HP Omen is the premium Gaming laptop series from the brand and comes with top of the line specs and latest features. In this article, we will check the latest 2020 Omen laptops that come with either Intel 10th Gen Processors and the AMD Ryzen, 4000 series processors.
There are two types of gaming laptops available from HP:
- HP Omen (Premium High-End Laptops)
- HP Pavilion ( Mid-range Gaming Laptops)
Let’s check out the latest Omen series laptops with detailed Specs, features, Pros, and Cons and buying advice.
HP Omen Gaming Laptop
The new HP Omen laptops come with a 15.6-inch screen size and all the laptops have Full HD resolution (1920*1080) pixels. The company has not introduced the 17 Inch Omen series laptops yet.
The new HP Omen Laptops are available with 3 different processor configurations:
- Intel Core i5 10300H Quad-Core – (Comet Lake Based on 14 Nm Process)
- Intel Core i7 10750H 6 Cores (Comet Lake Based on 14 Nm Process)
- AMD Ryzen 4600H (Ryzen 4000 Series Based on 7 Nm Process)
Most of the new laptops come with NVMe SSD and with either 8 GB or 16 GB DDR4 ram.
The starting range of laptops are powered by the Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics card and goes up to RTX 2070 Max-Q of graphics cards.
Also, Ram is upgradable on these machines and you can buy additional Ram and increase performance.
The Laptop price starts at Rs. 74990 and can go up to the Intel Core i7 laptop is also priced at Rs 1,80,990.
There are a couple of things good about the Omen series launch in India – we have got plenty of choices and really appreciate HP for sharing detailed specs like NTSC color, etc that makes it easier for buyers to get the right version.
HP Omen 15 Inch – Design, Keyboard, Audio and Features
All of these new HP Omen 15.6 inch models looks the same and comes with subtle looks that don’t shout out that it’s a gaming laptop.
The backside has a new color gradient logo that you will hate or love instantly. To me, it doesn’t look bad.
HP has also refined the internal design, made the cooling solution a lot better than the last many iterations.
There is a full-sized keyboard with a number pad on the right side and
The laptop doesn’t run too hot under load, which is an excellent achievement by the brand.
Let’s start with the Intel Core i5 Models and then we will check out each new model.
All of these models come with Windows 10 Home edition and comes with 1 year of warranty from the manufacturer.
Posts include – 1 USB Type C; 1 USB Type-A ; 2 USB, 1 Mini DisplayPort; 1 HDMI 2.0a; 1 RJ-45; AC smart pin; 1 headphone/microphone combo.
Also, there is WIFI 6 support along with the presence of 720p HD Webcam.
Note – Pricing on Amazon is up and down so please check with official prices mentioned here before buying.
HP Omen – ek0015tx (Base Model)
The base variant is the HP Omen – ek0015tx is available for a price tag of Rs. 79,999.
It comes with a polycarbonate chassis with pitch-black color.
Powering the Omen is the 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake Quad-Core, 5-10300H (2.5 Ghz base clock speed and 4.5 Ghz Boost clock speed, 8 M L3 Cache.
Additionally, we have 8 GB of DDR4 RAM (2933 MHz), single-channel (1*8).
Also, it comes with the dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM.
For storage needs, there is 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD.
The laptop has a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920*1080) pixels IPS anti-glare display that comes with 60 Hz refresh rate, 250 nits brightness, and 45% NTSC color gamut.
For a great audio experience, Omen comes with Bang & Olufsen dual speakers. Lastly, it comes with 150 Watts power adapter and also has a 52,5 Whr battery capacity.
The laptop is not so heavy and weighs 2.36 Kg and measures 2.35 cm in thickness.
Thoughts – The GTX 1650 is a basic entry-level graphics card that can allow you to game at medium and low settings in demanding titles. There is no HD to store games and the display is passable. You can expand the ram at a later stage and the Intel 10th Gen processor is ideal for gaming.
HP OMEN Laptop – 15-ek0017tx
HP Omen 15-ek0017tx will cost you Rs.94,900.
The laptop has got a similar display, processor, battery capacity, and ram as the earlier model.
However, there are some upgrades.
Instead of the GTX 1650, we are getting the GTX 1650 Ti with 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM. So you can easily get a 15 to 20% boost in the gaming performance Vs the base model.
Also, we are getting 1 TB PCIe, NVMe SSD to store all the games and movies. The rest of the specs and design is similar to the base model.
HP OMEN – 15-ek0018tx
HP Omen 15-ek0018tx will cost you Rs. 100,990. The laptop comes with Intel Core i7-10750H Processor (with 2.6 GHz base clock and up to 5 GHz Boost, 12 MB L3 cache, 6 cores). This is a big upgrade in comparison to the earlier two models that came with Quad-Core Intel Core 5 processor.
There is 8 GB DDR4 RAM will ensure the system does not falter in multi-tasking.
The Nvidia Geforce 1650 Ti with 4 GB (GDDR6) dedicated VRAM to make sure that you can easily run Battlefield 1, Wither 3 or the GTA 5 with ease.
