Manila, Philippines – Gaming is a growing industry in the Philippines, with almost half of the population playing video games. The industry’s revenue in the country was around $1.26 billion in 2020, and it is estimated to rise to around $2 billion in 2025. To cater to the demands of the evolving Filipino gaming community, HP continues to innovate and introduce gaming hardware and software built for every type of gamer. These include the thermally innovative OMEN 16 Laptop, accessible Victus 15 Laptop, and a variety of powerful updates to OMEN Gaming Hub to enable elevated gaming experiences for all.
“HP’s gaming ecosystem is an inclusive community that welcomes every type of gamer, whether they are professional, enthusiasts, or casual players who want to unwind after work. Our innovative gaming portfolio, which includes the OMEN 16 and Victus 15, is powered with all the essential features a gamer needs to play to progress and with purpose,” says Christian Edmond Reyes, the Philippines’ managing director for HP Inc.
Stay Cool Everywhere
Research has shown that Filipino gamers play every day. This frequency requires the latest advancements in hardware and software, so gamers feel truly immersed when they clutch that last-second win or defeat that once impossible boss. The OMEN 16 Laptop delivers new experiences that go beyond the expected to keep gamers connected, entertained, and excited for what comes next.
Revamped Thermals: Upgrades in the form of an added fifth heat pipe and fourth outflow vent have additionally contributed to a -3% GPU hinge and -14% bottom SSD temperature while also running 5% quieter compared to last gen so gamers can Zen out and stay fully immersed in their favorite titles.
Processors in Harmony: Cooperating with a built-in IR thermopile sensor, OMEN Dynamic Power within OMEN Gaming Hub can precisely detect real-time CPU and GPU capacity and dynamically allocate power between the two. This creates extra headroom and optimizes in-game FPS based on current game activity to allow the best experience possible in any game. This technology has contributed up to an 18% performance increase in 3D Mark Time Spy and up to a 36% increase in CPU performance over last year’s model.
Extreme Performance: Stunning graphics bring the newest titles to life with up to an NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU or AMD Ryzen™ RX 6650M. Clear levels faster than ever with up to an Intel® Core™ i9-12900H series processor or AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800H Mobile Processors. Avoid untimely memory bottlenecks with up to 32GB DDR5 4800 MHz and take advantage of speedy access to vital files with up to 2TB PCIe Gen4x4 SSD.
Immersive Visuals: Action on the screen flows brilliantly across the up to QHD 165Hz IPS panel with 3ms response time and 100% sRGB. Experience low blue light with Eyesafe® display certification by TÜVRheinlan and an auto brightness sensor that works to keep eyes fresh during the grandest of adventures. The bright visuals continue on the keyboard with up to per-key RGB lighting with OMEN Gaming Hub Light Studio integration to achieve a look that is on point with any gaming setup theme.
Press Start For Adventure
Esports in the Philippines continues to expand, with research showing that the market has grown annually by nearly 13% since 2017. The success of Filipino players in various tournaments and sporting events, along with millions of pesos in prize money, has encouraged others to try their hand at gaming.
Victus is designed to provide starting gamers an accessible, yet elevated, gaming experience built with OMEN’s DNA. As the younger sibling to the seasoned OMEN brand, Victus aims to help anybody from any background outplay the ordinary in their quest to find out what type of gamer they are.
As the second entrant in the Victus line of laptops, the Victus 15 features a standard backlit keyboard printed with the memorable font found on OMEN devices. With outstanding processors and graphics, anyone can multitask between gaming, surfing, editing, and more with features that include:
Compact Power: The 15-inch display features options up to FHD 144 Hz and Eyesafe® low-blue light while fitting snug atop a design that boasts a 15-inch diagonal footprint for practical everyday portability. Visuals have never moved quicker with graphics powered by up to an NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3050 4GB VRAM or AMD Radeon RX 6500M. Lightning-fast speed and responsive gameplay are possible with options up to an Intel® Core™ i5-12500H processor with up to 16 GB DDR4-3200 MHz memory.
Chilly Inside: Wide rear vents add a visual flair on top of enhanced thermal efficiency which is bolstered by four-way airflow and a two-heat pipe design to keep things running cool when the gameplay gets sizzling. With a single SSD up to Gen4 1TB PCIe storage, gaming and other activities are quick and simple.
Both OMEN 16 and Victus 15 Laptops ship with OMEN Gaming Hub preinstalled to take advantage of powerful internal features such as Performance Mode, Network Booster, and System Vitals. The new Optimizer feature takes this even further by enabling enthusiasts to free up system resources and tweak low-level OS settings to maximize FPS regardless if theirs PC is OMEN, Vitus, custom built, or other. Additionally, access to other features like Gallery, Rewards, Oasis Live, and OMEN Light Studio with support for Twinkly lights raises gaming experiences in new and exciting ways.