HP’s Omen 15 (2018) gaming laptop

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The Omen 15 has the same “fighter jet” styling as last year’s model, with a black and red plastic case filled with sharp, angular lines. HP claims this new version is 7.4 percent less wide and just under five percent thinner than before. It weighs just below five pounds with a GTX 1050 and 5.3 pounds with the GTX 1060 or 1070 graphics.

The most dramatic difference, though, is the bezel around the Omen’s 15.6-inch screen, which is 65 percent smaller around the sides and 35 shorter at the top. As for the display itself, you’ve got the option of 1080p and 4K at 60Hz, and 1080p at 144Hz. Some configurations will also feature NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology, which will smooth out gameplay even more.

As you’d expect, the Omen 15 features 8th generation Intel CPUs, going all the way up to the Core i+ H-series in six and quad-core configurations. NVIDIA’s GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU is also a notable upgrade, since last year’s model topped out with the GTX 1060 Max-Q. That means you can expect more than just solid 1080p performance — you could conceivably see frame rates to match the fast 144Hz display option.


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