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OmniBook X: HP releases first OmniBook laptop in over 20 years with Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite X1E-78-100 chipset for $1,149.99

The OmniBook X weighs 1.35 kg and measures 312.8 x 223.5 x 14.4 mm. (Image source: HP)
The OmniBook X weighs 1.35 kg and measures 312.8 x 223.5 x 14.4 mm. (Image source: HP)
HP has returned to the OmniBook series after a 22-year gap. Joining the EliteBook Ultra G1q as one of HP's first Snapdragon X-powered laptops, the OmniBook X starts at $1,149.99 but can be configured up to $1,518.99 with 32 GB of RAM, a 1 TB SSD and a Wi-Fi 7 capable modem.

HP has now opened pre-orders for the OmniBook X, the first release for the OmniBook series in over 20 years. As expected, the OmniBook X forms part of HP's foray into the world of Snapdragon X-powered laptops alongside Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft and others. For context, HP has also released a second Snapdragon X-powered laptop that it is selling as the EliteBook Ultra G1q. However, there is to be no Dragonfly series alternative, contrary to pre-release rumours.

In short, the OmniBook X sits towards the bottom of the Snapdragon X Elite product stack. Although HP does not acknowledge as much, it is only offering the OmniBook X with the X1E-78-100, Qualcomm's weakest Snapdragon X Elite chipset behind the X1E-80-100 and X1E-84-100 that are available inside Samsung's new Galaxy Book4 Edge laptops. Additionally, it is only possible to configure the OmniBook X with a 2.2K (2,240 x 1,400) IPS display that peaks at 300 nits across its 14-inch surface.

Moreover, the OmniBook X always comes with a 59 Wh (3-cell) battery. Conversely, HP offers four storage options up to a 1 TB SSD (PCIe 4x4), as well as an optional 32 GB of RAM configuration for a $150 surcharge. On top of that, while the OmniBook X comes in a Meteor Silver finish by default, the laptop can be configured in Ceramic White for $10 extra. Thus, despite starting at $1,149.99, the OmniBook X can be configured up to $1,518.99 with a Ceramic White finish, Windows 11 Pro pre-installed, 32 GB of RAM, a 1 TB (PCIe 4x4) SSD and a wireless card that supports Bluetooth 5.4 and Wi-Fi 7 connectivity. Please see HP's website for more details.

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Alex Alderson, 2024-05-21 (Update: 2024-05-21)