HP is expanding its Omen lineup of gaming machines today with the addition of the Omen X Compact Desktop. The company is looking to redefine wearable VR-ready PCs with this product. It may be a tiny package but it packs considerable performance, making it a great option for people to take a full-fledged gaming machine with them on the move.

HP initially revealed the Omen X Compact Desktop as a concept that was meant to be used inside backpacks for portable virtual reality. The company received feedback, acted on it, and redesigned the Compact Desktop so that it can function as both a powerful desktop and a backpack PC capable of driving VR headsets.

As far as specifications are concerned, the HP Omen X Compact Desktop features an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 processor which will be good enough to power virtual reality headsets as well as 4K games.

A 7th generation Intel i7 processor is onboard as well with leverage for overclocking courtesy of the machine’s “advanced thermals.” 16GB of GDDR5X RAM and a 1TB PCI-e SSD is included as well.

A docking station will ship with the product. The station adds 5 USB Type-A, 1 USB Type-C and an equal number of DisplayPort and HDMI port. On its own, the computer has 4 USB Type-A, 1 USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, HTC Vive power-out, mini DisplayPort, and an audio jack.

The HP Omen X Compact Desktop will be available for purchase soon with prices starting at $2,499. The optional backpack is going to cost $599.

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