We’ve seen a lot of gaming laptops lately, with incredible spec sheets, able to run the latest titles on the market with no issues at all. Still, their biggest issue was the fact that they weren’t that easy to carry around, due to a chunky design. But to our surprise, we’ve came across the HP Omen 15-5220nr, one of the thinnest gaming laptops on the market.
The laptop is powered by a 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4720 HQ processor, running at 2.6 GHz. Like all high-end Intel CPUs, it gives the user the ability of increasing the clock speed up to 3.0 GHz, using the Turbo Boost technology. It’s aided by 16 GB of DDR3 RAM memory, so it’s definitely able to run even some of the most demanding apps, not to mention keeping multiple browser tabs open at once.
Like a serious gaming machine should, the laptop is equipped with a powerful graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, with 4 GB of dedicated video memory, so it won’t have trouble with running even the most demanding games.
Finally, the storage capacity of the HP Omen 15-5220nr counts just 512 GB, thanks to a SSD. It might not be enough, but it has no moving parts, so it provides fast start-up times and data access.
If you need more space though, you can always use cloud storage or connect an external HDD, using one of the four USB 3.0 ports. The laptop also comes with card reader, supporting multiple formats, perfect for quick photo transfer.
In terms of connectivity, it has an HDMI output, next-gen wireless and Ethernet LAN, for quick Web access, and a Bluetooth 4.0 interface, which can be used for syncing the laptop with compatible devices, like tablets or smartphones.
Moving on to the display, the HP Omen 15-5220nr is using a 15.6″ LED-backlit full HD IPS touch screen panel, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Even though it’s not a 17.3″ display, you can still use it for watching movies too, as the laptop also features a dual built-in Bang & Olufsen speaker setup, therefore, the sound quality will be excellent.
Like mentioned above, one of this laptop’s biggest pluses is the design. It measures just 0.61″ in thickness and weighs 4.68 lbs. Besides this, the metallic black finish, with red inserts maintain that aggressive look a gaming device should sport. The keyboard is illuminated, so you can use it in dim or dark environments with ease.
Of course, such a great device doesn’t come for cheap. The HP Omen 15-5220nr is available for $1899.99, with a pre-installed copy of Windows 10. Still, if budget is not a problem, this is a laptop you should definitely consider, as it’s able to satisfy even the most demanding users.