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What you need to know

  • HP announced the OMEN 16 and OMEN 17 gaming laptops today.
  • The gaming laptops feature powerful internals, ranging up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU in the OMEN 17.
  • HP also announced the OMEN 25i Gaming Monitor and its OMEN OASIS Gaming Hub.

HP announced its OMEN 16 and OMEN 17 gaming laptops today. Both new devices feature powerful internals, quick displays, and can be easily expanded with additional RAM or storage. The OMEN 16 and OMEN 17 should arrive in June with starting prices of $1,050 and $1,370, respectively.

The more powerful OMEN 17 delivers "desktop-grade gaming," according to HP. It has up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU with a total graphics power (TGP) of 165W. That powerful GPU is paired with up to an Intel Core i9-11900H CPU. The laptop also features up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and up to two 1TB PCIe SSDs that support Raid 0.

While the OMEN 16 doesn't quite have the specs of its larger sibling, it still competes with the best gaming laptops in terms of internals. It runs on up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU. The OMEN 16 has options for either up to an Intel Core i7-11800H processor or an 8-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile CPU. It also features up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and up to two 1TB PCIe SSDs that support Raid 0.

To keep the powerful internals of the laptops cool, HP focused on thermal-friendly designs. The OMEN 16 has blades that are 2.5 times as thin with over a 200% increase in blade count compared to the OMEN 15. The OMEN 17 has 24 more blades which are 17% thinner than those in its predecessor. It also has an outlet that's 14% larger than the previous OMEN 17. HP claims that the new OMEN 17 has a reduction of 5 °C (9 °F) on the keyboard surface deck compared to previous generations.

HP OMEN 16

Category HP OMEN 16 (AMD) HP OMEN 16 (Intel)
OS Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 11th Gen Intel
Core i7-11800H
RAM 16GB DDR4-3200MHz
Dual-channel
16GB DDR4-3200MHz
Dual-channel
Graphics NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti Laptop NVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop
Storage 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display 16.1 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
144Hz, IPS
250 nits, anti-glare
16.1 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
144Hz, IPS
250 nits, anti-glare
Ports USB-C
Three USB-A
Ethernet
3.5mm audio
Mini DisplayPort
HDMI 2.1
SD card reader
Thunderbolt 4
Three USB-A
Ethernet
3.5mm audio
Mini DisplayPort
HDMI 2.1
SD card reader
Audio Dual speakers
Bang & Olufsen
Dual speakers
Bang & Olufsen
Connectivity Realtek Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
Intel Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5
Camera Front-facing 720p Front-facing 720p
Keyboard Four-zone RGB
Anti-ghosting
Four-zone RGB
Anti-ghosting
Battery 70Wh
200W AC adapter
70Wh
230W AC adapter
Dimensions 14.53 x 9.65 x 0.89 inches
(369mm x 245.1mm x 22.6mm)
14.54 x 9.76 x 0.91 inches
(369.3mm x 247.9mm x 23.1mm)
Weight 5.12 pounds (2.32kg) 5.22 pounds (2.37kg)
Color Mica silver Shadow black
Price From $1,050 From 1,150
Availability June 2021 June 2021

HP OMEN 17

Category Spec
Processor Up to 11th Gen Intel
Core i9-11900H
RAM 32GB DDR4-3200MHz
Dual-channel
Graphics Up to NVIDIA RTX 3080 Max-Q
Storage Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe 4 SSD
Display 17.3 inches
2560x1440 (QHD)
165Hz, IPS
Ports Thunderbolt 4
Three USB-A
HDMI 2.1
Mini DisplayPort
3.5mm audio
Ethernet
SD card reader
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.1
Keyboard Per-key RGB
Optical mechanical
1.7mm travel
Battery 83Wh
Weight 6.15 pounds
(2.79kg)
Price From $1,370
Availability June 2021

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Both the OMEN 16 and 17 have up to QHD 165Hz displays with response times of 3ms. They also cover 100% sRGB and have Eyesafe display certifications by TÜVRheinlan. Sticking with the theme of color, both laptops have per-key RGB lighting that integrates with OMEN Gaming Hub Light Studio.

Alongside the OMEN 16 and 17, HP also announced the OMEN 25i Gaming Monitor. It features HP Eye Ease with Eyesafe certification, a first for an OMEN gaming monitor. It reduces excessive blue light by 30% percent compared to standard LCD displays. The OMEN 25i has a refresh rate of 165Hz and a 1ms response time with overdrive. It supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and is NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible.

Category Spec
Screen size 24.5 inches
Resolution 1920x1080 (FHD)
Refresh rate 165Hz
Aspect ratio 16:9
Panel type IPS
Bit depth 8 bit
Brightness 400 nits
450 nits (HDR)
Contrast ratio 1,000:1 (Static)
12M:1 (Dynamic)
Response time 1ms
HDR VESA DisplayHDR 400
Ports HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort 1.4
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
USB-B
3.5mm audio
Color 99% sRGB
90% DCI-P3
VESA 100mm x 100mm
VRR NVIDIA G-SYNC
AMD FreeSync Premium Pro
Price $350
Availability July 2021

The monitor has VESA DisplayHDR 400, covers 90% of DCI-P3, and reaches 400 nits of brightness. It also features Shadow Vision, which enhances image detail in dark areas of games. The OMEN 25i Gaming Monitor will be available in July starting at $350.

To easily share your gaming experience, HP also launched OMEN OASIS in beta. IT allows you to share gameplay, game nights, and have watch parties with your friends. You can use it to create up to a 16-person invite-only party.