HP announced its latest gaming hardware and software designed for today’s gamers with the powerful OMEN 16 and OMEN 17, the OMEN 25i gaming monitor, and group gaming solutions with OMEN OASIS Beta functionality in the OMEN Gaming Hub . HP also announced Victus by HP, its new generation of gaming PCs for the casual gamer, with a 16-inch laptop.
Gaming continues to be a means of entertainment and connecting with friends. Two out of three people spend more time playing now than before the pandemic, with one in four playing more than three to four hours a week and almost one in five playing six to ten hours a week. HP’s state-of-the-art gaming portfolio has been designed so that both veteran gamers and those who are now exploring gaming are entertained, connected to other players and able to advance in their favorite games.
“Our permanent goal in Gaming is to create innovative technologies that allow everyone to progress, whether they are enthusiastic users of OMEN or newcomers to this growing and infinitely fun industry”, said Judy Johnson, Director of Games and Esports at HP Inc., HP Inc. “We are presenting very attractive entry-level equipment – with the Victus by HP brand – high power and performance with the novelties of our OMEN line; and OASIS, a new feature for the OMEN Gaming Hub, to optimize streaming and bring people together ”.
Designed and engineered to progress
Experienced players crave the latest in hardware and software that will allow them to experience current games with maximum settings, so that they feel truly involved until they achieve a victory at the last second. The latest news from the OMEN ecosystem aims to provide new experiences that go beyond the usual, to keep players connected, entertained and excited about what follows.
The new OMEN 16 makes its debut with:
- High-level performance: Stunning graphics to bring the latest games to life with 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or AMD RDNA 2 cards. Power ensured by Intel Core i7-11800H or AMD 8-core Ryzen 9 5900H processors. Smooth multitasking with up to 32GB DDR4 3200 MHz and ultra-fast access to critical files with 1TB PCIe Gen 4 × 4 SSD drives or up to two 1TB PCIe SSDs with Raid 0 support.
- Endless energy: HP’s innovations in internal design continue to push the limits of what is possible with blades that are 2.5 times thinner and an increase of more than 200% in the number of blades compared to OMEN 15, so that the flow of air is increased and in this way respond to greater demands. Simultaneously, gaming sessions last longer from anywhere with an increase in battery capacity from 52.5Whr to 83Whr which translates into up to 9 hours of autonomy.
The new OMEN 17 arrives in its most advanced form with:
- Desktop-level gaming: support for the latest AAA releases with 16GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU graphics with maximum TGP up to 165W and processors up to Intel Core i9-11900H. Multitasking between games, web browsing or applications – like a pro – with up to 32GB DDR4 3200 MHz memory and games running even faster with discs up to 1TB PCIe Gen 4 × 4 SSD or up to two SSED 1TB PCIe with Raid 0 support.
- Cooling blades: controlled and comfortable temperatures, even in the most recent games, thanks to the addition of 24 more blades that are 17% thinner together with a 14% higher opening ratio, which contributes to -5 ° C of the temperature on the keyboard surface in compared to the previous generation. As a result, players’ palms remain cool and playing is more comfortable.
Features OMEN 16 and OMEN 17:
- More immersive visual effects: Games are even faster and more fluid with the IPS screen up to 165Hz QHD with 3ms response time and 100% sRGB. For the first time on OMEN laptops, they feature more accurate colors with TÜVRheinlan-certified Eyesafe to prevent tired eyes during longer gaming sessions. Custom visual effects are also present on the keyboard with RGB backlighting on each key and integration with the OMEN Gaming Hub Light Studio to achieve an ideal look with any game setup.
- Thermal advances: Cooling is even more efficient with OMEN Tempest Cooling Technology with Dynamic Power and the Performance Control of the OMEN Gaming Hub. With Undervolting management, it is possible to remove the complexity of running more demanding games without consuming a lot of resources.
- Even faster expansion: Faster and simpler expansion with simple access to SSD and RAM via Phillips screws at the base of both notebooks to allow hardware replacements even more easily. The games also benefit from Wi-Fi 6E and an integrated Thunderbolt 4 port that provides a universal entrance for hassle-free connectivity. The optional Intel® Optane H20 memory with SSD storage allows for a personalized experience with a new level of performance and large storage options for players.
