OMEN by HP Accelerator Shell GA1-1000 - external GPU enclosure - black

Mfg.Part: Z5M91AA#ABA | CDW Part: 4995073 | UNSPSC: 43201601
  • External GPU enclosure
  • USB 3.1 / Thunderbolt 3
  • black
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This item was discontinued on July 15, 2018

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  • External GPU enclosure
  • USB 3.1 / Thunderbolt 3
  • black
Go from workday workhorse to gaming legend without switching machines. Easily fitting the industry's latest graphics cards and storage solutions, the OMEN Accelerator transforms the sleek, stunning laptop you love into a gaming monster capable of tackling the most demanding AAA titles. Just plug, play, and dominate.

OMEN by HP Accelerator Shell GA1-1000 - external GPU enclosure - black is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best band for buck. Don't bother upgrading the PSU I replaced an AKiTiO Node with one of these and never looked back. So many more ports, plus charging over thunderbolt, and all at a lower cost. I think this enclosure is great, and it works well too. Pros:+ All the expansion ports offered+ Charging over TB3Cons:- Over-engineered with layers of plastic on metal- Comes with a very short cable (they all do as TB3 cables are very expensive)- Annoyingly skinny and deep hole that sits in front of the GPU screw- It sits diagonally to match the Omen design language (more on that below)After using it with my XPS 13 at a LAN party where I had limited room to place the laptop, eGPU, and monitor, I decided to open it up and remove the legs (HP would never recommend this, I'm sure). Now the enclosure uses quite a bit less space than before, while looking better at the same time. Best of all I can sit my laptop comfortably on top of the enclosure, taking up zero space.FYI the PSU in the GA1-1000 is more than enough for 99% of cards, despite what other reviews might say. Those who are trying to put in large PSUs and finding they don't fit, probably aren't aware that the stock PSU would have probably been more than adequate. GPU power recommendations also factor in the estimated power draw from an entire desktop, which doesn't really apply here. Eg: AMD R9 290 GPUs came with a recommendation of a 750W PSU. Actual draw is 300-350W. And those were power hungry cards. Works fine in the GA1-1000.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well with a 15 hp 360 spectre I travel for work often and like to game while stuck in a hotel.. wanted a touchscreen so the Spectre fit the bill. The 940MX nvidia card can handle lower settings on fallout 4, Witcher 3, etc. I added an Nvidia 1050GTX and an omen accelator at home for higher res gaming. Setup was straight forward with BIOS and firmware updates. It has worked well so far, I put it through some gaming with 60 FPS at 1080p and high graphics settings on fallout 4. Definitely need to use an external monitor for best performance.... it’s nice to only have one cable to plug in (the thunderbolt cable which is a bit too short). It powers the laptop so I can leave my power supply in my travel bag. Could have even better performance with a higher graphics card but the cost a bit more so I’ll wait on that.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Missing part, but graphics performs fine Connected to a laptop with thunderbolt 3 gave the graphics performs I was hopping for. Sadly, the USB ports were not as useful. The USB devices keeps loosing and regaining connection every few seconds which makes the device pretty much useless as a docking station. The device is also missing a piece in that is mentioned in the manual. I have received two units, neither of which have the piece (one was a replacement for the first one, which was returned for missing this piece).
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Product Engineering and Driver Support Likes:Cheapest Enclosure with optional ports hubDislikes: So it is great that the HP Omen Accelerator has an ATX power supply that you can more easily swap out, right? Well, a power supply of 150mm (which is more compact than most) length will not even work because it blocks the thunderbolt board's motherboard power connector. They should also flip the power supply and corresponding screw holes so we can have our replacement power supply fan blowing air out of the case rather than to the back of the video card. You also can not swap the 120mm fan expecting to power from the thunderbolt board because it isn't a normal connector so you would have to power directly from your replacement power supply cables. And probably have to buy custom short cables... Evidently people with 8th gen HP Spectre x360 13 laptops are having issues with this EGPU enclosure even being supported? This enclosure is ridiculously LARGE volume and footprint and important to consider when connecting to the supplied short 1.5ft cable. Why was this design choice made? So it can look like a HP Omen desktop computer? This is meant for a laptop, not a desktop. There are desktop computers smaller than this enclosure so a poor design choice for the intended market. There are ports use issues too that may arise due to EMI... Try turning down wifi power on laptop or wifi router to reduce 2.4Ghz interference. So you may consider better implementations or buy a separate dock if that feature is important to you.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The shell is under powered for the latest graphics Power supply is only 420 watts. The 1080ti I planned to use suggest a minimum 600 watt PSU and the graphics card needs two 8 pin pcie connectors the PSU supplied only has 6+2 and a 6. If your planning on swapping out for a larger PSU suprise it will be too long and cover up the 12 pin motherboard connector. Also aftermarket PSU have switches, the factory installed does not, this is important because swapping new PSU will leave you looking at the switch instead of the power outlet. This leaves you with an outside power supply feeding wires through now vacant PSU spot. The information on the product is not accurate and you have the option of return or modify.
Date published: 2017-11-28
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