It started with a single laptop in late 2014 and now, HP Omen gaming series has expanded even further with the announcement of several new products under its wings earlier this week. One of them is a brand new gaming desktop called Omen X which features a cube shaped chassis.
The PC might look small from the picture but truth to be told, it is not. What you looking at here is a system that actually weights around 28 kg and is equipped with plenty of top-level components including Intel Core i7-6700K processor and choice of either AMD Radeon RX 480 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.
Other standard components inside the Omen X also include 8GB DDR-2133 RAM, 2TB 7200rpm hard drive, 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 solid state drive, Ultra Slim-tray SuperMulti DVD Burner, and 1300 W power supply. That’s not all though as users still able to fit more components into the Omen X if they wanted to.
In general, the Omen X chassis has enough space to fit up to four 3.5-inch storage drive, two M.2 solid state drive, and has four memory module slots that support up to 32GB DDR RAM in total. Additionally, the chassis also able to support up to three 120mm liquid cooling radiators which is quite extravagant indeed.
But what even more interesting is that the cube shaped chassis can actually be purchased as a standalone case which weights around 18 kg by its own. It is indeed rare to see an OEM company offers standalone PC chassis to its customers, so this move certainly comes as a surprise.
Apart from the Omen X, HP has also refreshes its existing 17-inch Omen Gaming Laptop with the newly released NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards and G-SYNC panel. Available with GTX 1060 and 1070, customers also have the option to add Intel RealSense camera into the laptop which would allow them to utilize Windows Hello-based security features.
Meanwhile, HP has also launched several gaming accessories under the series. However, they are not made by HP itself though but instead, these accessories which include headset, mouse, keyboard, and mousepad were crafted by SteelSeries. Based from the photos, we believe that they are likely to be Omen-themed Siberia 200 headset, Rival 300 mouse, Apex 350 keyboard, and QCK mousepad.
Last but not least, HP has also unveiled to revealed an Omen X Curved Display which will become its first ever G-SYNC Monitor. However, consumers still need to wait for a while though as the monitor will only be available in early 2017 which explains why HP didn’t reveal more information about it.
As for other Omen product that we mentioned above, Omen X gaming PC is now available in United States for USD 1,799 (about RM 7,223) onwards while a standalone Omen X chassis goes for USD 599.99 (about RM 2,409). The 17.3-inch Omen gaming laptop also can be obtained immediately in United States for USD 1,599.99 (about RM 6,424) onwards while the Omen gaming accessories by SteelSeries will be heading to the market in September.
In terms of pricing, the Omen Headset is listed at USD 79.99 (about RM 321) while the Omen Keyboard, Omen Mouse, and Omen Mouse are priced at USD 99.99 (about RM 402), USD 59.99 (about RM 241), and USD 19.99 (about RM 80) respectively. It is hard to say when either of these products will make their way into Malaysia but nevertheless, we’ll keep you posted once we receive any updates from HP.