HP Victus 16 Review: The Affordable Omen

January 19, 2022

HP left on the journey for reasonable gaming PCs in 2021 with an altogether new series called Victus. The new arrangement replaces the financial plan level Pavilion machines and sits underneath the organization’s in-your-face Omen gaming workstations. Loaded with a major 16-inch screen and a lot of various setup choices, the Victus is intended to strike a mix among moderateness and execution. Along these lines, we’ll check whether HP is really equipped for achieving that with the new HP Victus 16 in this survey.

HP Victus 16 Specifications:

  • Design & Build: All-plastic body, 14.57 x 10.24 x 0.93-inches, 2.46 kg
  • Color Options: Mica Silver, Performance Blue, White
  • Display: 16.1″ anti-glare IPS panel, 60Hz refresh rate, 250 nits brightness
  • Resolution: FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Keyboard: Full-size white backlit keyboard
  • Trackpad: Plastic multi-touch trackpad, Windows Precision drivers
  • Security: TPM 2.0 chip, No fingerprint sensor
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (Zen 3), 6C/12T, 3.3GHz Max Turbo Frequency, 16MB L3 Cache, 7nm FinFET process, 45W TDP
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Storage: 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5500M
  • Audio: Dual speakers, Audio by B&O
  • Battery: 70 Watt-hours
  • Power Supply: 150W Smart AC power adapter
  • Webcam: 720p HD camera, No physical shutter, Dual-array microphones
  • Connectivity: WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
  • I/O Ports: 1x HDMI 2.1 (4K@120Hz), 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port, 1x 3.5mm audio jack, 1x RJ-45 (LAN), 1x SD card, 2x USB 3.2 Type-A
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 125,000

HP Victus 16 Review

1. Design

At the point when I previously lifted the Victus 16 out of its crate, it felt a piece heavy, and the scale doesn’t lie-it weighs 2.46kg. It accomplishes this with an all-plastic body and will make its essence felt in your knapsack.

Presently, as Victus is another series in HP’s portfolio, I expected a new plan for the gadget. In any case, HP has avoided any and all risks here by conveying a plan that is practically identical to their Omen gaming machines. What’s somewhat charming is, even the Victus logo is professed to be taken from the base portion of the Omen’s precious stone plan. “It’s no difference either way”, huh, HP?

At any rate, the unit that I’ve for the survey has an all-dark completion that goes by the name Mica Silver. To be perfectly honest, this model looks pretty conventional, however the blue and white shading variations are all the more outwardly engaging essentially in pictures.

2. The limitations

Regardless of the plastic form, the console deck feels pretty strong here-no flex or anything of that sort.

Be that as it may, what hauls you down is the unstable screen pivot. Here, even a slight pull with the PC or composing without remorse causes uncommon wobbles in the cover. What’s more, you’ll track down flex assuming you handle the screen corners also. Along these lines, the sturdiness of this machine, over the long haul, is something to be watchful about.

Moreover, the sharp edges gives that tormented HP Omen 15 are available here as well. Subsequently, long working meetings would leave you with torment in-the-arm and press-marks around the wrist.

In any case, the PC has a respectable choice of ports. On the left, there’s a HDMI 2.1 port that upholds 4K@120Hz, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port, a 3.5mm sound jack, an ethernet, and a SD card space. Similarly, you get two additional USB 3.2 Type-A ports on the right. Albeit not present here, a Thunderbolt 4 port has truly supplemented this arrangement.

3. Display

Continuing on to the showcase, the Victus has a major 16.1-inch FHD IPS screen. You can get it with up to 165Hz invigorate rate, be that as it may, the unit I have gloats quite recently 60Hz. As most spending plan gaming workstations nowadays highlight a higher invigorate rate, I wish HP have followed the suit and included basically 120Hz perfection in Victus’ entrance level machines. Or on the other hand, assuming the brand went with this enormous board with a 16:10 viewpoint proportion, I could… . manage with an ordinary revive rate screen. In any case, we’re passing up both.

Besides, it’s an enemy of glare screen with a pinnacle brilliance of 250 nits. With that number, it’s not difficult to accept that it’s not expected for outside use. The tones on the inside are adequately splendid, and its FHD goal experiences yielded no difficulty with respect to content sharpness by the same token. Seeing points are incredible too with a prominent plunge in splendor when looking from sides.

4. Keyboard

On to the consoles, the Victus carries a regular console with a devoted Numpad. The keys here are truly simple to get familiar with they are all around separated and offer unobtrusive criticism that I appreciated utilizing. Also, on account of the tough console deck that further adds to a happy with composing experience.

I played several composing games to put the console through some serious hardship and I was effectively ready to get around 70 words each moment by and large. However, here, the console just has single-stage white backdrop illumination. However, it offers satisfactory differentiation to keep up with sight in faintly lit conditions.

Also, you’ll find a committed key to send off Omen Gaming Hub programming on the top line. The application allows you to redo the cooling methods of the gadget while you may likewise investigate different boundaries like framework screen and organization traffic streamlining agent.

5. Trackpad

While its console is great, its trackpad is fine for a financial plan gaming PC. It’s made of plastic and has left and right fastens. The multi-motion work functions admirably, notwithstanding, I would have preferred it assuming that the coordinated buttons gave better material input.

