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HP adds better Nvidia Max-Q GPUs and slim bezels to its Omen 15 laptops

Last year's Omen 15 (left) compared to this year's model: notice the slight size difference and the reduced bezels. (Source: HP)
Last year's Omen 15 (left) compared to this year's model: notice the slight size difference and the reduced bezels. (Source: HP)
The refreshed Omen 15 gaming laptops gets a slightly smaller chassis and, consequently, thinner bezels on the display. users will be able to choose [email protected] Hz and even Nvidia G-Sync enabled ones. CPU support was extended to Intel's hexa-core models, while the Max-Q GPUs get upgraded to the GTX 1070 variant.

HP announced that it will be refreshing last year’s Omen 15 gaming laptop series with improvements such as Max-Q GPUs and smaller bezels around the displays. The improvements are rather subtle and are set to become standard for this series moving forward.

According to Ars Technica, the area around the keyboard was changed to aluminum instead of plastic. The 15-inch display really feels bigger compared to last year’s model and the overall size of the chassis is now 7.4% smaller in width and 4.6% smaller in depth. HP also repositioned the fans more towards the corners of the chassis, enhancing the bottom venting, as well.

Users will be able to opt for variants with [email protected] Hz displays and even Nvidia G-Sync panels in addition to the 1080p ones from last year. Moreover, the Omen 15 now supports Max-Q GPUs up to GTX 1070 and the new hexa-core CPUs from Intel coupled with up to 32 GB of RAM, plus HDD/SDD/Intel Optane storage combos. As always, the HDD, SSD and RAM are accessible through a single panel for easy upgrades.

The new Omen 15 models will be available starting July 29 for as low as US$979.

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HP's Omen lineup taking design queues from the Spectre models (Source: HP)
HP's Omen lineup taking design queues from the Spectre models (Source: HP)

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-05-31 (Update: 2018-05-31)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.