HP is doing a big refresh kick at this year’s CES. The company has updated many of its Omen game lines, but there are no new designs and lots of new internal components.
The Omen 17 is the only gaming laptop currently getting a refresh, moving to Intel’s new HX series processors, the 24-core Core i9-13900HX and 16-core Core i7-13700 HX. HP was shy about the GPU at launch, only saying it would feature Nvidia’s latest laptop graphics card.
On Core i9 models, the RAM goes up to 32GB of DDR5-5600 and on i7 models it goes up to DDR5-4800. SSD storage ranges from 512GB to 2TB (or a pair of 512GB SSDs).
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We’ve already seen some gaming laptop makers bump their displays up to 16:10, but Omen is sticking with standard 16:9 panels, starting at 1080p and 144 Hz, 165 Hz and 240 Hz for the 2560 x 1440 version.
This laptop is HP’s first with optical mechanical keys for a more comfortable and faster gaming experience.
Meanwhile, HP still has Omen desktop chassis in three sizes: 25L, 40L and 45L. The two larger models now include Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 options. HP has a company that makes its own cards that include his RGB Omen diamond on top. We’ve also developed supports across the entire case to keep cards from sagging.
Additionally, the 45L supports liquid cooling up to 360 mm in the cryochamber. Previously, HP was stuck at 240 mm even though there was room for a larger radiator.
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All systems now feature Intel’s 13th Generation Core desktop processors. The Omen 25L starts with a Core i5-13400, climbs to a Core i7-13700 in the air, and surpasses a Core i5-13600K with 120mm liquid cooling. Both 40L and 45L go up to Core i9-13900K and KF.
The Omen Gaming Hub will also get access to Nvidia GeForce Now, which HP will use to facilitate game streaming on both gaming and productivity devices. The company says the optimizer part of the Omen Gaming Hub can improve performance by ensuring the best possible connection and preventing other software from using your bandwidth. Gaming Hub lets you mix and match your GeForce Now and local games and launch them from one big library.
The HP Omen 17 will be available in January starting at $1,699.99, while the Omen desktop is expected to ship “this winter” with pricing closer to the launch date.