HP’s new 16-inch Omen 16 has support for the latest Intel and AMD processors
HP made an virtually overwhelming bunch of gaming bulletins right this moment, which embrace programs outfitted with Intel’s eleventh Gen H-series processors: a new 16-inch Omen gaming laptop computer and an up to date 17-inch model, together with a new budget-friendly gaming laptop computer line known as Victus. There may be additionally a new Nvidia G-Sync-compatible monitor. Different main tech corporations — resembling Razer, Lenovo, MSI, and Asus — debuted their H-series-equipped laptops final week, however HP saved its information for now.
The Omen 16 (pictured above) has a 16.1-inch show and will be configured with as much as QHD decision utilizing a quick 165Hz refresh price. It’s obtained a 16:9 side ratio show (disappointing, since Lenovo and Asus have competing fashions providing the extra spacious 16:10 side ratio). You’ll have the ability to select between AMD and Intel’s latest processors for this mannequin, as much as an AMD Ryzen 7 5900HX or an Intel Core i7-11800H, and every tops out at the RTX 3070 in the graphics division.
If you happen to run with Intel and get at the least the RTX 3060 for graphics, you’ll get a Thunderbolt 4 port as a part of the deal. In any other case, each the AMD and Intel fashions share some highlights in frequent, together with an SD card slot and an HDMI 2.1 port for as much as 4K output at 120Hz on supported shows. The Omen 16 can ship with a most of 32GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at 3,200MHz, and its battery tops out at an 83Wh capability.
The AMD and Intel fashions differ relating to how they deal with storage. Each can have as much as a 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD, however on the Intel configuration, the SSD runs at PCIe 4.0 speeds and has twin slots for RAID 0 storage. The AMD mannequin is proscribed to PCIe 3.0 speeds, however that ought to nonetheless be quick sufficient for most individuals.
HP has solely shared the costs for the beginning fashions of the Omen 16. The AMD mannequin with a Ryzen 7 5800H processor, an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti graphics chip, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage, will value $1,049.99. The Intel model that has the Core i7-11800H processor with the identical storage and RAM, however with the RTX 3060 graphics chip, will value $1,149.99. The Omen 16 is ready to ship in June.
HP’s Omen 17 is a much bigger, extra highly effective gaming laptop computer that isn’t as configurable relating to processors. This mannequin helps Intel solely, going as much as the Intel Core i9-11900H. You will get it with Nvidia’s RTX 3080 graphics chip powered at 165W and with as much as 16GB of video reminiscence, which ought to guarantee nice gaming efficiency at QHD decision. Its 17.3-inch show will be bumped as much as QHD decision at a 165Hz refresh price, identical to the Omen 16. This laptop computer begins at $1,369.99 and can even ship in June.
A new addition to HP’s lineup of gaming laptops is the Victus, a extra budget-friendly 16-inch mannequin, additionally accessible in June, that can value $849.99 with an Intel processor or $799.99 with an AMD processor. You’ll have the ability to configure this one’s processor and graphics as much as Intel’s Core i7-11800H or AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800H processors, with as much as Nvidia’s RTX 3060 or AMD’s Radeon RX 5500M GPUs.
Reminiscence and storage for the Victus is the identical as for the Omen 16. You’ll have the ability to improve the Victus’ 16.1-inch show to QHD decision at a 165Hz refresh price, and the chassis is available in a number of colours (white, blue, or black). Nonetheless, whereas HP talks a giant sport about the Omen 16 and Omen 17 having higher airflow than earlier than, leading to decrease working temperatures whereas gaming, the Victus would possibly fall behind the extra dear Omen laptops in the cooling division. We gained’t understand how the Victus handles warmth till we attempt it out ourselves.
Lastly, HP’s Omen 25i gaming monitor will value $349.99 when it launches in July. It’s a 24.5-inch FHD IPS monitor that has slim bezels and adaptive sync to get rid of visible artifacts in video games with AMD’s FreeSync Premium Professional and Nvidia G-Sync know-how. Different notable options embrace a 165Hz refresh price, 1ms response time, and a color-accurate image with 90 p.c protection of the DCI-P3 gamut.
HP has included some attention-grabbing options with this monitor, like a “Recreation Remaster” mode that makes use of filters to easy over video games that haven’t aged properly and normally have jagged graphics. Extra spectacular is its “Dynamic Crosshair” characteristic that may change coloration dynamically with a purpose to stay simply seen when the distinction of your sport’s scene adjustments. For video games by which you’re entering into and open air loads, this might make a giant distinction.
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