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With HP Omen, the company woes the gaming tribe in India
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With HP Omen, the company woes the gaming tribe in India

The gamers community are difficult segment to crack for laptop makers. The adrenalin charged gamers wants the best of fire-power and durability in their machine along with great sounds and they have more in their bucket lists. HP thinks they can convince some of the serious gamers into their gaming mobility machine, nicely named HP Omen. They launched the Omen in India and has been priced at Rs. 1,59,990 and available in single configuration.

The Omen is the PC maker’s first go at the gaming laptop and was first globally unveiled last November. The HP has joined hands with the renowned audio company, Bang and Olufsen and the Omen comes with their audio technology. In India only one configuration is available for now, the HP Omen 15-5116TX, featuring a 15.6-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixel) LED-backlit IPS display with capacitive multi-touch.

HP Omen

The HP Omen 15-5116TX runs on a fourth-generation Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor (4 cores, 8 threads, 2.6GHz base clock, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, 6MB Cache), coupled with 8GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM. It features a 256GB PCIe SSD (which HP claims is 2-3 times faster than a SATA-connected SSD). The Omen living up to the gaming pedigree gets a dedicated graphics card – an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M (N15P -GX) GPU with 4GB of GDDR5 video RAM.

Connectivity options on the HP Omen 15-5116TX include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Intel WiDi, Miracast, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, SD card reader, HDMI v1.4b port, Mini DisplayPort v1.2, four USB 3.0 ports, and a 3.5mm headphone/ microphone port.

The company has the bundled HP USB Ethernet adaptor for LAN connectivity. It is powered by a 4-cell Lithium-ion battery, weighs 2.12kg, and measures 382.9×247.5×15.5mm.

The HP Omen 15-5116TX features dual front-facing Bang & Olufsen speakers with multicolour lighting, an extra wide touchpad, and HP TrueVision full-HD web camera.

The gamers love to customize the machines and the Omen’s keyboard is a customisable RGB-backlit with seven zones of multicolour lighting that can be configured by the users, additionally there isĀ  six programmable function keys.

The HP Omen comes with a neat backpack that can house the laptop and other accessories the gamers would require on the move.


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