HP expands mainstream gaming offerings

HP has developed new hardware and software for casual gamers. The novelties, on the one hand, include new Omen brand laptops and screens with new functions. On the other hand, the manufacturer is launching the new brand “Victus by HP”, as stated in a press release.

HP is expanding the range of Omen

The Omen 16 and Omen 17 laptops are new to the Omen lineup. HP is also launching the Omen 25i gaming monitor and the experimental Omen Oasis feature. The latter is a community gaming feature of the Omen Gaming Hub.

The manufacturer promises 8GB graphics for the Omen 16 notebook thanks to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU and smooth graphics thanks to the Intel Core i7 processor. The battery is also stronger with 83 instead of 52.5 watt hours as the previous model and enables gaming sessions of up to nine hours.

The Omen 17 houses a 16GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU with a maximum total graphic power of 165W. It also has an Intel Core i9 processor. The device contains 32GB of DDR4 3200MHz memory.

Das HP-Notebook Omen 17. (Source: HP)

Nice display and efficient cooling

The Omen 16 and Omen 17 both have a QHD 165 Hz IPS display. According to HP, this response time is three milliseconds. Both devices also have a full SRGB color space. The keyboard also has RGB lighting and can be configured via Omen Gaming Hub Light Studio.

Hardware screens are certified as Eyeseafe screens and thus are less eye-straining. Both devices have additional cooling aids with Omen Tempest cooling technology, dynamic power and performance control in the Omen Gaming Hub.

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The devices contain WiFi 6E and an integrated global Thunderbolt 4 connection. Both devices are protected Energy Star Certified and registered with Epeat Silver. According to the advertisement, HP used recycled aluminum and plastic for laptops.

Omen 25i screen from the front. (Source: HP)

More fun with team games

The new Omen 25i gaming display is also comfortable on the eyes. In addition to Eye Ease and Eyesafe, a low blue light solution has also been incorporated, which reduces the blue light spectrum. The screen has a refresh rate of 165 Hz and a response time of milliseconds. Thanks to G-Sync and Freesync compatibility, there’s no screen tearing. The screen also has shadow vision for clear picture details. With Game Remastered mode, players can also play low-res old games with more beautiful looks.

Omen Oasis is now also available as an addition to the existing Omen Gaming Hub. This allows you to share games with up to 16 other people. Omen Oasis is currently only available in the US.

Omen Oasis wants to make team gaming easier. (Source: HP)

Brand new, smoother gaming

With Victus from HP, HP is launching a new line of products. With this said, the manufacturer wants to offer gamers a better gaming experience, the message says. The first representative of the new series is the Victus by HP 16. This model is available in Mica Silver, Blue and Ceramic White. The keyboard has a built-in backlight.

New Victus by HP 16 in front view. (Source: HP)

The new device has a 16-inch screen with QHD 165 Hz certification and Eyesafe certification. Here, too, HP promises the best graphics thanks to the 6GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU and AMD Radeon RX 5500M laptop. Intelcore i7 processor or AMD Ryzen Mobile processor ensures sharp and smooth images.

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The device offers a single SSD and dual SSD options. The Victus by HP 16 comes pre-installed with the Omen Gaming Hub, which gives users more options for tuning performance.

The Omen 16 is available starting at 1,199 CHF, and the Omen 17 starting at 1,399 CHF. Victus by HP 16 costs 999 francs and the Omen 25i gaming monitor is 289 francs. Omen Oasis is currently in beta in the US and will be available in other markets soon.

HP also offers laptop printing and game center solutions. The company is now promoting HP + as a smart, cloud-based ecosystem for safe and sustainable printing. It’s a printer app with security, print management functionality, and the option to have a delivery subscription for consumables like ink. You can read more about this here.

Tess Larson

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