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HP unleashes the new OMEN by HP gaming lineup

With their latest OMEN by HP gaming products, the big American PC maker is intent on making a mark in the booming PC gaming market with a newly redesigned and reengineered lineup with sleeker lines and more powerful components. HP has also teamed up with Blizzard Entertainment to be the official PC for the Overwatch World Cup which will take place at the BlizzCon 2017 gaming convention in November in Anaheim, California.

 

OMEN X by HP Compact Desktop

The real head-turner in the new OMEN by HP lineup is unquestionably the OMEN X compact desktop, a small package built from the highest quality components with portability in mind for esports gamers and VR enthusiasts. Available later in the year.

  • Factory-overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 provides the horsepower needed for gaming at 4K resolutions, or a flawless VR experience
  • Simple drop-in solution to the docking station to instantly access a range of connectivity
  • Adaptable form factor enables an easy transition from the desk to the living room
  • Advanced thermal and electrical engineering provides additional headroom for at-home CPU overclocking
  • Available with Intel 7th gen Core i5 or unlocked Core i7 CPU options

The Optional VR backpack for the OMEN X enables an immersive and comfortable VR gaming experience. Like the OMEN X it will be available later in the year.

  • Simple docking solution to the OMEN X with a range of connectivity
  • Comes with four batteries that are hot-swappable, with two used to power the OMEN X. Batteries are located on the backpack harness for convenient removal
  • Fan exhaust at top of PC helps reduce heat transfer to the player

OMEN by HP Accelerator

HP’s external Thunderbolt 3 unit gives a real boost to PCs struggling to deliver fluid gameplay. The OMEN by HP Accelerator will be available later in the year.

  • Available with NVIDIA or AMD GPUs
  • Accommodates 2.5-inch HDD or SSDs
  • Access doors enable easy replacement of GPUs and drives
  • 500W power supply capable of charging 60W notebooks
  • Comes with 4 USB 3.0 Type A ports, an RJ-45 port and a USB 3.1 Type-C port

 

OMEN by HP Laptops

The OMEN by HP 15 (from S$1,999) and OMEN by HP 17 (from S$3,299) gaming notebooks have been redesigned for 2017 with more expansion capabilities, more ports and VR compatibility.

  • 7th Gen Intel Quad-Core CPU options
  • Multi-fan/multi-heat pipe/multi exhaust thermal solution
  • DTS Headphone:X and integrated HP Dual Speakers with Audio by Bang & Olufsen Dragon-red backlit gaming keyboards with rollover anti-ghosting function
  • Choice of 4K or [email protected] displays with either NVIDIA G-Sync or AMD FreeSync options based on GPU
  • AMD Radeon RX 550 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with Max Q on the Omen 15
  • AMD Radeon RX 580 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 for OMEN 17

OMEN by HP Desktop (from S$2,199)

Designed for the true performance gamer with a host of features to enhance functionality and usability, this new OMEN by HP Desktop tower uses industry standard parts to ensure easy upgrades and improved cooling to enable gamers to push the system to its limits.

  • Up to dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (SLI) or dual AMD Radeon RX 580 (Crossfire) for pure graphics horsepower
  • 7 gen Intel Core i5/i7 CPUs with unlocked options for overclocking or overclockable AMD Ryzen CPUs for raw computing power
  • Thermal engineering with all-around edge vents and optional liquid cooling, for more efficient heat dissipation and additional thermal headroom for overclocking
  • Optional PCIe SSD or SSD+HDD storage options
  • OMEN Command Center with Overclocking to improve CPU performance on the fly, and Newtork Booster to move gaming network traffic to the front of the line and reduce online latenc

 

OMEN by HP Displays

OMEN by HP 25 (S$499)

  • 25-inch Full-HD 1080p display with 144Hz refresh rate
  • Overclockable to 1ms response time for minimum ghosting
  • AMD FreeSync technology
  • Integrated cable management clip
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, DisplayPort

OMEN by HP 27 (S$1,299)

  • 27-inch QHD display with 70% more pixels than Full-HD
  • Overclockable to enable low 1ms response time
  • 165Hz refresh rate
  • NVIDIA G-Sync technology
  • Integrated cable management clip
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, DisplayPort

OMEN by HP Accessories

HP’s redesign of the OMEN lineup wasn’t just for it’s PCs and monitors, as the company has given its OMEN gaming accessories a once over that includes several improvements when compared to the previous generation.

OMEN Keyboard 1100 delivers improved accuracy with its mechanical switches and N-key Rollover for anti-ghosting. S$169

OMEN Mouse 600 has customizable weight features, durable mechanical switches and player-optimizable controls. S$99

OMEN Headset 800 has thicker earcups to boost acoustic performance across the entire frequency range and a tuned audio profile specifically to ensure speech is clear. S$119

Shawn Chung
The Editor

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