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HP's Omen is a gamer that's not too gaudy

The 15.6-inch laptop isn't as thin as a Razer Blade, but it still looks good.

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HP Omen 15 (2017)

HP's 2017 Omen range looks wilder than last year's machines. 

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HP Omen 15 (2017)

The two-tone top is decorated with carbon fibre and HP's blood-red Omen logo.

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HP Omen 15 (2017)

It's real nice. 

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Its keyboard is backlit with red lights, in case you forgot you were using a gaming laptop.

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It's not as thin as a Razer Blade or an ROG Zephyrus, but it's not nearly as bulky as most other powerful machines. 

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It can be configured with a Nvidia GeForce 1060 GPU, so it's good to go with VR. 

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The keyboard is comfortable to use, and its well-sized trackpad is nice and responsive. 

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I wouldn't call it super portable, but it won't break your back either. 

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The frame slops inward under the ports, so the part where you'll grip it while carrying it about is thinner that the main body. 

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