HP is refreshing both the Omen 15 and Omen 17 laptops with new configurations, and the option of AMD powered graphics. There’s a slight bump in terms of the base model for these machines; although some options are curiously absent from the Radeon devices.
On the whole, the Omen 15 and 17 remain at their respective 15.6-inch and 17.1-inch display sizes. These offer a choice between a 4K resolution running at a refresh rate of 60Hz, or a 1080p panel running at 120Hz. According to some sources, the 1080p display paired with Radeon options is limited to 60Hz.
As far as hardware goes, there’s a choice between a seventh generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor; without information on the SKU of either. Graphics on the Omen 15 are provided by either an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon Pro 550; while the Omen 17 has a choice between the GTX 1070 and the Radeon Pro 580.
A new addition to the Omen design is the addition of a Thunderbolt 3 port; potentially allowing the laptops to benefit from an external GPU. Which is clearly HP’s intention, since it also announced one of those. However, the fine print on the Omen website notes that the Radeon powered Omen 15 will not ship with a Thunderbolt 3 option. Which is more than a little odd.
Nothing has been said about the storage configuration, but it should have space for both an SSD and HDD. Memory options are also still unknown, but it is understood that it will top out at 32GB DDR4.
The new Omen laptops are coming at the end of this month in the US, with the Omen 15 starting at $999.99 (about RM4300) and the Omen 17 starting from $1099.99 (about RM4700).