With a competitive price tag and design that matches its Omen line to the gaming world, the Accelerator is underway and hopes to make the external graphics applications a bit more popular
We've already told you about several packages Thunderbolt 3 interesting exteriors we met at the Computex 2017 show, but now it's time to approach one who may be the one to successfully incorporate the formula into a more popular audience - Omen's Accelerator, the company's young gaming brand HP.
Like most external Thunderbolt 3 positions for connecting video cards to computing systems that do not have a built-in space, the Accelerator also gives users the option to choose the card model they will incorporate into the product, double-thick (one that requires two slots, slots, chassis, And probably also with a maximum length of at least 25 inches) and a total power of up to 300 watts. However, in this case, next to the video card itself, you will also find a hub with four USB 3.0 connections, an additional USB Type-C connection, and a Gigabit Ethernet connection - and even space for an additional 2.5-inch drive, mechanical or based. NAND, Inside the external enclosure, to increase available storage. All based on the same connection Thunderbolt A single 3 will connect the Accelerator to the selected computer.
The combination of upgraded graphics processing power, extra storage space and a decent number of additional connections, along with a somewhat aggressive eye-catching diamond design, should make the Accelerator a product that will appeal to all computer owners Mobile Or ultra-compact desktops, where there is simply no physical space for all the features it provides - and this is all the more true when you discover that the product will carry a price tag of $ 300 (excluding taxes) or 300 euros (with taxes) when launched in August. The price will not include the video card or storage drive that can be integrated inside, but will include Power Supply Of 500 watts - and thus will be very competitive in the field, where $ 250 is the minimum price we have met so far, at least on paper.
HP has announced that the Omen Accelerator will be compatible with all company products that come with a connection Thunderbolt 3, with this list currently including the various Specter models, the EliteBook x360 G2 and several All-In-One Envy computers and will continue to expand rapidly in the near future - and in practice there seems to be no reason for any product with a connector Thunderbolt An active 3 that enjoys full bandwidth will not be able to maximize the potential of this interesting product.
Market CasesThunderbolt 3 continues to be in its infancy even now, but already at this point it is clear that the competition is doing its thing and prices are slowly falling to levels that make sense for more and more users, even if it is still not a real mainstream product - there is no doubt growth in computers Thunderbolt Growth in the number of companies that develop external graphics positions, and perhaps even the arrival of the next generation,PCI-Express The fourth, which will bring double bandwidths for such applications, will help us continue to receive even more profitable products in the coming months and years.