HP Omen And Victus Gaming Laptops Get Better Cooling, Pricing And Latest Intel, AMD CPUs
is refreshing its Omen and Victus gaming laptops with better cooling and upgraded hardware options from Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA. The best part is, they're perhaps more affordable than some people may have anticipated—pricing starts at $799.99 for the Victus 15 and $1,199.99 for the Omen 16.
The Victus is essentially the younger sibling to the Omen. It first debuted last year
and aims to deliver a gaming punch in a more affordable package, with style points to boot. Offered in Mica Silver, Ceramic White, and Performance Blue color options, the latest addition to the Victus lineup is the first in the 15.6-inch form factor.
Buyers will be able to configure the Victus 15 with up to an Intel Core i5-12500H Alder Lake processor
paired with up to a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, or an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU with a Radeon RX 6500M. Both feature a 15.6-inch display with a 1920x1080 resolution, though only the spec sheet for the Intel configs specifically mentions a 144Hz refresh rate.
Other features include 8GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, 512GB SSD storage, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, dual speakers tuned by Bang and Olufsen, an SD memory card reader, and an assortment of ports. In addition, HP carved some big vents on the bottom and says it the airflow is much better compared to the Victus 16.
As for the Omen 16, it's the only one of the group getting updated at the moment (refreshes to the Omen 15 and Omen 17
will come later). A top configuration now consists of a 12th Gen Core i9-12900H or Ryzen 9 6900HX processor, and up to a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or Radeon RX 6650M. This all goes along with up to 32GB of DDR5-4800 memory and up to 2GB of SSD PCIe Gen 4 storage that HP says is Direct Storage optimized.
The baseline display on the Omen 16 is a 1920x1080 panel with a 60Hz refresh rate, though users can opt for a 144Hz upgrade, or a QHD panel with a 165Hz refresh rate.
Both the Victus 15 and Omen 16 will be available this summer.