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HP unveils a new class of Windows 10 gaming devices

Written By published August 16, 2016

After announcing the OMEN by HP portfolio back in May, HP Inc. unveiled a new class of Windows 10 gaming computers today at their event in New York City and has them in display at Gamescom (HP Stand #A053, Hall 9.1) in Germany. The new OMEN X Desktop, OMEN X by HP Curved Display, OMEN by HP with SteelSeries accessories and the OMEN 17 Laptop are all built for you to have the ultimate PC gaming experience.

Let’s take a look at these new and re-designed devices:

The new HP OMEN X Desktop with Windows 10

The new OMEN X Desktop is a fully customizable, powerful desktop for the gamer who wants the best performance, thermal management and cutting-edge design. This desktop is built with a revolutionary thermal management solution, which includes a tri-chamber design with dedicated cooling for each chamber.

The tool-less access to the internals, clean cable management features and a toolkit hidden in the chassis accommodates any customization you might want. You can also purchase an empty OMEN X Desktop chassis as a standalone option for a completely immersive do-it-yourself PC experience.

To guarantee every high-end PC gamer’s needs are met with the OMEN X Desktop, HP is partnering with Maingear to build customized PCs for the ultra-enthusiast. Maingear is known for exceptional build quality, and together with HP, gamers can design the ultimate custom OMEN X build. The Maingear OMEN X Desktop will be available to customers in early 2017 and pricing will vary.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • DirectX 12 capable for stunning gaming visuals
  • Four different modes: Single Color, Color Show, System Monitor and Audio Show
  • The OMEN Control software provides complete design control, allowing for custom LED light modifications and brightness adjustments in real time.
  • 6th generation Intel Core i5/i7 over-clockable processors and the latest graphics technology, up to dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and up to dual AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
  • NVME PCIe connected SSDs
  • Includes support for up to three 120mm liquid cooling radiators with with top mounted exhaust vents and a stand that lifts the case off the ground to help pull cool air in, allowing for maximum ventilation.

Pricing and Availability: The OMEN X Desktop is planned to be available at select US retailers on October 16 with a configuration starting at $2,099.99. The OMEN X is planned to be available on on August 17 starting at $1,799 with the standalone OMEN X chassis with a starting price at $599.99. For more information, visit

The OMEN 17 Laptop with Windows 10

The latest 17.3” diagonal OMEN Laptop is designed from top-to-bottom with the performance gamer in mind. It’s only 32.9 mm thin and weighs only seven pounds, making it now one of the most powerful and portable gaming laptops on the market. This OMEN notebook is built ready for virtual reality, with up to 4K display resolution with 300 nits for another level for sharpness.

This notebook includes great Windows 10 features – it supports your personal digital assistant Cortana with voice integration for natural interaction with your device. You can also login easily and securely with Windows Hello using the optional Intel RealSense camera by using your face in place of typing a password.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • DirectX 12 capable for spectacular gaming graphics
  • The latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 and 1070 graphics technology
  • G-SYNC display technology, which optimizes gaming by synchronizing the display refresh rates to the GPU
  • 6th generation Intel Core i5/i7
  • PCIe SSD for rapid data access for faster load times
  • Dragon Red backlit keyboard
  • Quad speakers with audio by Bang & Olufsen and HP Audio Boost, great for Skype or gaming audio

Pricing and Availability: The OMEN 17 Laptop is planned to be available on starting at $1,599.99. For more information, visit

OMEN by HP with SteelSeries Accessories

HP is collaborating with SteelSeries to introduce a line of accessories designed to heighten gameplay and provide the utmost competitive advantage. The OMEN platform software is pre-installed on OMEN PCs and offered on both the OMEN keyboard and OMEN mouse, so you can easily take advantage of its many features with the cross-platform support. It also features a cloud syncing system to make sure you always have your favorite settings.

The SteelSeries Accessories include:

  • The OMEN Headset with SteelSeries features lightweight headset suspension construction to evenly spread the weight of the headset over the entire band, allowing gamers to play longer, more comfortably.
  • The OMEN Keyboard with SteelSeries enables personalization with over 16.8 million colors to create unique color schemes and allow for color changes in response to gameplay action.
  • The OMEN Mouse with SteelSeries includes features for unmatched performance including customization like RGB illumination, 6 fully programmable buttons for quicker action, and Zero hardware acceleration for 1:1 tracking and precise movements.
  • The OMEN Mouse Pad with SteelSeries provides a high-quality, non-slip rubber base and the precision professionals rely on with a durable smooth, surface

Pricing and Availability: The OMEN by HP with SteelSeries Accessories will be available in mid-September 2016 at and in select retailers starting at $79.99 for the OMEN Headset, $99.99 for the OMEN Keyboard, $59.99 for the OMEN Mouse and $19.99 for the OMEN Mouse Pad. For more information, visit

OMEN X by HP Curved Display

To round out the OMEN ecosystem, HP is introducing the HP X by Curved Display, which will be available in early 2017, to add a new level of realism and immersion. The curved display is the first from HP to offer NVIDIA G-Sync Technology, integrating the latest technologies and more choices for customers seeking wide viewing angles and a smooth gaming experience.

Pricing and Availability: The OMEN X by HP Curved Display will be available on HP Shopping and with select retailers starting in early 2017. For more information, visit

HP’s newest gaming PCs built with Windows 10 are perfect for the ultimate gaming experience. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. Visit to learn more, and look for them on shelves as soon as this week!