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Gamescom 2017 | HP announces the Omen X with an unlocked i7, GTX 1080, and mechanical keyboard

The edge of a case window can just be seen on the bottom of the laptop. (Source: HP)
The edge of a case window can just be seen on the bottom of the laptop. (Source: HP)
After months of teasing, HP has now made the 17-inch version of the HP Omen X official. It will release later this year with options including an overclock ready Kaby Lake i7, up to a GTX 1080, and a mechanical keyboard. Buyers can also choose between a 1080p 120 Hz G-Sync or 4K screen.

When HP changed their Omen gaming laptops to resemble rebrands of the Pavilion notebook, there was quite a negative response on enthusiast forums. Complaints centered around the creaky build quality and subpar screen performance on a gaming branded laptop. HP has been teasing a refresh of their Omen laptop series, giving them a look that differentiates them from the Pavillion, and stuffing them with the performance parts we expect in a branded gaming laptop.

HP has now officially announced the 17-inch version of the HP Omen X, and this time they've shown that Omen laptops should go back on your list for consideration. Key specifications include:

  • Kaby Lake i7 CPUs including options with overclockable processors.
  • RAM support up to DDR4-2800 with overclocking support.
  • NVIDIA GPU options up to the GTX 1080 and factory overclocks.
  • Support for PCIe SSD in RAID0 and 2.5-inch hard drives.
  • Mechanical RGB keyboard with macro keys.
  • FullHD 120 Hz G-Sync or 4K screen options.
  • Three USB3.0, two Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0a, Mini DisplayPort, RJ45 LAN, card reader.

The HP Omen X will be available later this year from US$2000 (or 2600 Euro) upwards, although it is unclear what the base specifications are.

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Craig Ward, 2017-08-22 (Update: 2017-08-22)