HP DROPS EN­TIRE NEW RANGE OF OMEN AND PAV­IL­ION GAM­ING GEAR

New lap­tops are joined by a mouse, key­board, and head­set.

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A few years back you’d scoff at the idea of a range of gam­ing hard­ware and PCs com­ing from *checks notes*... HP? But that was then, and now HP’s Omen range is go­ing gang­busters, with strik­ing de­signs in both desk­top and lap­top form fac­tors, and now joined by a range of pe­riph­er­als to match.

At the top of the range is the new Omen by HP 15, which... yes, the name is a bit naff, but the hard­ware is solid. Un­der the sleek gam­ing de­sign MAX-Q GTX 1070, 8th gen In­tel Core i5 or i7 pro­ces­sor, and up to 32GB of RAM, along­side a range of stor­age op­tions. There’s a 15.6in dis­play that runs at ei­ther 144hz 1080p, 60Hz 4k, or 60Hz 1080p and NVIDIA G-SYNC.

And easy to use screws let you get at the RAM and stor­age for easy up­grades.

The OMEN by HP 17 beefs things up con­sid­er­ably, with a larger 144Hz dis­play, 8GB GTX 1070, and Bang & Olufsen speak­ers, along­side a Core i7 pro­ces­sor.

On the other hand, the HP Pav­il­ion Gam­ing 15 lap­top com­bines gam­ing power with a more work-ori­ented ma­chine, with a greater em­pha­sis on stor­age and pow­ered by a Core i7 pro­ces­sor and ei­ther AMD Radeon RX 560X or NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with MAX-Q graph­ics.

On the pe­riph­er­als front, there’s the new OMEN by HP Se­quencer Key­board, with op­ti­calme­chan­i­cal blue switches and RGB LED keys, the OMEN by HP Re­ac­tor Mouse with a .2ms re­sponse time and op­ti­cal me­chan­i­cal switches (and, yes, of course it’s RGB-lit), and even a cou­ple of mouse pads.

That’s a lot of stuff. Here’s the full list of gear, its RRP, and where you can get it from:

• HP Pav­il­ion Gam­ing 15 Lap­top is avail­able via hp.com.au. Se­lect mod­els are avail­able from JB Hi-Fi, start­ing from $1,799.

• OMEN 15 Lap­top is avail­able via hp.com.au. Se­lect mod­els are avail­able from JB Hi-Fi, start­ing from $1,999.

• OMEN 17 Lap­top is avail­able via hp.com.au. Se­lect mod­els are avail­able from JB Hi-Fi, start­ing from $1,999.

• OMEN by Mind­frame Head­set will be avail­able in Oc­to­ber 2018 via hp.com.au from $249.95.

• OMEN by HP Se­quencer Key­board will be avail­able in Au­gust 2018 via hp.com.au from $279.95.

• OMEN by HP Re­ac­tor Mouse is avail­able now via hp.com.au from $129.95.

• OMEN X by HP Tran­scep­tor Back­pack is avail­able now via hp.com.au from $299.95

• OMEN by HP Mouse 400 is avail­able now via hp.com.au from $49.95.

• OMEN by HP Mouse Pad 200 is avail­able now via hp.com.au from $29.95.

• OMEN by Hard Mouse Pad 200 is avail­able now via hp.com.au from $39.95.

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