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Get Ready for Battle with HP UK’s OMEN Laptops

Harry Stewart
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Serious gamers need top-tier technology they can rely on - an underpowered, entry-level device won’t cut it.
That’s precisely why HP designed the OMEN laptop. Boasting high-end specs and a next-level cooling system, the OMEN runs even the most demanding Triple-A (AAA) titles on a silky-smooth display.
It’s not just this laptop’s performance that’s impressive. As HP’s flagship gaming laptop, the OMEN comes with slick, streamlined aesthetics and high-level customisation in a portable, lightweight case.
In this post, we’re going in-depth with our HP OMEN review. From the nitty gritty spec details to its consumer-friendly warranty, we’ll outline why the OMEN laptop is the go-to option for gamers.

Top-notch specs on OMEN laptops

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Gone are the days when laptop gaming meant long load times and stuttering graphics. Thanks to its top-end specs, the HP OMEN laptop delivers a butter-smooth gaming experience you can take on the road.
The OMEN boasts a powerful processor capable of handling even the most complex games. Most models feature a state-of-the-art AMD Ryzen™ 7 or Intel® Core™ i7, both of which offer ample performance to crush modern AAA games. Opt for the OMEN by HP 16-n0003na, and you’ll get a speedy Intel Core i9 to boost response times and annihilate your foes.
The GPU is a fundamental pillar of high-performance gaming, and HP’s premium gaming laptop delivers with next-level tech. Forget about cranking down the graphics settings or suffering through stutters. Thanks to the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3000 series and the AMD Radeon™, the OMEN lets you crank up the resolution while savouring fast-flowing frame rates.
You’ll need stacks of storage space to hold your ever-expanding games collection, especially now that modern titles need up to 150GB a pop. But there’s no need to fret. The HP OMEN comes complete with a roomy in-built SSD between 512GB and a whopping 2TB. That gives you ample room to stash a comprehensive games collection.
Whether you’re multitasking or concentrating on a do-or-die battle royale, a sizeable chunk of RAM lets your system perform at its peak. The HP OMEN laptop series has got your back with an impressive 16GB of RAM as the stock-standard option - that’s plenty of juice to get the job done. Opt for the OMEN by HP 17-ck1011na model (or an optional upgrade), and you’ll get to up the ante with a staggering 32GB RAM.
All these high-tech specs work seamlessly as a team to deliver a top-tier gaming experience that’s second to none.

Sleek aesthetics

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Function isn’t everything. The style-conscious gamer is also concerned about form - and the HP OMEN laptop looks as good as it performs.
Compared to the more garish gaming laptops on the market, the HP OMEN boasts sleek, streamlined aesthetics, not unlike a stylish work machine. It’s the kind of device you won’t feel embarrassed about lugging around in public or slinging between business meetings.
The mica silver cover and base combined with a mica silver aluminium keyboard frame offer a sophisticated, business-like aesthetic. Thanks to the matte black cover, brushed metal edges and anodised keyboard frame, it’s easy to keep the case in tip-top shape. Clean lines, chiselled corners, and a solid build quality enhance the understated, eye-pleasing design.
Fancy lighting up those long gaming nights?
The HP OMEN laptop comes with an optional RGB backlit keyboard. User-friendly customisation lets you tailor-make your own technicoloured show, backlighting up to four independent zones with distinct RGB bulbs. Those ever-important WASD keys have been highlighted to make tapping away in low-lit conditions a breeze.
The screen is a sight to behold, too. With a three-sided narrow bezel screen and a familiar 16:9 aspect ratio, the display blends seamlessly with the OMEN laptop’s understated aesthetic.
This slick, low-profile appearance doesn’t come at a cost to the environment. Conversely, the HP OMEN laptop utilises post-consumer-recycled and ocean-bound plastics in its speaker box design.

High-level customisation

Get top-tier gaming with all the specs you need (and nothing you don’t) thanks to the HP OMEN laptop’s comprehensive customisation options.
Around 10 distinct OMEN laptop models currently retail in the HP UK store. From bank account-friendly devices to elite machines with best-in-class specs, there’s a powerful gaming OMEN laptop for every budget and taste.
But OMEN offers more choice than simply selecting a suitable model. Each OMEN laptop has a multitude of customisation options. From choosing an appropriate graphics card to tweaking the processor or RAM, the consumer can custom-create a high-powered portable gaming machine to suit their style.
Some models, such as the OMEN by HP 16-n0007na, even let you choose the preferred screen resolution and refresh rate.
Think of it like a build-it-yourself PC. But without the steep learning curve and the headaches that come with confirming parts compatibility.

