HP targets the Razer Blade with new gaming notebook

HP isn’t a company generally associated with high-power gaming machines (despite it having purchased boutique gaming PC maker Voodoo nearly 10 years ago), but it’s looking to change that perception with the new Omen laptop. The Omen is a purpose-built gaming machine, with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GTX 860m graphics card. It’s priced at $ 1,499 to start and is available for order from HP’s online store today.

With a 15-inch display, slim 19.9mm thick frame, and weight of 4.68 pounds, the Omen is competing with Razer’s slim and powerful Blade gaming notebook. HP says it took great care to design the Omen’s chassis to optimize thermals, so it can run the Core i7 at its full speed for longer periods of time. The Omen’s…

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