PALO ALTO, Calif., January 4, 2022 — HP Inc. today revealed its newest gaming lineup with the revolutionary OMEN 45L Desktop, refined OMEN 25L Desktop, powerfully small footprint Victus by HP 15L Desktop, and HP’s first next-gen console ready OMEN 27u 4K Gaming Monitor. The company also updated its OMEN 16 and 17 Laptops and introduced a new coverage plan to help protect a player’s gaming ecosystem.
Gaming isn’t just growing, it’s a constantly evolving part of today’s culture that’s led to 2.7 billion people plugging in2 – nearly 35% of the global population. Women are playing a critical part in the development and progression of this space, making up 60% of all new gamers2. Meanwhile, 30% of new gamers are under 252 years of age, showing that it’s taken firm hold as a generational form of entertainment and social connection being passed down.
In fact, the social aspect behind gaming is a primary reason to play with 84% of gamers stating they play to connect with others of similar interests2, 80% using gaming to meet new people2, and 77% play games to say in touch with friends2.
“With more people playing than ever before, gamers have never been more diverse or vocal for products that meet their needs in customization and personalization,” said Josephine Tan, Global Head and General Manager, Consumer PCs at HP Inc. “From our powerful desktop towers to our next-gen console ready 4K monitor, and ultimate ecosystem coverage plan, our CES line-up was designed to keep gamers social, connected, and entertained with an amazing hardware and software ecosystem that reflects their individual needs.”
PROGRESSION IN DESKTOP GAMING
The OMEN 45L Desktop makes waves with a revolutionary patented CPU cooling solution dubbed the OMEN Cryo Chamber™1. This compartment is situated up to 43mm3 above the main tower interior and houses up to a 360mm AiO liquid cooler, which results in CPU temperatures 6°C lower4 at full load over an identical model without this feature. It works by pulling in colder ambient air from outside the desktop to cool the radiator instead of utilizing air within the main interior actively heated by the CPU, GPU, and other components. For those who opt to go with a more traditional tower design, the recently released OMEN 40L Desktop has all the same configurability as its larger sibling, without the OMEN Cryo Chamber™1 and one less 120mm fan, which results in a slightly smaller vertical footprint.
Additional OMEN 45L Desktop features:
- Supreme Performance: Watch virtual worlds come to life with up to an NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3090 GPU with 24GB GDDR6X memory or an AMD Radeon™ RX 6700 XT with all-new Infinity Cache technology, both with a unique OMEN visual design. Gameplay flows ultra-smooth with up to the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processors5 or 8-core AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900X processors6 both top coated with Shin-Etsu MicroSi Extreme Thermal Paste. Comes shipped with Windows 117 for the ultimate PC gaming experience.
- Top-Tier Components: Easily multitask games and a multitude of apps with up to 64GB of HyperX DDR4 3733 MHz memory and provide games the quick asset access they need with up to 2x 2TB WD Black™ M.2 PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSDs8 on top of additional storage support for 2x 2.5 SATA SSDs and 2x 3.5” SATA HDDs. Stable and reliable power flows into the PC with up to an 800W Cooler Master 80 PLUS Gold ATX PSU to keep the games running and the RGB cycling. Internals keep cool with 7x Cooler Master 120mm fans with support for ARGB lighting that can be controlled within OMEN Gaming Hub.
- Expansive Bliss: Upgrading components couldn’t be easier thanks to the toolless front and side panels with side cover locks to keep the panels secure. The chassis also supports up to a full ATX motherboard, triple-slot full length graphics card, and up to 200mm ATX PSU.
- Ultimate Control: Ships with OMEN Gaming Hub preinstalled to take advantage of powerful internal features like Undervolting9, Performance Mode, Network Booster, and System Vitals to help games run sublime. Additionally, access to other features, such as Coaching, Rewards, Oasis Live10, and OMEN Light Studio raise gaming experiences in new and exciting ways.