HP shows off Omen and HyperX portfolio with lightest 14-inch gaming laptop

HP’s Omen and HyperX gaming brands showed off their latest gear for gamers at CES 2024, including the lightest and coolest 14-inch gaming laptop.

HP always has a ton of new devices at CES, and this year is no different, though HP’s Omen and HyperX divisions have now designed their gear to work together seamlessly.

The highlight is the Omen Transcend 14 Gaming Laptop PC, which is customizable and comes with good performance, local and cloud-based AI solutions, and stunning customizable visuals.

HyperX also introduced the world’s most customizable toolless mechanical gaming keyboard on the market, the Alloy Rise Keyboard. And HP unveiled the Omen Transcend 32 Gaming Monitor with the ability to seamlessly switch between devices and drag and drop files between devices using patented Omen Gear Switch technology.

“Computing continues to become more personal, and this is especially true in the gaming community,” said Josephine Tan, senior vice president & division president of personal systems gaming solutions at HP, in a statement. “Whether it is your gaming laptop, monitor, or accessory, HP has developed a customizable and personalized solution that can be tailored to your need.”

Fast gaming with advanced creative capability

Shadow black version of HP Omen Transcend 14 gaming laptop.

HP said that those who value a gaming lifestyle crave versatile machines capable of handling the rigor of top-tier triple-A games while boasting the performance to manage visually demanding creative endeavors from multitasking projects to operating robust creative platforms.

Specifically crafted for gaming and creative work, including students, the Omen Transcend 14 Gaming Laptop is offered with an advanced OLED display, a slim body, and superior-grade internals, which make up the world’s lightest 14-inch gaming laptop.

This device weighs in at 3.6 pounds with up to 11.5 hours6 battery life and a type-C PD 140-watt adapter to make charging on-the-go easier.

It has an IMAX Enhanced Certified 2.8K 120Hz VRR OLED display for details and vibrant true-to-life color. The world’s first gaming laptop with a lattice-less sky printed RGB keyboard extends the color experience beyond the screen.

And it has an Intel Core Ultra 9 185H processor and up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPUs to effortlessly engage with the latest games or handle compute-intensive tasks. Streamers and gamers can leverage the device’s NPU and OpenVINO plugins for OBS studio to make streaming and gameplay smoother than ever with up to a 24.6% Frames Per Second (FPS) improvement.

Players can also take full advantage of Auto Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) in OMEN Gaming Hub for a smoother gameplay experience by automatically switching between different refresh rates depending on content and power mode which can improve battery life up to 7%. This can help get you up to 20% longer battery life in ECO mode.

A redesigned chassis utilizes inbound airflow to create a pressurized zone using a vapor chamber for direct heat dissipation through rear vents. This thermal innovation co-engineered with Intel’s dual channel flow technology produced in the world’s coolest 14-inch gaming laptop, which can achieve four times higher static pressure with an 80-watt thermal capability within a 12-millimeter base.

Omen Transcend 14 offers both local AI capabilities through its Intel and Nvidia chips, as well as built-in AI with Otter.ai for features like live transcript and real-time captions during meetings or classes, a record function for transcribing audio, and AI-generated notes.

The first gaming laptop with audio tuned by HyperX

The HyperX audio team worked closely with the Omen Transcend 14 engineers to custom tune the laptop’s sound performance, elevating clarity and spectral balance to enhance the overall gaming audio experience, ensuring that subtle details are not overshadowed by louder sounds.

HP has also updated its Omen Transcend 16.1-inch Gaming Laptop PC with the addition of up to a 4K 240Hz OLED display option as well as its Omen 16.1 inch gaming laptop PC and Victus 16.1 inch gaming
laptop PC – all updated with Intel Core i7 HX processors.

HyperX customization

HyperX Cloud Mini Headsets.

Seamless connectivity is a critical part of any gamer’s wireless headset experience. Expanding on last year’s first gaming laptops with an embedded module for intuitive audio pairing and ultra-low latency (ULL) solution, Omen Transcend 14 ups the ante with a bundled option for the world’s first gaming
laptop with 2.4 GHz ULL connectivity for the HyperX Cloud III Wireless Headset.

This gives gamers easy switching between a PC and console. And the HyperX Cloud Mini Headsets are tailored for younger gaming enthusiasts to provide comfort and safe sound experiences with volume-limiting capabilities to ensure a safer auditory experience.

