Dom­i­nate your game

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Technology - By KEVIN LOH bytz@thes­tar.com.my

GAMERS and e-sports ath­letes, pre­pare to dom­i­nate the com­pe­ti­tion with HP’s lat­est gam­ing ma­chines.

The new Omen line fea­tures two lap­tops – 15in and 17in – and a desk­top that the com­pany claims have been re­designed and re-en­gi­neered from the ground up.

Ac­cord­ing to HP, upgrad­abil­ity was one of the main pil­lars in the con­struc­tion of the Omen gam­ing ma­chines. Run­ning on Win­dows 10 Home, the desk­top can be con­fig­ured with two high-per­for­mance graph­ics cards – ei­ther dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti or dual Radeon 580 – and comes with up to 16GB RAM.

For the pro­ces­sor, users get to pick ei­ther a 7th gen­er­a­tion In­tel Core i5 or i7 – and both are un­locked for over­clock­ing to han­dle the most de­mand­ing games. The price for the desk­top starts at RM5,999.

As for the lap­tops, both mod­els are pow­ered by a 2.8GHz In­tel Core i7-7700HQ pro­ces­sor.

The 15in model can be con­fig­ured with up to Radeon RX 550 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 while the 17in model can be equipped with up to Radeon 580 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070.

Both lap­tops come with an im­proved dis­play with an­tia glare coat­ing and re­fresh rate of 120Hz, and can be up­graded from the de­fault 1080p to 4K.

When de­sign­ing the Omen lap­tops, one of the com­po­nents that HP fo­cused on was tem­per­a­ture con­trol.

The lap­tops fea­ture a high-per­for­mance cool­ing sys­tem to re­duce the risk of throt­tling and en­sure con­tin­u­ous game­play.

The alu­minium dragon-red back­lit key­board is op­ti­mised for gam­ing – the WASD keys are ac­cented and fea­ture white back­light so gamers can eas­ily iden­tify them. The touch­pad also sup­ports multi-touch ges­tures.

Also, the lap­tops fea­ture stereo speak­ers tuned by Bang & Olufsen for an im­mer­sive gam­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Their unique de­sign of the ma­chines is in­spired by fighter jets and space­craft, ac­cord­ing to HP.

The ma­chines are also pow­er­ful enough for VR (vir­tual re­al­ity) gam­ing.

The 15in lap­top goes for RM4,499 and 17in model for RM8,899.

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The Omen desk­top can be con­fig­ured with ei­ther an Nvidia or Radeon graph­ics card. Pho­tos: HP

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