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HP is still betting on the Omen brand for gaming PCs - Tech Altar

The Omen name, in relation to gaming, is actually quite historic and evokes great memories of a bygone era when Voodoo PC were quite the force to be reckoned with in the custom PC world. HP purchased that company in 2006, but they the brand has largely wavered into history. A 15.6-inch laptop was the only device to bear that name for some time.

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HP introduces the new Omen line of gaming-focused PCs

The new Omen laptops will come in either 15.6 or 17.3-inches with up to a quad-core 2.6GHz Intel Core-i7-6700HQ. Those screens on both of the laptops will be either 1080P or up to 2160P. You can configure up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and have any number of different combinations of storage up to a 4TB HDD with a 128GB SSD for the OS drive. Oddly, the GPU seems to be somewhat limited here, with a maximum of a GTX 965M. Though an entry-level GPU, it should do well in some situations.

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Their new desktop is also going to carry the Omen brand and is a sleek, understated machine on the outside. Underneath that elegant exterior is quite the beast. You’ll have the option to have up to a Skylake Core i7-6700K, 32GB of RAM, a 521GB SSD for the OS and a 3TB HDD for storage. The GPU they’re offering is either NVIDIA’s newest Pascal-based GTX 1080 or an AMD R9 390X, which is still a great option and is more than capable of VR content.

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They’re also¬†going to be adding a 32-inch monitor under the brand name, the HP Omen 32, which is a 2560 x 1440 resolution monitor that’s also FreeSync enabled. An odd choice given the top GPU choice is NVIDIA-based.

There’s no word on availability of price of the desktop, though he new OMEN laptops will be available on July 10 with prices starting at $900 for the 15.6-inch and $980 for the 17.3-inch model.

 

 

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