HP Makes Its Debut Into High-End Gaming With Omen X

Hewlett-Packard has announced its return to the high-end gaming market and its surely honor its promise with the slick and fully loaded Omen PCs.

The HP Omen X Gaming PC

HP's Omen 17 laptop and the Omen X desktop come with the latest GPUs and CPUs for best performance in virtual reality experiences and gaming. According to PCWorld, outside the professional Z workstations, the HP Omen line consists of HP's most expensive machines.

HP's funky looking Omen X desktop looks like a liquid-cooled cube. The device sits upright on two stands that hold the chassis.

The desktop combines liquid and air cooling in a sophisticated cooling system, in order to dissipate heat. The unique and original chassis design has not only an aesthetic role but also provides better ventilation.

The HP Omen X desktop comes with the typical specs found in gaming rigs. The machine can be configured with either Intel's i7-6700K CPU or the latest Core i5.

Up to two AMD Radeon R9 Fury X or Nvidia GTX 1080 GPUs can power the virtual reality and gaming performance. The two graphics card models are today among the fastest available.  The Omen X gaming PC can also be configured with AMD's latest Polaris architecture based Radeon RX 480.

The Omen X comes with several storage slots for SSD and hard drives. Among its other specifications are worth to mention DDR4 memory, a 3-in-1 media card reader, eight USB 3.0 ports, two USB type-C ports, an HDMI slot, three DisplayPort ports, a gigabit Ethernet slot and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

According to The Verge, the gaming desktop will be available on August 17, via HP's website with a price tag starting at $1,799. On October 16, the Omen X desktop will also be available through U.S. retailers, starting at $2,099.99.

The standalone Omen X chassis will be selling at a price tag starting at $599.99, for enthusiasts who want to build their own rigs. Details on international availability are still unknown at the moment.

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