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HP's OMEN laptop, a force in the gaming world


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Oct 26 | By Webster Molaudi | Views: 62 | Comments: 0
HP's OMEN laptop, a force in the gaming world
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unleashed a beast with their new 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor OMEN gaming laptop equipped with powerful hardware and a futuristic design.


The OMEN laptop does not only take gaming performance seriously but it has amazing response time to your normal day to day tasks.


Features & Design


The machine I played around with had a 16GB RAM (also available in 32GB RAM), NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 with Max-Q Design graphics card, 2 Terabyte SATA hard drive and comes with a 17.3 inch diagonal 4K IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit screen with up to 1920 x 1080 resolution.


Even though the laptop is big and heavy, it is complemented by a charcoal finish casing design which is easy on the eye. It also has crystal clear dual speakers with amazing sound quality from Bang & Olufsen.


It has a super fast charging capability which left me in awe. I got a 50% battery life after charging for only 30 minute; a full 100% battery life lasts up to 4 hours in full use.


The illuminated red glow keyboard  means you can you see your keypad clearly at night if you are working in the dark. So you are all set should we go through our load shedding horrors.


There is also the OMEN Command Center which tells you a lot about system performance of your machine including laptop’s heat temperature, CPU usage, memory usage of applications and programs and the network booster which you can use to prioritise applications or programs bandwidth usage.


Usability


It has unique keyboard shortcuts which allows you to perform functions like turning off the keypad glow. There's also an icon that locks your laptop with one push,as well as a flight mode button to turn off all communication instantly including Bluetooth, wifi and internet connectivity.


It also allows you to pair your laptop and mobile device. This feature enables to seamlessly move your pictures, videos, links and files from one device to the other through wifi.


Verdict


The OMEN Gaming Laptop comes with a hefty price tag starting from R22,000, which is worth every penny for those who are always on the road and work with multimedia projects or use applications, games and programs that require a lot of system resources.


Pros


* Speed and reliability

* Reasonable price

* Ability to pair with smartphone

* Fast battery charge and longer usage

* Unique, slick design

* Less than 5 seconds start up and shut down time


Cons


* It is heavy and battery size packs a few kilos

* It is a data hungry machine built with speed in mind, so you'd better have enough data for internet usage.


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