HP announces the Omen 16.1 and Victus 15.4 gaming notebooks: here are specifications and prices

An ad hoc event, held in New York, allowed HP to unveil its new and upcoming gaming notebooks, with performance and temperature management improvements, represented by the Omen 16.1 and the Victus 15.4.
HP announces the Omen 16.1 and Victus 15.4 gaming notebooks: here are specifications and prices

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In the splendid setting of New York, HP has decided to hold its own event, a few hours away from that of Acer, with which it presented a new pair of gaming notebooks, including the HP Omen 16.1 for demanding gamers and run-in, and the Victus 15.4 for budding gamers.

In the HP Omen 16.1 (summer, from $ 1199.99), the display is a 16.1-inch IPS panel, steadfast in QHD up to 165 Hz refresh rate, with 3 milliseconds response time and 100% coverage on the scale. sRGB: there is also a mode for the containment of blue light, certified by TÜV Rheinlan Eyesafe and a sensor to automatically adjust the brightness. Alternatively, it is possible to fall back on a version with FullHD at 144 Hz (from 250/300 nits of brightness) or on a FullHD version, with 300 nits but just 60 Hz of refresh rate. The supplied webcam reaches 720p.

The machine body, with a substantially unchanged design compared to the previous model, in Ceramic White (Intel) and Mica Silver (AMD), provides a keyboard with single-key RGB backlighting via LED (customizable via Omen Gaming Hub Light Studio). The power is entrusted to Intel or AMD processors: in the first case we arrive at the chips (also i9) of the H series of the 12th gen Intel, with the top of the GPUs in the guise of GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with Max-Q design by Nvidia while, opting for the second chipmaker, we equip ourselves with the processors of the HZ series (up to a Ryzen 9 6900HX), with the paired dedicated GPU that can substantiate itself in a Radeon RX 6650M.

The RAM (DDR5 4,800 MHz) has the maximum in 32 GB, while the SSD storage (PCIe 4th gen) in 2 TB. As for the heat dissipation system, the company points out that the addition of a 4th air vent and a 5th copper heatpipe reduced temperatures (- 3% on the CPU, – 14% on the SS) and noise (- 5%), but also increased performance, which in turn can be further increased by means of, within the renewed Gaming Hub, the Omen Dynamic Power, a thermopile IR sensor so that, when the load is detected in real time working for GPU and CPU, the system dynamically allocates system resources.

Both versions are devoid of Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, but equipped with HDMI 2.1, USB Type-C (10 Gbps) and, as for the internet, ready for Wi-Fi 6E. The 4-cell battery measures a whopping 70 Wh.

Always with the improvements implemented by the Gaming Hub, the Victus 15.4 (summer, from $ 799.99), drawn up in the colors blue performance, silver mica and Ceramic White, deploys a 15.4 “screen resolved in the best option in FullHD with EyeSafe certified low blue light and up to 144 Hz. In comparison, the keyboard has a standard backlight and, underneath, always hides Intel 12th gen or AMD processors: in the first case you can get to an i7-12700H and, when a GPU , to an RTX 3050 Ti while, in the second, we go up to a Ryzen 7 5800H where the graphics find the highlight with an RX 6500M GPU. The RAM, DDR4, with a maximum of 16 GB, is slower (3200 MHz), while the SSD storage (PCIe Gen4) is half the size of the Omen and does not exceed 1 TB of peak capacity.

Also in the Victus 15.4 HP took the opportunity to improve the thermal specifications, expanding (+ 146%) the front air intake and (+ 24%) the rear vent, consequently improving (+ 7%) the air flow. air.

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