HP Omen Transcend 14

HP Omen Transcend 14

HP Omen Transcend 14

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BEST RATING
General Use Screen Quality:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.2/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.1/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.3/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.9/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.5/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.4/10
SIZE: 14"

The HP Omen Transcend 14 is an upper midrange laptop with a 14-inch OLED display, a high-resolution screen, and a 120hz refresh rate that is great for gaming and general use. Its Intel Core Ultra 7 processor and Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics card deliver strong performance for 3D rendering, machine learning tasks, and engineering software. With 16GB of RAM and a 1024GB SSD, it balances speed and storage nicely. The battery lasts for approximately 11 hours, which is decent; however, the laptop weighs almost 4 pounds, making it less portable. The Omen has a high-quality keyboard and multiple USB-C ports, but no Ethernet port or number pad. Built for gamers, it also includes ray tracing and DLSS features for enhanced graphics, and it comes with Windows 11 Home pre-installed. The balance between strong performance and portability is decent, making it suitable for intensive tasks as well as carrying around, though better suited for short trips rather than frequent travel due to its weight. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • High-resolution 14-inch display
  • Powerful Nvidia RTX 4060 GPU
  • Solid battery life for typical use
  • Compact and relatively lightweight
  • 100% DCI-P3 color coverage
Cons
  • No touchscreen support
  • No facial recognition feature
  • No available RAM slots for upgrade
  • No number pad on the keyboard

Ratings by Category

General Use Screen Quality:
4.7
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Engineering & Design:
4.6
The HP Omen Transcend 14 stands out for engineering and design due to its powerful Intel Core Ultra processor and Nvidia RTX GPU, ensuring fast and efficient processing for demanding tasks. Additionally, its OLED screen with high resolution offers exceptional color accuracy and contrast, which is crucial for detail-oriented design work.
Battery Life:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Keyboard Quality:
4.6
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use:
4.5
The HP Omen Transcend 14 is well-suited for general use because of its powerful CPU and ample RAM, ensuring smooth multitasking and quick application response. Its high-quality OLED screen with excellent color coverage and resolution, combined with its good portability and battery life, allows for a pleasant visual experience and easy on-the-go use.
Software Development:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
The HP Omen Transcend 14 is equipped with a powerful Nvidia RTX 4060 GPU, making it adept at handling demanding gaming and 3D tasks. Its screen can also refresh at a rate of 120 times per second, which contributes to a smooth visual experience during fast-paced action in games.
Portability:
4.4
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Build Quality:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,700
Release Date
February 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 9.2'' x 0.71''
Weight
3.87 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
Graphics
RTX 4060 (90 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
11 Hours
Battery Capacity
71 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
OLED
Resolution
2880 x 1800
Refresh Rate
120Hz
Display Brightness
400 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.2/10
Portability Score
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8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6.3/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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