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New HP OMEN 15 available with either AMD or Intel processors

HP OMEN 15 Front
HP OMEN 15 Front (Image credit: HP)

What you need to know

  • HP announced the new OMEN 15 gaming laptop.
  • The OMEN 15 features up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics.
  • It's the first OMEN laptop with an option for an AMD CPU, but it also available with an Intel processor.
  • HP also announced two OMEN mice and OMEN Dyad Earbuds.

HP announced a new OMEN 15 gaming laptop that features powerful internals and options for either an Intel or AMD CPU. The laptop features a 15.6-inch display with options that range up to 300Hz on an FHD display. The Intel (opens in new tab) and AMD (opens in new tab) variants of the OMEN 15 start at $1,000 and should be available from June 2, 2020. In addition to the new OMEN 15, HP announced the OMEN Vector and Vector Essential mice, as well as the OMEN Dyad Earbuds.

The OMEN 15 is available with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics, though the AMD version appears to max out at theRTX 2060. The graphics can be paired with either up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10705H processor or up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor. You can get the OMEN 15 with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. You can also opt for dual PCIe SSD storage instead that supports RAID 0.

CategoryHP OMEN 15 (AMD)HP OMEN 15 (INTEL)
OSWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 4600H
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
Intel Core i5-10300H
Intel Core i7-10750H
RAM8GB, 16GB
DDR4-3200MHz
8GB, 16GB, 32GB
DDR4-2933MHz
Display size15.6 inches15.6 inches
Display type1920x1080 (IPS)
144Hz
250 nits, 300 nits
Anti-glare
1920x1080 (IPS)
3840x2160 (AMOLED)
120Hz, 144Hz, 300Hz
300 nits, 400 nits
Anti-glare or anti-reflection
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti (4GB)
NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti (6GB)
NVIDIA RTX 2060 (6GB)
NVIDIA GTX 1650 (4GB)
NVIDIA RTX 2060 (6GB)
NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super Max-Q (8GB)
Storage256GB, 512GB, 1TB
M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
256GB, 512GB, 1TB
M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
AudioDual speakers
Bang & Olufsen
Dual speakers
Bang & Olufsen
WirelessIntel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (2x2)
Bluetooth 5.0
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2x2)
Bluetooth 5.0
PortsSD card reader
USB-C
Three USB-A
RJ45 Ethernet
3.5mm audio
Mini DisplayPort
HDMI 2.0a
SD card reader
Thunderbolt 3
Three USB-A
RJ45 Ethernet
3.5mm audio
Mini DisplayPort
HDMI 2.0a
Keyboard1.5mm travel
Single-zone, four-zone, per-key RGB
1.5mm travel
Single-zone, four-zone, per-key RGB
CameraFront-facing HDFront-facing HD
Battery70.9Wh
200W AC adapter
70.9Wh
200W AC adapter
ColorMica SilverShadow Black
Dimensions14.09 x 9.44 x 0.89 inches
(357.8mm x 239.7mm x 22.6mm)
14.09 x 9.44 x 0.89 inches
(357.8mm x 239.7mm x 22.6mm)
Weight5.43 pounds (2.46kg)5.40 pounds (2.45kg)
PricingFrom $1,000From $1,000
AvailabilityJune 2020June 2020

HP highlights the thermal innovations that went into the OMEN 15. It features an IR thermopile sensor which optimize thermal efficiency. It also features OMEN Tempest Cooling Technology which includes large vent openings and up to a 12V fan.

If you like to customize your hardware, you can open the OMEN 15 using its Phillips-head screws and single access panel for memory and storage to perform your own upgrades and customization.

The OMEN Vector Mouse and OMEN Vector Essential Mouse feature sensors co-developers with PixArt and are designed to be lightweight and ergonomic. They have textured rubber grips and work with OMEN Command Center. The OMEN Vector Mouse has an OMEN Radar 3 sensor and supports up to 16,000 DPI. The Vector Essential Mouse has an OMEN Radar 1 sensor and supports up to 7,200 DPI. The Vector and Vector Essential mice will be available for $50 and $30 respectively and should be available starting in June 2020.

CategoryOMEN VectorOMEN Vector Essential
ConnectivityWired USBWired USB
SensorOMEN Radar 3OMEN Radar 3
ButtonsSix programmableSix programmable
DPI100 to 16,000 (1,600 default)200 to 7,200 (1,600 default)
Acceleration50G Max50G Max
Polling rate1ms default
2ms, 4ms, 8ms programmable
1ms default
2ms, 4ms, 8ms programmable
Tracking speed400 IPS220 IPS
OrientationRight-handRight-hand
Adjustable weightFive 5g weightsNone
Switch lifetime50 million20 million
Pricing$50$30
AvailabilityJune 2020July 2020

The OMEN Dyad Earbuds work with PC, Xbox, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch. They connect using the 3.5mm headphone jack, so they should work with many popular devices. The OMEN Dyad Earbuds are available now.

CategorySpec
Driver size10mm & BA
Driver impedance18 ohms
Connection3.5mm
CompatibilityPC
Xbox
PlayStation 4
Nintendo Switch
AvailabilityNow

HP also announced the HP Pavilion Gaming 16 laptop and several accessories today, so make sure to check out all of our coverage to stay up to date with HP's latest hardware.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

7 Comments
  • as usual no 4k and no 2070 for AMD, shame on HP (and other OEMs that keeps sponsor intel)
  • That is because the Thermal Envelope of the chassis design won't allow it. The Ryzen is a hot chip (in three ways, performance, power requirements, and thermal) and the cooling system and the power system can't handle anything bigger than a RTX 2060 with it.
  • That's actually not true. According to numerous benchmarks, the TDP of AMD chips is in line with 10th gen processors. Furthermore, I currently own the previous gen Omen laptop with 9th gen intel. It runs hotter than both chips, yet I have a 2070 max Q. The only reason why they havent gone higher on the gpu is because they have to reconfigure the motherboard. Case and point, You can currently buy an Origin Laptop (EON15X) with the 3000 series DESKTOP processor from AMD and up to 2080 graphics. OEMs are really just intentionally configuring AMD platforms for mid range when they don't have to
  • No G-sync again in a new gaming laptop, I don't understand why its being omitted?
  • Because it makes them more expensive. Unlike FreeSync, G-Sync requires a licensing cost to NVIDIA.
  • Is that official though? The older Omen laptops have Gsync. My Omen 15T has GSync. Not that is matters though, if you have a ultrafast refresh rate, The game also has to support GSync, most don't, and Vsync is good enough most of the time.
  • I love the look of these, recent HP laptops were a bit mad on unnecessary styling for me. Happy to see them go back to something a bit more, well, boring! Ryzen options as well are chefs kiss