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HP Engineers Powerhouse Portfolio Designed for the Next Generation

New OMEN and Pavilion PCs, monitors, and mice keep gamers connected, relaxed, and entertained while at home; HP study finds 64% of people[1] who started playing video games during these unprecedented times feel more hopeful

June 02, 2020

News Highlights:

OMEN 15 comes in its smallest footprint yet; industry’s first applied IR thermopile sensor in a gaming laptop2 to push thermal capacity to the edge and improve fan control.

OMEN Vector and OMEN Vector Essential Mice features top-of-the-line sensors co-developed with PixArt and an ergonomic, lightweight design to sharpen gaming accuracy. 

HP Pavilion Gaming portfolio adds 16” laptop and OMEN Command Center3, offering powerful gaming experiences for all. 

Palo Alto, Calif., June 2, 2020 — Today HP unveiled new OMEN hardware and accessories, updates to OMEN Command Center, and introduced the first 16” Pavilion Gaming laptop – all designed for today’s gamer to play their best while pushing the limits of what their devices can do.

Gaming benefits are being unlocked as people are spending more time at home, uncovering new avenues for both entertainment and general well-being. 80% of people in the United States agree that playing video games provides an escape during these unprecedented times and 73% cite “relaxation” as one reason they game1. According to tests with the Adult Hope Scale, Americans who started playing games during the COVID-19 quarantine feel 64% more hopeful and 39% state a reduction in stress1.

“Now, more than ever, gaming serves as an outlet for entertainment, social connection, and relaxation for gamers new and old,” said Judy Johnson, Director of Gaming and Esports, HP Inc. “HP continues to push progression in gaming by growing and evolving our world-class ecosystem with enhanced experiences through OMEN Command Center and innovative features found across our broad gaming portfolio.”



Today’s gamers need the right experience and technology to get the most out of gaming. Innovative thermal technology and winning horsepower, stunning visuals to bring games to life by enhancing the overall experience, and great accessories designed to trick out how people play today. The newest OMEN line-up brings together an ecosystem of hardware and software to help today’s gamers feel connected and entertained.

The latest OMEN 15, featuring a redesigned chassis with a smaller footprint generation over generation, offers minimalist aesthetics and includes the new OMEN diamond logo in a blue to green gradient. The laptop comes in both Mica Silver and Shadow Black with optional full RGB per-key lighting. Additional features include: 

  • Performance that Wins: Witness amazing graphics with up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 2070 Super with MAX-Q Design4,5. Power through games with desktop caliber performance up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 H-series processors6 or experience AMD’s CPU debut on an OMEN laptop with up to an AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800H-series Processor7, as well as up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM8 to make multi-tasking a breeze. The laptop comes with a wide variety of storage options, including up to 1 TB PCIe SSD or dual PCIe SSD9 supporting RAID 010 for blazing load speeds.
  • Stunning Visuals: Action explodes off the 15.6” diagonal display supported by a new 180-degree flat hinge design for increased stability during those hectic gaming sessions, with options up to OLED, UHD 120 Hz, or FHD 300 Hz11 and NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology on select configurations. Boost your multi-stream HD & 4K video experiences with Thunderbolt™ 3 on select configurations12.
  • Thermal Innovations: HP delivers the industry’s first implemented IR thermopile sensor2 within a gaming laptop to optimize thermal efficiencies, maintain steady yet quiet fan acoustic control, and maximize performance from the Dynamic Power feature within OMEN Command Center. OMEN Tempest Cooling Technology keeps things super chill with enlarged vent openings and up to a 12 V fan13 which utilizes the three-sided venting to enable five-way airflow and push this laptop towards desktop-level CPU performance.
  • OMEN Command Center Updates: Maximize productivity during media consumption and browsing with the Graphics Switcher via OMEN Command Center3, which enables a hybrid setting for battery life up to 12.5 hours – great for watching movies or working. Performance customization evolves thanks to Performance Control14 within OMEN Command Center to more easily control thermals and fan speed and includes a performance mode – yielding a 17% CPU and GPU power boost.
  • Expansion Capabilities: For tinkerers, Phillips-head screws on the base of the laptop along with single panel access for memory and storage make for simple and quick hardware customization to the ultimate gaming laptop at your command.