- Greener gaming: HP extends its leadership of the world’s most sustainable PC portfolio to OMEN notebooks featuring the most sustainable engineering ever, Energy Star certified, and EPEAT Silver. Both laptops use recycled aluminum on the keyboard surface, speakers with a combination of post-consumer recycled plastic and plastic at risk of ending up in the oceans, and keyboards with recycled plastic. Laptops are packed with outer cases and fiber pads that are 100% sustainable and recyclable.
Every journey has a beginning
Each player has a unique story that explains their entry into Gaming. Victus by HP was created to provide players with a more accessible but competitive gaming experience, designed with OMEN’s DNA. As the younger sister of the OMEN brand, Victus intends to help anyone go beyond their normal performance in their quest to find out what kind of player they are.
As the first novelty of the Victus line, the Victus by HP 16 has a distinct design with three striking color options in silver mica, performance blue and ceramic white, all with a standard backlit keyboard printed with the font of the OMEN devices. Other features:
- Compact and powerful: The 16-inch screen offers options up to QHD 165 Hz and controlled blue light Eyesafe and adapts to a design that is characterized by a footprint of just over 15 inches for practical day-to-day portability. The graphics are powered by a 6 GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU and AMD Radeon RX 5500M. Super-fast processing is ensured by options up to Intel Core i7-11800H or AMD 8-core Ryzen 7 5800H and up to 32 GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 memory.
- More efficient cooling: The wider rear air vents improve cooling efficiency, which is enhanced by a five-way airflow and a four-tube design in the heatsink to help keep everything cooler when the action heats up. With a single SSD up to 1TB PCIe Gen4 or Dual SSD with support for RAID 0 and the optional Intel Optane memory, this machine is prepared not only for gaming but for many other activities.
- Full control: The machines now presented have the OMEN Gaming Hub pre-installed to take advantage of internal features such as Undervolting, Performance Mode, Network Booster and System Vitals – which help to run games smoothly. In addition, other features such as Coaching, Rewards, and OMEN OASIS Beta take the gaming experience to an exciting new level.
Designed for Total Immersion
The OMEN 25i Gaming Monitor breaks the rules by being the first OMEN gaming monitor ever to be HP Eye Ease certified with Eyesafe to reduce eye fatigue. This hardware allows a low blue light solution to be incorporated directly into the screen. There is no need to adjust settings or worry about an inferior color experience, thanks to a 30% reduction in blue light compared to a standard LCD screen. This monitor is designed with a number of innovative features, including:
- Breathtaking images: The action explodes from the screen with 165 Hz scan rate and 1ms overdrive response time while AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatibility technology ensures low latency with an adaptive scan rate without screen tearing, regardless of the GPU. It’s a more realistic, vibrant and colorful experience than ever before, thanks to IPS panel technology with VESA DisplayHDR 400, DCI-P3 90%, 400 nits brightness and 8-bit color.
- Next-Gen software: Shadow Vision in the OMEN Gaming Hub improves image details, even in the darkest dungeon in a game. Edge Precision corrects images to make them sharper, while Dynamic Crosshair – the most customizable in the world – allows a player to build the perfect target to hit targets. The innovative Game Remastered Mode allows you to replay old PC titles or connect to a console via HDMI to experience the first integrated solution on a monitor that applies game resolution enhancement filters to enjoy classics like never before.
Group Play, Watch, Chat and Share
O OMEN Gaming Hub is evolving to meet the needs of today’s player as a centralized solution for everything from hardware optimization to improving the gaming experience. The latest studies show that 91% of gamers prefer to share streaming with groups between 1-20 people, and 61% say that sharing live gaming experiences is important. 49% express the desire to share webcams. In this context, OMEN Gaming Hub added OMEN OASIS, currently in beta, to provide gamers with quick and simple access to streaming their gameplay with friends.
O OMEN OASIS is a free add-on to the OMEN Gaming Hub. It was designed to optimize the sharing of gameplay, game nights, or to attend parties with friends. It features support for groups of up to 16 people with restricted access by invitation, so inviting friends is even easier and more intuitive, and everyone can join in the fun. Participants can communicate with high-quality voice or with simple text conversations. With OASIS, gamers can now share their games in real time, in high definition and low latency.
Pricing and availability
- The OMEN 16 will be available in August from € 1399.
- The OMEN 17 will be available in August from € 1,799.
- Victus by HP 16 is expected to be available in August from € 999.
- The Gaming Monitor OMEN 25i will be available in August from € 259.
- OMEN OASIS is available in Beta in the USA and will be available soon in the rest of the world.
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