HP is all about its Omen brand of gaming PCs. It started the brand earlier this year when it needed a little push in the PC gaming department. Using enough of its confidence to not run with the worldwide trend of making things smaller, the tech company is back in the high-end gaming space by making some rather giant PCs. The new Omen X PC is basically a big glowing cube, and like many other gaming computers, looks like something from outer space. It's strange architecture is designed to provide function in ways you wouldn’t imagine. That, and it takes care of both the 4K graphics and VR capabilities the latest gaming machines strive for.
HP’s updated Omen PC portfolio includes three different models, the 900-010, the 900-030, and the empty 900-011 chassis (strange, right?). All of them feature the epicness that is the big glowing cube design. The baseline model, starting at $1,799, comes with an Intel i7 Skylake processor, 8GB of DDR4 system memory, clocked at 2,133MHz, a 2TB 7,200RPM hard drive, and 256GB SSD. For graphics, there’s an AMD Radeon RX 480 chip (or dual AMD Radeon R9 Fury X cards for a bigger kick), accompanied with 4GB of RAM. Plus, there’s an incredible count of 10 USB ports- 8 USB 3.0s, and 2 USB Type-Cs, plus, of course, Wireless AC, and Bluetooth 4.2.
The empty chassis mentioned is an awesome option for those who love building their own gaming PCs, especially once you know all about the method behind the wild design’s madness. The galvanized steel-form factor features two legs, so that the desktop rests on one single corner, you know, to look even more strange (actually, this thing looks awesome). The separate chambers aren’t just for show, however, they are all little homes for its GPU, power unit, and hard drives (plus 4 swappable hard drive trays).
The specs go up and up for the 900-030, using Intel Core i7 as well, but opting for the more powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics, suited with 8GB of onboard memory. Whichever you choose, you’ll be happy to know the ease of swapping out components, as both models require no tools whatsoever. That, and the tri-chamber design have to be some of the coolest features a desktop can have, particularly for anyone who wants to build their own gaming tower from scratch (and a lot do). Finally, as far as accessories go, HP has its own Omen brand pieces, including the SteelSeries headset, mechanical keyboard, mouse, and mousepad. As far as the Omen X brand curved display, which would be great to see matched up with the tower, we haven’t heard of the details, such as size or cost; only that it will be HP’s very first curved model with Nvidia G-Sync technology, and not to expect it until early 2017. Until then, there is plenty to be stoked over.
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