27 May 2020
At the ongoing Gamescom 2019 event, HP took the stage to announce a bunch of products ranging from monitors and laptops to accessories. These include Omen X27 gaming monitor, Omen Mindframe Prime gaming headset, and Pavilion Gaming 15 mid-range gaming laptop among others.
Starting with the HP Omen X27, it is a 27-inch gaming monitor with Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution and 240Hz refresh rate. It is a TN display panel with an anti-glare finish and 90% DCI P3 color gamut support. It further boasts 1ms response time and compatibility with AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR that should enhance the HDR mode gaming experience.
The connectivity options on the monitor include one HDMI 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.4, and one headphone output port. There are minimum bezels except for the bottom one and the monitor supports tilting for viewing angle adjustment. It further supports the OMEN Command Center for ambient lighting and various other customizations. The monitor has been priced at $649.99 with sales starting next month.
Next up, we have the all-new HP Pavilion Gaming 15 which is exactly what the name suggests i.e. a 15-inch gaming laptop. It has been released in various configuration options with up to AMD Ryzen 7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti Max-Q GPU. It comes with Full HD display panel but buyers can choose from 60Hz and 144Hz refresh rate options. It has 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB of SSD storage.
To keep the laptop cool during intense gaming sessions, HP has opted for dual fans and a wider rear corner vent for maximizing the airflow and improving the ventilation. As for connectivity, it comes with a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a USB 3.1 Type-A port, an HDMI 2.0 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a headphone jack, and card reader. If interested, this will cost you $799.99 for the base model with sales starting in September 2019.
Lastly, we have the HP Omen Mindframe Prime gaming headset which boasts active cooling through earcups. HP is calling this technology FrostCap which will ensure that your ears stay cool despite using the headset for long durations. It basically has a new graphite heat spreader tucked inside the larger earcups for the cooling effect. It boasts C-Media Xear 7.1 surround sound support for improved spatial awareness and also has active noise cancellation. It works with OMEN Sound Lab so that you can personalize the sound experience as per your need or preference.
It has been priced at $119.99 with sales kicking off in August end in Europe and in January 2020 in North America.