HP has introduced two new Omen laptops for gaming, including the brand’s first HP Omen 16 and 17 inch models. The manufacturer promises first-class performance, but customers are spoiled for choice between Intel Tiger Lake-H and AMD Ryzen 5000H, in any case, there are fast Nvidia GPUs.
After HP introduced a brand new gaming brand with the HP Victus 16, the Omen 16 & 17 are two even more powerful Omen laptops. The HP Omen 16 is the first 16-inch device to be offered with Omen branding. Depending on the model, the display is equipped with a 144 Hz 1,080p panel or a 165 Hz QHD panel, due to the slimmer one The notebook’s screen edges are only slightly larger than the older Omen 15. The larger notebook is also available with QHD resolution and a 165 Hz frame rate.
In the top model of the Omen 16, either the Intel Core i7-11800H or the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is used, each with eight cores and 16 threads, while the Omen 17 is only available with Intel CPUs, up to and including the Core i9-11900H. HP allows the use of two PCIe 4.0 SSDs in a RAID 0 array and up to 32 GB DDR4-3,200 RAM for maximum storage performance. The manufacturer emphasizes that the SSDs and the RAM are particularly easy to replace and upgrade.
In terms of graphics, HP currently relies exclusively on Nvidia – at least one GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and a maximum of one GeForce RTX 3070 work in the Omen 16, the HP Omen 17 is also available with a GeForce RTX 3080 with a TGP of 165 watts including 15-watt dynamic boost. Exciting: The smaller model should also be available with an AMD RDNA 2 GPU that has not yet been named, probably with the not yet announced Radeon RX 6600M or RX 6700M.
Prices and availability
The new Omen 16 and Omen 17 with AMD or Intel Tiger Lake processors will be available to buy via Bestbuy.com online store soon.