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HP Refreshes Its Omen Line

Ahead of the much anticipated E3 of this year, HP has announced a massive update for its Omen line of gaming PCs. The company’s latest effort to revamp its lineup includes new laptops, a new desktop, along with an external GPU dock.

Both of the laptops feature 7th generation Intel Core i7 processors. 15 inch model comes with a Radeo RX550 GPU and it can be configured up to GTX 1060. 17 inch model on the other hand, comes with a GTX 1050 GPU that can be configured up to GTX1070. As for display, users have plenty of options to choose from as both models support 4K resolution with ability to choose Nvidia G-sync or AMD FreeSync.

Both laptops come with accessible bottom panel that can be removed to get access to expandable HDD, SSD, and RAM. If you are looking for ports, you will get plenty of options as both of the models feature 3 USB Type-A and one USB Type-C with optional Thunderbolt 3 ports. In addition to this, there’s HDMI Display port, SD Card Reader and an Ethernet port. Both laptops will be available for purchasing from official HP store later this month.

In addition to the new laptops, the company also introduced an external GPU dock that is capable of holding a single graphics card aside from a hard drive. However the choices for graphics card to be included in the dock is pretty small as only supported cards are Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 or 1070, or AMD’s Radeon RX 580. The accelerator is supported for several HP products. The price of the dock starts at $299.99 but won’t be available until August.

Lastly, the company went to full redesign for its Omen Line of desktop. The new Omen Desktop starts at $899 and users can opt between AMD Ryzen and Intel processors. HP designed the new desktop to support gamers who don’t like to build their own machine and the upper end of the model will require you to spend as much as $3000 with the model featuring two GTX 1080 or Dual RX 580 GPUs besides equally powerful processors. In terms of ports, the desktop model features two USB 3.0 Type A and two USB 3.0 Type C in the front and four USB 3.0 Type A and two USB 2.0 Type A, plus HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and three audio outputs in the back side of the panel.

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