CES 2022: HP unveils its latest gaming lineup

Under the OMEN brand, it presented new desktops, including the 45L model with OMEN Cryo Chamber, a new CPU cooling solution; while Victus launched its first small form factor desktop for a general audience.

HP today unveiled its latest gaming lineup with the revolutionary OMEN 45L desktop, the enhanced OMEN 25L desktop, the powerful and small footprint Victus by HP 15L desktop, and the first OMEN 27u 4K gaming monitor ready for use with next-generation consoles. The company also made updates to the OMEN 16 and 17 laptops, and introduced a new coverage plan to help protect users’ gaming ecosystem.

The gaming industry is not only growing, it is constantly evolving, as today’s culture has brought 2.7 billion people online, almost 35% of the world’s population. Women play a key role in the development and progress of this space: 60% of new gamers belong to this group. In addition, 30% of new gamers are under 252 years old, demonstrating that it is becoming a form of generational entertainment and social connection that continues to boom.

In fact, the social aspect behind video games is one of the main reasons for playing: 84% of gamers say they play to connect with people who have similar interests, 80% use video games to meet new people, and 77% play to keep in touch with friends.

«We live in an era where more and more people are gaming, and gamers have never been more diverse or vocal about their customization needs,» said Josephine Tan, Global Headline and General Manager of Consumer PCs at HP Inc. «From our powerful tower desktops to our 4k monitor compatible with next-generation consoles and our best-in-class ecosystem coverage plan, our CES lineup was designed for gamers to socialize, stay connected and entertained with the best hardware and software that reflects their individual needs.»

The OMEN 45L desktop makes waves with a patented CPU cooling solution under the name OMEN Cryo Chamber. This compartment is located up to 43 mm3 above the interior of the main tower and can hold up to 360 mm of AiO liquid coolant, resulting in 6°C lower CPU temperatures at full load compared to an identical model without this feature. It works by drawing cooler ambient air from outside the desktop to cool the radiator instead of using air from the main interior actively heated by the CPU, GPU and other components. For those who prefer a more traditional tower design, the newly released OMEN 40L desktop features the same configuration as its bigger sibling, but without OMEN Cryo Chamber and one less 120mm fan, resulting in a slightly smaller upright tower.

OMEN 45L Features

  • It comes with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GPU with 24GB GDDR6X memory or an AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT processor with all-new Infinity Cache technology, both with OMEN’s unique visual design. Gaming flows smoothly with 12th generation Intel Core i9-12900K 5 or AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 8-core processors; both with Shin-Etsu MicroSi Extreme thermal paste top cover. Comes integrated with Windows 11 for the ultimate PC gaming experience.
  • With up to 64GB of HyperX DDR4 3733 MHz memory and up to 2 x 2TB WD Black M.2 PCIe NVMe8 SSDs plus additional storage backup for 2 x 2.5 SATA SSDs and 2 x 3.5″ SATA HDDs. Stable and reliable power flows into the PC with an 800W Cooler Master 80 PLUS Gold ATX PSU for non-stop gaming and visuals. The internals are cooled with 7 Cooler Master 120mm fans with ARGB lighting support that is controlled from within the OMEN Gaming Hub.
  • Upgrading components is very easy thanks to the tool-less front and side panels on the side covers to keep the panels secure. The chassis can integrate up to a full ATX motherboard, full-length triple-slot graphics card and up to a 200mm ATX PSU.
  • It comes pre-installed with OMEN Gaming Hub to take full advantage of internal features such as Undervolting9, Performance Mode, Network Booster, and System Vitals for sublime gaming performance. In addition, access to other features, such as Coaching, Rewards, Oasis Live10, and OMEN Light Studio, elevate the gaming experience in new and exciting ways.

Customization

Enthusiasts who like to customize their PC from scratch make up 19% of the PC gaming hardware market versus branded systems and peripherals over a period of just two years. To support this important segment, the OMEN 45L ATX chassis – integrated with the innovative OMEN Cryo Chamber – will be available for sale in the coming weeks.

