Product Review: HP OMEN Transcend 14 Gaming

Product Review: HP OMEN Transcend 14 Gaming

Digital Terminal Ratings(4.5 / 5)

The HP OMEN Transcend 14 Gaming laptop is a powerful device to elevate gaming and content creation experiences. With its cutting-edge features, including a 14th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU, AI capabilities, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 graphics, and a stunning 2.8K OLED display, this laptop promises immersive gaming visuals and seamless performance for gamers and creators alike. A perfect solution for wholesome home and office experiences. Let’s dive into the depth of its features and promises:

Design

With a sleek and simple design, the HP OMEN Transcend 14 Gaming laptop is a lightweight device weighing 1.63 Kg and looks sophisticated as it features a simple logo “OMEN” on the lid top. However, when we open the laptop, the LED-backlit keyboard alongside four zones of customizable backlight system reflects the perfect gaming vibe.

Despite the compact size, this laptop has a powerful build and avails an all-metal construction. The hinge is very solid along with a well-designed cooling system and air vents at its back.

In terms of connectivity, the OMEN Transcend 14 contains a 3.5mm headphone jack, HDMI 2.1 port, two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, one Thunderbolt 4 connection for charging, and one Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2 port.

Keyboard, Touchpad

Perfect for extended working hours, the keypad of this device delivers a competent typing experience. Key travel is generous and facilitates a fluid and comfortable typing experience. The transparent keycap edges allow RGB lights to shine through beautifully, creating an eye-catching effect.

The trackpad doesn’t seem to be a glass top, rather a rougher texture is there. However, while working on the OMEN Transcend 14 at our office, we found it performing quite smoothly. 

Webcam

The HP OMEN Transcend 14 is loaded with an HP True Vision 1080p FHD IR camera that delivers decent video quality during streaming sessions or video calls. Alongside, temporal noise reduction technology helps minimize noise, supporting enhanced art effect capture in low light as well.  Plus, the integrated dual-array digital microphones capture audio perfectly, while picking up voice clearly from both sides and reducing background noise significantly. During gameplay, recording basic content, and facilitating virtual meetings, the conjunction of HP True Vision 1080p FHD IR camera and temporal noise reduction technology gave us a fluid experience during the testing of this gaming laptop with our experts.

Display

The OMEN Transcend 14 features a 14-inch diagonal OLED display with a 2.8K resolution, 48-120 Hz variable refresh rate with a faster 0.2ms response time. Overall, OMEN delivers faster response time which is a crucial requirement of a gaming laptop for playing competitive games. Low blue light technology reduces strain on the eyes. Alongside, SDR- 400 nits of brightness and HDR- 500 nits and a Contrast Ratio of 1,000,000:1 delivers an eye-pleasing visual experience. The IMAX Certified Display in HDR mode: 1.07 billion colors provide stunning color depth, allowing users to view the true colors of the visuals.

Performance

The HP OMEN Transcend 14 gaming laptop is decked up with an Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor, Windows 11 Home 64 Plus Single Language Operating System, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU of Graphics. Plus, 16 GB LPDDR5x RAM, a dedicated 8 GB GDDR6, and 1 TB PCle Gen4 NVMe TLC M.2 SSD configuration ensures quicker performance and multitasking without any lag. The above-mentioned combination makes this device a perfect solution to handle multitasking demanding tasks, allowing for faster data processing.

Operating System

The laptop is equipped with Windows 11 Home 64 Plus Single Language version.

Battery

The gaming laptop is powered by a 71 Wh Battery with a top-up fast charging feature. On a single charge, we could easily use it for a stretch of 8-9 hours comfortably, while we were editing videos and documents, and browsing the web. However, when playing games for longer we needed to keep the charger plugged in as it drains the battery faster.

Networking

For networking purposes, the laptop supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 wireless card.

Cost

The starting price of the HP OMEN Transcend 14 Gaming laptop is ₹1,75,000

DT Verdict

The HP OMEN Transcend 14 Gaming laptop engaged us in a fluid experience, and especially for this price range, this device is doing a fantastic job. OMEN features intel Hyperbaric technology delivering the deep thermal solution, leveraging an amazing typing and gaming experience for gamers as rear vents exchange heat directly and keep the keyboard cooler. Simply, the device is a portable gaming companion that delivers an ultimate overall experience. We rate the HP OMEN Transcend 14 Gaming laptop 4 out of 5.

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