2020 HP Omen 15 is the biggest refresh yet, promises IR thermopile sensors and both 10th gen Intel and 7 nm AMD Renoir options
As rumored back in April, HP has officially announced its redesigned 15.6-inch Omen 15 lineup complete with Intel Comet Lake-H and AMD Renoir-H processor options. The chassis will be brand new from the ground up to better compete against other thin-and-light gaming laptops especially since last year's design was way too large.
The comparison table below summarizes the core differences between the 2019 and 2020 models. Most notably, the new Omen 15 will emphasize better cooling with its 25 percent larger fans and 16 percent larger exhaust grilles for 62 percent higher airflow than on the last generation model.
Keep in mind that the Omen 15 series targets the upper mid-range gaming market in contrast to the cheaper budget-oriented Pavilion Gaming series. Thus, it will not come with any Core i9 or GeForce RTX 2080 options which will likely be reserved for the yet-to-be-announced 17.3-inch Omen 17 refresh. Users will be able to configure up to the Core i7-10750H or Ryzen 7 4800H with the RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU which will be more than enough to play the latest titles on very high settings.
Both the Intel and AMD versions of the Omen 15 are now shipping for a starting price of $999 each.
|2019 HP Omen 15||2020 HP Omen 15|
Ryzen 7 4800H
|GPU||Up to GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q||Up to GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q|
|Display||Up to 1080p 144 Hz||OLED, UHD, 120 Hz, and FHD 300 Hz options|
|RAM||Up to 32 GB-2666||Up to 32 GB-2933|
|Wireless||Intel 9560||Intel AX201|
3x USB Type-A
|3x USB Type-A|
3.5 mm combo audio
USB Type-C w/ DisplayPort 1.4
SD card reader
|Battery||70 Wh||70.9 Wh|
|Dimensions||0.98 x 14.17 x 10.35 in||0.89 x 14.09 x 9.44 in|
|Weight||2.38 kg||2.47 kg|