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HP OMEN 25L Gaming PC (GT12-1159)

HP OMEN 25L Gaming PC (GT12-1159)

This model ranked #1 among Stationary Computers priced under $2000 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

There's plenty to like with this gaming rig: it does pack powerful chips and fast storage, but it also starts with dual-channel memory and plenty of upgrade options, so you do not have to buy a whole new computer next time system requirements go up.

Speaking of maintenance, the process is documented in detail, making it much easier to tackle the work yourself. The process is also as straightforward as can be, so if you've never upgraded your PC before, I recommend looking into it in this case; it might be easier than you think.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Stationary Computer which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Speakerless. This Stationary Computer needs external speakers to play sounds. Your options are to hook it up to a TV or a monitor with built-in speakers, use external speakers or a headset.$30+

No Camera or Microphone. If your plans include skyping with family members or playing with your friends online, you would need a webcam or, for best results, a headset and microphone.$40+

Screenless. If you don't already have a monitor from your last computer, you could connect this Stationary Computer to a TV or get a new monitor.$120+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Stationary Computer.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $320 on accessories, for a total cost of $1820.

Who it's For

  • Long-Term Gamer
  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Photo Editor
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared to other Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck100th percentile
Versatility93th percentile
Power (General Purpose)52th percentile
Power (Graphical)70th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)93th percentile
Storage Space37th percentile
Portability74th percentile
Ease of Maintenance100th percentile
Longevity100th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck96th percentile
Versatility60th percentile
Power (General Purpose)76th percentile
Power (Graphical)80th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)96th percentile
Storage Space69th percentile
Portability22th percentile
Ease of Maintenance100th percentile
Longevity100th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G, 6 cores clocked from 3.9 to 4.4 GHz

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 12 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w16.5 × d36.9 × h43.3

Dimensions (in): w6.5 × d14.53 × h17.05

Weight (kg): 11.46

Weight (lbs.): 25.27

Features

  • Paired Memory
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB Type-C
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Analog Surround Sound Output
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Local Storage: Easy DIY project

Memory: Easy project for an enthusiast

GPU: Easy project for an enthusiast

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this stationary computer to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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