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HP announces the OMEN X Emperium 65, refreshed OMEN Obelisk and more

HP has made few announcements at CES 2019 included the OMEN X Emperium 65 with Soundbar, an AMOLED display option for the Spectre x360 15 and more.

OMEN X Emperium 65

The OMEN X Emperium 65 is HP’s Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD for short) with Nvidia G-Sync HDR and is the first one with a built-in soundbar.

Back at CES 2018, Nvidia revealed a few BFGDs from a number of OEMs including Asus, Acer and HP.

HP’s BFGD has a 65-inch 4K display with a 144 Hz refresh rate, 802.11ax Wi-Fi, is capable of full-array direct backlight, 1000-nit peak luminance and DCI-P3 colour gamut. It also has Nvidia’s Shield TV built-in, so you can easily watch 4K content on Netflix and Prime Video or stream games to the display.

The soundbar in the OMEN X Emperium 65 offers 120 W of sound, LOFAR Low-Frequency Array, VRT Vibration Reduction Technology and three-way stereo crossover system.

The OMEN X Emperium 65 will cost $4,999 USD when it releases in February. Canadian pricing and availability to be confirmed.

OMEN 15 (OMEN Laptop 15-dc1030nr)

HP has also updated their OMEN 15 with the world’s first 240Hz 1080p display on a gaming laptop. It’s powered by the latest Nvidia RTX Max-Q GPUs and 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor and up to 16GB of RAM.

For ports, the new OMEN 15 comes 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with Thunderbolt 3, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet, headphone jack and mic jack.

The laptop weighs about 5.31lbs, is VR-ready out of the box and you can quickly access the laptop’s internals for upgrades and maintenance. For storage, it comes with a 1TB hard drive and 128GB SSD.

The new OMEN 15 will ship in February while the 240Hz display option ships in July. It starts at $1,369 USD (Canadian pricing TBC).

OMEN Obelisk

HP also updated their OMEN Obelisk desktop to feature the latest 9th Gen Intel Core processors and Nvidia RTX GPUs, all in a micro-ATX case.

You can get the updated OMEN Obelisk with either the 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9700K processor or Intel Core i9-9900K processor. It can also be configured as high as the Nvidia GTX 2080Ti GPU with 11GB GDDR6 memory.

For ports, the OMEN Obelisk comes with 6 USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 and 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C. For storage, it comes with a 1TB hard drive and 512GB SSD.

It’s VR-Ready, comes with liquid cooling and a tempered glass side panel with RGB lighting effects to show off the inside of the PC.

The refreshed OMEN Obelisk desktop will ship in March and start at $2,249 USD (Canadian pricing TBC).

Spectre x360 15 with AMOLED display

After just recently refreshing their Spectre x360, HP has introduced the world’s first laptop with an AMOLED display. It offers richer, deeper colours, supports HDR, wide viewing angle and better visibility in bright light conditions.

The Spectre x360 15 is powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with either 8 or 16GB of RAM.

The Spectre x360 15 comes with a USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2, 1 Thunderbolt 3 port, 1 USB Type-A 3.1 Gen 2 port, HDMI 2.0 port, microSD card slot and 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Spectre x360 15 with AMOLED Display’s pricing is to be confirmed by it will launch in March.


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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