After upgrade your range of portable workstationsa HP now brings gamer news to the market with the announcement of the new Omen 16 2022 and Victus 15 2022. While the former promises to deliver a premium high-powered experience, with new 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake and Ryzen 6000 processors , the second seeks to provide a robust package at more affordable prices.
Omen 16 2022 brings 36% CPU gains
The most powerful of the novelties, the HP Omen 16 2022 arrives in versions AMD or Intel, powered by Ryzen 6000 processors up to 8 cores and 16 threads Ryzen 6900HX up to 4.9 GHz, or Alder Lake-H processors up to Core i9 12900H, 14 cores and 20 threads up to 5.0 GHz. Both variants come with up to 32GB of DDR5-4800 RAM and M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSDs, but again show differences in the storage limit: 1TB for AMD, 2TB for Intel.
The machine features a redesigned cooling system, which adds a fourth air outlet and a fifth heat pipe over the components. Combining the changes with the improvements already offered by the new processor lines, the chips are said to offer up to 36% more performance than the Omen 16 2021.
The GPU options are one of its strong points: in addition to bringing the Nvidia GeForce models up to the RTX 3070 Ti, the machines ship a more powerful option of the RTX 3060, with a power limit of 140 W, against only 115 W of the last generation. . Plus, it’s the first gaming laptop to be released with the Radeon RX 6650Mslightly more powerful version of the RX 6600M.
With 16.1 inches and an aspect ratio of 16:9, the screen has an IPS LCD panel, 300 nits of brightness and anti-glare protection to reduce reflections, being available in three variants : a Full HD with a refresh rate of 60 Hz, a Full HD with a rate of 144 Hz and a Quad HD with a rate of 165 Hz. The screen is accompanied by a stereo sound system, with audio technology spatial DTS:X Ultra.
In connectivity, the HP gaming laptop has Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, two Thunderbolt 4 ports (USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 on AMD model), three USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, RJ45 for wired internet, HDMI 2.1 and P2 connector for headphones and microphone.
In addition, the Omen 16 2022 offers a backlit RGB keyboard with one zone, four zones or per-key lighting, depending on the configuration, HD webcam, trackpad with larger dimensions than the last generation, 70 Wh battery and Windows 11 Home.
Victus 15 2022 promises power in an affordable package
With a focus on value for money, the HP Victus 15 also offers AMD and Intel models, but with more modest options – up to the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 5800H up to 4.4GHz , or up to Core i7 12700H, 14 cores and 20 threads running at up to 4.7 GHz. The variants come with up to 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and up to 1TB of M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD storage (PCIe 3.0 in the Ryzen version).
The GPUs are also significantly more basic, being possible to equip the Victus 15 with a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti or a Radeon RX 6500M, both with 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. On screen, the device has a 15.6-inch IPS LCD panel, with options that hit refresh rates of 144Hz, while audio is handled by two B&O-optimized stereo speakers. .
On the connectivity side, the Victus 15 2022 brings Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port with DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery, a USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port with Power Delivery, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, P2 connector for headphones and microphone, RJ45 for wired network and HDMI 2.1.
The backlit keyboard, a redesigned cooling system with four air vents and two heat pipes, an enlarged trackpad, a 70 Wh battery and Windows 11 Home complete the package.
price and availability
The new HP Omen 16 2022 and HP Victus 15 2022 hit the global market during the North American summer, between the months of June and September, with prices starting at US$1,199 (~R$5,890) and US$799 (~BRL 3,920), respectively.