HP Launches New OMEN and Pavilion Gaming Hardware, Software

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Hardware, Windows 10 with 2 Comments

At Gamescom 2019 today, HP announced new OMEN gaming hardware and software and a new line of Pavilion gaming PCs.

“OMEN is a community inclusive brand committed to building a world-class ecosystem of the best hardware, software, content, and services,” HP vice president Kevin Frost said. “With the latest software and hardware additions, including OMEN Command Center, OMEN X 27 and the Pavilion Gaming Desktop, HP is enriching gaming experiences while helping gamers advance their skills and never stop improving.”

Here’s what’s new.

OMEN Command Center. HP’s gamer-focused software is now available for any Windows 10 PC in the Microsoft Store, and it has been updated with new AI-based game coaching capabilities, integrated game library management, a profiles feature that supports mood, activity, or game-based profiles, and more.

OMEN X 27 gaming display. This stunning HDR gaming display provides quad-HD (2560 x 1440 resolution and an industry-best 240 Hz refresh rate with a 1 ms response time.  It’s AMD FreeSync 2 HDR-certified and features micro-bezels and a height-adjustable stand with ambient lighting. It ships in September and will cost $650.

OMEN MindFrame Prime headset. This new gaming headset provides active cooling via HP’s FrostCap technology, 7.1 surround sound, environmental noise-canceling microphones, and full software-based customization. It ships in August in Europe and in North America in January and will cost $200.

OMEN Encoder keyboard. This mechanical gaming keyboard features both Cherry MX Red and Cherry MX Brown switches so you can choose between fast and quiet operation. It ships in October and will cost $100.

OMEN travel gear. For gamers participating in in-person events, HP now offers an OMEN Transceptor 17.3-inch duffel bag, a 15-inch rolltop backpack, a 15-inch backpack, and the OMEN Transceptor Headset Case, which matches up with the new OMEN Mindframe Prime Headset. Prices start at $50 and each will ship starting in September.

Pavilion Gaming Desktop. This new mainstream desktop gaming PC combines expandability with space savings in its 15L form factor. It offers support for up to three storage drives, and DIY upgradability for memory, graphics cards, networks cards, and Wi-Fi cards. It provides CPU options up to 9th-generation Intel i7 (8 cores) or 3rd-generation AMD Ryzen 7 (8 core) processors, graphics up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 SUPER, and up to 32GB DDR4 memory. Prices start at $700 with availability in September.

Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop. This is HP’s first AMD-based gaming laptop. It features up to an AMD Ryzen 7 processor, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti with Max-Q13 design graphics, and micro-edge bezels with a 144Hz or 60Hz 1080p display. immersion is the name of the game. Prices start at $800 with availability in September.

Pavilion Gaming Keyboard 800. This mainstream gaming keyboard features quiet and quick red mechanical switches with 100 percent anti-ghosting with n-key rollover, a detachable wrist rest, and four-zone LED lighting with automatic backlighting modes. It is available now for $80.

HP 22x and HP 24x gaming displays. Both of these mainstream gaming displays provide fast 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response times, AMD Radeon FreeSync technology, integrated speakers, and adjustable stands. The HP 24x is G-SYNC-compatible and provides micro-bezels for a truly immersive gaming experience. The HP 22x will ship in Europe in August for €170. The HP 24x will ship in August and will cost $280.

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