HP completely redesigns its Omen 15 gaming laptop

HP has introduced two new gaming laptops, announcing a complete redesign of the Omen 15. Additionally, HP announced the new 16-inch Pavilion gaming laptop.

Let’s take a look at both laptops:

Omen 15

Fully redesigned, the Omen 15 looks to offer improved performance and smaller size. It built with a 15.6-inch display with slim bezels on three sides. The laptop now has a 180-degree flat hinge design—which should increase stability, according to HP. It’s display options include UHD resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate or FHD resolution at 300Hz as well as an OLED display.

HP Omen 15
HP Omen 15

Configuration choices

The Omen comes in a few configuration options. One of the options features an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super with Max-Q design, up to a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 H-series processor. Also, you can swap out that processor with an AMD Ryzen 7 H-series processor. You can configure it up to 32GB DDR4 of RAM and up to 1TB PCIe SSD or dual PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 as well.


According to HP, the Omen 15 is the first gaming laptop to use an IR thermopile sensor. This sensor should keep the laptop cool with a “steady”, “quiet” fan. At the same time, it will maximize performance from the Dynamic Power feature within the Omen Command Center app.

Pavilion Gaming 16

The Pavilion Gaming 16 is the budget-option of the two new releases. It now has a larger screen, measuring out to be 16.1-inch. Its display is a full-HD display with 300-nit brightness and up to a 144Hz refresh rate at 1080p. While this laptop is meant for more casual users, it still offers better than average graphics. It features an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q design or an RTX 2060 with Max-Q. For processors, you have a choice of a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor.

HP Pavilion Gaming 16
HP Pavilion Gaming 16

Pricing and availability

The Omen 15 is available now starting under $1,100 through HP directly. As for the HP Pavilion Gaming 16, it should be out this month for the starting price of $799.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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