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October 13, 2023

HP Omen and Victus Laptops Get a Few Refreshes

HP is bringing some minor refreshes to its Omen and Victus gaming laptop lines. These updates are meant to bring new processor options and better cooling, along with tweaks to bundled software.

The company is updating the midrange Victus lineup with the latest Intel 12th-gen CPUs and RTX 3050 graphics cards. The new models can be configured with either Intel’s Core i7-12700H or AMD’s Ryzen 6000 H-series processors, and they support up to Nvidia’s RTX 3070 Ti GPU with 150W of maximum graphics power.

BUILT TO PLAY

The updated HP Victus laptops are designed for gamers on the go, offering a sleek chassis that’s easy to carry and powerful enough to run demanding games at high settings. They feature a 16.1-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD display that runs at a 144 Hz refresh rate, which is plenty of pixels and frames for most gamers. They also have NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, RTX 3060, or RTX 3070 GPUs to handle graphics-intensive gameplay.

The upgraded cooling system moves more air through the laptop, reducing temperatures and keeping the CPU and SSD running at a more consistent speed. This makes the new HP Victus laptops a little more reliable in our stress tests, where they maintained higher clock speeds and wattage for longer than last year’s model. They still struggled in the 15-to-30-second mark, though, lowering clock speeds and wattages, but they were still able to keep up with their benchmarks. They also have a full-sized keyboard with a NumPad and a big touchpad that feels great to use.