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HP OMEN 25L Gaming PC (GT12-1199)

HP OMEN 25L Gaming PC (GT12-1199)

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

There's a lot to like about this gaming rig: it does pack powerful components 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 never upgraded a PC before, the task might be easier than you think in this case.

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 $2320.

Who it's For

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

Compared to other Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck96th percentile
Versatility74th percentile
Power (General Purpose)85th percentile
Power (Graphical)85th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)100th percentile
Storage Space37th percentile
Portability59th percentile
Ease of Maintenance100th percentile
Longevity100th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck95th percentile
Versatility49th percentile
Power (General Purpose)91th percentile
Power (Graphical)90th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)100th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability20th percentile
Ease of Maintenance100th percentile
Longevity98th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, 6 cores clocked from 3.7 to 4.6 GHz

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 8 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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Specs

Screen

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HP OMEN 25L Gaming PC (GT12-1159)

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ranked #1 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

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 u

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
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  • Serious Music Producer
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Compared Overall

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Power87th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability20th percentile

Specs

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Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

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GPU

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Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

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ranked #2 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

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Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • Serious Multitasker
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Compared Overall

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Versatility45th percentile
Power100th percentile
Storage Space93th percentile
Portability12th percentile

Specs

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Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

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GPU

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Memory

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Storage

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Pricing

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ranked #4 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

If you need a PC to tackle demanding AAA games and visual creation projects, this tower could be worth your while. The maintenance process is also wel

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • And more!

Compared Overall

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Versatility36th percentile
Power91th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability20th percentile

Specs

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Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i7-11700F

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 12 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

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ranked #5 among Stationary Computers priced over $2000

This gaming PC packs a few impressive bells and whistles, making sure you have what you need to run the most demanding games at their best.

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • Serious Multitasker
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Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck65th percentile
Versatility26th percentile
Power98th percentile
Storage Space100th percentile
Portability5th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 8 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

2.5 TB total

Pricing

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  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • Serious Multitasker
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Compared Overall

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Storage Space93th percentile
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CPU

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GPU

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Storage

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  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Hardcore Graphic Designer
  • Serious Multitasker
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Compared Overall

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Versatility12th percentile
Power98th percentile
Storage Space93th percentile
Portability2th percentile

Specs

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CPU

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Memory

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Storage

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