After a hiatus, HP unleashes a slew of gaming-bred OMEN hardware targeted at esports athletes and competitive gamers alike. Leading the powerful pack is the OMEN Desktop, followed by the dynamic duo—OMEN 15 and OMEN 17 notebooks.
One look and you’ll know that the OMEN Desktop means serious business. The purposeful, bold design breathes “hardcore gamer” with versatility and expandability in mind. The new tower easily lets you upgrade internal storage with accessible swing doors on the front panel; and internal components via the removable side panel.
The OMEN Desktop boasts high-performance graphics of up to dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (SLI) or dual Radeon RX 580 (Crossfire). I’m literally salivating, typing these out. If you ever needed horsepower for your games… you know where to find it.
Working side-by-side is a choice of 7th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processors with unlocked options for overclocking.
The cool thing is the tower comes with thermal engineering from the get go—with all-around edge vents. There’s also optional liquid cooling, for additional thermal optimisations when overclocking.
In terms of storage, there’s optional PCIe SSD (oh yes) or SSD+HDD storage for super quick bootup, game loading and responsiveness.
OMEN 15 and OMEN 17 Notebooks
Just as the OMEN Desktop looks fast standing still, the new portable gaming duo scream, “fasten your seat belt.” Touting a fresh new edgy design, the twin terrors offer more expansion capabilities, additional ports and better VR compatibility.
OMEN 15 Gallery
Both come with 7th Gen Intel Core quad-core CPUs and feature multi-fan, multi-heat pipe and multi-exhaust thermal solutions.
In the audio department, the notebooks boast DTS Headphone: X for 360-degree, immersive surround sound with a headphone plugged in. Otherwise, enjoy the integrated HP Dual Speakers with audio by Bang & Olufsen.
The Dragon-red backlit keyboard is optimized for gaming with accented WASD keys and white backlight. It also comes with 26-key rollover anti-ghosting, and full-size arrow keys.
A single-access panel makes HDD, SSD and RAM upgrades fast and easy.
OMEN 17 Gallery
Pricing and availability
- OMEN Desktop starts at MYR5,999
- OMEN 15 starts at MYR4,499
- OMEN 17 starts at MYR8,899
OMEN by HP Tournament
With the roll-out of its new gaming portfolio, HP is also focused on making investments in the local gaming community. The first such step is the sponsorship of the OMEN by HP eSports tournament.
The tournament also features Astro eGG as the official partner. The community-driven event commences from 20-28 July 2017.
Up to 256 team nationwide will battle for honours in the DOTA 2 championships, with the finale happening on 12 August 2017.
Four teams will stand a chance to take home cash from the prize pool of MYR20,000:
- 1st Prize – MYR10,000
- 2nd Prize – MYR6,000
- 3rd Prize x2 – MYR2,000 each
For more info, visit www.omenbyhp.com.my
Official photos by HP Malaysia.