After Asus, Lenovo and Acerit’s HP’s turn to announce new additions to its gaming laptop portfolio, namely the update of the Omen 16 and a new model of the Victus line, aimed at a less demanding public. The manufacturer also announced that its OMEN Gaming Hub platform has been updated with new experiences for gamers.
According to data shared by the manufacturer, 76% of the American population already plays video games on average 16.5 hours per week, information for 2021, an average increase of 3.8 hours compared to 2019. And the investments in computers, hardware and gaming accessories have increased by 62% since 2019. It is in this sense that HP intends to continue updating its two ranges of gaming computers, the OMEN for inveterate gamers and the more affordable Victus range for less demanding users.
Regarding the Omen 16, the manufacturer highlights the upgrading its cooling system, adding a fifth heat pipe and a fourth circulation fan which, according to the brand, reduces the temperature of the GPU by 3% and the SSD by 14%.. At the same time, the computers make 5% less noise compared to the previous generation.
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Another new feature is the use of sensors that detect CPU and GPU capacity in real time, allowing more power to be allocated between the two. It’s a trend laptop makers have embraced, optimizing gaming experiences. HP says the OMEN Dynamic Power Technology contributed to an 18% increase in benchmark performance and up to 36% CPU over the previous model.
Users can choose different hardware configurations for the new Omen 16: the processor can go up to 12th Gen Intel Core i9 or AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, and on graphics cards you can choose up to NVidia’s GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or AMD Ryzen RX 6650M. The laptops can receive up to 32 GB of DDR5 4800 MHz memory and up to 2 TB of internal PCIe Gen4x4 SSD storage.
The IPS display has resolutions up to 2560×1440 at 165Hz and a 3ms response time. IT IS 100% sRGB compatible and has the usual TÜV Rheinlan harmful blue light reduction certifications. The keyboard retains RGB lighting, with OMEN Gaming Hub Light Studio integration so users can customize to their liking.
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Compared to the Victus, this line is more accessible, although it inherits the DNA of OMEN, specifies HP. The Victus 15 is the first of the new range, with three colors: silver, blue and white. THE laptop has a 15-inch screen with a resolution of 1080p at 144 Hz. Can be configured with a graphics card up to GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop or an AMD Radeon RX 6500M. You can opt for a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, along with up to 16GB of 3200MHz DDR4 RAM. Uses up to 1TB PCIe Gen4 SSD.
Both laptops have the OMEN Gaming Hub pre-installed, offering performance and network optimization features to get the most out of smooth gaming.
The OMEN 16 hits the market this summer, for Pricing starts at $1,199 and the Victus 15 starts at $799.99.