HP’s Omen Line Adds an Array of New Products

Posted by at 12:38 pm on June 9, 2017

HP Omen gaming products have been solid but haven’t came out on regular recycle. We here at ToT always they would have done more with their Voodoo PC acquisition from last decade. Starting this year with CES, things seem to be changing at HP when it comes to gaming! This week they announced a refreshed lineup of Omen products, including an external graphics docking station.

The Omen by HP Accelerator is docking station and comes pre-configured with either an AMD or Nvidia graphics card and a 2.5-inch 1TB hard drive or 256GB solid state drive, along with a 500W power supply. Alternately buyers will be able to purchase a near-empty box with just the PSU.

The Accelerator connects over 3.1 USB-C Thunderbolt 3 and offers single cable docking. Plus you get 60W of power via Type-C port for charging. Overall connectivity includes four USB 3.0 ports and a single USB 3.1 port, plus a RJ45 GbE LAN port.

The PSU also provides 60W of power back to a connected PC via the USB 3.1 Type-C cable. If your device supports charging via USB-C, you won’t need to connect the notebook’s power adapter to keep your laptop or Ultrabook from using the battery. There’s also four USB 3.0 ports, in addition to an  connection for networking.

Omen by HP Accelerator will be available in August starting at $300.

Omen Gaming Notebooks have also been updated with new CPUs, GPUs, and displays. The Omen 15 and 17 both feature up to an Intel Core i7-7700HQ and up to 32GB of DDR4 memory. The Omen 15 can be equipped with up to an AMD Radeon RX550 2GB GDDR5 graphics card, or up to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, a claim HP said is made possible thanks to Nvidia’s Max-Q design. The Omen 17 is more robust, offering up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX580 graphics

The Omen 17 also received new display options, including a 120Hz 1080p G-Sync panel, a UHD 60Hz G-Sync screen, or 60Hz 1080p with AMD FreeSync (for AMD GPUs). The Omen 15 offers up to a UHD 60Hz display, but variable refresh rate technology doesn’t appear to be on board for the smaller laptop.

The new Omen 15 and 17 laptops will arrive June 28, starting at $1,000 and $1,100, respectively.

Omen X

The Omen X is an unique small form factor desktop PC.  Not longer concept, this SFF PC comes comes with a docking station to connect of accessories like VR headsets.

Omen X packs an overclocked GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card along with Core i7 processor options for 4K game play.

On the sound front , it supports DTS Headphone:X support for simulated surround sound when using headphones.

VR gamers, the Omen X can slip into a backpack accessory and keep the good times rolling with hot-swappable batteries, four of which are included with Omen X.

HP says the Omen X will be available in July starting at $2,500. The optional backpack accessory adds $600 to the cost.

 

Omen has a new mini-tower desktop which can have up to two GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards in SLI or dual Radeon RX 580 GPUs in Crossfire.

The choices of CPUs includes Kaby Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processor or Ryzen CPUs/

For storage, there are PCIe SSD options. Users will also be able to select SATA-based SSDs. And you can still get a traditional HDD for bulk storage duties.

Plus, these systems will ship with HP’s Omen Command Center utility to overclock the CPU.

Omen desktops are available now starting at $900.

Finishing out the new products from HP are two new Omen display, a 25-inch model and a 27-inch model. The Omen 25 is a 1080p 144Hz panel with FreeSync support.

The 27-inch model sports a 2560×1440 TN panel at 165Hz refresh rate; this time with G-Sync support.

Omen 27 is out now for $800,  Omen 25 drops on June 26 for $280.

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