Available in both wired and wireless versions, both have immersive audio, and a handy flip-to-mute microphone with multi-platform compatibilities.

The HyperX Clutch Tanto Mini Wired Controller is a lightweight choice that promises easy access to all standard buttons and controls while also being compatible with Xbox Series X|S consoles, PC, Steam Deck, and Android devices, including a mobile mode switch and a 3.5mm stereo jack for wired headsets.

Hot-swappable keyboard

HyperX Alloy Rise Keyboard

HyperX also unveiled the first hot-swappable keyboard with a gasket mounted design, the HyperX Alloy Rise Keyboard. It is available in full-size and 75% options with dedicated arrow keys. Equipped with pre-lubed HyperX Linear Switches and preinstalled HyperX PBT Keycaps, it features enhanced RGB lighting with an ambient light sensor for auto-adjusting brightness, ensuring optimal visuals.

The keyboard comes with HyperX’s signature onboard memory, allowing gamers to save 10 keyboard profiles directly onto the keyboard for personalized settings on the go. Built for even greater personalization, the keyboards feature hotswappable key switches, magnetic top plates, badge packs, a new 3D Mythic Themed Collection, along with robust construction, ensuring durability and flexibility.

Gaming mouse and backpacks

HyperX Delta gaming backpack.

The new HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Mini, a compact gaming mouse, has been designed for gamers who appreciate ultra-lightweight, high-performance tools, and offers an impressive battery life of up to 100 hours. It features a HyperX 26K Sensor, dual wireless mode connectivity, dust-proof HyperX Switches, and adaptable grip tape for superior handling.

The HyperX Knight and Delta Gaming Backpacks offer a place to securely stow gaming laptops and gaming accessories with durable and weather-resistant polyester, classic HyperX colors, and compiles with most airlines carry-on size regulations for gaming on the go.

Gaming display

Omen Transcend 32 UHD 240Hz OLED Gaming Monitor

The Omen Transcend 32 UHD 240Hz OLED Gaming Monitor is an advanced gaming monitor offering gamers firsts. It’s the first gaming monitor with independent switchable USB ports so you can seamlessly switch between devices or utilize the incredibly smart KVM features to drag and drop files across devices.

Experience easy and seamless connectivity with the first OLED gaming monitor with 140-watt USB-C power delivery. And it has tuned by HyperX,18 which includes a 10 band EQ that is fully customizable within Omen Gaming Hub.

It has a QD-OLED panel that enables an insane 1.5 million-to-1 contrast ratio across its 4K UHD, 240Hz refresh rate screen. It has a 0.3 millisecond response time. And it’s Omen’s first monitor to feature Dolby Vision. It is certified with VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 providing up to 50-time greater dynamic range and four times improvement in rise time compared to DisplayHDR 1000.

Omen Tempest Monitor Cooling Technology addresses burn-in concerns, backed with a three-year warranty for peace of mind.

Pricing and availability

HP OMEN Transcend 16 gaming laptop.

Omen Transcend 14 Gaming Laptop PC is expected to be available for pre-order beginning on January
8 starting at $1,500. The device is also expected to be available at BestBuy.com.

Omen Transcend 16 Gaming Laptop PC with up to the latest Intel processors and up to an OLED display is expected to be available on January 10 at HP.com for a starting price of $1,900. Omen 16 Gaming Laptop PC is expected to be available on January 10 at HP.com for a starting price of $1,200.

Victus 16.1 inch Gaming Laptop PC is expected to be available in February at HP.com for a starting
price of $1,200. HyperX Cloud Mini Headsets are expected to be available in spring 2024 for $50.

HyperX Clutch Tanto Mini Wired Controller is expected to be available in spring 2024 for $40. HyperX Alloy Rise Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available in spring 2024 at HyperX.com for $200. HyperX Alloy Rise 75 Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available in spring 2024 for $170.

HyperX Alloy Rise Top Plate is expected to be available in spring 2024 for $40 and $50. HyperX Linear & Tactile Switch Packs are expected to be available in spring 2024 at HyperX.com for $25. HyperX Badge Packs are expected to be available in spring 2024 for $25. HX3D Mythic Themed Collection is expected to be available in February for $15 to $50.

HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Mini is expected to be available in January for $80. HyperX Delta Gaming Backpack is expected to be available in February for $40. HyperX Knight Gaming Backpack is expected to be available in February for $70.

OMEN Transcend 32 Gaming Monitor is expected to be available later this year. Pricing will be
shared closer to availability.

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