Gaming monitors typically start at 27 inches, which makes the HP Omen 25i unique. The smaller 25-inch screen means less floor space, which could make the Omen 25i a good option for students or anyone with a compact desk.
It also means this isn't an overly expensive monitor. The new Omen 25i is priced at $ 349. That's $ 70 more than the previous Omen 25, but it's still not overly expensive for a gaming monitor. This is especially true considering the high-end design of this screen. It's inspired by the Omen laptops and desktops with a diamond-shaped base and thin bezels.
There are also unique angled connectors on the back for easy access. This includes HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4 and two downstream USB-A ports and a USB-B port.
The Omen 25i has a resolution of 1920 x 1080p with a refresh rate of 165 Hz and a response time of 1 ms. It's also an IPS panel instead of a VA panel, which makes for better viewing angles and wider color coverage. According to HP, the monitor covers 90% of the DCI-P3 color space. It is also certified for HDR400 and 8-bit colors.
In terms of anti-crack technology, the HP Omen 25i supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and is G-Sync compatible.
HP also introduced some software features to make the Omen 25i stand out from the crowd. It includes a "dynamic crosshair" that will automatically change colors depending on the game environment to make sure it's always visible. HP also says it's the most customizable crosshair out there, with up to 248 shape and color options.
The most interesting new feature is called Game Remaster Mode, which applies enhanced visual effects to low-resolution games. HP hasn't provided sample images, but the idea is to use filters to enhance or enhance the imagery of retro games.
HP also uses optimized graphics with Shadow Vision and Edge Precision. Shadow Vision brightens darker games without overexposing them, while Edge Precision smooths and sharpens images.
The HP Omen 25i will be available from June.
HP has also announced new gaming laptops, the Omen 16 and Omen 17. HP has even launched an entirely new line of gaming laptops, the Victus from HP.