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HP Omen X: Badass
July 12, 2017

Let’s check out this super awesome gaming desktop.

Gamers on the PC front normally prefer assembling their own setups especially since there is a plethora of options available. But that won’t stop companies from selling their own customized and branded setups. Such is the case for HP’s Omen lineup – the Omen X in particular, features a futuristic yet minimalist design and is sure to be noticed when you’re showing off your gaming setup.

Looking more like cube placed sideways, the Omen X reminds me of the AllSpark from the Transformers movies, but it features top-of-the-line high end specifications that won’t have trouble playing games in 4K at 60 fps.

Since the Omen X is place in a weird 45 degree angle, you have easy access to various ports at the back. The entire case come in all-black steel shell which also has customizable LED lighting. But with its big size there’s a good chance it will occupy a big part of your desk – unless you have a large table to place it on your desk is going to be pretty cramped.

But the big size and unconventional design make it ideal so hot swap drives and/or change some of the hardware. There’s even a simple switch that ejects the side panel where you can easily access the motherboard and the graphics card.

I/O ports at the back are plentiful. You have eight USB 3.0 ports along with two USB-C port. There’s a headphone and microphone input along with an SD card slot. Add to that the HDMI and Ethernet port along with Wi-Fi.

The Omen X comes in varying specifications. But for our unit we got a beefy Core i7-6700K CPU running at 4 GHz along with an excellent Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 with 16 GB of RAM. Those specifications alone managed to push the games we’ve tested to respectable framerates even at high resolutions.

Rise of the Tomb Raider easily played around 50-60 fps, along with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. If it’s awesome on games, the Omen X also manages to be a high-end multimedia PC as well. A standard 60-second 4K project rendered in just under two minutes, which gives you an idea as to how great the system is. Also, if you didn’t notice, the top-of-the-line specifications also mean that the Omen X also VR capable (though that means you need to spend money to purchase a VR kit).

But it might be hard to choke down the price of the Omen X since you’re paying a minimum of a couple thousand dollars for the base model. If you prefer just the case, HP is selling it too, and you can add and customize the parts any way that you want.

Even with the huge built and somewhat expensive price, the HP Omen X is one powerful gaming desktop that should keep gamers happy.

by Victor Philip Ortiz

Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech – you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and recently discovered his love for gaming.