CES 2019 | 2019 HP Omen 15 comes with 802.11ax wireless and a 240 Hz display
With Nvidia's mobile RTX platform imminent, OEMs are beginning to show their gaming cards. HP will kick off the new year with a refreshed Omen 15 laptop equipped with "next generation Nvidia Max-Q graphics" and a handful of internal changes.
One of these new upgrades is wireless 802.11ax or Wi-Fi 6 for theoretical transfer rates surpassing 11 Gbps. Most gaming laptops and Ultrabooks today ship with 802.11ac for transfer rates of "only" 867 Mbps or 1.73 Gbps maximum. This option will not be coming standard, however, as HP will still offer 802.11ac on the base configuration.
The second update involves a new panel option. Users can configure with a new 240 Hz refresh rate and 4 ms response time 1080p display for even smoother gameplay than existing 120 Hz and 144 Hz options. HP claims it will be the first laptop to market with such a display.
Expect the refreshed Omen 15 to be available this coming February with two next generation Nvidia GPU options for $1370 and $1630 USD. SKUs with the new 240 Hz display will have to wait until July.