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HP’s latest Omen gaming laptop has real X factor

Screwdrivers at the ready for the upgrade-friendly Omen X

X really does mark the spot for HP’s return to gratuitously OTT gaming laptops – all it takes is a single screw to open the Omen X up and swap out the hard disk, SSD and RAM when it’s time to upgrade.

Not that you’ll be doing that any time soon, with the top-spec model arriving with 1TB of mechanical storage, two 1TB SSDs and a whopping 32GB of RAM. Add in an overclockable Intel Core i7-7820HK CPU, Nvidia’s beastly GeForce GTX 1080 mobile graphics card, and a 4K, G-Sync compatible screen, and you’ve got an absolute monster of a machine.

The customisable LEDs and mechanical keyboard are just the cherry on top. It’s going on sale in November, with prices starting from US$1999.

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A tech addict from about the age of three (seriously, he's got the VHS tapes to prove it), Tom's been writing about gadgets, games and everything in between for the past decade, with a slight diversion into the world of automotive in between. As Deputy Editor, Tom keeps the website ticking along, jam-packed with the hottest gadget news and reviews.  When he's not on the road attending launch events, you can usually find him scouring the web for the latest news, to feed Stuff readers' insatiable appetite for tech.

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