HP Presented New OMEN Family Members
HP revealed new OMEN hardware and mobile software innovations for gaming enthusiasts on Gamescom the biggest gaming show that is running in Cologne from 21. - 25. of August.
The OMEN Obelisk, the latest addition to the desktop gaming family, will be one of the first systems to carry the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series of GPUs, giving gamers access to the world’s ultimate gaming architecture. OMEN Game Stream for Android will bring gaming experiences to mobile devices, for gamers looking to connect and play on the go. Also, HP unveiled new features that have been added to the OMEN Mindframe Headset to deliver added comfort and audio benefits for both competitive play and streaming.
HP is focused on delivering incredible experiences that fuel the future of gaming and enable the community to perform at their best,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Personal Systems, HP Inc. “Integrating the newly announced NVIDIA® GPUs and teaming up with HyperX® to provide high-performance memory for our OMEN Obelisk and future desktops demonstrates our commitment to building a world-class ecosystem comprised of the world’s best gaming solutions.”
OMEN Obelisk was designed to appeal to the DIY crowd who traditionally won’t consider pre-built machines. Nearly two-thirds of performance gamers purchase devices that are easily upgradeable. Fifty-two percent choose a desktop PC, while another 12 percent of all performance gamers choose a DIY approach instead of purchasing from large OEMs. With a DIY-friendly, industry-standard upgrade path, along with options for the latest graphics and processor architectures, gamers can achieve the performance they expect from games they love, now and well into the future.
The Game Stream feature allows users to harness the power of their OMEN on other Windows 10 devices to play games on their big screen TV. The inclusion of Android functionality later this year will add a new array of devices for gamers to stream their experience. Command Center comes preinstalled on all OMEN PCs and contains a variety of features, such as Network Booster and System Vitals. Additional customization and performance options are available on select OMEN laptops and desktops. Command Center also supports customization and settings adjustments for the latest accessories, such as the Sequencer Keyboard, Reactor Mouse, and Mindframe Headset.
The forthcoming Mindframe Headset will be the first headset with active earcup cooling by way of HP’s patented thermoelectric driven Frostcap technology. Obelisk Desktop is expected to be available in September via HP.com and other retailers for a starting price of $879.99. Game Stream for Android will be available later this year via the Google Play Store for free, while Mindframe Headset is expected to be available in October via HP.com and other retailers for a starting price of $199.99.