HP Omen Laptop and Desktop Get Big Refresh

HP's Omen gaming line just got a refresh for both the Omen 15 laptop and Omen Obelisk desktop at the CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas. The new HP Omen 15 laptop will be available with Nvidia's newest GPUs with Max-Q design in March starting at $1,369.99, and the Omen Obelisk desktop will start at $2,249.99 when it comes out the same month.

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Row 0 - Cell 0 HP Omen 15 LaptopHP Omen Obelisk Desktop
CPUIntel Core i7-8750HUp to Intel Core i9-9900K
GPUUndisclosed Nvidia GPUUp to Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti (11 GB GDDR6)
RAM16 GB DDR-266616 GB DDR5-2666 (expandable to 64 GB)
Storage1 TB, 7,200 RPM HDD and 128 GB M.2 SSD1 TB, 7,200 RPM HDD and 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Display15.8-inch 1920 x 1080 IPSN/A
Battery4-cell, 70 WhrN/A
PortsThunderbolt 3, 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet,Headphone/microphone,MicrophoneFront: USB 3.1 Gen 1,Headphone mic/dedicated microphoneBack: 4x USB 3.1 Gen 1,USB 1 Gen 2,USB Type-C,optical audio output,VirtualLink,3x DisplayPort
Dimensions14.2 x 10.4 x 1 inches / 360.7 x 264.2 x 25.4 mm14 x 6.5 x 17.1 inches / 355.6 x 165.1 x 434.3 mm
Weight5.3 pounds / 2.4 kgUp to 23.2 pounds / 10.5 kg
Starting Price$1,369.99$2,249.99

The Omen Laptop 15 comes with an undisclosed Nvidia GPU, though we have some guesses about what that may be. It will go up to a Intel Core i7-8750H and feature 802.11ax Wi-Fi, which you may also know as Wi-Fi 6. It maintains a similar design to previous laptops, as well as four-zone RGB backlighting. In July, the company will add a configuration with a FHD resolution display with a 240 Hz refresh rate and 4 millisecond response time. 

The Obelisk desktop continues a trend HP set for OEM desktios of using exclusively replaceable parts. Now, there's a bigger 750W 80 Plus Platinum PSU, four DIMM slots (up from two on the existing model) that support up to 64 GB of RAM. The system now has an RTX 2080 Ti, an Intel Core i9-9900K CPU, dual SSDs with RAID0 and liquid cooling with a 120 mm radiator. The chassis is the same as the existing one, but a new addition comes in the form of a new CPU overclocking feature in the HP Omen Command Center software.

We're looking forward to getting these on our workbench after HP's March release.

Andrew E. Freedman is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on laptops, desktops and gaming. He also keeps up with the latest news. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Tom's Guide, Laptop Mag, Kotaku, PCMag and Complex, among others. Follow him on Threads @FreedmanAE and Mastodon @FreedmanAE.mastodon.social.