 1TB storage and Radeon RX550 prices start at $999, while OMEN 17 2017 starts at $1099 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ with 8GB RAM, 1TB storage and GeForce GTX 1050). Both the new variants will be available from June 28, 2017.