Gaming laptops are growing up: here's why creatives should be excited

Three gaming laptops on an orange background
(Image credit: Future / MSI / Acer / Dell)

I sit here writing this feature on a brand-spanking-new HP Omen Transcend 14, one of computer giant Hewlett-Packard's flagship gaming products, which I've got on loan for a full test and review to see its suitability for creatives like myself and you, my sweet, beloved reader. Equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card, 32GB of RAM and a very pretty little OLED screen that's already impressed me in my first informal video and gaming test session this past weekend (as well as my first firing-up of Photoshop), it sounds like a gaming monster

But it doesn't look like a gaming monster. At all. 

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Erlingur Einarsson
Tech Reviews Editor

Erlingur is the Tech Reviews Editor on Creative Bloq. Having worked on magazines devoted to Photoshop, films, history, and science for over 15 years, as well as working on Digital Camera World and Top Ten Reviews in more recent times, Erlingur has developed a passion for finding tech that helps people do their job, whatever it may be. He loves putting things to the test and seeing if they're all hyped up to be, to make sure people are getting what they're promised. Still can't get his wifi-only printer to connect to his computer.