HP launches new gaming portfolio

May 24, 2021

Includes the new Victus by HP brand.

HP has just unleashed its new line of gaming hardware and software that includes the OMEN 16 and OMEN 17 as well as the customisable OMEN 25i Gaming Monitor and the Victus by HP 16-inch laptop. These new gaming products are designed for both veteran gamers and enthusiasts explorers who want to experience the best in gaming.

“Our constant focus with gaming is to create innovative technologies that progress the medium forward for everyone, be it enthusiast-level OMEN users or newcomers to this growing and endlessly entertaining industry,” said Judy Johnson, Director of Gaming and Esports, HP Inc. “We are offering a compelling entry point for anyone who wants to game with Victus by HP, high power and performance with new additions to our OMEN line-up, and OASIS, a new feature for OMEN Gaming Hub, to optimise gameplay streaming while bringing people together.”

Here’s a rundown of the new gaming products from HP:

OMEN 16

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or AMD RDNA 2 graphics
  • Intel Core i7-11800H or AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU
  • Up to 32GB DDR4 3200 MHz RAM
  • 1TB PCIe Gen 4×4 SSD or two 1TB PCIe SSDs
  • Increased airflow for more effective cooling
  • Increased 83Whr battery capacity for up to 9 hours of battery life

OMEN 17

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics
  • Intel Core i9-11900H CPU
  • Up to 32GB DDR4 3200 MHz
  • 1TB PCIe Gen 4×4 SSD or two 1TB PCIe SSDs

Both the OMEN 16 and OMEN 17 feature up to a QHD 165Hz IPS panel with a 3ms response time and 100 per cent sRGB. There is also colour accurate low blue light with the Eyesafe display certification by TÜVRheinlan. OMEN Gaming Hub Light Studio is also present to customise per-key RGB lighting. Both notebooks also utilise recycled aluminium for the keyboard surface, and the speaker boxes use a combination of post-consumer recycled and ocean-bound plastic. Optional mechanical keys are also available for the OMEN 17.

Victus by HP 16

  • QHD 165Hz display
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or AMD Radeon RX 5500M
  • Intel Core i7-11800H or AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  • Up to 32GB DDR3 3200 MHz

Victus by HP aims to introduce gamers to an accessible yet elevated gaming experience. Running from OMEN’s DNA, Victus by HP 16 features three colours: mina silver, performance blue, and ceramic white, with a standard backlit keyboard that uses the same fond found on OMEN devices.

OMEN 25i Gaming Monitor

  • 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time
  • AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology and NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatibility
  • 400 nits brightness
  • DCI-P3 90 per cent and true 8-bit colour
  • Game Remastered Mode

This is the first OMEN gaming monitor to feature HP Eye Ease with Eyesafe certification to reduce eye strain while playing. There’s also a 30 per cent reduction in the excessive blue light when compared to an LCD display.

OMEN Gaming Hub now serves as the centralised solution for optimising the gaming PC that includes customising hardware and enhancing the gaming experience. Also included is OMEN OASIS to provide gamers with simple access to gameplay streaming.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.