Gaming performance and expandability

The OMEN 25L desktop, which was unveiled last spring, delivers an innovative design with refined tool-less thermal features in a style that is both simple and modern. The desktop’s aesthetic appearance is enhanced with the highly anticipated white color – a first for an OMEN desktop – along with a tempered glass side panel (optional) to highlight its beautiful interior, which features RGB lighting via the OMEN Gaming Hub. Thermal capabilities have been further enhanced with the addition of a 120mm front fan. With its ample power, gamers can play the latest image-enabled titles with up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card or even an AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (optional). When coupled with the compute power of up to the latest 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, or even the latest AMD Ryzen 6 processors, this desktop is ready to take on any title.

News at Victus by HP

With the introduction of Victus by HP earlier this summer, gamers were introduced to a brand that focuses on elevating the level of gaming from ordinary to extraordinary. Victus by HP 15L is the first desktop in the line with a compact design in two color options, Mica Silver and Ceramic White, along with the introduction of the eye-catching customizable RGB «infinity mirror» logo that will catch anyone’s attention.Top off the stellar internal power with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card or up to an AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT. Meanwhile, new 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processors or up to the latest AMD Ryzen7 5000G series processors and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM ensure gamers don’t miss out on the action.

Monitors

The OMEN 27u 4K gaming monitor debuts as OMEN’s first HDMI 2.1 and the first gaming monitor for next-generation consoles. The 4K gaming market is expanding rapidly with year-over-year growth of 257% in the EU, 237% in APJ, and 185% in EMEA, while 6 out of 10 gamers check if their monitors are compatible with their console during the purchase process. With 47% of all gaming monitors expected to be 144Hz by 202115, this monitor meets the growing 1ms refresh rate standard, all within a beautiful design for 4K and Ultra HD gaming.

New features and details include:

  • Spectacular visuals: Forget screen tearing with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro16 technology that yields low latencies with adaptive refresh rate ranges. Immerse yourself in the action and watch your games with enhanced sharpness and better color with IPS oxide panel technology with VESA DisplayHDR 400, DCI-P3 95%, 450 nits brightness, and 8-bit color to see games as the developers intended.
  • Compatibility with next-gen consoles: Quickly play exclusive and acclaimed PS5 and Xbox Series X titles in the best visual form and with support for 4K19, 120 Hz18, and VESA DisplayHDR 400; just connect to the monitor with an HDMI 2.1 cable and turn it on. Nintendo Switch also supports maximum capacity specifications. Fast and easy console gaming is further enhanced with speakers that will be integrated into the OMEN monitor for the first time to help gamers get into the game smoothly.
  • More relaxed gaming: This is the first OMEN monitor to integrate a four-sided micro bezel design, giving the display the stellar footprint to increase gaming immersion in addition to being perfect for other uses. It also includes HP Eye Ease with Eyesafe certification to reduce eyestrain when gaming.

Improvements in OMEN 16 and OMEN 17

The OMEN 16 and OMEN 17 laptops will receive significant enhancements with the addition of the latest GeForce RTX 30 Series laptop GPUs and the latest 12th generation Intel Core processors.

Price and availability

  • The OMEN by HP 45L gaming desktop is expected to be available starting January through HP.com at a starting price of $193,798.98.
  • The OMEN by HP 25L gaming desktop is expected to be available in the spring through HP.com and other retailers. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • The Victus by HP 15L gaming desktop is expected to be available in February through HP.com and other retailers. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • OMEN by HP 27u 4K gaming monitor expected to be available this spring
  • Through HP.com and other retailers at a starting price of $71,398.98.
  • The OMEN by HP 16 gaming laptop is expected to be available in March through HP.com and other retailers. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.
  • The OMEN by HP 17 gaming laptop is expected to be available in March through HP.com and other retailers. Pricing will be available closer to product availability.