New HP Omen PCs Ready for 4K VR

HP’s Omen line of desktop and laptop computers is a sign that the best PC maker is ready for the next onslaught of 4K PC gaming and virtual reality.

To this end, HP standardized its gaming PCs under the Omen brand acquired from VoodooPC a decade ago. These gaming systems come with prominent Omen Tribal Mask logos, high-performance components, and a full range of systems from affordable to high-end.

The Omen gaming desktop benefits from a case that was introduced in the Envy Phoenix font, but now the prominent Omen logo replaces the HP logo. The systems also feature new technologies such as USB-C, VR-ready Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founder Edition, and AMD Radeon R9 390X Graphics. Since this is a gaming system, unlocked Intel Core i7 processors with overclocking capabilities are normally suitable; Multiple drives and support for multiple monitors are also options.

Omen by HPOne such monitor is certainly the Omen by HP 32-inch Display, which features Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution and AMD FreeSync technology for smoother gameplay when paired with an AMD Radeon R9 graphics card. Pricing remains to be determined.

The Omen Desktop Monitor and Companion Omen by HP 32 will be available in August.

4K gaming becomes portable with the HP Omen 15.6 and 17.3-inch laptops. Both lines include up to Nvidia GTX 965M graphics and 6th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) and 4K (3840 x 2,160) displays are available across the line, along with an optional Intel RealSense camera for Windows Hello and gesture game controls.

Both systems will be available on July 10, starting at $899.99 for the 15-inch model, and $979.99 for the 17-inch laptop.

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HP has been flirting with the VoodooPC brand for years. But with the Envy brand moving into non-gaming consumer PCs, HP hopes the unified Omen brand will be as profitable and prestigious as Dell’s Alienware brand. As PC gaming enters its next stage with VR and 4K, we hope a clearer brand message will let consumers know what they need to ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.

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