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HP’s Omen X Compact Desktop can be your backpack VR

HP is also introducing its new Omen X Compact Desktop, which enables a user to carry around like a backpack for Virtual Reality processing.

Aside from being used as a carry-on to connect with an HTC Vive VR, the compact desktop has also its own dock (with additional ports) that enables a user to use it as a standard PC. HP’s newest compac features Intel’s Kaby Lake processor, as well as a factory-overclocked NVIDIA’s GTX1080 graphics card.


HP Omen X Compact Desktop specs:
Intel Core i7 (7th Gen)
GeForce GTX 1080 GPU
16GB of DDR4 RAM
4 x USB-A port
1 x USB 3.1 Type C/Thunderbolt port
HDMI 2.0 port
miniDisplay Port
Vive power-out port

The HP Omen X Compact Desktop will cost you USD2499 or roughly Php124,000 for a unit slated to arrive in the US by July, while an optional backpack accessory that can let you travel with the compact desktop feature four batteries, a battery charging dock, and a shortened headset cable for HTC’s Vive for USD599 (around Php30K).

Source: HP

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4 Responses

  1. Jack says:

    Please stop directly converting the USD price to Philippine pesos.

    There are taxes and hefty additional charges that the price could almost double once it is released locally.

    Just wait for the official local pricing to avoid confusion. Stop basing the “estimated” local cost on the US pricing.

    • The HP Omen X Compact Desktop will cost you USD2499 or roughly Php124,000 for a unit slated to arrive in the US by July[…]

      Where did we say it was the local SRP?

  2. Jack says:

    The point is in the implication or setting up of expections when converted to PHP.

    Just leave the price at USD if it’s for a US release.
    Publish PHP prices if it’s a local release.

    Just stop converting especially for new releases. I have read comments from previous articles surprised about the local prices due the previously published introductory articles like this converting USD prices directly to PHP.

    It’s for your readers.

    • I understand your point but the practice of conversion from foreign currency is a standard in our editorial policy. This gives the reader a better perspective of the value of the products. This is the same practice we do with Taiwanese dollars, Singaporean dollars, CNY, and many other currencies we report on a regular basis.

      We’ve been dealing with thousands of comments asking about the MSRP and instead of saying “It’s CNY6,999”, or “SGD300”, or “USD$0.99” or “100 euros” and just let the reader look for the forex rate, we try to convert them to PHP so it’s faster/easier to appreciate.

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