The HP Omen 16-b0074nf is a creator-oriented gaming laptop capable of running recent games with its high-end Nvidia Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing graphics card that also accelerates multimedia processing like the 16 GB of RAM and the powerful Intel Octo Core i7 Tiger Lake-H processor. Featuring a 16-inch 2.5K sRGB display with more faithful than average colors ready for (Very) High Definition with 165Hz frequency and low latency that improve fluidity in games, this versatile laptop designed to play and create benefits from enhanced responsiveness with its fast 1TB SSD storage, a backlit keyboard or connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
HP Omen 16-b0074nf Features
|Screen(s)||16.1” QHD 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 3ms 100% sRGB 300cd/m² (2560×1440, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H (2.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Video card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, TLC)|
|Connection||3 USB 3.0 (1 chargeable) 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, mini-DisplayPort SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5 Ethernet Gigabit|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, RGB per key, N-Key Rollover Anti-Ghosting|
|Audio system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, HP Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 6 cells 830Whr (315gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 369.2 x 248 x 23|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Omen 16-b0074nf
With its black chassis with angular Shadow Black lines, this creator-oriented gaming laptop that can be recharged to 50% in 45 minutes it sports a discreet look.
The connectivity integrated into this versatile multimedia laptop is good, consisting of 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, wireless modules Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax(newer and more powerful than Wi-Fi ac)to communicate and connect remotely, HDMI video outputs and mini-DisplayPort convenient to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports or 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
A backlight system equips of course the chiclet keyboard, here of the RGB type, enough to discern its keys in the dim light.
Players will be particularly interested in the screen because with its reduced latency of 3ms and its frequency of 165Hz, it enhances fluidity in games. Creators and more generally lovers of more faithful colors than average, important vertical and horizontal viewing angles but also (Very) High Definition will also appreciate the screen because it adopts 100% sRGB and IPS specifications associated with a 2.5K QHD definition superior to Full HD. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny slab in bright environments (e.g. outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the HP Omen 16-b0074nf
The HP Omen 16-b0074nf targets those who are looking for a versatile laptop with a comfortable format that performs well in game and creation.
The overall power it provides is able to satisfy demanding users because it integrates an Intel Tiger Lake-H Octo Core i7-11800H processor associated with 16 GB of RAM.
This core guarantees much faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core and 8 GB DDR4. The difference is particularly noticeable in CPU- and RAM-intensive areas that take advantage of multi-core, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
Creatives will therefore be particularly interested in this multimedia laptop, especially since it also embeds the high-end nvidia Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 dedicated graphics card. It must be said that this GPU accelerates processing under software exploiting GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
Nevertheless, the GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing primarily targets gamers because it is able to run recent games. However, some concessions may be necessary under the most demanding opus in 3D resources because 2.5K requires more calculations from the GPU than Full HD, which induces a lower number of fps.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3070 is used automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus gives maximum preference to the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated into the Octo Core i7 while its performance is modest because it is energy efficient which promotes autonomy. The GeForce RTX 3070 is therefore activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing too heavy for the Iris Xe. With either of these graphics solutions, it is obviously possible to watch photos and videos.
The storage is up to the task, entrusted to an SSD whose large capacity of 1 TB rivals what hard drives offer in this area.
Compared to the latter, however, let’s remember the advantages of an SSD: greater robustness, silence of operation, lower power consumption, greater velocity.
Concretely, the SSD guarantees a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, for example, we reach the cards of online games faster and we benefit from much faster game/software launches, processing and starts/stops for example.
Finally, on the autonomy side, bet on about 5 hours of operation on battery in light use for this versatile multimedia gaming laptop oriented creator that is heard and heats up when it is strongly pushed (eg games, treatments), but at controlled levels for this type of PC in terms of temperatures.