Saudi Arabia, August 26, 2019: Making its regional debut, HP Inc. showcased a powerful line-up of its latest OMEN and Pavilion Gaming innovations, raising the bar for high performance gaming. Invited to a hands-on experience of the company’s full range of gaming products, gamers, influencers and partners gathered at a warehouse in Al Quoz in Dubai, UAE.
Speaking about the full OMEN range, Peter Oganesean, Managing Director, UAE and East Africa at HP Inc. said, “The expansion of our gaming portfolio serves as testimony of our continuous commitment to the gaming community. With the growth of the gaming industry in the region, we have recognized that gamers have an increased appetite for more powerful and innovative products. With that in mind, we have introduced a much stronger line-up of laptops, accessories and displays, giving our end-users an opportunity to witness the highest levels in terms of product design, form-factor, engineering and performance.”
A clear highlight, and a favorite of the many gaming enthusiasts in attendance, was the OMEN X 2S Laptop, which is the world’s first dual-screen gaming laptop. The OMEN X 2S shakes the very foundations of what can be expected from a gaming laptop, with tremendous multi-tasking capabilities and dedicated hotkeys. The laptop, packed with features designed to target the needs of gamers, provides the edge needed to perform at the highest levels of the regional gaming elite.
Speaking about the OMEN X 2S Katia Merheb, Personal System Consumer Category Manager at HP Inc. Middle East, said, “Research suggests that 82 per cent of people use their mobile phones for messaging during gaming sessions, a whopping 61 per cent listen to music, while 49 per cent even watch game related live streams, video content or browse websites1.). Leveraging this data, we designed the OMEN X 2S, a product that introduces the world’s first dual screen gaming laptop to our region, opening up an entire new world for gamers and how they interact in-game.”
“Adding to the already impressive features, the OMEN X 2S offers gamers a real-time screen mirroring option that can cut and magnify parts of the main screen – including copying the map portion of a racing game – to the second screen,” she added.
The dimensions and composition of this powerhouse are equally impressive with a thickness of 20 mm and a full metal chassis that makes it the first 15-inch diagonal gaming laptop in the world to come with an applied liquid metal compound to the thermal system by way of Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut. The result is phenomenal heat dissipation at 10 times the thermal conductivity of silicon thermal grease, up to a 28 per cent frames-per-second (FPS) performance boost over traditional grease when testing in Apex Legends, and an 8.5 per cent faster lead time in a Blender Benchmark test.
The laptop features OMEN Tempest, an overhauled advanced thermal solution powered by a 12V fan, which utilizes three-sided venting to enable five-way airflow to keep things ultra-cool. Realistic visuals are delivered by support for up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 and features Max-Q6 design. Additionally, multitasking and grand-scale games – which take mountainous resources – have never been smoother, with up to the latest 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 high performance mobile processor, powered by up to 5.0 GHz Turbo8, eight cores and 16 threads, and up to 32 GB of RAM.
Additionally, this week at Gamescom, HP unveiled powerful OMEN software and services along with new OMEN and Pavilion Gaming hardware, all designed to create legendary gameplay experiences for all level of players. With the introduction of Coaching, and new OMEN Command Center gaming services, players never stop improving and perform at their best.
Beyond powerful gaming software and services, HP announced new displays and accessories including the esports ready OMEN X 27 Display, OMEN Mindframe Prime Headset, OMEN Encoder Keyboard and a variety of soft goods from the growing OMEN Transceptor line of accessories. Pavilion Gaming also makes its mark with the DIY friendly Pavilion Gaming Desktop, Pavilion Gaming Keyboard 800 and HP’s first AMD powered CPU for a gaming laptop in the Pavilion Gaming 15. This portfolio is rounded out with the HP 22x and HP 24x displays, ideal for gamers looking for quality while on a budget.
The event showcased the availability of several laptops, desktops, accessories and displays that include: OMEN by HP 17 Laptop, OMEN by HP 15 Laptop, HP Pavilion Laptop, OMEN by HP Chair and OMEN by HP Mindframe.
Pricing and Local Availability:
• OMEN X Laptop is expected to be available mid-September for, starting from SAR 15,799
• OMEN by HP 15 Laptop is expected to be available by end of August, starting from SAR 6,299
• HP Pavilion Laptop will be available by end of August, starting from SAR 4,499
• OMEN by HP Chair is now available at all leading retailers for SAR 1,599
• OMEN by HP Mindframe is now available at all leading retailers for SAR 599