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HP Victus: Inhouse competitor to the Omen series

A brand-new gaming candidate: The HP Victus 16
A brand-new gaming candidate: The HP Victus 16
With the Omen series, HP has been offering visually attractive gaming laptops that are also interesting in terms of their price-performance ratio. Now, the manufacturer introduces a new gaming series to the market with the Victus laptops.

The Victus 16 from HP is supposed to attract gamers who want to get the maximum performance in the price range up to 1500 Euros (~$1759). The e0179ng model that we tested not only offers a very powerful processor with the Ryzen 7 5800H but also a high-performance graphics card.

Although the GeForce RTX 3060 could be even more powerful in terms of the storage (6 GB VRAM), it offers sufficient performance to bring almost all the current games smoothly and at full detail to the 144-Hz screen. The latter scores in almost all regards, be it the response time, the color space, or the contrast. The input devices and the battery life are also impressive for a gaming laptop.

On the other hand, the relatively high temperature and noise development under load, as well as the slightly aged connection equipment (no USB 3.2 Gen2) result in some lost points in our evaluation.

You can find out about the other strengths and weaknesses of the Victus 16 in our review.

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Florian Glaser, 2021-09-30 (Update: 2021-09-28)