HP has refreshed its OMEN Transcend 16.1-inch Gaming Laptop PC, featuring a notable upgrade with the addition of a striking 4K OLED display option. The key highlight of this model is the display, offering a resolution of 2560×1600 and an impressive 240Hz refresh rate — users also have the option of a simpler display with 1920×1200 (165Hz) IPS.

Powered by Intel’s newly introduced Raptor Lake Refresh microprocessors, specifically the Core i7-14700HX or Core i9-14900HX, this laptop provides PC makers, including HP, with a choice between the power-efficient Core Ultra and the more performance-oriented Raptor Lake Refresh architecture, previously introduced on desktops.

In terms of graphics, HP opts for flexibility by allowing users to choose between Nvidia’s GeForce GPUs: RTX 4050, RTX 4060, or RTX 4070. Memory configurations offer a choice between 16GB or 32GB of LPDDR5x-7467 DRAM, and storage options include 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB of PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD, pushing the limits beyond the 2023 model.

While sharing similar configurations with the OMEN Transcend 14, also launched today at CES 2024, the Transcend 16 has a slightly slower RAM clock speed at DDR-5 5600; Port options include two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two 5Gbps USB-A ports, Wi-Fi 7, and Wi-Fi 6e wireless choices. Charging returns to a traditional barrel charger due to increased power demands, resulting in a weight of 4.62 pounds and a thickness of 0.78 inches.

Availability and Price

Offering color choices in Ceramic Black and Shadow White, the OMEN Transcend 16 Gaming Laptop PC is set to be available starting January 10, 2024, with a base price of $1,899.99 on HP.com. This updated model caters to users seeking a blend of gaming performance and high-quality display capabilities.

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