Earlier this year, HP rolled out its overhauled, nonetheless one issue was lacking the expandable, overclockable and tunable laptop for the intense participant. Well, correct proper right here it’s. The 17-inch Omen X Laptop debuts as HP’s top-of-the-line model, with a updated wedge-shaped design.
In its priciest $3,500 configuration, it comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card and unlocked Intel Core i7-7820HK processor — it is attainable you may overclock them your self or purchase the laptop with manufacturing facility overclocking — a 4K UHD G-Sync current (one amongst many few with a 4K G-Sync laptop panel, I take into consideration), a 2TB solid-state RAID 0 array (2x1TB) for speedier tempo and 32GB reminiscence. The system furthermore helps DDR4-2800 and Intel XMP profiles. No eighth-generation Intel CPUs, a minimal of at launch.
For the lots a lot much less formidable, costs begin at $1,999 in an extra sedate configuration, with a GTX 1070, Core i7-7700HQ, 120Hz G-Sync TN current and so forth. (I’ve by no means acquired pricing or availability for the UK or Australia, nonetheless these costs instantly convert to about £2,700/£1,550 and AU$4,400/AU$2,500.) All fashions are VR prepared, the reality is.
HP does not break any new flooring with respect to configuration, design or tunability, nonetheless HP’s placing forth a sporting effort to compete with fashions from its large model rivals, like Acer’s Predator, Dell’s Alienware and Asus’ ROG.
The Omen X incorporates a dual-fan, vapor-cooled thermal design to deal with the warmth while you push the elements, which pulls air in by means of the underside and vents on the sides. That means there is no optical drive, although. It furthermore gives one-panel entry to reinforce storage (SSD and HDD) and reminiscence.
The custom-designed keyboard incorporates all the necessities mechanical switches with express particular person (and individually controllable) RGB LEDs, comparatively deep 2.5mm journey bolstered with aluminum, n-key rollover on each key and programmable macro keys. It does not look like the touchpad lights up, nonetheless. A translucent panel enables you to peek on the innards, too.
You can drive as lots as three exterior screens, although just one with G-Sync by the use of the Mini DisPort connection — the others be a part of by means of USB-C/Thunderbolt and HDMI. Discrete amps assist enhance the audio.
HP furthermore upgraded its command middle software program program program to assist all of the tuning and customization selections, together with group site visitors administration — it does not present Killer networking — although it nonetheless lacks the flexibleness to create game-specific profiles.
At 10.7 lbs/4.9 kg, it isn’t unusually heavy for a gaming system its measurement, nonetheless it’s nonetheless hefty.