HP's Latest Omen Desktop Puts a Gaming System in a Cube

Subject: Systems | August 17, 2016 - 04:25 PM |
Tagged: PC, Omen 900, Omen, hp, gaming, desktop, cube, computer

HP has introduced a new pre-built gaming desktop, and while the Omen series has existed for a while the new Omen offers a very different chassis design.

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This Omen isn't just cube-like, it's actually a cube (Image credit: HP)

Inside the specifications look like the typical pre-built gaming rig, with processors up to an Intel Core i7 6700K and graphics options including AMD's Radeon RX 480 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. Configurations on HP's online store start at $1799 for a version with a GTX 960, a 1TB spinning hard drive, and a single 8GB DIMM. (Curiously, though reported as the "Omen X", the current listing is for an "Omen 900".)

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A look inside an AMD Crossfire configuration (Image credit: HP via The Verge)

HP is certainly no stranger to unusual chassis designs, as those who remember the Blackbird 002 (which Ryan stood on - and reviewed - here) and subsequent Firebird 803 systems will know. The Verge is reporting that HP will offer the chassis as a standalone product for $599, itself an unusual move for the company.

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(Image credit: HP)

The new Omen desktop goes on sale officially starting tomorrow.

Source: The Verge

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August 17, 2016 | 05:39 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

That $599 chassis is a little too pricy compared to what you can buy on the open market, and I'm waiting for some AM4 motherboards and Zen/Polaris or Zen/Vega options. What I'll want more is for some better Linux OS support for maybe Steam OS and Linux/Vulkan gaming options for Zen/Polaris and Zen/Vega based gaming systems.

I'm getting tired of all the Intel/Nvidia only offerings with that “Founders” style price gouging! That Windows 10 XBONEing means no sale at any price point.

August 17, 2016 | 05:40 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

for $600 it better have rear defrost and a backup camera!

August 18, 2016 | 02:40 AM - Posted by JohnGR

Take a $200 cube. Rotate it 45 degrees. Increase the price to $600. Enjoy ridiculous profit margins.

August 18, 2016 | 03:30 AM - Posted by malurt

I like that they offer the chassis alone, as it's an unusual one, but damn $600 :O

August 18, 2016 | 12:47 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Maingear is doing custom setup with this

August 18, 2016 | 07:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This is listed at $4,149 with a 6700K and a 1080. Holy smokes.

http://store.hp.com/us/en/mdp/gaming-367001--1/hp-omen-x-900-gaming-desk...!

August 21, 2016 | 03:35 AM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

I know.HP is nuckin futs!!!

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