Whoever said that gaming laptops are chunky and heavy, definitely had no idea about the existence of the HP OMEN 15-5213dx. It’s one of the manufacturer’s most powerful models, which, besides the top notch spec sheet, also sports a very slim design, without lacking that aggressive look a gaming machine needs.
Also, the laptop comes with a pre-installed copy of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, allowing you to enjoy the latest features.
Under the hood, it sports a 4th gen Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, with four cores running at 2.6 GHz. Also, like most Intel processors, it’s using the Turbo Boost Technology, allowing you to increase the clock speed to 3.0 GHz, for those moments when you need extra processing power.
The CPU is aided by 8 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, just enough for you to run the latest titles. Also, the graphics department is represented by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M card, with 2 GB of dedicated video memory, able to quickly render high-quality images, for both videos and games.
As for the storage, the HP OMEN 15-5213dx comes with a 256 GB solid state drive. It does offer less space than a regular hard disk drive, it provides quick start-up times and data access, alongside reduced heat production.
For those of you who want more space, there are a lot of options, of course. First of all, you can connect an external HDD, using one of the 4 USB 3.0 ports, perfect for high-speed file transfers. If you want to transfer photos from your smartphone or camera, the built-in camera is able to read MMC memory cards.
Moving on, in terms of connectivity, the HP OMEN 15-5213dx has next-gen Wireless, three times faster than Wireless-N, a Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, HDMI output and of course, a Bluetooth 4.0 interface, so you can sync it with compatible devices.
The display is a 15.6″ full HD Radiance LED-backlit touch screen panel, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which, thanks to the IPS technology, can be used in various lighting conditions and you can enjoy crisp and clear images, with wide viewing angles.
Another feature we really like is the Bang & Olufsen dual-speaker setup, able to deliver rich and immersive sound. Also, since it’s a gaming laptop, the HP OMEN 15-5213dx has game-optimized thermals, in order to keep it cool, after intensive sessions.
Finally, above the display we can spot a HP TrueVision HD webcam, perfect for keeping in touch with your friends and family.
Design-wise, it has a textured black finish, adding an elegant touch to the laptop’s look. It measures just 0.78″ in thickness and weighs 4.68 lbs, which is impressive for a gaming laptop. The backlit keyboard makes it very easy to use in darker environments.
The HP OMEN 15-5213dx is available for $1599.99, a decent price, considering the specs and the looks of this laptop. Besides the pre-installed operating system, it also features a software package, including a trial of Microsoft Office and a McAfee LiveSafe 1-year subscription.