HP announced its all-new Omen X lineup earlier this week. With this new lineup, the company is finally entering the prosumer market in India. The Omen X range consists of the Omen X Laptop, the new Omen X Desktop, and the futuristic-looking Omen X Compact Desktop. The Omen lineup promises top of the line hardware and is priced at Rs 2,10,990. The Omen X Compact Desktop and the Omen X desktop is priced at Rs 2,94,988 and 4,49,999 respectively. Ouch!
Nevertheless, let’s take a look at all the products that HP has announced.
The HP Omen X Compact Desktop is simply put, a wearable PC. What it means is that you can literally wear the PC on your back. The PC is currently targeted at VR enthusiasts. Its high-end specifications include the following:
CPU: Intel Core i7-7820HK
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
RAM: 16GB, 2400MHz
Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD
Supports external GPU via Omen Accelerator
The small machine comes with a dock that has an extensive set of I/O ports. The dock comprises 3x USB 3.0 ports, a display port, HDMI Out, an ethernet jack, and a five pin port to charge external batteries. On the front, you get 2x USB 3.0 type-A ports and 1x USB 3.1 type-C port.
HP bundles a backpack with the Omen X Compact Desktop, which can hold two battery packs. It has a slot where you can slide in the PC itself. This way, you can connect it to a VR or MR headset and play your favorite games, without tethering them to a power source.
It comes with 2 sets of 73Whr batteries. Two can be used at a time and two are spare. These are charged via the charging dock which itself is powered by the main dock, you saw earlier.
To connect to a VR or MR headset, the machine has all the ports on top. The HDMI port not only offers inputs to the headset, but can power it as well.
Speaking of an MR headset, HP also launched its own headset, which is based on Microsoft Mixed Reality headset standard. The headset comes with a pair of controllers and does not require any other accessories to work.
Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets features inside-out tracking and offer support for spatial audio. It also has an easier setup than the HTC Vive and does not require additional sensors.
The bundled controllers are lightweight and feature a joystick, a touch-sensitive D-pad, menu button. There is a trigger on the side as well.
Last, but not the least, was the HP Omen X Laptop, which goes head-to-head with other top-the-of-line gaming laptops from MSI, Asus, Acer and more. Here are the specifications:
HP Omen X 17-ap047TX
Display: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080p, 144Hz, G-Sync
CPU: Intel Core i7-7820HK
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X
RAM: 32GB DDR4
Storage: 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD, 1TB HDD 7200RPM
HP has kept the design pretty similar to its revised laptop lineup, but the fit, finish and even the texture of the exteriors have changed.
The laptop also features RGB lighting integrated into the chassis itself. You can also see from this image, that most of the ports are located at the back.
The mechanical keyboard is quite good and offers a 2.5mm key travel, which is good for both typing and playing video games. On the left side, you also get an extra set of macro keys.
On the laptop, the oddest looking feature on the entire laptop was these hinges, which look similar to the one we saw on the original Spectre 13.
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