HP and Bang & Olufsen - Introducing the Next Gen of Gaming and Premium Audio Experience for the Indian Market

What happens when the pioneers of tech meet the maestros of music? Nothing less than sheer magic!

Last month, a bunch of elite, Delhi-based tech bloggers witnessed what I'd call a strategic alliance between HP and Bang & Olufsen.

We were invited for the launch of the new range of HP Notebooks by none other than Mr. Ketan Patel, Director, Personal Systems, PPS, HP India.

Day & Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Venue: Q'La, 4A, Bhagwan Dass Marg, Mehrauli, Delhi

HP B&O Nite started with a DJ session with MIDIval Punditz, an Indian fusion group formed by two musicians, Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj. Their music was mesmerizing, revolving mostly around changer, jungle, electronica, and North Indian classical music.

MIDIval Punditz

Then came the moment we had all been waiting for. The launch of new and improved HP Pavilion 15 (with B&O PLAY) and HP Omen which is a gaming laptop designed in partnership with Bang & Olufsen.

The event was facilitated by key representatives from both HP and Bang & Olufsen, such as:
  • Mr. Ketan Patel: Director – Personal Systems, PPS, HP India
  • Mr. Gaganmeet Singh: CEO, Bang & Olufsen India

Gaganmeet & Ketan Patel

By collaborating with Bang & Olufsen, HP hopes to pack a punch. The PC market across the world is already under the radar for concerns over weight, form factor, audio and video quality, performance, power consumption, portability, etc.

Despite the volatility in this market, one thing that hasn't changed much is the customer's growing appetite for non-stop entertainment.

Customers demand a lot from their devices these days - fantastic sound reproduction through headphones or built-in speakers, enhanced sound to their liking, superior gaming features, etc.

And that is where HP sees a BIG opportunity.

The new HP Notebooks promise to deliver a powerful and immersive audio experience through state-of-the-art sound and tuning from Bang & Olufsen.

Me and Jyotika at the HP B&O Nite

The new HP Omen is your true gaming companion. If you're a hardcore gamer, here's what you can expect.
  • 15.6 inch in height and 19.9 mm in thickness
  • Weighs a mere 2.12 kgs
  • Made of premium aluminum
  • Bang & Olufsen audio
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4 GB gaming graphics
  • Fourth generation Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core processor
  • 1920 x 1080 Full High Definition (HD) display and capacitive touchscreen
  • HP TrueVision Full HD Webcam
  • Multiple I/O ports
  • HP Performance Advisor
  • Windows 8.1
  • 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

HP Omen with Bang & Olufsen

You can also customize the back-lit keyboard with six programmable function keys. No wonder then, the HP Omen was a truly deserving winner at the iF Gold Award 2015.

On the other hand, the new Pavilion Notebooks with B&O Play has a classic Uni-body design with superior finish - both inside and outside. Other notable features include:
  • Full HD screen with 1920X1080 pixels
  • Fifth generation Intel® Core™ processors

HP Pavilion 15 Notebook with B&O Play

The HP Omen with Bang & Olufsen is priced at INR 159990, whereas the HP Pavilion 15 Notebook with B&O Play is priced at INR 44490/-.

So what are you waiting for? Get ready to transform your HP Notebooks into a sound stage, where entertainment reigns supreme.