In a bid to boost its gaming portfolio in India, HP has launched two new laptops aimed at the gaming market. The new HP Pavilion 15 is priced from Rs 74,990, while the new HP Omen 15 goes on sale from Rs 1,05,990 onwards, depending on the specifications on the variant purchased. As suggested by the product name, both laptops come with 15.6-inch screens, with different screen resolutions on the two devices.
HP launched the Omen 15 in the US market in late May, and has brought the product to the Indian market less than two months later. The company had launched its Omen X product range in India earlier this year, which while priced at a premium over the new laptop, features the 7th-generation Core i7 processor. With these new launches, HP makes a big improvement to its gaming range, betting big on gaming laptops being the next big thing in the industry in India and beyond.
HP Pavilion 15 Price and Specifications
The more affordable of the products launched today, the HP Pavilion 15 is a part of a different product range that is typically known for productivity laptops. However, the new HP Pavilion 15 has specifications and features that set it as a gaming-centric laptop. The device comes with a 15.6-inch full-HD IPS screen, and either the 8th-generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, depending on the variant.
You also get a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX1050Ti graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, along with 8GB of RAM. Additionally, the laptops come with 1TB of HDD storage, while the top variants also feature additional 128GB SSD storage. While the laptop isn’t quite as visually appealing as the Omen range, it offers enough power and capability for an entry-level gaming PC. Pricing starts at Rs 74,990 for the Core i5 variant, going up depending on the configuration.
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HP Omen 15 Price and Specifications
The higher-end HP Omen 15 is powered by the 8th-Generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor, with multiple options for the dedicated graphics card and RAM. You can choose between the Nvidia GeForce GTX1050Ti, GTX1060 and GTX1070, and RAM options of 8GB or 16GB DDR4 RAM (which can be upgraded to up to 32GB after purchase). Storage is a standard 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD across all variants.
The laptop features a 15.6-inch 4K IPS screen, which has a 300-nits brightness and 144hz refresh rate. The laptop comes with the more aggressive and radical styling of the Omen range, and will appeal more to gamers that want a bit of flair in their devices. The Omen 15 is priced from Rs 105,990 for the base variant.