Skip to main content

HP announces the OMEN X Compact and new OMEN laptops

HP has announced a few new products under their OMEN gaming line, with the OMEN X Compact desktop which has a versatile form-factor and a factory-overclocked NVIDIA GPU. They also announced the OMEN 15 and OMEN 17 laptops.

OMEN X Compact

As the name implies, the desktop comes with powerful hardware but in a compact package. It features a factory-overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 which is great for 4K gaming and VR.

There is also advanced thermal and electrical engineering that can provide additional headroom for CPU overclocking. You’ll be able to get the OMEX X Compact with a Intel 7th Gen Core processor including the option for an unlocked Intel Core i7.

The desktop also comes with OMEN Command Center, so gamers have greater control over their network traffic, support multiple data streams, so then gaming traffic is only routed over Ethernet.

There is also DTS Headphone:X Support to help simulate surround sound when using headphones and to enhance games including creating a full 360-degree VR experience.

The OMEN X Compact also has the option of a VR backpack accessory. This will allow games to wear the computer while using it for VR.

The computer also has hot-swappable batteries, so you can extend your VR sessions without the need of shutting down. HP includes four batteries and a charging dock, so gamers can charge two batteries while using two.

The backpack accessory for the OMEN X Compact has shortened cables, so gamers aren’t tripping over cables that are connected to their VR headset.

The OMEN X Compact starts at $2,499 USD and the optional backpack accessory starts at $599 USD. Both will be available in July.


HP also announced another desktop called the OMEN X. It’s available with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (SLI) or dual AMD Radeon RX 580 (Crossfire).

Inside, you’ll find either a 7th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with unlocked and overclocked options. You also have the option of getting an unlocked AMD Ryzen CPU. The OMEN X can be optioned with PCIe SSD or SSD+HDD storage.

The OMEN X desktop is available today and starts at $949 CAD.

OMEN 15 & OMEN 17

HP also redesigned and reinvented their OMEN laptops. The OMEN 15 & OMEN 17 now have expansion options and additional ports for VR compatibility.

The new OMEN 15 can be optioned with a AMD Radeon RX 550 ro Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with Max Q for gaming at 1080p and above. The new OMEN 17 can be optioned with a Nvidia GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX 580 for gaming at 1440p or higher.

Both laptops can be optioned with a 7th Gen Intel Core i Quad-core processor. They also have support for DTS Headphone: X and dual speakers with audio by Bang & Olufsen.

The laptops can be fitted with a 4K display or a 120Hz 1080p display with Nvidia G-Sync or a 60Hz 1080p display with AMD FreeSync with configs with a Radeon GPU.

Both laptops can be easily upgraded in terms of HDD, SSD and RAM and there are VR-ready configurations available.

The OMEN 15 starts at $1,399 CAD and the OMEN 17 starts at $1,699 CAD and both ship on July 17th.

OMEN 25 & OMEN 27

The OMEN 25 & OMEN 27 are new display options by HP. The OMEN 25 supports 1080p gaming and AMD FreeSync when paired with the AMD Radeon GPU. You’ll find 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, a DisplayPort and a 144Hz refresh rate on the OMEN 25.

The OMEN 27 has Nvidia G-Sync, is overclockable and has a 165 Hz refresh rate. It also has a QHD resolution display and 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and a DisplayPort.

The OMEN 25 will run you $399 CAD and the OMEN 27 will cost $999 CAD. Both will ship on June 26th.

OMEN Accelerator

The OMEN Accelerator is the name of HP’s new external GPU housing. It’s available with a preconfigured Nvidia or AMD Graphic card and with a 2.5″ 1TB HDD or 256SSD or with nothing inside but the 500W power supply.

The OMEN Accelerator has 4 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C port and a RJ-45 port.

The OMEN Accelerator starts at $299 USD and will be available in August 2017.

Source: HP

from TheCanadianTechie


Popular posts from this blog

LG shows off their Google Assistant Smart Display & kitchen ThinQ products

LG has officially revealed their upcoming Smart Display with the LG ThinqQ WK9.Like other Smart Displays, the one by LG will have the Google Assistant built-in as well as Chromecast built-in.The display will be 8-inches and the speakers have been tuned by Meridian Audio. There;s also a front-facing camera for Google Duo calls.LG hasn’t given any pricing or availability of their Smart Display but it since Lenovo will be releasing theirs in the summer, expect LG’s to release around that time as well.In addition to the Smart Display, LG also announced some of their upcoming kitchen appliances with their ThinQ platform.Some of the products include the LG InstaView ThinQ fridge which has a 29-inch touch LCD display which can be turned into a window with two knocks, so you can see what’s in your fridge.The fridge also has Alexa built-in, so you can ask her for recipe ideas and how to make them. You’ll also get access to Amazon Music, iHeartRadio and other streaming services. The fridge is p…

HTC Vive now $799 in Canada

HTC has announced that they’re dropping the price of their Vive headset by $200, making $799 CAD ($599 USD), down from $1,149 CAD ($799 USD).This is likely in order to better compete with the Oculus Rift which also just recently dropped its price to $549 CAD ($399 USD).Each purchase of a Vive headset comes two base stations and two motion controllers along with a one-month free trial to their Viveport subscription, which allows users play up to five VR titles each month, you also get Google’s Tilt Brush app.“We know price is just one component of a purchase decision, but when you line up all that Vive offers, we’re building a complete VR ecosystem that customers can rely on today and for years to come,” HTC said in a statement.The HTC Vive is available from, Microsoft Store and directly from HTC’s site.Source: HTC

from WordPress

Everything that’s coming to Netflix Canada in October

Things are about to get Stranger this October on Netflix Canada.October sees the premiere of the much-anticipated season 2 of Stranger Things but lets take a look at what else is coming this month. October 1st – 7th To start of the month, we have Black Mass, which stars Johnny Depp as Whitney Bulger, the infamous gangster. Also on the 1st, sees the release of Patriots Day which tells the story of a cop on the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. On the 2nd, we see the release of Mr.Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown which is a documentary about the music icon. On the 5th, we see the release of It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper And Beyond which is a “rockumentary” featuring rare archival footage of The Beatles as they create their most iconic album. October 8th – 14th On the 11th, we see the release of 2015’s Goosebumps starring Jack Black. And starting on the 12th, the second season of Riverdale airs new episodes weekly. Season 4 of Voltron: Legendary Defender releases on O…