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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 over $1050 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, 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 $2120.

Who it's For

    Compared to other Stationary Computers

    Bang for the Buck95th percentile
    Versatility0th percentile
    Power (General Purpose)83th percentile
    Power (Graphical)98th percentile
    Power (Large Files & Multitasking)97th percentile
    Storage Space14th percentile
    Portability43th percentile
    Ease of Maintenance100th percentile
    Longevity82th percentile

    Compared Overall

    Bang for the Buck97th percentile
    Versatility1th percentile
    Power (General Purpose)93th percentile
    Power (Graphical)99th percentile
    Power (Large Files & Multitasking)97th percentile
    Storage Space40th percentile
    Portability18th percentile
    Ease of Maintenance100th percentile
    Longevity93th percentile

    Specs

    Operating System

    Windows

    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 × d93.73 × h109.98

    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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