The new HP Omen 16 comes with the same 16:9 aspect ratio, resolution, and refresh rates as seen in previous year''s model, with a 16.1 inch 165Hz QHD panel in the top-spec version. However, it now can be combined with up to a 14C/20T Intel i9-12900H or an 8C/16T AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX GPU. The new RTX 3070 Ti GPU, which is now available alongside existing 3050/3050 Ti versions, and
Debunked CPU capabilities include greater storage capacity and faster memory. Both Intel and AMD versions can also include up to a 1TB PCIe Gen4 SSD, unlike the Intel version that can triple the capacity.
Moreover, the Intel-powered Omen 16s will come in Black and White finishes, while the AMD version will come in Silver color only. In terms of connectivity, there are two x USB-C ports (with Thunderbolt 4 on Intel models), one x HDMI 2.1 and DC-in on the front. Three USB-A ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, are on its sides.
The touchpad is slightly larger on the newer model, while the 720p webcam reduces video noise, and it comes with a 200 Watt power adapter for the 4-cell 70W battery. The 2022 Omen 16 will start at $1,199.99 and will be released this summer.
The second HP laptop is suitable for people who are budget-conscious and looking for an entry-level gaming experience. The $799 Victus 15 uses the less powerful Core i5-12500H/RTX 3050Ti combo or an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H/RX 6500M, and they are compatible with up to 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD.
The Victus'' 15.6-inch FHD display refreshes at 144Hz, and its 70-watt battery will keep it running for up to 7.5 hours of mixed use. There''s decent connectivity as well, with a pair of USB Type-A ports (with DP 1.4), 1 x HDMI 2.1, ethernet, DC-in, and a headphone combo jack.
HP maintains that the Victus 15''''s cooling system keeps the laptop cold through a four-way airflow design and two heat pipes. This model, which is similar to the Omen 16, will also debut in the summer and will be available in a Silver, Blue, and White finish.