As gamers, we like our achievements, whether they come in the form of a little badge for completing certain tasks and challenges or generally improving at our favourite titles. This is something OMEN recognises all too well, with its latest gaming laptops designed from the ground up for gamers to work on their skills.
While gaming laptops often force you to make a compromise between power and portability, the new OMEN 15 strikes a balance that most others struggle to realise. It might carry a familiar name for those that keep a close eye on portable gaming, but the OMEN 15 2020 is a cut above its predecessors, packing the latest and greatest CPUs from Intel, as well as Nvidia’s ray tracing capabilities in a noticeably thin and light design – perfect for LAN gaming.
And with the OMEN Command Center backing its every step, optimising your gaming laptop with AI, tracking your game time, and blessing you with a variety of different features, you’ll play better than you ever have before.
Intel’s 10th generation of mobile chips are still fresh off the rack, with plenty of options to choose from. Let’s take a closer look under the hood, however, just in case you might have a preference.
OMEN 15 (2020)
Over in the UK, the OMEN 15 starts at £1,299, netting you Intel’s i7-10750H mobile CPU alongside Nvidia’s 6GB RTX 2060, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Under the hood of the best version, however, you’ll get the same processor and memory matched with an RTX 2070 Max-Q and a 1TB SSD for £1,599. And yes, the premium is worth it if you want to hit the incredibly high frame rates this gaming laptop is capable of.
Since you’ll be looking at the screen a fair bit, it’s always worth investing in something you’re happy to stare at. The 15.6-inch IPS panel already means you’re getting the best colour reproduction on the market, and being surrounded by wonderfully thin bezels is certainly a bonus that adds to the sleek design.
But the real crowd pleaser is the 144Hz refresh rate at Full HD (1920×1080) resolution. To translate, 144Hz refresh rate means a potential 144 frames per second displaying on your screen, provided you pack it with the right hardware – perfect for making sure you never miss a shot in FPS games.
Since your games will be stored on a solid state drive (SSD), you’ll be free from the lacklustre confines of a sluggish hard drive, meaning you will pretty much always load in faster than the competition. Be careful, though, as space can fill up quickly, so it’s best to think about what capacity suits you sooner rather than later.
OMEN Command Center
Regardless of which OMEN gaming laptop you choose, you’ll get access to the OMEN Command Center. Here’s where you can control your fundamentals, such as RGB lighting colours and animations, intelligent overclocking which does all the hard work for you, and OMEN Dynamic Power performance control with three presets: ‘Comfort’ for reduced noise and temperature, ‘Default’, and ‘Performance’ for when it’s time to crank things up.
Such fine-grain control over your hardware and network allows you to squeeze out the best performance from your system and showcase your best performance in-game. Without these overheads to worry about, you can work on your gaming skills with no distractions.
Speaking of improving, if you want to get the most out of your League of Legends matches and stop feeding, OMEN Command Center can coach you using AI that evaluates your skills and displays your strengths and weaknesses in your Gamer Performance Index. Courtesy of Mobalytics, this service is free for one year and exclusive to OMEN systems everywhere but China. If you want to continue your tutelage after this period, you’ll want to subscribe to Mobalytics to keep pwning.
With an OMEN 15 on your desk and the Command Center in your control, you can put your gaming skills to the test. If you want to learn more, you can check out the OMEN 15 or give the OMEN Command Center a try for yourself if you already have your hands on an OMEN system.