HP launched a new line of Omen desktops, the 25L and 30L, with improved specifications and a clean new design that ditched the aesthetics of the edgy gamer for something a little more refined. Compared to HP’s old Omen desktop designs – especially the one we’ll call the Death Cube – the new design is much less confrontational and much more elegant.
It got rid of the old flashy logo and simplified the look of the chassis. Of course, you can configure the LEDs to display the color you want, but more importantly, even this looks more subtle than HP’s previous approach to desktop design. Aside from the aesthetics, these machines should stay cooler better, because HP has made the legs of the case almost four times higher to allow better air circulation.
The two new 2020 desktops are simply named after the number of liters of capacity inside each – admittedly, a strange way to define the models. They are each a vibrant black, but by spending more, you will get some design changes like a glass liner to expose the internal lighting and an illuminated front chassis fan.
The range starts at $ 899.99 for the HP Omen 25L, but it will cost more if you want to improve the default specifications. These specifications include Intel Core i5-10400 or AMD Ryzen 5-3500 processors to get started. For graphics, it has the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 or the AMD Radeon RX 5500. This machine has 8 GB of HyperX Fury DDR4-3200 MHz RAM, a 256 GB SSD WD Black M.2 NVMe and a 500 W Cooler Master Bronze power supply (HP is clearly trying to bring more component manufacturers into its new desktop versions).
These are all decent specs if you’re ready to play the most demanding PC games on average graphics settings, but you’ll need more GPU power, RAM, and storage (with more powerful power, in most case). to play the most recent and future games with their highest settings.
If you want a larger case and better specifications without changing the default configuration, the HP Omen 30L could be faster. It starts at $ 1,199.99, and for that price, it has the AMD Ryzen 5-3600 processor, the AMD Radeon RX 5700XT GPU; and it meets the RAM, storage and power specifications of the base 25L model. Opting for an Intel Core i5-10600K processor and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card increases the price to $ 1,299.99, although the construction is otherwise exactly the same. HP also supports the Ryzen 7-3700X processor for the Omen 30L, if you prefer an AMD processor.
There is also a high-end Omen 30L configuration that costs $ 1,999.99. It includes the Intel Core i7-10700K processor and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics card, as well as 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD storage. Power is also getting a boost over what’s available in the $ 1199 model to the Cooler Master 750W Platinum model.
The two sizes of the latest HP Omen desktop PCs will be available starting tomorrow, May 5, directly from HP.