HP plunges into premium gaming niche again


Hewlett-Packard is plunging in the premium gaming niche once again with its glowing cube that appears futuristic. The product is referred to as Omen X Desktop, and it is cinched to run Virtual Reality and 4K games. Omen X Desktop pounces on its design to separate parts into various chambers to aid in cooling and it also flaunt swappable hard drive trays.

The Omen X Desktop’s entry-level model is beefed up with i7 a 256GB SSD, a generous 8GB of RAM, Skylake processor, a hefty 2 TB hard drive and liquid cooling, and AMD’s Radeon RX 480 graphics card (that comes with 4GB of RAM). The variant also boasts of 10 USB ports eight 3.0 and couple of USB-C.

Consumers may opt for higher specs if they like to with the product’s graphics with either dual AMD Radeon R9 Fury X cards or dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 cards. The entry-level variant begins at a price of $1,799 on the company’s website starting tomorrow.

HP’s X Desktop chassis are also available for sale for those who yearn to create a gaming PC on their own. The chassis carries a price sticker of $599.99.

HP began foraying into PC gaming space several months ago with the unveiling of the Omen Desktop and Omen Laptop. During that time, HP had divulged it would come up with a premium roster of products which it dubbed as Omen X, the one that unfurls today.

Aside from the Omen X Desktop, HP will be unveiling a line of Omen gaming accessories (headset, keyboard, mouse and mousepad) that were made possible thanks to its tie-up with SteelSeries. HP has also disclosed its plans for a gaming monitor that comes with a curved display, even though the company hasn’t provided more info about this.

Source: The Verge



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