Laptops aimed at gamers tend to be large both in size and price, but the upcoming HP Victus 15 aims to be different. HP claims that the 15-inch notebook’s compact dimensions and (relatively) affordable asking price make it accessible to a wider range of consumers while remaining keen to stress that it’s a powerful PC in its own right.
Options include a Full HD 144Hz display, up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 6500M graphics card, up to an Intel Core i7-12700H or AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, up to 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage are available.
If you pick all the beefiest options you’ll be shelling out a fair amount, of course – but the base level Victus 15 will cost £750 when it goes on sale at the end of August. It’ll be available in silver, white and blue colour finishes.
Got a bit more cash to burn? HP’s Omen range is still the way to go for the more demanding on-the-go gamer, and there’s a new entry there too: the HP Omen 16. Also on sale from late August, with prices starting at £1400, the Omen 16 has revamped thermals to reduce SSD temperature and noise slightly, as well as a range of hardware options including a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12900 CPU, 32GB of DDR5 RAM and 2TB of SSD storage. The 16in screen can be fitted with up to a QHD 165Hz panel with 3ms response time.
So there you have it: the spring ’22 HP gaming notebook range, featuring something for both first-timers and seasoned deathmatch veterans.