HP might be preparing a small and light gaming laptop featuring a 14in OLED screen and Intel’s latest Ultra CPUs. I can imagine this will fit in most backpacks with ease.
Joining the Omen Transcend series, this 14in powerhouse packs the latest tech available. According to Windows Report, inside you will find Intel’s newest Core Ultra processors, alongside Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4000 Mobile GPUs.
The new Transcend 14 follows the same design as its larger siblings, with a sleek and stealthy frame. Around it, you’ll find a bunch of USB and Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI 2.1 for video output, and a 3.5mm combo jack. There are also dual DTS:X speakers under the hood. To make its gaming machine even more attractive, HP bundles it with a 14in 2880×1800 OLED screen running at 120Hz. This nifty bit of kit is advertised as capable of 400nits in SDR and 500nits HDR while covering 100% of DCI-P3. So, get ready for those inky blacks and fantastic contrast ratios.
HP is expected to pack inside of these a combination of the following:
- Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
- Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU with 8GB GDDR6
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU with 8GB GDDR6
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU with 6GB GDDR6
- 32GB of LPDDR5x-7467
- 16GB of LPDDR5x-7467
- 2TB PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSD
- 1TB PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSD
- 512GB PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSD
These components sit inside a 313mm (W) x 233.5mm (D) x 17.99mm (H) chassis weighing only 1,637g. This is roughly 200g lighter than the 14in Alienware x14.
All possible configurations are good enough for gaming, though I feel 512GB SSDs don’t go as far as they used to. If they include a secondary M.2 slot for upgrades, then it’s not a big deal. That said, I wouldn’t go for the Ultra 9 variant since it doesn’t offer anything worth the extra cost. Both CPUs feature six P-Cores and eight E-Cores, with the only difference being frequency. Even the number of GPU Xe cores is identical.
According to the leaked specs, all models come bundled with a 71W Li-ion polymer battery, rated for up to 11.5 hours of use. You can charge the latter via a 140W Type-C power adapter.
Unfortunately, due to the origin of the information, we don’t yet have any pricing. With such specs, you can expect above £1,000, even for the lowest models.