Aug 24, 2017

HP delivers the Ultimate Gaming Laptop with the Omen X

Mechanical keyboard, 17-inch 4K screen, RGB lighting, a GTX 1080 and a cooling solution for tons of overclocking potential. Yes, that's the Omen X, which feels like a true desktop gaming PC crammed into a laptop.

Laptops have become increasingly popular with the modern gig economy, as people value the ability to bring their work with them wherever they need it, from home to the office to the café down the street. But as laptops are known for their portability, the exception is the gaming laptop, completely different breed of notebook that often feels more desktop than the laptop. This new Omen X combines features and a level of performance normally reserved for a desktop PC and lets you take it with you on the road, albeit in a big, big package.

The Omen X has some really powerful specifications. A 17-inch 4K screen with a 7th-generation Intel Core i7-7820HK processor at the heart of the device, with an unlocked multiplier ready for overclocking. The unit itself has an excellent vapor cooling solution that ensures you have the headway to overclock to your heart's content, both with the CPU and the GPU. A NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 provides the graphical brunt, and you have the option to fit the laptop with as much as 32GB of RAM, a 1TB 7,200 RPM hard drive, a 1TB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive, or a combination of a 1TB SSD and a 1TB HDD, or even two 1TB PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID with a 1TB 7,200 RPM hard drive for the ultimate in storage.

The Omen X starts at USD 1,999 (Approx. 101,949 PHP) with 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD with a 1TB HDD, but the ultimate configuration described above will set you back USD 3,699 (Approx 188,649 PHP). All of this comes standard with a mechanical keyboard, RGB lighting options, three USB ports, two USB Type-C Thunderbolt ports, an HDMI port with HDR support, a mini DisplayPort, a card reader slot and an Ethernet port for wired connectivity, a must in avoiding those lag spikes.

In addition, HP has ensured that you can open the case easily for convenience in upgrading the parts, meaning you won't have to live with an obsolete gaming laptop a few years down the road. It looks like the ultimate gaming laptop with all the right features, but you'll have to live with the sticker shock as well as the reality that it weighs 10.9 pounds, so you may have to deal with a sore back and shoulders when you do decide to pack it into the laptop bag.

Summary of the HP Omen X Laptop Specs
Screen: 17 inch 4K or full HD 120Hz
CPU : prosesor 7th-Gen Intel Core i7
Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080
OS : Windows 10 Pro
RAM : 16GB, 32GB
ROM : PCIe SSD+HDD or 1TB 7200rpm HDD
Weight : 5.5 kg
Features : mechanical keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth, DTX Audio, dual audio jack (Input / Output), 3 x USB 3.0, 2 x Thunderbolt, 3 x USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI 2.0a with HDR support, mini display port, RJ45 Ethernet port, multi-format media card reader

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