HP just unveiled its new line of gaming laptops, desktop, and a 32-inch QHD monitor — which are now a part of their Omen sub-brand. The laptops start at a very attractive price point, $899 or P41948 for the 15-inch model and $980 or P45727 for the 17-inch model. They’ll come in different configurations but both will support up to NVIDIA GTX 965M GPUs, current generation i7 processors from Intel, up to 16GB of RAM, and your choice of a 512GB SSD or 2TB of storage; though our source does say that it may be configured to support both.
As for the build quality of the laptops, well reports say that something had to give at this price point. An Omen laptop under the HP brand was apparently released two years ago. It had an aluminum uni-body and a multi-colored illuminated keyboard. We’re hearing that the recent releases had to revert back to a plastic case to allow for the price cut and while the keys are still illuminated, we’re pretty much stuck with the color red. Both variants are set to ship in the US by July.
The pre-built desktops and 32-inch QHD monitor will be released in August, with the following specs for the desktop at the highest end: an i7-6700K processor, 32GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and 3TB HDD. For it’s GPU, you can choose between the recently released card from NVIDIA — The GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition — or if you’re a fan of team red, then you can go for a Radeon R9 390X instead. There’s also the option of kitting it out with water-cooling, if you want to do some overclocking. The 32-inch monitor will have a resolution of 2560×1440 and supports AMD’s FreeSync technology. The response time on the monitor is 5ms and also has a refresh rate of 75Hz.
There has been no price set for both the desktop and the monitor.