In late 2014, HP introduced a compact gaming laptop called the HP Omen with a 15.6 inch display, NVIDIA graphics, and an Intel Haswell processor. Now HP is giving the gaming notebook a business-friendly makeover.
Meet the HP Omen Pro mobile workstation.
Like the original HP Omen, the new model features a 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a Core i7 Haswell processor, and NDVIDIA graphics.
But the mobile workstation has a slightly more powerful processor and NVIDIA Quadro K1100M graphics (instead of GeForce GTX 860M).
Starting prices for the HP Omen Pro are a bit higher than for the gamer-friendly version of the laptop: The business model sells for $2199 and up. But that price gets you a model with 256GB of PCIe storage, an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, 8GB of RAM, Windows 7 Pro and a 3 year warranty.
You can also opt for a more expensive model with 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM and HP says it’ll offer models with Core i7-4870HQ chips as well. Each model has a touchscreen display, 58 Wh battery, 802.11ac WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0 as well as four USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, headset jack, and mini DisplayPort.
If you don’t mind using a laptop with a backlit keyboard the glows red for professional purposes, you could just get the original HP Omen which sells for $1499 and up. Note that you’ll only get a 1-year warranty and you’ll have to spend a little extra to add Windows Pro software and PCIe storage. But even after that, the Omen will be cheaper than the HP Omen Pro.