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HP Introduces OMEN Gaming Line-up

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HP India has announced the release date and price for their upcoming OMEN gaming line-up including a desktop, laptops and accessories.

With the new range of products, HP is providing the best possible performance at a relatively affordable price point.

The OMEN 15 series laptops will have 3 versions with specs that provide upto 4Gb NVIDIA 1050 GeForce GTX graphics card and Intel quad-core i7-7700HQ (3.6 GHz, upto 4.2 GHz and 8 MB cache) processor. It comes with dual storage options with upto 1 TB hard disk and 125GB SSD. It starts at INR 79,990.

The OMEN 17 series laptops will have 2 versions and is packed with upto 8GB NVIDIA 1070 GeForce GTX graphics card and Intel quad-core i7-7700HQ (3.6 GHz, upto 4.2 GHz and 8 MB cache) processor.  It also comes with upto 1 TB hard disk and a 256GB SSD. The OMEN 17 laptops begin at INR 139,990.

The OMEN laptops defintiely seem to be moving in the right direction with a sleek design and light build, however it does give a bit of a plasticy feel. But at the end of the day you are getting a powerful pascal notebook that is much easier to carry around than those from the likes of MSI and Alienware. They seemed to handle the heat surprisingly well too, but unfortunately we only got to check them out on older games like CS GO(relevant to the 1050 notebook), COD MW4 (not the remaster) and Need For Speed most Wanted; not the games you’d choose to show off top notch graphics.

The OMEN Desktop only has 1 model and comes with 3GB GTX 1060 GPU and an Intel i7-7700 CPU clocked at a wicked 4.2 GHz . Storage options include a 2 TB hard disk and 128 GB SSD. This desktop is priced at INR 139,990. While the market for prebuilt setups certainly exists, HP here have a completely mind boggling setup with a top of the line CPU and only a 3GB GPU, a complete mismatch in our opinion.

HP also announced that they have partnered up with SteelSeries for specially designed OMEN branded accessories. However these aren’t specially designed products for HP, just rebranded ones. The pricing is as follows for Omen Accessories – Keyboard: INR 9,990, Headset: INR 7,499, Mouse: INR 5,499 and Mouse pad: INR 2,199.

The above mentioned OMEN product range will be available from March 15, 2017 at retailers as well as online. For further information you can check out their official online store.



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