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HP OMEN 15 and 17: Sleek mobile powerhouses geared for PUBG

HP today unleashed its latest gaming notebooks – the OMEN 15 and OMEN 17 – engineered for performance and looking the business, too. The duo features VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with MAX-Q Design, 8th Generation Intel Core and an advanced cooling system, amongst other goodies.

In terms of design the new OMEN by HP Laptops are edgy without being typically over-the-top, finished in matte black with red accents.

Offering 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch display options including 144Hz 100p, 60Hz 1080p and NVIDIA G-Sync configurations, expect stunning, tear-free visuals on your AAA titles.

It’s not all visuals of course, there’s Bang & Olufsen tweaked speakers including a discrete amplifier. For gamers who prefer to immerse themselves with a headset, DTS Headphone X technology offers simulated surround sound for the additional touch of realism and immersion.

Under the hood, the OMEN notebooks are powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processsors with up to six cores and up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory. This is coupled with a VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with MAX-Q Design.

The notebooks offers a host of storage options including SS, HDD, SSD + HDD, and even HDD + Intel Optane memory for added acceleration.

Heat management is crucial in a gaming rig, and the OMEN 15 and 17 boasts new cooling gear including larger fans, a 3-phase motor, and fluid dynamic bearings for less friction and more consistent fan speed. Also, vents at the back and bottom of the notebooks pull in cool air, while the rear corners act an exhaust for performance-robbing hot air. Select configurations also included expanded vent areas on the bottom to increase airflow.

The cool thing about the OMEN notebooks is that they’re easy to upgrade. All you need is a Phillips-head screwdriver to access storage and memory located at the base of the notebook.

HP’s powerful OMEN Command Center software now comes with OMEN Game Stream, which gives gamers the ability to stream gameplay to other Windows 10 devices.

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OMEN by HP – Challenger Series Tournament

In collaboration with Intel and game developer PUBG Corporation, HP announced the launch of OMEN by HP – Challenger Series Tournament in Asia Pacific and Japan. The gaming tournament based on the popular battle-royale-style game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), will offer a prize pool of USD50,000.

The open amateur tournament runs across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand.

HP expects more than 3,000 competitors within a total of 40 teams to compete in amateur and influencer invitational categories.

Registration for tournament is now open and team qualifiers will kick off online from 15 September 2018. Up to 80 amateur teams of four will participate in country qualifiers, which will be streamed live via local streaming studios.

Two influencers per country will be invited to form teams of four at the Grand Finals in Thailand. This will be hosted at COMMART in Bangkok on 2-4 November 2018.

HP OMEN 15 and 17
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OMEN 15 and 17 pricing and availability

The OMEN 15 retails from MYR4,485 and is available at HP Online Store and authorised HP resellers in Malaysia.

The OMEN 17 on the other hand, retails from MYR8,699 and will be available starting from mid-September 2018.

From 3 September to 3 October 2018, gamers who purchase the OMEN by HP series stand a chance to win a trip for two to catch the OMEN Challenger Series Tournament LIVE in Bangkok, Thailand from 2-4 November 2018. A total of three pairs of winners will be selected.

For more information, visit HP.

By Vernon

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