Portable design

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While the OMEN PC is HP’s gold-standard gaming machine, you can’t whisk a bulky desktop around town. And as LAN parties (sadly) aren’t a thing in 2023, a high-spec laptop is your best bet for gaming on the go.
The good news is that good things come in small packages. The petite, 15-inch OMEN laptops slide effortlessly into a slimline bag and weigh as little as 2.3 kg. Spring for a more sizeable 17-inch version, and you’ll get an extra-large display weighing just 2.78 kg.
Although these figures aren’t comparable to a slender Ultrabook-like device, such as the HP ENVY, those feather-light machines aren’t capable of playing AAA games. Considering the high-tech hardware under the hood, the HP OMEN laptop offers an unbeatable power-to-weight ratio.
But there’s more to portability than size and weight. On-the-go gamers won’t always have access to a 230V outlet. Battery life can make the difference between logging out and getting stuck into your favourite game.
The HP OMEN laptop has this critical consideration covered thanks to its near-eternal 6-cell, 70 or 83 Wh Li-ion polymer battery. Depending on the model you go with, that could give you up to nine hours of uninterrupted and off-grid playtime.

Plenty of ports

Despite the lightweight, streamlined design, the HP OMEN laptop packs in all the ports you need - and then some. From USB to HDMI and RJ-45, you’ll get plenty of ports to plug in your peripherals, external monitors, and networking gear.
Don’t stress about slow transfer times. SuperSpeed signalling rates ensure you can manoeuvre files faster than ever before.
Although the precise port setup varies depending on the model, here’s a quick sampler of what you might expect:
  • SuperSpeed USB Type-C® 10Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort™ 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge)
  • SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signalling rate (HP Sleep and Charge)
  • SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signalling rate
  • HDMI 2.1
  • RJ-45
  • AC smart pin
  • Headphone/microphone combo

Advanced cooling systems

Intensive modern games and extended play sessions are the banes of the everyday gaming laptop. Unlike the more spacious tower PC, the laptop has minimal ventilation and airflow, making overheating an ever-present threat.
The HP OMEN laptop overcomes this common conundrum through its innovative OMEN Tempest Cooling. The state-of-the-art system incorporates three-sided venting and five-way airflow to stay cool under pressure.
But there’s more to Tempest Cooling technology than airflow. The system facilitates real-time cooperation between an IR thermopile sensor and OMEN Dynamic Power to monitor GPU/CPU capacity. That functionality lets the OMEN optimise its power usage, reducing fan noise and boosting speeds.
Tempest Cooling doesn’t just keep temperatures under control; the technology also improves in-game frame rates as the GPU/CPU can perform at their peak.

A warranty you can rely on

Shop with confidence in the knowledge every HP OMEN comes with a one-year manufacturer warranty on parts and labour. In the unlikely event your laptop should encounter an issue, simply send it back to HP for repair or replacement.
For further peace of mind, HP offers additional in-warranty and post-warranty coverage as part of its Care Pack programme. Fast, flexible repairs, extended coverage, and expert tech support make this a sensible option for consumers seeking to protect their investments.
Upon purchasing your Care Pack plan, you’ll get instant access to a slew of nifty benefits, including hardware support and a door-to-door repair service.

Level up your gaming life with an HP OMEN

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There’s a whole host of reasons why an avid gamer should invest in the HP OMEN laptop. From top-end specs to high-tech cooling and sleek, sophisticated aesthetics, this lean, mean dream machine has become the best-in-class gaming laptop.
High-level customisation lets consumers tweak specs to find the perfect balance between performance and price. Abundant ports allow you to link any conceivable peripheral, and the state-of-the-art Tempest Cooling system increases performance while decreasing internal temperatures.
The streamlined, lightweight device also comes with an extendable warranty, so you can rest assured it’ll stand the test of time.
Ready to bring your gaming endeavours to the next level?
Check out the OMEN laptops available in the HP UK store. An envy-inducing portable gaming powerhouse is only a few clicks away.

About the Author

Harry Stewart is a contributor to Tech Takes. As a freelancer writer, he covers everything from travel to tech.

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