HP Omen 15.6" Gaming Notebook Computer: Take Gaming to New Dimensions


Take your PC gaming to new dimensions with the HP Omen. The 15.6" Radiance Full HD Infinity LED-backlit IPS display features a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1920 x 1080 native resolution. To play games in 1080p, you'll need to take advantage of the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 discrete memory. The GPU features a significant performance upgrade from its predecessors and comes loaded with advanced NVIDIA technologies, including the GeForce Experience, ShadowPlay, and BatteryBoost. The GTX 860M is an optimal combination of performance and power efficiency that lets you play games harder and longer.

Most gamers know that graphics aren't the only important thing. The processor also has to be fast enough to keep up. Fortunately, the HP Omen is powered by a quad-core 4th-generation Haswell 2.5 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ processor, which allows you to run multiple applications simultaneously and efficiently. If you need even more performance, the CPU can be overclocked up to 3.5 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 4th-generation Haswell processor uses low voltage, which improves battery life. There are also 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive to ensure your HP Omen stays fast and efficient.

While the 15.6" display is large enough for portable PC gaming, it doesn't mean you have to stick with it when you're home. With both an HDMI and a mini DisplayPort, you can output video to an external monitor or HDTV for a larger viewing experience. And if you have Steam, you can utilize its Big Picture Mode, which is designed for use with your HDTV and a game controller.

If you're going to play online, you're going to need a stable Internet connection. While your Internet speed is influenced by your ISP, it's important to make sure your hardware is up to date, as well. The HP Omen features dual-band Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which delivers high performance, broader coverage, and longer battery life than previous Wi-Fi standards. If you'd rather have a wired connection, the HP Omen comes with a USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

With Windows 8.1 as its operating system, the HP Omen utilizes the multi-touch gestures with its multi-touch display. Tap and swipe your way around the screen for easy access to menus and apps. When it comes to playing your favorite PC games, you can use the backlit keyboard. You could use the integrated touchpad with multi-touch control, but it is recommended that you use an optional mouse for optimal control.

Overall, the HP Omen works when you need a gaming laptop that balances both performance and power efficiency. It has a 4-cell lithium-polymer battery that can last up to 4.75 hours per charge (battery life may vary) so you can play a game while on the go. When your battery is running low, you can plug it in at home, connect it to an HDTV, and continue your game on the big screen from the comfort of your couch.