Technically, this Omen prebuilt starts at the lower price of $2,070, but the default config comes with a measly 8GB RAM and a small 256GB SSD. If you’re looking to flex the capabilities of the 3080 you’re getting, then you’ll be quickly bottlenecked by the bare minimum of RAM and a drive that can’t even hold two copies of Call of Duty: Warzone. To get your money’s worth, we recommend the 16GB RAM upgrade and (at least) the 512GB SSD.Otherwise, the Omen can be configured on the store page with more powerful components, more storage, and a few other bells and whistles like protection plans and Wifi 6 support. Heck, you can even slot a 3090 in there if you’re ready to burn another $850.
I wish the prebuilt I just bought had been this configurable before checkout. I’m running newer games like Battlefield 2042, Forza Horizon 5, and Halo Infinite on an RTX 3060 with 16GB RAM, and I’m already planning an upgrade to 32GB. I also like this Omen case more than the Lenovo one I ended up with, but can these fan LEDs light up with pastel rainbow colors like mine? (Maybe, but it looks like by default it fluctuates through one color at a time).
The only rub is that, if you want more than HP’s 90 days of complimentary on-phone tech support, you’ll need to cough up another $58 for six months of access or warranty plans of two or three years starting at an extra $328. If you’d rather upgrade storage externally and get cheaper prices, check out our dedicated hub for Black Friday SSD deals.