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The HP Omen Transcend 14 makes your gaming laptop more professional

The HP Omen Transcend 14 makes your gaming laptop more professional

There is no (too) flashy design, so creative professionals can also work with it. Includes Intel Core Ultra 9 and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070.

Rarely do we get to offer gaming laptops to a professional audience. They're often very flashy and say “I'm a gamer,” which not everyone wants. However, the interior often contains interesting devices for creative professionals, among others. The HP Omen Transcend 14 finds a happy medium that still offers plenty of options for gamers, without standing out too much.

The laptop is available in two chipset variants, Intel Core Ultra 9 185H or Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 (8GB GDDR5) alongside. The top model has 32GB of RAM and 2TB of NVMe SSD storage. It comes with WiFi 6E as standard, but you can also add the option of WiFi 7. The latter is only compatible with Windows 11 from the new 24H1 update coming in April.

The 14-inch screen is OLED (2880 x 1800 pixels) with a variable refresh rate from 48 to 120 Hz. There is a Full HD webcam above the screen. The RGB color keyboard can be turned off as you can see in the pictures for a more realistic look.

There's no shortage of connectivity with 1x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4), 1x USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2), 2x USB-A (USB 3.2 Gen 2), 1x HDMI (v2.1) and jack connectivity. Unfortunately there is no card reader for creative professionals.

According to HP, the 71-watt-hour battery in the 14-inch model lasts 11.5 hours of light office work. In the box is a 140W USB-C charger. The laptop weighs 1637 grams and has dimensions of 333 x 233 x 18 mm.

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Official price or availability in Europe is not yet known. In the US, you can pre-order the device starting today. Price starts from €1,370.20 excluding VAT.

HP Omen Transcend 16

The existing HP Omen Transcend 16 will be upgraded to the new sleek design and the latest Intel chipset. For the first time, an OLED option is also available for the 16-inch model with WQHD resolution at 240Hz.

This more spacious chassis has Intel's HX chipset, and the top configuration is the Intel Core i9-14900HX. Furthermore, you have the same options as the 14-inch model above, except that in addition to OLED, you can also opt for the traditional IPS LCD variant to reduce the cost.

Connectivity is a little better: 2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4), 2x USB-A (USB 3.2 Gen 1), 1x RJ-45, 1x HDMI (v2.1) and jack connection.

The latest version with the OLED option will be available in the United States from January 10 at a price equivalent to 1,735.50 euros excluding VAT. It is not yet known when the laptop will come to Europe and at what prices in euros.