HP releases OMEN 17 2024 gaming laptop

HP has announced the launch of the OMEN 17 (2024 model), a gaming laptop that marks a significant shift in the company’s approach. For the first time since the series was introduced in 2016, HP has opted for AMD processors over the long-favored Intel processors. This year, the OMEN 17 features a fresh design on its new platform, characterized by rounded corners and a wedge-shaped profile, with a maximum thickness of 29.9mm and a weight of approximately 2.95kg.

The 2024 OMEN 17 offers a choice between AMD Ryzen 5 8645HS, Ryzen 7 8845HS, and Ryzen 9 8945HS processors, which are based on the Zen4 architecture. These options include 6-core 12-thread or 8-core 16-thread configurations, manufactured using a 4nm process, with top acceleration frequencies of 5.0/5.1/5.2 GHz respectively. The graphics options include the GeForce RTX 4050/4060/4070 mobile GPUs. It supports up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR5-5600 memory and up to a 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. The device features a 17.3-inch IPS display with a micro-edge design, 16:9 aspect ratio, and resolutions of either FHD or QHD. The former supports a variable refresh rate of 48-144Hz, and the latter 48-240Hz, with response times of 7ms and 3ms respectively, a brightness of 300 nits, and 100% sRGB color coverage, equipped with anti-glare and low blue light technology.

The OMEN 17 (2024) is equipped with dual speakers tuned by HyperX Audio, supporting DTSX Ultra and HP Audio Boost 1.0. It features a full-size keyboard with a numeric keypad and single-zone RGB backlighting. The laptop offers multiple ports, including a full-function USB Type-C port (10Gbps), two USB Type-A ports (10Gbps), one USB Type-A port (5Gbps), an RJ45 Ethernet port, an HDMI 2.1 port, and a headphone/microphone jack. Additionally, it includes an FHD TNR webcam with noise-reduction capabilities and supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3.

HP plans to commence sales of this model later this week, with rumored pricing starting at $1349.99.