HP Omen is one of those budget gaming laptops that you get what you pay for. It is a capable machine that can play graphics-intensive games and has a solid performance on top of its sleek and portable design. Here is a rundown of its specs and features.
Sleek and Light Design
HP Omen’s touchpad is made out of carbon fiber which offers a good feel as you run your fingers on it. Its deck has a smooth black finish with carbon-fiber patterns, which encases the keyboard and the touchpad. What makes it live up to its name is the red lettering found on the bottom of the deck, which does appear like an omen. Also, the blood-red Voodoo Logo is referencing the laptop’s name.
Colorful Display and Clear Audio
The Omen sports a 1920x0180 panel that offers vivid colors and decent brightness. As you play high-end games, you will see the details appear sharp. The Omen is also equipped with top-of-the-line speakers and a subwoofer that is good enough to fill a small room with audio. As you listen to music or play games, you will definitely hear the sounds of instruments clearly.
Impressive Keyboard and Touchpad
Aside from the red backlighting that looks inviting, the Omen’s keyboard also offers a decent typing experience. Its build is perfect, while the noise it creates isn’t loud, unlike other similar laptops. As for the touchpad, it has a grainy texture that offers a nice feel when you rub your fingers against it. Plus, it has a wide dimension that is perfect for performing multitouch gestures such as pinch-zoom.
Perfect for Gaming
HP Omen works well with graphics-intensive games like Mass Effect: Andromeda; all thanks to its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU and 2 GB of VRAM. For gaming, expect that this laptop will offer frame rates, ranging from 30 fps to 60 fps, without experiencing any issues. Also, with its powerful hardware, expect that there will be no serious stuttering or too much motion blur.
Decent Battery Life and Software
The Omen can last up to 5 hours if used for games and web surfing continuously. It also comes with preloaded software such as Recovery Manager and Orbit which enable you to move files from your laptop to your mobile device or vice versa.