6. Audio

Continuing on, the double speaker arrangement of this PC is alright ish also. True to form, these are down-terminating units and packs Bang and Olufsen-tuned sound frameworks. They offer a reasonable level of lucidity in vocals, yet you won’t find boomy bass to fulfill your bass heads.

7. Performance

We should now discuss its exhibition. My unit of the HP Victus 16 is fueled by a Hexa-center Ryzen 5 5600H versatile processor matched with AMD Radeon RX 5500M GPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and 256GB of PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD stockpiling.

This particular model sells for Rs. 125,000 in Nepal, Rs. 60,000 in India, and some $860 in the US. Beside that, you can likewise buy it with Intel eleventh gen i5 and i7/AMD Ryzen 5 and 7 series processors and up to Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 illustrations. These models likewise give a higher revive rate, a superior reaction time, and, now and again, low blue light accreditation also. So as any normal individual would, I propose you pay the additional premium and get those high-specced variations especially assuming you are peering toward it for gaming.

8. Benchmarks

In any case, the PC can deal with your everyday errands easily. As an essayist, I generally had 10-20 tabs open in the program, and applications like photoshop, and Spotify use their piece of memory behind the scenes. What’s more with this, it actually doesn’t start to perspire and I’ve had no issues performing multiple tasks by the same token.

9. CrystalDiskMark

Read (MB/s)Write (MB/s)
SEQ1M Q8T12878.741803.10
SEQ1M Q1T11934.742175.61
RND4K Q32T1413.96262.93
RNK4K Q1T147.14107.39

10. Cinebench R23

CPU: Multi-Core9163
CPU: Single Core1366
MP Ratio6.71x

11. Geekbench 5

CPU: Single Core1371
CPU: Multi-Core6392
Compute (OpenCL)39597

12. Unigine Heaven

API: OpenGLMulti-monitor: Disabled
Quality: HighAnti-aliasing: x2
Tessellation: ExtremeFullscreen: Yes
Stereo 3D: DisabledResolution: System

13. Blender (CPU)

bmw274m20s
classroom9m46s
fishy_cat5m44s
koro7m30s
pavillon_barcelona10m4s
victor18m27s

14. Performance Modes

Under the Omen gaming center application, you can browse two unique execution modes-Quite and Default, while settling on Max or Auto fan profiles. Generally, I involved the PC in Default mode with the fan profile set to Auto. Be that as it may, when gaming or running benchmarks, I set the fan profile to Max for the best outcomes.

Coming from a Nitro 5 whose fan speed blows like a whistle, I’ve to say its fan commotion is mediocre even at its most noteworthy setting. For cooling, it has air admission vents on the base and shoots hot air from the side and back vents.

15. Gaming

Getting into games, GPU-serious titles like Cyberpunk gives around 13-16 fps on high settings, while in medium settings you get around 20-25fps. With those figures, it’s not difficult to guess that the ongoing interaction isn’t smooth and you’ll experience stammers sometimes. Moreover, Control gives 30-35fps on the high settings, and GTA is playable at its most elevated settings with 46-50fps. Valorant, then again, accomplishes 110-120fps at its most noteworthy settings. Notwithstanding, with the 60Hz screen locally available, I saw various examples of screen tearing.

1080p Gaming Benchmarks
Performance mode, Max thermal control
GameSettingsAverage FPS
Cyberpunk 2077Texture quality: High13-16fps
Texture quality: Medium20-25fps
ControlTexture resolution: Ultra30-35fps
GTA VTexture Quality: Very High45-50fps
Reflection Quality: Ultra
CS: GOTexture Detail: High80-90fps
Anti-Aliasing: 8X MSAA
ValorantTexture Quality: High110-120fps

The Victus is fairly great as far as thermals. Following a little while of ongoing interaction, the center region of the console deck gets somewhat warm. In any case, it doesn’t become finger-fryingly hot even after such broadened recess.

16. Battery

Continuing on, the Victus 16 gets its fuel through a 70Whr cell. Just like the case with most gaming workstations, the battery duration mixed together goes on around 3 hours. Accordingly, you should have the AC connector convenient consistently.

HP Victus 16 Review: Conclusion

Wrapping up the survey, HP Victus 16 ends up being a respectable gaming PC. You can play requesting games even at the most elevated of the setting, and it remains generally cooler after long gaming meetings. Besides, its moderate plan permits its utilization as a double obligation PC and won’t draw in unnecessary consideration from the crowd.

Be that as it may, the significant setback here is the powerless screen pivot and a standard 60Hz revive rate screen. While HP needs to do additional schoolwork to fix the top issue, I wish the base variation of HP Victus 16 basically had a 120Hz invigorate rate. Accordingly, assuming you need a more noteworthy invigorate rate at an equivalent cost and specs, the Acer Nitro 5 is your smartest option until further notice. In any case, assuming you’re an expert searching for a strong workstation with a rich plan that likewise handles relaxed gaming, the HP Victus is a decent pick.

HP Victus 16 Review: Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Minimalistic design
  • Big 16.1-inch screen
  • Fairly good keyboard
  • Great 1080p gaming performance
  • A fairly effective cooling solution

Cons:

  • Mediocre plastic build, wobbly screen hinge
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • No Thunderbolt 4 port
  • Battery life could’ve been better

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