The OMEN 15 makes portable gaming easier than ever before with an 8% shorter and 11% thinner frame, while being more powerful than ever before

The OMEN Vector Mouse and OMEN Vector Essential Mouse, both featuring sensors co-developed with PixArt, are designed for ultimate comfort during long gaming sessions with ergonomic lightweight designs, textured rubber grips, and OMEN Command Center integration to save preferred settings for RGB control for up to 16.8 million colors, six programable buttons, and DPI15.

  • OMEN Vector Mouse: Features the esports grade OMEN Radar 3 sensor and supports up to 16,000 dpi with 99% accuracy, 400 IPS, acceleration, and self-calibration. This mouse is built to win with Omron switches offering a 50 million click lifespan and a snag-proof braided cable15.
  • OMEN Vector Essential Mouse: Features the OMEN Radar 1 sensor and supports up to 7,200 dpi, this lightweight 88 g16 mouse has the speed and control needed to game all day with switches that last 20 million clicks 15

Throw weight around and optimize control with the OMEN Vector Mouse with up to 25 g of weight that can be adjusted within a special compartment on the bottom


As gaming continues to grow at record numbers, with more than 1 billion gamers worldwide17 and well over half of that number representing mainstream gamers, the HP Pavilion Gaming Portfolio is designed to power both work and play, including gaming, video editing, or content creation.

The new HP Pavilion Gaming 16 laptop is the company’s first ever 16” diagonal gaming PC. It features up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor6 and up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 with Max-Q4 design graphics within a sleek angular black chassis. Micro-edge bezels and 300 nits IPS-level display deliver rapid refresh rates of up to 144 Hz at 1080p help make games pop off the screen15. Designed for reliable gaming and creating content, this highly portable device is the first Pavilion Gaming laptop to include OMEN Command Center and is equipped with a Wi-Fi 6 option18 to keep a reliable connection when playing from the desk to the couch.

The Pavilion Gaming 16 with an almost 15” footprint delivers practical portability


The HP Gaming line of displays and accessories offer ambitious designs to complement at home set-ups including a curved display for the ultimate gaming experience. 

  • The HP X24c Gaming Monitor features a stunning 1500R curvature – the most curved ever from HP that pulls the corners of the display closer to you. It offers a Full HD display, AMD FreeSync™ Premium certified19 with 144 Hz refresh rate and 4 ms response time 15. Utilize an FPS Counter, customize your Crosshair Overlay, set your response time, and choose your picture mode thanks to OMEN Command Center integration.
  • Experience up to 20 hours20 of wireless freedom with the new HP X1000 Wireless Gaming Headset. Thick ear pads and a suspension headband yield paramount comfort to enjoy the 7.1 virtual surround sound21 which is supported by a large 50 mm driver. Easy access on-ear buttons and EQ settings managed via OMEN Command Center keeps audio in total control.
  • For on-desk audio experience, the HP Gaming Speakers X1000 is a 2.1 system with 30 W RMS of continuous power17 and a subwoofer that delivers explosive bass. RGB lighting options and adjustable EQ – both controlled within OMEN Command Center – keep the gaming area looking and sounding on point while connectivity via 3.5mm AUX input or USB-A grant a ton of flexibility to pair the speakers with a PC, smartphone, or tablet.


For more information about the OMEN ecosystem of gaming PCs, displays and accessories, visit:


Pricing and Availability22

  • OMEN 15 (Intel) is expected to be available June 2nd via BestBuy and for a starting price of $999.99.
  • OMEN 15 (AMD) is expected to be available June 2nd via BestBuy and June 10th via for a starting price of $999.99.
  • OMEN Vector Mouse expected to be available this June via for a starting price of $49.99.
  • OMEN Vector Essential Mouse is expected to be available this June via for a starting price of $29.99.
  • Pavilion Gaming 16 is expected to be available this June via for a starting price of $799.99.
  • HP X24c Gaming Monitor is expected to be available by this October via for a starting price of $249.99.
  • HP X1000 Wireless Gaming Headset is expected to be available this August via for a starting price of $99.99.
  • HP Gaming Speakers X1000 are expected to be available this October via for a starting price of $99.99.

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