The laptop comes with 1 TB PCIe, NVMe SSD, and has the same display, battery capacity, and other details as the above mentioned two models.
Thoughts: The presence of Intel Core i7 ensures that you get everything done faster than the i5 model including a tiny boost in FPS.
For gaming, you won’t find too much increase in performance but if you are a creator (video editing, photoshop, other adobe products) will see a significant boost in performance.
Also, for compiling large code or programming you may find the 6 core Intel i7 is a better option.
HP OMEN – 15-ek0019tx
The HP OMEN – 15-ek0018tx costs Rs. 1,20,999.
The Gaming Laptop is powered by the Intel Core i7-10750H and has got 16 GB DDR4 RAM (Dual Channel 2*8) to go along with the 1TB NVMe SSD.
Apart from the ram upgrade, we are getting a better display – 15.6 FHD panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate. It is an IPS, anti-glare, screen that offers 300 nits max brightness and has 72% NTSC color gamut.
The display here is superior and ideal for gaming and even video editing. However, we are still getting the Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti which may not be able to push very high frame rates to justify the 144 Hz panel at least on the high settings.
You can lower the settings and can enjoy games like PUBG or CSGO at high FPS and take full advantage of the 144 Hz monitor.
The rest of the things are the same – battery capacity, Audio, connectivity, and so on.
HP OMEN – 15-ek0020tx
The HP OMEN – 15-ek0019tx is available for Rs.1,33,990. It is identical to the previous laptop but comes with a better graphics card and more battery capacity.
The laptop has Intel Core i7 10750H and the Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti with 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. It is more than capable of running most AAA titles on the high setting and is an ideal addition to the 144Hz panel.
Also, we are getting a bigger 6 Cell, 70.9 Whr battery along with a 200 Watts power brick. It comes with 1 TB of NVMe SSD and oddly weighs 2.35 kg.
More Money More Goodies. Let’s move to the next one.
HP OMEN – 15-ek0021tx
The HP OMEN – 15-ek0019tx is available for Rs.1,43,990 and comes with an upgraded display and better graphics card. The rest of the specs are the same as the previous model.
The laptop comes with a 15.6-inch FHD panel with a 300 Hz refresh rate and has 300 nits max brightness, 100% sRGB.
It has more accurate colors and also has an even higher refresh rate monitor.
Also, there is Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card with 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM. The RTX 2060 offers upto 20% boost in the gaming performance and you can easily max out all the gaming titles with this machine.
So let’s see what more money can get you.
HP OMEN – 15-ek0022tx
The OMEN – 15-ek0022tx is similar to the OMEN – 15-ek0021tx but has an upgraded Graphics card. Powering it is the Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q with 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM that is ideal for playing any games at high frame rates and settings.
The laptop is available for Rs. 1,55,999.
Also, there is HP OMEN – 15-ek0023tx model available that costs Rs. 1,70,000 and comes with the Nvidia RTX 2070 Super Max-Q instead of the RTX 2070 Max-Q on the EK0022tx. The rest of the specs are the same.
HP OMEN – 15-ek0024tx
It is the most expensive HP Omen laptop available and costs Rs. 180,999. Powering it is the Intel Core i7 10750H, Nvidia RTX 2070 (Max-Q), 16 GB Ram, 1 TB SSD.
The upgrade here is the presence of 4K (3840 x 2160) UHD, AMOLED screen with 400 nits brightness and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.
So these are the top of the line HP Omen laptops that you can currently buy. No doubt if you are looking for an incredible gaming experience you may want to pick up the 144Hz panel, 1660Ti, and 16 Gigs of Ram.
Lastly, there are two AMD options also available that you can buy for Rs. 76k, or 86k on Amazon. HP has not even listed this Ryzen Laptop on the official Indian website.
HP Omen Powered By Ryzen 4600H
Powering the HP Omen is the AMD Ryzen 5-4600H, 6-core processor (3.0 GHz base clock speed, up to 4.0 GHz boost clock speed, with 8 MB L3 cache).
The laptop comes with a 15.6 inch IPS display with a 60 Hz refresh rate, 250 nits brightness, and 45% NTSC color gamut.
There is 8 GB of DDR4 Ram (3200 MHz), 512 GB of NVMe SSD and it runs on the Windows 10 Home edition.
It weighs 2.35 Kg and comes with the 70.9 Whr battery capacity (as per amazon listing).
The laptop with model name – 15-en0002AX comes with the Nvidia GTX 1660Ti (6 GB VRAM) and is available for Rs. 85,990 on Amazon.
The other model with similar config but with the Nvidia GTX 1650 (4GB VRAM) is available for Rs. 75,990.
These are both excellent choices but unfortunately, the display is a big let down and I would have liked HP to launch models with a better display and even with the Ryzen 4800H which is an 8 Core processor.
Actually, the 4600H and the 4800H are superior to the Intel Core i5 and Core i7 in terms of multicore performance and thermal efficiency and it is sad to see very limited options when it comes to Ryzen laptops getting launched in the market.
AMD may have a better product but they are yet not able to sell it as most manufacturers are still launching laptops only with the Intel option.
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