HP Introduces Victus, a New Gaming Laptop Series for the Middle Class
HP has a new series of gaming laptops. Technically named Victus by HP. It sits right between the Omen series and Pavilion Gaming. In other words, Victus is priced more affordably than the Omen series, but at the same time still more premium than the Pavilion Gaming series.
The first model of the series was the Victus by HP 16. As the name implies, it comes with a 16-inch screen, with a maximum resolution of 1440p and a refresh rate of 165 Hz on its most expensive configurations. Processor options include up to Intel Core i7-11800H or AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, while you can configure graphics cards up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 or AMD Radeon RX 5500M.
Complementing the specifications are RAM with a maximum capacity of 32 GB and a PCIe 1 SSD of 1 TB. One of the most striking aspects of Victus, compared to other HP gaming laptops, is its appearance. Victus comes in three color options: mica silver, performance blue, and ceramic white.
The plan, Victus by HP 16, will be marketed starting in June. In the United States, prices are pegged at $800 for AMD-processor variants or $850 for Intel variants.
HP Omen 16 and Omen 17
On the same occasion, HP did not forget to refresh the Omen lineup through two new models, namely Omen 16 and Omen 17. HP seems to want to follow the latest trend where more and more 15-inch laptops are being replaced by its successors that carry a 16-inch screen because the Omen 16 is intended to replace the Omen 15.
In its most expensive configuration, the Omen 16 offers a 16-inch QHD 165 Hz display, a Core i7-11800H or Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, an RTX 3070 GPU, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. Compared to Omen 15, Omen 16 also promises better air circulation thanks to the much thinner cooling fan blades, which means the If you're looking for even more ferocious performance, there's the Omen 17, whose most expensive specs include a Core i9-11900H processor and an RTX 3080 GPU. The screen is more extensive, but the resolution and refresh rate is the same. One uniqueness that only exists in Omen 17 is the optomechanical switch keyboard, which offers more responsive performance and a more pronounced tactile sensation. The number in each fan unit can be increased (up to 200% if hp says).
Like Victus, Omen 16 and Omen 17 will also go on sale starting in June. Omen 16 is priced from $1,050, while Omen 17 starts at $1,370.