HP Omen 17 and Omen 16 refreshed with Intel Tiger Lake-H processors, a 165Hz screen, Nvidia RTX 3000 series graphics cards, and more
HP has officially refreshed its Omen line of gaming notebooks with new processors and graphics cards. We stumbled upon one of them running an Intel Core i9-11900H on Geekbench not too long ago. Both the HP Omen 16 and Omen 17 have received the Tiger Lake-H treatment. There are some Cezanne-powered Omen 16 models up for grabs, too. The HP Omen 16's price will start at US$1,049 and will be available for purchase sometime in June 2021. Similarly, the Omen 17 will cost US$1,369 and hit shelves at the same time.
Moving on to the HP Omen 16 and Omen 17's specifications, we get a 165Hz IPS LCD screen covering 100% of the sRGB colour gamut. Both notebooks support up to 32GB of DDR4 3,200MHz RAM and up to two 1TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSDs in RAID 0. HP has also made it easier for users to upgrade the storage and RAM by making it easily accessible. Furthermore, one can also add an Intel Optane module for an additional performance boost. The HP Omen 16 and Omen 17 support Wi-Fi 6E out of the box and come with a Thunderbolt 4.0 port on the Intel models.
One can configure the HP Omen 17 with an Intel Core i9-11900H processor and a 165W Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 with 16GB of VRAM. HP has upgraded the cooling solution on the Omen 17, which can allegedly reduce temperatures by 5 degrees Celsius. Lastly, the gaming laptop also gets a mechanical keyboard with optical switches of an unknown make.
HP Omen 16, users can choose between an Intel Core i7-11800H or an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX for the CPU. GPU options max out at the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 (8GB VRAM). HP also mentions "AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based graphics," which implies that the Omen 16 could be one of the first laptops to run an RX 6000 series mobile graphics card. However, we may have to wait until AMD officially releases those models to determine the exact model and its specifications.