HP OMEN Gaming Computers: A Complete Review

HP OMEN Gaming Computers: A Complete Review

Gamers know that the right computer can make all the difference, whether it’s having the best setup for competitions or simply making sure you’re able to enjoy the latest games.

If you’re looking into the HP OMEN family of powerful gaming desktops and laptops for your next machine, the choices can seem overwhelming at first. However, with this HP OMEN review guide, we’re certain you’ll find the gaming computer that’s right for you.

HP OMEN gaming laptops

When portability is important for your gaming lifestyle, you’ll be happy to know you can stay mobile without sacrifice power or functionality. The HP OMEN gaming laptop family has something for everyone, and with the ability to customize some important features, you can easily balance price with performance.

Both the HP OMEN 15 and 17 gaming laptops come standard with 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, 8GB or 16GB of memory, and a 1TB SATA or 1TB SATA + 512GB SSD. With superior cooling power and pleasing battery life, they give gamers a significant edge over other “ultra-portable” models that don’t always live up to expectations.

These models differ when it comes to display options, graphics processors, and size, though, so when deciding between them make sure you prioritize features that best suit your gaming style.

HP OMEN 15-inch gaming laptop

This HP OMEN 15-dh0015ni gaming laptop offers an amazing array of popular gaming features, including a player-friendly backlit keyboard with highlighted WASD keys and the ability to customize macros. All of this is displayed in a stunning Dragon Red hue, which matches the red geometric detail on the modern black case. The HP OMEN 15 display measures a modest 15.6-inch diagonally, with the option to upgrade to 4K.

HP OMEN gaming laptops come standard with an impressive Bang & Olufsen speaker integration and also support DTS Headphone:X™ technology. Ports include 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™ with Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gb/s signaling rate, DisplayPort™ 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge); 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A; 1 HDMI; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/microphone combo; 1 microphone; 1 AC smart pin; 1 Mini DisplayPort™ 1 multi-format SD media card reader. These make it easy to connect to just about every available networking tool.

This exceptional gaming laptop is priced competitively and is among the lighter gaming laptops on the market at a little under 2.4 kg.

HP OMEN 17-inch gaming laptop

While visually very similar to the HP OMEN 15-dh0015ni, this HP OMEN 17-cb0014ni gaming model provides half the dedicated graphics space (2GB) and a slightly larger screen at 17.3 inches of either the standard 1080p display or an optional 4K upgrade.

The HP OMEN 17-cb0014ni is also upgradable to 32GB storage compared to the maximum of 16GB on the HP OMEN 15-dh0015ni. This model also has the potential for a larger storage drive, up to 2TB 5400 rpm SATA.

Because it weighs in at around 3.2 kg, it offers a nice compromise for those who want to carry their gaming on-the-go without sacrificing on a good-sized display. Internally, the HP OMEN 17 has room to grow. Like the HP OMEN 15, even if you decide to start at the lower price point, the removable bottom panel allows you to upgrade storage and RAM, as needed.

HP OMEN gaming desktops

For serious gamers who don’t need to take their skills on the road, a desktop is ideal for maximum processing speed, graphics, and overall comfort.

The HP OMEN gaming desktop has earned top marks from the gaming community for innovative extras that help you play better and longer. Don’t forget about customized accessories to help you triumph over your challengers.

Meet the HP OMEN accessories family

All serious gamers know that the PC is just where things get started. The right accessories can make or break a gaming session, and HP® keeps this in mind with our HP OMEN peripherals and accessories.

For example , the OMEN by HP 25-inch FHD gaming monitor dominates fast-paced combat with a lightning fast 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync™ technology. Now you can savour every triumph, without missing a single detail.


The HP OMEN family continues to grow, allowing gamers to find the perfect accessory, desktop, or laptop to meet their needs. From cutting-edge keyboard tech to a mouse that gives you hours of ergonomic support, HP® has considered every intricate detail of what gamers want and what they need to be competitive.

If you’re ready to commit to a custom-built HP OMEN that’s as unique as you are, the right gaming setup is waiting.

How much power are you ready for?

About the Author: Linsey Knerl is a contributing writer for HP® Tech Takes. Linsey is a U.S.-based author, public speaker, and member of the ASJA. She has a passion for helping consumers and small business owners do more with their resources via the latest tech solutions.

Article reposted with permission from HP Tech Takes  

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