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.
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.
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